Charley's Steak House - Tampa

4.7
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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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New England
38 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. Fabulous steaks, salads, sides and drinks. Went for our anniversary and we're given free champagne and a dessert which was big enough to split. Great service!
We always go to Charley's when in Tampa.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As I've come to expect from Charlie's, it was a wonderful experience that exceeded my expectations! I'll surely return!

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Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We sat in beautiful glass filled room n front. Only hitch was steak over cooked, ordered medium. They brought new steak perfectly cooked . Portions huge. Wine selection and recommendations by server were perfect. Excellent attentive but unobtrusive service.

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

The Kobe or Waygu filet was amazing. The steaks were perfectly cooked pared with excellent Napa Cab. The service was impeccable. A truly special experience.

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Tampa
44 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I have been to Charley's many times, this was by far the worst experience. My wife and I recommended Charley's for a gathering with two other couples who had never been. The night started badly when, even though I had a reservation well in advance, we were ushered to a back room normally reserved for banquets. The room had a decided "musty" smell to it when we arrived. Then, the third couple who arrived just minutes after us, was told by the hostess that we had not arrived yet. They sat in the lobby a full 20 minutes before calling me and learning that we were already seated. Then, there were several large tables in our room with insufficient wait staff. Service was unacceptably slow all night (we've had the waiter before so I know he was a good waiter, just over tasked). Finally, ALL steaks were unacceptably undercooked...ordered medium rare was delivered basically raw, and ordered medium was delivered rare. Very disappointing. and their prices have dramatically increased over time! I hope that this was just an anomaly, but I'm not anxious to return.

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

Steaks left much to be desired....this is by far the worst steak house we have been to in the tampa area. We have had better filets at longhorn and outback... service started off great but slowed down significantly as the meal progressed and then came to a stand still by the end of the meal. This is in no way a fine dining establishment. Spend your money at one of Tampa’s other offerings.

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TD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, wine, and cocktails. Bread was so good is the reason why it came without butter. It didnt need it and probably the best center salad ever. Steaks were cooked perfect and Wagu was amazing.

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DF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak I've ever had definitely a must for a special night out.

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JM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steaks on the planet. Food and service fast and attentive

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

It is a true blessing to eat at this special Steakhouse.

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

We went to Charley's some time ago,,,, the food was out of this world. Our recent visit was 50/50... The stake was very good, but the lobster was not up to the melt in your mouth standard. The restaurant was very loud but our server was very nice and attentive

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

Too noisy where I was sitting.
The meatball had small bones in it.
Price are a little high

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N
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made reservations for my sons 10th birthday. One of the very few restaurants he knows by name. We eat there about twice a year. My son and I were at a school function that ran over so my husband went to the restaurant ahead of us to check-in. When my son and I arrive they sit us down in the dark bar area. I wrote in the notes the special occasion was my sons 10th birthday. We clearly have a child with us my husband is holding a gift bag and instead of being sat down in a nice quiet ambient area we get the bar area that was full and we are packed in a booth between younger adults having a drink after work. No problem if we didn’t have our (10) year old and trying to celebrate his birthday. I told the waiter we did not want to sit there and he said no problem and walked away. We were not sure if we should follow him or not because it was pretty loud and I was unable to hear what he said. We get ushered back to the front where we are not told anything but it seems to be an issue immediately. They talk amongst themselves and one of the ladies says she is going to look around for a table. At this point we have been there for close to 20 minutes, 45-minutes for my husband, and felt like we have now become a problem. My husband started cursing while he was talking, imitating the bar patrons, who were very loud and vulgar, he was purposively imitating the language going on behind us, of course the lady asks him to stop cursing. Which makes him angry because the people in the bar are using the same language. So we left. The point is Charley’s is no longer a spot to celebrate occasions. It’s a spot for single people, younger couples, who want a drink after mingle after work. It’s a shame it used to be a gem in Tampa. Now it’s equivalent to going to a Chili’s.

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ST
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for our anniversary and couldn’t have picked a better place to celebrate. We had an absolutely wonderful meal and exceptional service! Can’t say enough about this place; will definitely be back.

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OR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a fantastic experience and the stake was absolutely amazing

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MM
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We often choose Charley's Steakhouse in Tampa for our special occasions. The food is always delicious and the service is great. I enjoyed my Mother's Day dinner very much.

