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

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4.0

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Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (83)
Notable Wine List (78)
Business Meals (76)
Worth the Drive (70)
Handcrafted Cocktails (53)
Good for Groups (45)
Fit for Foodies (36)
Cozy (35)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Bar Seating (31)
Quiet Conversation (31)
Authentic (28)
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Neighborhood Gem (24)
Hot Spot (23)
Casual (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
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Comfort Food (13)
Happy Hour (13)
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People Watching (11)
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Sunday Lunch (10)
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 (Dallas)·Dined 21 hours ago

Great service, incredible food

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·Dined 2 days ago

Overall experience was very good. I ordered the 24oz bone in Ribeye. Taste was good but it was undercooked. Ordered it medium and it was rare. Service was excellent as always.

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·Dined 2 days ago

I did love the food and atmosphere however my friend and I were trying to catch up and talk, the servers have way too much involvement with the diners. We didn't want to be rude but we had to ask the server to curb all the chitter chatter about the food and how it is prepared! We appreciate it but I just want it on my plate! lol! so I cannot recommend for a business meeting or a quiet conversation because we didn't get a chance to speak to each other with all the interaction the server is required to give. Maybe the diners can be asked if they want a breakdown/presentation of the entire meal 1st then it can be a nice evening for everyone and we don't have to feel bad for shutting the server down

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 (Tampa)·Dined 2 days ago

Anyone who knows me knows this is hands-down my favorite restaurant of all time. I sometimes make up excuses for occasions to go to Charleys because I just love it so much. Best steak ever and so is everything else. The staff treats everyone equally and is so friendly and good at what the do. Can't wait for my next visit!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (Orlando)·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was great. Loved the cauliflower

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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

Have been dinning at Charlie’s since the early 80’s.
Everything was perfect for a valentine dinner.
Great food and as always great service.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was just perfect , food ambience serrvice !!

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·Dined 3 days ago

We went for Valentine’s Day. We usually skip going out that day because the restaurants are chaotic. We were very pleased to be seated quickly. We have fantastic un-rushes service and the food was delicious. Everything we had was fantastic.
Thank you for another fantastic meal!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

If you go to Charley's and DO NOT specifically ask for "Jeremy" to be your waiter...You are an idiot! Best service on this planet. PERIOD

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined 3 days ago

We went to Charley’s for Valentines Day. It was a beautiful venue and our food was phenomenal. The only drawback was the noise level. We had a group of six folks next to us and they were very noisy!

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·Dined 3 days ago

The service was incredibly slow. It took 30 minutes before the waiter even asked to take our order after being seated. I ordered my filet medium well and it was so red and almost purple that I didn’t eat half of it. My husbands wagyu steak was absolutely flawless. We ran out of our drinks to where another waitress filled it for us. I understand your busy and on Valentine’s Day but the service didn’t match the Caliber of the menu for us. When the server boxed up our food, for some reason, he put the bag with the boxes of food on the floor by the booth. I’ve never seen that before. My husband also said the server overfilled my water initially and just tipped it and poured on the floor. (The same floor that my bag of food was placed on at the end of the night) I’ve only been to a handful of restaurants to this quality and it was the most bizarre experience I think I could have imagined.

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·Dined 3 days ago

The service was exceptional, as usual. My husband's steak was perfect and his drinks were spot on. My steak, however was not at the quality that was expected. It was fatty and a very low quality cut. The management at least acknowledged the error and corrected the bill. Will definitely order my husband's steak next time.

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic
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·Dined 3 days ago

It was our first time and we had a wonderful dinner.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

I recently celebrated Valentine's Day with dinner at Charley's. It was my first visit. Having previously experienced Eddie V's, Council Oaks and Flemings, I had my doubts that Charley's would measure up...I was absolutely wrong about that. Both food and service were impeccable. I can highly recommend the bone-in Angus rib eye as one of the better steaks I have ever eaten. Also delicious was the Alaskan king crab, shrimp cocktail, sautéed mushrooms, au gratin potatoes and caramel cheesecake. I also think that Charley's is a great value for your dining dollar. It is old school at its best. I highly recommend it and intend on going back again and again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

Troy and Patsy were great, food was awesome, the white oak and citrus wood really made the steaks stand out! My wife got the Kansas City Strip and I got the Waygu Beef Filet in truffle butter, it was worth the $15 per ounce price. By far one of the best steaks I have had. Also the Kettle Fries were amazing. If you want a drink get the custom old fashioned, by far one of the best old fashions that I have had next to South Beach cocktails.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Always enjoying coming to Charleys when I am in town... great experience every time.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

Significantly more expensive than Berns with a less enjoyable experience

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·Dined 4 days ago

Great! Will be going back.

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·Dined 4 days ago

It was absolutely wonderful. Service, food and prices.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

After our last 2 visits being less than stellar, we were about to stop making our go-to for special occasions. Had money left on a gift card so decided to give it one last try. This visit will have us returning. We were seated in a different room than where we've been seated in the past. Don't know if that made any difference but we had a great time and a great meal. We split everything, a bottle of Pinot Noir, an escargot appy, the salad and a surf and turf special. Everything was spot on. Escargot was scrumptious, the salad was the typical very good Charley's house, and the filet and Madagascar shrimp were perfect.

