Charley's Steak House - Tampa

4.7
5928 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
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!

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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
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  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DuaneO
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious steak and lobster. Nice ambience. Waiter was great.

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Cksounds20
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good foods here. Will definitely bring myself and family again sometime. Thank you

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AdityaB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Kelly was the best. Food was really good and the bread is to die for

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ShanetteC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great and the food was excellent. We ordered crab cakes, the 21 dry aged ribeye along with broccoli and au gratin potatoes!! Well worth the $$$

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KatK
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The meat portion of our meal was excellent - the Porterhouse was perfectly cooked and nicely seasoned. The Lamb was also very good, although it was not lamb chops as stated on the menu, but rather a little lamb porterhouse (this was explained to us by the waiter).
Where the meal fell flat was in all the other items. The escargot was rubbery and overcooked. The house salad had been prepared and dressed too far in advance, so it was soggy, and the cheese bread was greasy and doughy.
After years of reading about Charley's, we were so excited to finally go there, but disappointed with the overall experience.

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MatthewK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I will definitely be going back!!! Great place for an anniversary dinner.

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vipFranklinFan
Nashville
107 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic Florida dining in a beautiful atmosphere. Superb, happy service staff that are incredibly informative. One of the best steaks I have ever had. Love the classics like Steak Tartare prepared tableside and escargot. Terrific desserts so save room.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an absolute delight! Eddie made our experience even better by taking the time to educate us on the value of the each piece meat and how Charley's is so different from the typical steak house. There was nothing we did not love! The Wagyu filets were impeccable!! Lobster Mac n cheese took the show... and you HAVE to get the Butter cake

Will be back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My friends and I made a reservation here for my birthday a month in advance. We specifically asked for a table for 14 people and we were discriminated against age and race. 4 of the men that were with us were not allowed inside at all. The hostess and several managers made rude comments to the woman in our group. My friend was told that she was not allowed to walk around due to her dress because it was “disturbing” other people in the restaurant. The manager was about to not allow any of us inside so instead of paying $2K at the restaurant, we just bought our drinks and left. They truly disrespectful everyone in the group. Side note, it was also way too quiet in the room we were in. There was no music and it was not an inviting place to spend a birthday. If I could give this restaurant less than 1 star I would. I’m disgusted in the manager that works there. He is extremely unprofessional and they lost a couple of grand that night due to their behavior.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Richie was great! Great meal, awesome service!

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Justin
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was great.

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JoanieG
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

First- we love Charlie’s for special occasions. Its our go to place. We had 6:30 reservations & arrived at 540. I was disappointed as we wanted to visit the bar to wait for our guests but were told we could go up to the bar, but could only order & bring our cocktails back to the waiting area. There were plenty of open spots at the bar & tables. We were offered to be seated - hut I felt that would rush out evening. So in the lobby we stayed waiting for our guests- not exactly our idea of pre anniversary dinner drinks.

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Tampafoodlover
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Charley’s was excellent. Server, Brittany, was friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. The aged rib eye was delicious, as was the sea bass. The cocktails tasted great!

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barrye
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

server daryl was excellant, food great,menu indulgent. We love Charlies, never had anything but great expiences. Pricy but well worth it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Tampa, we always enjoy a date night here or a friends’ get-together, food never disappoints and you get an excellent service.

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John
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food and service was absolutely the best it could have been. Charley's and Bern's Steakhouse are known to be the best in Tampa. We went to Bern's two weeks ago and now Charley's. Charley's for sure won for the food. Best steak I have had. All of the appetizers and sides were amazing and the butter cake was to die for!! Bern's was fun for the experience though but Charley's is where we will start going more.

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RobertB
Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Colossal Seafood Tower
Porterhouse just great!
And Love the Wine List!
Always a great time...

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StephenP
Naples
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The Escargot and Steaks were outstanding. Salad and sides were mediocre. In general no better than Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, but at twice the price. I would recommend Ruth's Chris or even Shula's over this.