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice spot, great food, great ambience. Nice restaurant for special occasions.

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OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Spend your money somewhere else. Lukewarm food with average service. The restaurant smells moldy and needs a good scrubbing. My baked potato wasn’t even warm enough to melt butter. The $65 bone in filet was room temperature and had to be sent back. Service is OK. There are so many better restaurants in Tampa Florida. Go somewhere else.

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TT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent from the food to the customer service our waiter was very nice and prompt . He knew his job well and he was able to answer any questions as well as give suggestions on what was good and how each meal is prepared

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LP
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Service!!! We usually go without kids but for Mother’s Day we took our 2 boys! They treated them like Kings!

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KC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best time celebrating Mother's Day. Our Waiter, Vinny, was amazing and so knowledgeable. The food and drink were soooo good!

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DF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall had a great time, we had one minor hiccup but it was handled with such professionalism. I can't wait to go again

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b
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food. It's not just a meal but an experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Mother’s Day.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Steaks were warm. Not hot. Pretty slow service. When I ask for Med minus I’ve never had a high end steakhouse say no. Only rare, Med, well done etc.
Got Med Rare and didn’t enjoy it. Truffle butter on top didn’t even melt because plate wasn’t even hot or the steak.

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JA
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner as usual. Favorite place to eat. Steaks are the best. Tried French fries and would recommend

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G
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was fantastic! Did a good job of treating moms right on mother's day. Ordered two specials one filet with crab meat wrapped in bacon, and one filet with lobster on top. Both were great tasting although slightly above medium rare. ( not quite medium though so acceptable ) All the seafood was delicious. Macaroni and cheese with lobster was amazing, as was the mashed potatoes, and broccoli with garlic, the au gratin potatoes were good although not quite as tasty as other sides. The olive vinaigrette on salad is fantastic, their bread was very good but felt slightly out of place as while very tasty felt a little less classy then the rest of their menu. Overall great experience.

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

My family’s favorite spot for any and every special occasion!

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KS
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good not have had a better experience! The service was exceptional, food was or of this world and a great value!

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JH
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large party celebrating a college graduation. The food was all prepared perfectly and was delicious. The service was top notch with every member of the team taking excellent care of us. Thanks for making a memorable dining experience for us.

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SF
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely one of the Best Steakhouse’s I’ve been to in the World. I live in KC and this rivals any Steakhouse I’ve ever been to.

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RM
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak dinner you can have in the Bay Area! Every aspect of the meal was amazing!

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DL
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out to dinner with my husband. Whenever in Tampa we try to frequent this gem and we were not disappointed. We were seated on time, given amazing attention by the wait staff and also management who made it their priority to check in with each table. Our drinks were delicious. My husband ordered the special old fashioned and I had quality bourbon. Our meal was perfect!
We left feeling happy and very satisfied. We recommend! We will be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our third time going to Charlie’s. Every time we go is always a memorable experience. We went this time for my fiancé’s birthday and our servers name was Theo. He was amazing! Did great service for us. We will definitely be coming back in the future for more occasions. Would recommend anyone and everyone to come here.

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WN
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steakhouse in Tampa and I eat at Berns too. Steaks are the best cuts you’ll get here.

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GM
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always awesome! Tampa steakhouse that is second to none. Great wine selection too.

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TH
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for setting us up at our favorite table in honor of my late husband, it was a great night!!

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QS
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They definitely have the best steaks in the business. The bison ribeye is my favorite. The deserts are the a great value.

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PB
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We have been to Charley’s on several occasions and have enjoyed it very much. On this visit the food was not up to par for the price of the dinner. Our appetizers were very good (stone crab and gator); however, my wife had a side dish of asparagus with her dinner which she did not enjoy and were not well prepared. We both ordered the aged bone in strip which were tasty and well prepared but somewhat overpriced when compared to comparable meals at other high end restaurants.

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Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Six of us came to celebrate several family member’s birthdays. We ate and shared and completely appreciated all that Charley’s had to offer. The filet was nearly fork-tender and I can imagine a time when I’d want nothing more than an order (or 2!) of the au gratin potatoes. Nice to know that all of the wine offerings were not top dollar. Come hungry!

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