Charley's Steak House - Tampa

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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!

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat Mom to an 8oz Filet Mignon topped with Butter Poached Lobster & Truffle Beurre Blanc for $34.95! We will be open from 12:00pm to 10:00pm on Mother's Day, May 12th.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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Tampa
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Blake, our server made our dinner wonderful. He is friendly & efficient. The steaks are always awesome. Wish the restaurant would do a better cleaning job in restrooms and in general the place could use more soap & shine, polish furniture, clean fixtures, etc.

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MR
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and delicious food. The dry aged steak was cooked perfectly. The potato mash side was amazing. First time visiting and was very pleased with the experience.

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JS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Usually Charley’s is right on the mark with their amazing Steaks and Cocktails, but for Easter Sunday dinner they were just off the mark.
Steaks were still excellent, but instead of the rare we asked for, they were closer to medium, which is very unusual... Otherwise Charley’s is always 5 Stars as far as I’m concerned

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter day celebration

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Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable dining. The food was excellent, the service was great, and the atmosphere was right for a wonderful afternoon. However, I would have enjoyed more rolls, my favorite.

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Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very large restaurant. Nice service, not very personal but efficient. Full offer on cuts.
Quality is good but the meet taste all the same because a strong dominant flavor of bacon or similar. I suggest to leave the meet more natural to express its taste. Paper for table doesn’t match the ambience,

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DL
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Charley’s Steakhouse to celebrate my husband’s 60th birthday, and couldn’t be happier with the service and quality of the food! Our expectations were exceeded (and they were very high)! Blake, Joey, Willie and Desiree were very attentive. Lovely evening.

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BS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My overall experience at Charley's was pretty good. My wife and I had reservation at 5:30pm and was placed at the table within about 5 minutes. The ambience was nice and the waiter and waitress did an excellent job. The food arrived at the table in timely fashion, but the biggest gripe we had was our steaks where not cooked as well as in the past. They where somewhat overcooked on the outside I'm assuming due to flame control because they use a wood burner for most of their steaks. The dessert was phenomenal, we had the cheesecake and it was delicious along with a side of their homemade style ice cream. The whole experience would have been excellent if only thet got the steaks right. We did not want to send them back because I don't really like doing that, so maybe next time the steaks will be better because we have had better in the past.

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FG
Naples
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Steaks have an after taste like smoke. Very strong to us.

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DA
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful time. My friend passed her Licensing Exam as were our seafood, drinks, filet, & dessert. Even their Signature Coffee was awesome. We broke the bank, but it was quite worth it. I can't wait to be able to celebrate something else soon.

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Z
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bacon wrapped scallops king crab legs and lobster mac and cheese was amazing

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TL
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An experience sin par non as usual. Charley’s makes everything just feel special from the bacon wrapped scallops with sweet orange marmalade to the cedar plank roasted cauliflower, not to even mention the meat. Oh, the meat.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Absolutely horrible experience. Anything that could go wrong, did. All three steaks ordered were cooked incorrectly and the lobster came out cold. One of the steaks came back still undercooked after being sent back the second time. Two managers were involved and still couldn’t make things right.

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TJ
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

If you want a really great steak Charley's is the place. However it is very pricey

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AP
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Calamari appetizer was greasy. Everything else was fine, but very overpriced.

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MT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Waiter Theo was wonderful and the food was delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food, excellent service but be ready to spend some money. About $200 pp.

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RB
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server ”Billy” was outstanding. Our selection of food was delicious, and perfect. Will be back! Oh, and we drove from Fort Myers.

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CP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Charley's is remarkable, everyone there makes the experience special.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent steak lobster not so goid

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s
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

This was our second time at Charley's. If I had remembered the first we would not have gone back. The food is good (not great) and everyone is really nice. But the service is so so so slow. Unnecessary slow. Exceptionally slow. Slow. Again, the wait staff is nice, filled with fun stories, and obviously knows how to kill some time. Because it takes a really long time to get your food. To quote Styx "if you've got nothing to do and all day to do it" this is the place for you. If not, pick somewhere else.

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GM
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely perfect in every way. worth the money, except for this review which forces you to write a minimum amount of words.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The seafood tower and the “hot and cold” were fantastic. The steaks were awful. The lobster tail was stale and crusty and barely warm. And the service was absolutely horrendous. We paid $2,200 for a group of 13. It was worth maybe $30 per person, not $169.

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SF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Dinner was great, but the table area was tight. The restrooms could use a good deep cleaning and better upkeep during the evening rush .

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S
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Vinnie was awesome We would definitely come back everything was delicious

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at Charley’s. Amazing food and they always make it a wonderful experience as well!

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SN
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 3ambience 4

The top of the lobster Mach and cheese was cold but the bottom was hot. The food was very bland no seasoning at all. The crab cakes was the best thing I had on my plate. I ordered the seafood plate with the fish, shrimp, and scallops.

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LK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The seafood was bad, and the steak quality not the value paid.

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SG
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolute treat. Our server Suzi was very thorough and did an amazing presentation of the meats. This place MADE our Tampa vacation!

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s
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent... I always eat too much when I go there

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CG
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was amazing, the waiter excellent, service excellent honestly I think it is the best steak in town. I will say the restaurant in general is looking a little tired. Time to do a little sprucing to match the price point

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes, it's an expensive restaurant, but you absolutely get what you pay for. Incredible food, outstanding service, amazing cocktails, and an awesome wine list. The service is personal and responsive but unobtrusive, and you can have a lengthy, relaxed dinner without feeling judged or rushed. Just a great experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Great food and service!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Charley’s was an amazing experience! Our absolute favorite restaurant in Tampa!

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KC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wait staff was attentive, great service. Ambiance was good. Was expecting a better steak for the price it was not tender.

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TR
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So so good, steak was cooked perfectly and melted like butter. Sides were in point and my lobster was soo sweet.

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JB
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience from appetizers to desserts!

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OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We were a party of 6 for a birthday celebration. 1 steak had to be sent back (aged bone in rib eye). Was super tough to cut thru with a knife much less consume. 3 other steak orders were good as was the Chilean Sea bass . Every single cocktail and martini our table ordered was too sugary sweet. Several so bad had to be sent back. As a result several folks in the group ended up ordering a glass of wine to avoid the parade of sugary sweet bar concoctions :(. Disappointed and shocked to see their selection of wines by the glass - very pedestrian. Overall was decent experience however given the price and mixed results, if going to drop $300/couple will opt to go to Berns, capital grill or Eddie V’s for a reliable and better experience

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RV
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The room we were seated in had a really bad musty odor. It may be time to pull out the well worn dirty rug. After 10 minutes we got use to the smell. But NOT ideal.

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MP
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for my husband's birthday, and he's been talking up Charley's for years! We just moved here from California, and it did NOT disappoint! BEST steak I've ever had--wow! Excellent service, romantic ambiance, just a perfect dining experience all around. Oh and the wine list is extensive. What a great place to celebrate just about anything.

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