About Charley's Steak House - Tampa

Charley's Steak House is owned by the Woodsby family and has operated in Florida since 1974. Charley’s serves only three-year-old USDA prime and choice Angus steers, aging them four to six weeks for tenderness & flavor and hand-cutting the steaks daily to ensure consistent quality. The steaks are then flame-broiled over Florida citrus and oak wood in a custom-built pit at 1200º searing in the tantalizing taste that has made Charley’s the #1 steakhouse in America every year since 2007! Charley’s philosophy of providing only the finest extends from the kitchen to the wine cellar. The wine list approaches 1000 selections from scores of exceptional wineries around the globe. Charley’s has been recognized with numerous awards including “Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator magazine, DiRōNA and Orlando Magazine’s“ Best Steak House & Best Old Favorite”. Charley’s has been creating fans from around the world for nearly 40 years. We look forward to having you become a fan soon!

4444 W Cypress St
Tampa, FL 33607
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Cypress between Lois & Westshore

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(813) 353-9706

Website:
http://www.charleyssteakhouse.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet
Self-Parking

Executive Chef:
Leo Ballen

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Charley’s Steak House showcases several elegant private dining rooms accommodating 12 to 66 guests, including its famous and intimate “Wine Cellar Room”. We offer menus ranging from cocktails and hors d'oeuvres to a several course dining "extravaganza." Our Executive Chef has created a variety of group menus for you to choose from, including our award winning steaks and just-caught seafood. Our professional team and personalized service set Charley’s apart from any other restaurant in the area!

Contact our Special Events Team: 407.581.3236 · groupevents@tottrg.com

Charley's Steak House - Tampa Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.6

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4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (108)
Good for a Date (103)
Good for Anniversaries (91)
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Good for Birthdays (73)
Romantic (70)
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Notable Wine List (59)
Worth the Drive (56)
Handcrafted Cocktails (39)
Good for Groups (37)
Bar Seating (32)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Cozy (25)
Casual (22)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Fun (17)
Hot Spot (16)
Happy Hour (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
People Watching (14)
Authentic (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Tasting Menu (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
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Disabled Access (5)
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Healthy (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
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·Dined 2 days ago

I love Charley's. And this location is my favorite!

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·Dined 2 days ago

Service was out of this world - this was not just a dinner out - it was a dining experience - we thoroughly enjoyed the non-rushed atmosphere throughout the entire evening.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined 2 days ago

The meal was good, but not great. I've eaten excellent Kobe and Wagyu from different restaurants; The Kobe I had at Charley's was uninspiring and I felt that I would have had a better steak ordering a filet or ribeye. At $15 an ounce, 6 oz. minimum, you are not getting value nor a steak that will amaze you.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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·Dined 2 days ago

Top of the line for the top of the line! You don't go to Charleys unless you are worth a damn!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

Birthday dinner for my husband did not disappoint ! Management and wait staff actually read my requests on my open table reservation and acknowledged the birthday and seating request . Food was delicious and we enjoyed our leftovers the next day . The filet mignon and the veal were flavorful and render . The roasted cauliflower was huge and delicious , a different preparation than you would normally see .
Only negatives .... They charged for the birthday ice cream and the small lump of truffle butter on top of the filet was $7 !
Overall , terrific meal !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was great and the service was excellent. It was a nice evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 4 days ago

Awful service, once our drink order came we were never asked again for a refill or something else to drink, I literally had to find my server. We had reservations for 18 people we were given one server, not like they didn't have time to prepare for a group of this size Food came out so cold the butter would not melt on the steak. Once the steaks did come out the server gave almost everyone the wrong steak at the wrong temperature. One person was very specific that she was allergic to glutton and asked for no butter on her steak and it came that way anyway. We did not even get all of the side dishes as they had to be removed from the bills. Many were very disappointed as this was their first time visiting the establishment and vowed never to come back. Server seemed to know we were all locked in with 20% gratuity and didn't make any attempt to go above and beyond. Very sad evening. We were not even offered if we wanted dessert, once the table was cleared of plates we all got our bills.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

The food and service was exceptional.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