Just one comment in general about Charley's and it bothers me every time I hear the opening come-on about their meats. They lead with "we have Prime meats". The only thing on the menu that is prime is a prime ribeye. Everything else is choice. Not that that is bad but don't mislead people.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

Consistently great!

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined 5 days ago

Have dined at a number of other steakhouses in Tampa and felt like Charley's fell a little short compared to the others. Apps were a mixed reaction--crab was difficult to remove from shell as it shredded when trying to dig it out and was not all that tasty; colossal shrimp were huge and delicious. Steaks were nothing special, were overly salty and not that tender. Our experience at their Orlando restaurant was much better. Maybe just an off night but at their prices, they can't afford off nights!

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined 5 days ago

Would no longer recommend this restaurant, food was cold and not cooked properly and service was ok. over priced for what you get. do not waste your money or time, many other good steakhouses around town

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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

I absolutely love my experience the waiters was very friendly,helpful and very knowledgeable about the menu. The presention of steaks was excellent. The drinks was very good. It was my wife birthday and the waitresses made her feel real special. Im going to visit again.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined 6 days ago

Service was outstanding food was incredible a little on the pricey side it was a great experience will definitely be going back for special occasions

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·Dined 6 days ago

We go every year for my wife’s birthday and once again it was awesome. Everything we ordered was perfect.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Charley’s Steakhouse is the best steakhouse I’ve ever been too. What’s shocking though is that they continue to impress me every single time I go. The food is simply amazing and worth the price. The waiters are always friendly and education. The drinks are well made. Definitely an amazing place with amazing food! I would recommend everyone try this place out at least once in their lifetime.. watch out though... you may just end up continuing to come back! :)

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined 6 days ago

Food was wonderful. James our server was terrific.

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·Dined 6 days ago

I just love going to this place. Everything on the menus is amazing! You can’t go wrong! They have a great selection of wine too. Don’t forget to checkout their desserts! I would pick this restaurant over any steak house.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined 7 days ago

My wife's review says it all. Also on their Facebook and Yelp pages.

"Given a gift card as a wedding gift. After having been to the likes of The Rusty Pelican, Prime 112 and Smith and Wollensky in Miami Beach, I had certain expectations for an alleged “top notch” steakhouse. The two person seating was uncomfortable and low lying. My husband is 6’2 and I’m 5’9 and it felt as though we were sitting Indian style. Our server was no better than a used car salesman. Everything was about pushing the upsell for EVERYTHING. Someone has to tell this guy to let the service and the reputation of the restaurant speak for itself.

My husband and I are rarely drinkers, maybe the occasional one. When the waters were empty we asked for a refill, that didn’t come until an hour later but you KNOW they pushed the liquor. I just wanted my water. When I was finally ready to order my drink, the server was too preoccupied to take it. Had to wait until my meal was on the way.

The appetizer was underwhelming and the lettuce in my salad was wilted. The bread was burnt and not appealing. My husband ordered The mixed grill and I ordered the 8oz filet. “Do you want the 12oz?” “Do you want the lump crab” If I wanted the 12oz, I would have ordered the 12oz. If he wanted the lump crab, he would have asked for it. The steak was good, the seafood was good. Everything else left much to be desired.

When we decided we had enough, we were ready to pay. Handed the server our credit card and the gift card. His pompous self looked at us “Oh......... uou have a gift card?”

Someone tell the servers to ACTUALLY listen to what the customers want and stop redirecting their order. Stop being pretentious when someone hands you a gift card.

Bottom line, used car salesmen pushing steaks and wilted salads. Unable to give proper customer service.

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 (Orlando)·Dined 7 days ago

Charly’s is a great fine dining steak establishment. However this time around our visit has made us think twice before we visit again. We came for a nice early valentines dinner and it was so loud and we were sat right by a birthday party, four women were so drunk by the time we sat down and continued to drink and get louder as the night went on, ruining our evening. We will probably just find another restaurant that serves good steaks and is a bit quieter.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined 7 days ago

Great visit once again, while our normal waiter was not available Desiree was great. Charleys has a great Salted Caramel Cheesecake and we enjoyed that before dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Always a great experience there. Food, drinks, and service outstanding.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Myself and 7 more had a good time , seafood sampler appetizer was good , wine and steaks paired nicely.
It was a bit pricey , even for how good it was bill was still a touch higher than expected . Still a very pleasant experience !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Romantic
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

We dined with Charlie’s because my wife and I were celebrating 10 years of marriage and it did not disappoint! It was amazing! The best steak I have EVER had in my entire life, cooked exactly the way I ordered, and the wine, sides and dessert were fantastic! Would definitely recommend to a friend and we will be going back! Loved every minute!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Always impressed with this dining experience. Amazing food. Yummy drinks. Employees very friendly and helpful. James our server and Gary our bartender were beyond expectations.Try the wagu beef with a side of king crab!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Awesome time!!! The manager Jon Wilkerson was fantastic! Thank you for celebrating our Mom’s 85th Birthday!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Outstanding experience. Great service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great food & fantastic service

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Took my boss and one of our other EVPs to Charley's for dinner. We had a reservation and were taken to our table after a short wait. Our appetizers, salads and dinners were excellent. Also, the atmosphere was classy and the ambient noise level was low, allowing us to have good conversation at a normal volume. Overall, great restaurant experience and I plan to go there again during a future trip to Tampa!

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