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Bem0110
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing. Our only issue was our beverage glasses were empty a lot of the time. Then we had to ask for more to drink. Felt off from our previous visits.

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Rmfs
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vinny was our server Outstanding!

Food was great & massive 🥩

Drink's well made

Price worth it !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every part of the meal was really great. We had drinks and dinner, both steak and seafood, and it was all perfectly cooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went there for the first time for my anniversary. The service was awesome! The food was delicious! Definitely will be going back. Our waitress Amber was the best!

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PatriciaE
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening was made special by Melissa who was outstanding with taking care of us. The food was superb, our table was in a good location and we will be back.

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Victoria
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My Bison Ribeye was waaaaay too salty...we were so hungry and the place was full, so we didn't complain. escargot was plentiful, but mediocre. salad was excellent as was the cauliflower. prices are HIGH...try it once and see what you think

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JeffreyT
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by Laurie and great food!!

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Billike
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. The food is spectacular and the service is even better.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was great! Lisa did a great job!

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Joselin
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place and food was great

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LauraM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Rich our server was amazing. Ask for him, he’s the best. Food was delicious. Only complaint is lobster tail was over cooked and hard to cut and chew. But overall an excellent experience.

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CandiceB
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charley's is one of my favorite places to eat in Tampa. Great food great service - you can enjoy your time and not be rushed out because they need the table. I had the whole grilled snapper and it was fabulous. My boyfriend had the Waygu filet mignon and he truly enjoyed it. Remember that the sides are huge - so be prepared to take some home. Highly recommend Charley's!!!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for my wife and we enjoyed every minute of our dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Called ahead to let know it was a special occasion and was told you don’t acknowledge or do anything special but they would let the server know. I don’t believe the server was told anything. Went without water refills several times. Table next to us was obnoxiously loud and dropping the F bomb throughout most of our meal. Food was good, service was lacking with just one person having to cover our table among her other tables. She was very nice but we never one time saw the person that was supposed to be helping her.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great

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Ozgolfer
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server who helped make a memorable experience for my family. Food was as good as ever!!

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MelissaM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our family has enjoyed going to Charleys for almost 20 years now. This experience wasn't quite as fabulous as normal due to being placed in a back room with the door closed where we were away from the normal atmosphere that Charley's always has. I would recommend only using that closed off room for larger parties. It made us feel isolated and closed off in the restaurant. The food was amazing as always. The server's were very classy and top notch. I would normally give 5 Stars across the board, but I can only give 4 Stars this time due to where we were seated.

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SkylarB
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charley’s Steak house was definitely worth going to! My husband and I went for our honeymoon and everything was just amazing. Our server Vinny was 10/10! Definitely an asset to the restaurant!! Food was great but the drinks were even better! Will definitely make a reservation again! Worth the 12 hour drive from Richmond Virginia

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BethG
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my husbands birthday and the food , service and ambiance was incredible ! The hostess as waitress went over and above to wish him a happy birthday

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Tazman
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful. The crab cake appetizer was delicious and this coming from someone from Maryland who is Blue Crab snob. Cocktails and the wine list were superb. The service was excellent, attentive but not intrusive. The steak was delicious and the lobster served "family style" was the best we ever had. Deric our primary server was knowledgeable and helpful in his suggestions. The rest of the staff was great too. I highly recommend Charley's if you are in Tampa.

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vipBrianK
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I consider Charley's Steakhouse to be the best steak restaurant in all of Tampa. It never disappoints. The steaks are superb with excellent side dishes. The bison and grilled cauliflower are must haves.

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vipBillF
Tampa
29 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has a fantastic reputation for quality food and great service. It is a well-deserved reputation. Our server, Brittany was fabulous. Great meal with generous portions and impeccable service. We need to return more often.

FAQs

Charley's Steak House - Tampa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 353-9706.

Charley's Steak House - Tampa is rated 4.7 stars by 5928 OpenTable diners.

Charley's Steak House - Tampa does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.talkofthetownrestaurants.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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