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

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (99)
Good for a Date (96)
Good for Anniversaries (87)
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Romantic (65)
Good for Birthdays (63)
Business Meals (59)
Notable Wine List (55)
Worth the Drive (50)
Handcrafted Cocktails (35)
Good for Groups (34)
Bar Seating (25)
Cozy (25)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Casual (22)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Hot Spot (18)
Fun (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Authentic (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Late-night Find (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Seasonal (10)
Tasting Menu (8)
People Watching (7)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Great Beer (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Organic (3)
Scenic View (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Live Music (1)
Waterfront (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Awesome place! Made reservation far in advance but was seated on time. Terrific steaks, sides and wine list.

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined 2 days ago

Our family went to Charley's to celebrate our son's 21st Birthday.
This was an amazing dining experience for us all!!!
The service was excellent, food fantastic and the whole service team worked so well together that you could tell how well trained they were.
Our server was very genuine and was detail oriented.
I would recommend my friends to visit any time.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 2 days ago

The food and service is excellent. The atmosphere is cozy clean romantic. Would definitely recommend this restaurant. Once you have tried it you will Keep coming back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined 2 days ago

Not the best steakhouse I’ve been to. I had the filet and it was average. I’ve had better at home. It was very loud and very dark in the restaurant. Waiter was kind of blunt and short and seem very rushed. I’ve had much better meals at Ruth Chris.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

This was my fourth visit to Charley’s and on previous occasions the food was excellent so I expected nothing less while celebrating a special occasion. On this visit, however, the food was not succulent as we have come to expect.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

We visit Charley's on special occasions about three times a year. The location and ambiance is perfect. We often schedule dinner around five pm because the dining is quieter and more pleasing to have a great meal. This visit we arrived at 7:30 pm and were on the midst of several noises tables. It didn't detract from the terrific steaks but it did make table conversation difficult. Service was superb.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

Horrible dining experience! Will not be coming back—so many other great steakhouses in the area to pick from that are far superior. The service was atrocious and steaks were average at best. So disappointing. Look elsewhere when choosing an upscale steakhouse.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Service wasn't great, a few mistakes on ordered items. Food and ambience we're good.

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·Dined 5 days ago

The steak was good quality and tasty, but not exceptional. If I return, I will try a cut other than the KC strip. The meal overall was more pricey than it should have been. The side dishes were delicious but also costly. It was so noisy that we had a difficult time hearing our waiter. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The Pine Ridge Cab was very good, but also overpriced. We had an enjoyable and flavorful meal.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great food and excellent service! The steaks melt in your mouth and the martinis are great.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fantastic food and waiter. I will definitely come back

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Romantic, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent food with OUTSTANDING service!!! We celebrated my husbands birthday with a group of 10. Service was outstanding, friendly, attentative and the food was great!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Server was fabulous. Great knowledge! Good selection of food items. Fabulous wine selection! Overall great experience

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We couldn't have been happier with our recent visit to Charley's Steakhouse! We were celebrating my husbands 30th birthday and we had a party of 9 so I automatically assumed we would be sat in one of their main dining rooms which can be a bit noisy sometimes, and with a party of 9 you don't really get a chance to enjoy everyone's company; however, we were pleasantly surprised to end up in a private dining room - that I didn't have to request!! Our server, Vinny, was great and everyone had an exceptional meal. We've been to Charley's several times but this was definitely the best experience we've had thus far.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Ordered the Wagyu Steak cooked Pittsburgh medium rare, it came out not Pittsburgh an rare cold. The favor was not the bacon buttery you would expect from Wagyu. I think the Greg Norman beef they served prior was much better even thou the price was higher.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Awesome first time experience. The food and service was excellent. Our waiter, Bill, did a greatbjob. And the entire staff was friendly, professional, and we witnessed a lot of teamwork. It was a little cold, but once started eating, we warmed up.
We will be back soon.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I had a good time at Charley's. The atmosphere was relaxing and dark like I like it. My date was amazing and I was afforded anything I wanted on the menu! The waitress Desiree was also very good! Minor mix up with my steak so I was served two steaks...no complaints from me!

Tags: Hot Spot, Tapas, Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Wonderful dining experience. The food was excellent so were the wait staff and the manager. I will most definitely dine at this location again.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

I have been going to Charley's since 1999. I love it and it is my favorite place to eat for special occasions. This time there were a few hiccups. The fried portabella was way too greasy and had to be sent back. I would not order that again. The salad was wilted but they happily brought out another.
I have been very disappointed in the bread since they stopped serving the wonderful sour dough. This bread is nothing special and there should be a higher quality bread serviced in such a nice place. But the steak and pork chop were top of the line, which is why I keep coming back.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

A dear friend came into town. We wanted a nice restaurant and I recommended my favorite, Charley's. Of course, we both loved our meals. My friend had the filet. Her comment, "I had a filet at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. This (Charley's) is so much more delicious and less expensive". I think that says it all!

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Fantastic ribeye and Kansas City strip! Bacon-wrapped scallops were great too!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Amazing first time there! Our server Daniel was great and on point!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Afternoon Coffee, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, People Watching, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Business Meals, Fun, Tapas, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Live Sports, Cozy, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Scenic View, Great Beer, Live Music, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Food always good. Service always amazing with server JP!

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great night for my Birthday.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

First time visit, "foodies" great combination of ingredients. Will be back. Could still smell and taste the 'smoke' the next day in the leftovers.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We went to celebrate birthdays had a great time. Charley’s is always special.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Private room, which was extremely helpful to dine with the whole family including a small child.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food was great and the ambience was great! Our waiter was funny and great! Will definitely come back

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Charlie’s has my hopes up with their promise of a great “wet” aged steak, but unfortunately even thought the steak was good the service was abysmal and sides not fully cooked.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We have been to other high end restaurants for special
Occasions, and I have to say that Fleming’s beats Charley’s when it comes to celebrations. Fleming’s sets a rose on the table, takes a picture of the event and offer a free champagne glass. Much more details.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food was great but definitely not a romantic venue... very loud with no ambiance whatsoever... great place for a good meal with friends but it was a bust for date night.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

There was complete chaos with the wait staff. Poor communication which affected the overall experience. The food as always was outstanding but the poor communication that the staff had made it a bad experience.. also the noise level was horrible.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Fantastic place. As a storied steakhouse should be. You should put Charley's on a short list if you haven't dined here.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was fantastic, but the pie for desert lacked as we received it cold and tasted un-cooked.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Charley's gets it right even when they have an "oops". The Manager was on it , stepped in and food arrived again this time perfect with "new" sides. Salad was a little disappointing and the new "pizza bread" didn't go over that well with the party. But the wine list, the espresso martini and the overall attention to make things right made this birthday celebration memorable. Loved the birthday card on the table.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent steaks and customer service. Only downside is ala carte sides which should be included with meal.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Best steaks we have ever eaten the service was spot on. We were seated immediately.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Moldy ceiling??? Gross seriously gross

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Really expensive. But food and service were Bery Good!!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Amazing all the way around will definitely be back

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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