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Charley's Steak House - Tampa

4.6
2681 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(813) 353-9706
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Leo Ballen
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cypress between Lois & Westshore
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet
Self-Parking
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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
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent service and the steak was amazing. Definitely going back.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We had a fantastic time. Food and atmosphere were over the top!

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

We have dined at Charlie's once a quarter for the past year. This was by far our worst experience ever. All 4 steak in our party were over cooked. Two, were extremely off course. The GM immediately came over an offered to recook those steaks. At that point the ball was dropped further. We never received our properly cooked steaks until the other two parties had finished their meal. Then when we received the bill. the had re rung the entrees which is common for tracking their food costs. However, they credited the bill for less then the additional meals rung in. Also, the GM had offered us desert for our trouble. Only to find they charged us for the deserts on the bill as well.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Best steak ever, most yummy and so well cooked, every part of the meat was well cooked.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Perfect service, perfect steak

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The waitress was very knowledgeable but failed to mention pricing on wines that were “60% off”. With that being said, it was a great glass of wine but not worth $25.00/per glass. The other thing that was odd was the choice of water.. tap, spring or sparkling. I chose spring because that’s what I usually drink and it came out to be $5.50 per bottle, for WATER. The food was outstanding and came out quickly. I was surprised to find that the restaurant was very loud, I went for a special occasion and did not feel like we could have intimate conversation without yelling across the table.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Just to let you know what we think of Charlie's Restaurant. We made this a weekend trip. We live in Fort Lauderdale, drove and stayed the night at the Double Tree next door, and have the amazing dinner we normally have at Charlie's. Returned to Fort Lauderdale the next day. If that does not tell you how much we like the dinner here, then I do not know what will. Delicious!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was excellent, albeit it somewhat overpriced! The server pushed the highest price choices, featured wines over $25 dollars per glass, and was over the top describing the cuts of steaks. I also felt patronized at times. I didn’t need her to explain where the appetizers were on a two page menu.
The rest of the staff was wonderful and timely.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

This was our first time at Charley’s. Went for birthday celebration. My husband ordered the bison ribeye. It was an excellent steak. Great flavor and tender. I had the filet. I thought the bison was tastier. I’d order that next time. Service was friendly and professional. Great place to dine

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

A great place for a great meal!
It's wonderful for special occasions!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Phenomenal steak and side one of my favorite restaurants...

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Was a first time visit for our friends and they loved Charlie's! They loved the food, the friendly staff, and atmosphere. We had a wonderful time on our double date.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Fantastic food and great service. Wonderful experience overall. Never disappoints. Great time!

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We had booked a table for a party of four on Wednesday 11 April. The table was ready when we arrived. Food was as always exellent, but service was a bit slow. It was very busy, so my guess is that the waiters (and the kitchen) had a bit too much to do this evening.
For example:
- When starters were served, we had to ask for knives because there were none on the table
- One of the main courses was served several minutes after the first three
- When the main courses were served, we had to ask for knives once again. The waiter returned with three knives and one fork, so we had to ask for the fourth knife once more!
- The waiter was not very attentive when it came to refilling our wine glasses.
- The waiter never showed up to ask if we wanted any dessert/coffee/drinks after the meal, so we had to ask him over.
Maybe minor issues, but the service was much better the last time we visited this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We have eaten at Charley's many times and it has always been superb. The food is among the best in Tampa and the service is absolutely wonderful. We usually order steak, but have also had their fresh seafood...all of it great! We rarely have room for dessert, but when we do, it is to die for! Don't miss this gem when you are in Tampa.

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1.0Dined on April 10, 2018

I was very surprised... I had heard great reviews but had the worst steak of my life here...

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We chose this restaurant for our 25th anniversary, so maybe our expectations were too high. We were seated at a tiny booth that was so low we felt like we were at the kids’ table. We were moved to a bigger booth, but it was low as well and they didn’t have a nice table for us. Steaks were tasty but a little over cooked. Sides were limited with regard to anything healthy. Lobster Mac and cheese-very dry. Manager took it off our bill, though. I would go to Capital Grille for the next celebration-much more modern and a better selection of sides.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Had dinner with a family member. Waited in the bar area for their arrival, ended up staying and having dinner at the high top tables in the bar instead of a standard table in the dining room. Carissa, my bar server, was very pleasant, attentive and a joy to have taking care of us, so I decided to stay and have my entire meal there as she made me feel special. The Bacon Wrapped Scallops are on point there, and the Bison steak is out of this world. Fantastic wine list as well, with many options to choose from. I really enjoyed the quaint character of the restaurant, and will definitely be back. Beau, a manager on duty, made sure if there was anything I needed, he was there for me. What a fantastic experience. Can't wait to return!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Always a great time, great food. They are the best.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was delicious
Patrice was wonderful and knowledgeable. Very efficient
Restaurant is need of renovations... bit outdated

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Went for our first time and had the most fantastic dinner! I’ve been team Berns for quite a while and Charley’s definitely gives them a run for their money! The decoration is all fish and fishing themed which I am a sucker for. There is a pretty garden surrounding the glass windows which really sets the ambiance. Our service was top knotch! We had two waiters who were extremely attentive and the showcasing of the meats was definitely a nice touch and very informative.

