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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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (147)
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Romantic (106)
Good for Birthdays (90)
Business Meals (83)
Notable Wine List (79)
Worth the Drive (74)
Handcrafted Cocktails (54)
Good for Groups (48)
Cozy (38)
Fit for Foodies (37)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Quiet Conversation (33)
Authentic (32)
Bar Seating (30)
Fun (28)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Hot Spot (23)
Casual (21)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Local Ingredients (19)
Happy Hour (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Tasting Menu (14)
People Watching (12)
Paleo Friendly (10)
Seasonal (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Late-night Find (10)
Disabled Access (9)
Healthy (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Great Beer (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Organic (4)
Tapas (4)
Live Sports (3)
Scenic View (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Live Music (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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Vegan (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Steak that you can cut like butter, delicious wedge salad, and great au-gratin potatoes!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined 2 days ago

We were an eightsome first timers and we all thought the food was excellent . We came up from Fort Myers and it was well worth the drive. Recommend Charlies to all.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food with some unusual features, service superb, prices 5 star. First time I ever saw a Madagascar Shrimp, Chilean Sea Bass was larger serving than usual, steaks sized large but cooked to perfection.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 2 days ago

Outstanding. We were going to a play at the Straz and did not want to drive because we were drinking. So, we Ubered to restaurant and we had left overs that we did not think we would be able to take with us because we did not have car and couldn’t take food to show. Joseph, our waiter, kept our left overs in the kitchen fridge until after the show, when we Ubered home pitstopping at Charley’s to pick them up. Charley’s and Joseph were wonderful and helped make the night spectacular!

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·Dined 3 days ago

The food and customer service is awesome. They really pay attention and take care of the customers. I will return again the next time I’m in Tampa.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

As always, the steaks were great and the roasted cauliflower was to die for. First time having dessert there, though, and I can honestly say that it might have been the best Key Lime Pie I’ve had. Excellent meal over all!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Love this place. Great food, great service. Can be a bit busy around the bar.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was delicious as always, service was extraordinary great place for dinner

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·Dined 3 days ago

Disappointed in the service. Felt rushed to order appetizers which appeared before our bottle of wine. Was given "the look" when I asked for more bread (kids loved it) and was told "I'll try, but I have other tables". We only asked once so I didn't think it was such a bother. Also, was nickel and dimed for everything! Prior weekend, went to Berns and felt the service was much more accommodating and the price was better for what we got.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 3 days ago

Our service was SPECTACULAR! Didn’t wait long for drinks, or food. Our server was very knowledgeable, and friendly. The food was FANTASTIC!

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·Dined 3 days ago

This is definitely a place you will wait a while for food, but that is because it comes out tasting freash and perfectly cooked. Of corse it's expensive, but they have some of the best steaks we have ever had. How ever the only downside to my experience is that their shareable table side dishes were not all that great. But the steak is perfection.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

It was a lovely experience!!! Great food and the staff was amazing!!! Amber was phenomenal and very personable!!!!!

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·Dined 4 days ago

My overall experience was good. However, my server Kem, spoke softly and very fast making it difficult to understand what choices she was presenting on the menu. Secondly, I asked to have my steak medium-well with little pink but it was not. It had to be sent back and placed on the grill again.

I also wish there was some soft music in the background, and they are a bit pricey.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great for their steaks. The augratin potatoes were excellent. The escargot was also excellent. A must go to when in Tampa. The wait staff were very attentive. The restaurant has a very classic feel. Great people watching. Will go again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 4 days ago

When you order a $50 steak, you don’t expect it to have so much grizzle that you have to cut all around it! We were so disappointed with the steak, but our server was great and the overall experience was very nice. This is a great place to come on a business expense account!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

JP is the best ever waiter!

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 (Austin)·Dined 4 days ago

Best steak in Florida, much less in Tampa Bay, bar none. The steak can almost be cut with a fork it is so tender and the smoky flavor needs nothing on top to enhance the flavor. The kale, tomato, mushroom and cauliflower sides are excellent. Their lobster grilled on the flames is also excellent. Only weakness is their ice cream.

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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

Kem was great. She made our experience wonderful. We had great service the whole night. We love coming to this restaurant for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined 4 days ago

Service was great, food awsome Had an issue with gift card still waiting for management to get back to us.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic food, drinks and a great dining experience.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 5 days ago

Great service, incredible food

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·Dined 5 days ago

Service was excellent. The novelty drinks were great in both taste and presentation. The wait Staff was attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu items and could personally make recommendations from their own food experiences. The restaurant was full, but we did not feel rushed or neglected. We have dined here before and have always enjoyed the food and the experience overall. Thanks!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Healthy
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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 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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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

First quality service and food. A first choice.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 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 6 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 6 days ago

Everything was great. Loved the cauliflower

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 (Tampa)·Dined 7 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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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Everything was just perfect , food ambience serrvice !!

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 (Tampa)·Dined 7 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 7 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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 (Tampa)·Dined 7 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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 (Tampa)·Dined 7 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.

Tags: Organic, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined 7 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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 (Tampa)·Dined 7 days ago

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

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined 7 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 7 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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

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

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Significantly more expensive than Berns with a less enjoyable experience

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Great! Will be going back.

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