Charley's is the premiere steak place in Tampa. I like to better than Bern's. The steak selections are top shelf and the preparation is spot on. Sides are creative, plentiful and tasty. Wine list is exhaustive and ranges from budget friendly to top end. While they offer seafood and other options, stick to the steaks as that is what they do best. Service is great. The restaurant is spacious and not too loud so if you wan to have a conversation you don't have to yell at the members of your party. This is a top end steakhouse so be prepared to pay for the experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined 7 days ago

Amazing meal and service as well!!!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This is the 2nd time we have been to this location. Great food, awesome service. We will go again for sure.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service and atmosphere was fantastic. Price was a little steep considering we had to send my girlfriend's steak back twice due to it being undercooked. I asked for mine medium and it came out as medium rare which was fine, I don't personally mind if it is cooked more on the rare side. My issue is that I spent 125-150 dollars on dinner and drinks for 2 so the least that could have been done was to cook the steaks correctly. We are not the type to send food back but when you ask for a steak to be cooked medium well and it comes out rare, that is a problem. I'm not sure I would go back based on our experience. The food was ok but way overpriced in my opinion. Our server was fantastic and can't say enough good things about her. Even though the food was a bit disappointing, the service was great and I had no problem tipping her 25% on our meal because she was so great

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very nice restaurant. Good service and atmosphere. Food was very good, no complaints. Would recommend for special occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Organic, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great steaks and lamp chops plus very good wine! The salmon looked crazy with a coating of cheese but it was delicious underneath. One of our party tried the Wagyu steak and said it was the best steak that he’s ever had! Our server, Joy, was excellent and i think the steak presentation encourage some to order different cuts than they normally would have gotten.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Haven't been there for 9 months and learned that my favorite filet mignon is not any longer juicy and as soft as butter. But it came in combination with a large shrimp, which was delicious and made up for the disappointing dry tough filet mignon. Anyway I guess something had changed and not for good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Charley's never disappoints. If you want the best tasting steak in the area, this is where you need to go. People will rave about Bern's, but Charley's has the best flavor, and it's a better deal. Do yourself a favor and go to Charley's when you want to celebrate a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I took my husband for his birthday dinner. We had wonderful service and the food was amazing!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Delicious as usual! Great food. Great service. Great finish with the brownies too! Ate them next day at the beach and we’re delicious! Favorite steakhouse in Tampa!

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

I’ve never been to a proper steakhouse in Florida, but this one definitely fit the bill. The ambiance was rustic, homey and beautiful. The service was spectacular, and the food was amazing. My boyfriend and I both got steaks that were cooked perfectly. I definitely recommend!!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Very disappointed. First I had reservations for four people and at last minute my son wanted to join us so we ended up with four adults and one 8yr old granddaughter. First they tried to squeeze us into a booth and everyone saw that was not going to work. So they put us on a table in the Bar. Now myself and my fried are both Veterans and that is the reason we came to get the free filet that was offered to Veterans. We are both lost some of our hearing and we could not talk to each other due to the noise. The employees knew that we were Veterans and no one even acknowledged that we were Veterans. Why were we put in the bar area especially since we had our 8yr old granddaughter with us. Very unprofessional

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food and service were outstanding. It was a little loud sitting close to bar area.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This is our second time and this Charley’s but we have dined numerous times at many of their Talk of the Town sister restaurants. Consistently excellent and always a great experience m.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Casual, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

It was my 50th birthday celebration and I couldn't have chosen a better restaurant to celebrate it. The food was outstanding. The steak was the best steak I've ever eaten. I will definitely be returning. Thank you Billy for your expertise!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Both the food and service were good. Thought the price foe a tab beer was way over the top at $8.00 each. Our waiter was timely, but not intrusive, and the steaks were cooked exactly as we has requested.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 7, 2017

I am from Cleveland, OH and enjoy going to Charleys to
celebrate anytime I am in the Tampa area; enjoy the friendly servers, enjoy the food snd enjoy the ambience.
I was disappointed to find on my receipt last night that
there were 2 separate charges for Truffle Butter side dish
for a grouper entree and another for a steak entree.
What is all that about? Never ordered it that I recall and/ or was never told about an up charge of $7.00 per each one. I will know and remember next time I go to
Charleys and now you will too!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always a great dinner at Charley’s! Fabulous steaks and sides, service is top notch.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our waitress was amazing, but the food was not impressive at all and made my husband and I very sick that night. I ordered the Chilean Sea Bass which was the most unimpressive sea bass I’ve ever ordered; it was small, flat, dry and over cooked with absolutely no flavor, sauce, or butter. My husband ordered the American Wagyu (Medium Rare) and had to send it back because it came out too rare to eat. Then when they brought it back they got it confused with another guest at our table’s steak and they didn’t realize until after a few bites. We will not be returning or recommending this steak house to anyone.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Phenomenal food, exceptional service, great atmosphere