Pretty extensive wine menu but the waiter steered us in the right direction. He suggested the en fuego since we like Malbec and it was perfect- taste and price.

We got the shrimp cocktail as an appetizer. There were 7 colossal shrimp on the plate and they were delicious. Then come the salads which were nice and light. We ordered the wagu which was good, however it was a bit fattier than we hoped it would be. The fast was delicious but after the fat was trimmed away, didn’t feel like we fully got $75 worth of meat. We both got baked potatoes which were the size of my head (legit huge!), and the garlic broccoli which was good but not amazing.

I actually ended up going back the following week with my girlfriends and ended up with the same waiter 🙈 haha he totally remembered me too! We split the fabulous filet which definitely lived up to its name! We also split the grilled cauliflower, which is a MUST, you literally get a whole head of cauliflower. The au gratin potato’s were awesome, as was the lobster Mac and cheese.

Almost forgot to mention, if you like dirty martinis... you MUST get one here. The menu states that over a million have been ordered. Once you try it, you’ll certainly know why!

Thank you so much Charley’s for superb service twice in one week! Can’t wait to go back!

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I’ve eaten here several times in the past, excellent service and food, was here this past Sunday night, absolutely horrible service as well as cold food , very surprised for the cost of this restaurant , I will be taking my business elsewhere

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Very disappointed, the salad was terrible, wet with no decernable dressing. Bread was soft and mushy. Steak was good, fish portion very small. Did not meet my expectations, as your prices are high. Not pleased.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food is ok, my lobster tail was dead cold as if it was just sitting out. It is unfortunate how run down the place is. My chair was essentially a bunch of springs without cushion. There is also no sense of ocassion at this establishment, it seems as if they do not have a dress code. Patrons are allowed to come in flip flops, t shirts and shorts.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Everything was superb!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had a great time. And my granddaughter was treated like a queen . It was her birthday dinner with her PaPa.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Went with 6 people and the food was outstanding and our wait staff was best ever.
Many commented it was best in a long time or ever.
One comment was tonight I felt like were dining not just eating at a nice restaurant

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had our company's board of directors dinner at Charley's. The service was tremendous, including the wine selection and specials. The food was amazing and the dessert was even better. I would highly recommend this restaurant for almost any special occasion or for large groups. They were extremely accommodating.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Consistently great food and service.

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

It was my girlfriends birthday so we decided to give your restaurant a try after pretty much patronizing all the other steak houses in Tampa. To be honest we were very underwhelmed with the whole experience!

I order my steak medium well with a strip of pink & my girlfriend ordered broccoli steamed well with her entree. The broccoli comes and it’s hard so they send it back to be steamed longer. I cut into my steak & it’s well done so i send my steak back as well. 20 minutes or so goes by before our broccoli and my steak arrives. By this time she has finished her entree and the Mac & Cheese was finished so she didn’t eat any of the broccoli and i ate some with my steaks.

They apologized but when spending over $150 for a couple an apology is not enough! Ive had better service for way less. Long horn is a better steak house than this place!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great restaurant! Very consistent! Food is exceptional. Service was flawless. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent food. Phenomenal service! Will return. We went to celebrate our 8th year wedding anniversary. Everything was exceptional!

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The good: Great food!
The Experience, not caliber I expected: Selected a 2009 bottle of wine with the Sommelier’s assistance, but was substituted a 2014. Not even close in year....like 5 years different! Never had this occur in a prestigious restaurant. Also, hostess stand would not seat our party of 6 until 3 of the 6 arrived, quoting “policy”. Spouse did not want to sit at the bar. I can understand when restaurant is busy, however it was 5:50pm for a 6:16pm reservation, and they would have made revenue off us by selling drinks and apps. Overall, these items soured an otherwise great evening.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Always one of my top go to steak houses. Birthday dinner for a friend. Service was wonderful with tableside presentation of offerings. Cooked to perfection and melted in your mouth. Too much food to even consider desserts.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Family vacation

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Charley's was great! The food was delicious and service impeccable. Thank you for an amazing evening!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Always good

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Best steak ever. Dinner may be a little pricey but we split a steak and still had left overs. Generous portions of sides to share. Some great drinks as well. And even though the desert we had caramel cheese cake was not made on the premise it was awesome. Our server John made sure our dinning experience was enjoyable and educated us on the variety of steaks available. Would go back again when visiting the area.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Took friends to dinner. Wanted a great ribeye and got it! My friends were thrilled at food, service, and the staff. GOING BACK!!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

A little overpriced for the quality of the food. Steaks ordered medium well were butterflied and over cooked and we weren't notified in advance that they would be butterflied.

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