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The service was great and timely. The side items were perfect. Our steaks were OK. They cooked our steaks for the opposite person so my wife got a steak that was medium rare and I got a medium well. The steaks tasted fine but bordered on the side of bland according to my wife. I had truffle butter with my steak and thought it was fine. We will certainly try again.

Tags: Disabled Access, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We celebrated my husband's birthday at Charley's and it couldn't have been more wonderful. Everyone that approached us recognized his birthday, making him feel very special. We received a wine tasting of the 2 featured wines, selecting a bottle of one with our meal. The presentation of the different steak cuts was impressive and so informative. We both ordered the porterhouse meal, with sides to share. The food was outstanding and had such large portions fur the price. We couldn't possibly eat everything and were not upset that we had to take lots home. Our server Shelley was phenomenal. She was very attentive and engaging, but not overly so. Shelley answered all our questions confidently and her personality added to our wonderful experience. We will definitely be back!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Always excellent!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We love this place! Food was absolutely fabulous! From the house salad to various steaks! We love the lobster Mac and Cheese. Our waiter Richard was the best!

We are looking forward to our next visit!

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

A little noisy food is great and a little pricey. The best stone crabs ever though.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Charley's Steakhouse is one of our favorites and never disappoints. We were dining with friends who had never been before and they were impressed with the quality of the steaks and great service. They had the ultimate surf and turf and loved the steak. They said that the lobster was a bit overcooked and I tried a bite which was definitely dry. This was pretty minor but would give me pause to order lobster in the future.

The dining area we were in this time was quite noisy so that speaking across the table required a raised voice to be heard. This was a bit off putting but isn't a reflection on the restaurant as much as it is the other patrons. As a whole, it was a great experience and we will definitely return.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

The good news was we were seated on time.
Waitress was on time and well versed in her product.
Then it all went south with excessive bar noise, slow food delivery, and more bar noise.
The salads were warm and basically 'wilted' lettuce, but the cost-extra blu cheese was a treat.
My steak, ordered as med rare, was raw (good news here I was 'comped', but, I rather the meat was properly cooked and delivered in a timely manner)( Very slow delivery to the table)
Our quests had the lamb chops(declared 'excellent') and the crab cakes(declared as
OK)
Through it all was a never-ending cacophony from the bar!!
I was told the bread was 'wonderful', a plus for the evening.
Overall, with the costs incurred(expected to be expensive), and value was less than expected.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Charley's is from point of view, one of the best steak house that I know in the US. Meat is of prime quality, as well as the lobter bisk. Wine is excellent and the wine-list offers an impressive choice.
Service is OK. Parking is easy. Prices are reasonable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Excellent steak and fresh seafood with plenty of wine, spirits and beer choices. The bar group is top notch!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

We had a great time!! We gathered for a friend's birthday dinner and found out we had a separate private dining room just for us which the birthday guest was THRILLED about. The service from Suzi and Nick was awesome, fun and engaging but also professional. Many of the guests that came out were first timers at Charley's and I know they will be back.

Thanks for another great dining experience Charley's!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fun, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We celebrated on Saturday day night my son and husbands birthday. We had a very nice table by the window looking out into a scenic garden. It was the first occasion we have had to dine at Charley’s. What a fabulous surprise! My husband was excitedly anticipating the steak and it did not disappoint! All five of us loved the entire meal...
Crab cake , scallop, calamari appetizers and salads.
Ribeyes and filets and the many sides we shared.

Service was top notch. Our server Jeremy took excellent care of us.

We will definitely return again soon. Thanks for a memorable evening!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Horrible service for large parties of six or more. If you are unlucky enough to get a waiter like ours who just didn’t care since he knew his tip was assured by our party size. He just made no effort to please.

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