Don & Charlie's

4.7
4083 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Don & Charlie’s menu reflects the kind of fine American dining that has never gone out of style. The most popular menu items remain USDA prime steaks; hickory – smoked BBQ baby back ribs and chicken; prime rib; and fresh fish.

Don & Charlie’s features a comfortable atmosphere with warm wood paneling, banquettes, and crisply white – clothed tables. The star attraction is the veritable sports museum housed throughout the restaurant. It is thought to be the largest collection of sports memorabilia west of the Mississippi. It includes literally hundreds of autographed bats, balls, jerseys, and photos from athletes of past and present. It is not unusual to see celebrity players from every sport dining at the restaurant.

Don & Charlie’s is a Scottsdale landmark with a national reputation, their food and ambiance have been lauded in Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Gourmet Magazine and dozens of other publications.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Barbecue, Steak
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5pm to 9:30pm Sundays 5pm to 9pm



Closed on Mondays- Memorial Weekend thru Labor Day Weekend
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Phone number
(480) 990-0900
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Juan Diaz
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Catering
Our new catering menu reflects the most popular items we feature at Don & Charlie's. The staff and management would love the opportunity to be a part of your next event, pool party, celebration, tailgate or just lunch. We can furnish everything needed to make your party a success.
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Cross street
75th St. (3 blocks east of Scottsdale Rd)
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Parking details
Valet parking is also available (weekends only), as well as a private lot and street parking.
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Special events & promotions
Don & Charlie's will be open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. However we are not taking online reservations on these dates. Please contact for reservations. Thank you.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

We would like to introduce you to Don & Charlie's new catering and banquet services for all your meeting and party needs. Don & Charlie's specializes in BBQ baby back ribs, prime steaks, prime rib, chicken, and fresh fish. Contact us today for further assistance, thank you.

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JC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at a soon to be gone valley gem. Take it in while you can.

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

Always great food and service.

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HB
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Chicago Roots Are Evident In This Operation. I Very Much Look Forward To Returning When I Am Next In Town

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p
Detroit
121 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A warm and comfortable and interesting interior and great food and service.

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

We decided to go to Don & Charlie's for my birthday dinner, and we were so glad we did. The staff was all friendly and courteous and the food was outstanding. The onion strings alone were worth the trip there. The salad was delicious, the steaks were cooked to perfection and the fresh banana cream pie was awesome. We will definitely return for another gourmet meal at Don & Charlie's!

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NH
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great time with good friends. Never disappointed here!

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D
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It was okay. Made a reservation. Got a table for four but it was really close (too close) to other tables. We got a new inexperienced waitress. Not her fault, but.....

It happened to be really noisy on a Tuesday night. Even though it was a table for 4, it was hard to hear each other. The food was pretty good, but that’s why we went there. Parking was lousy.

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JL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was excellent! Hostess helped us with changing our table from a party of (8) to party of (6) and gave us a smaller rounder table which we appreciated.

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RH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite ribs in the world. In fact I measure all other ribs to Don and Charlie's which is the gold standard. All the food is great!

The only problem I have is that the restaurant will be closing next year. We will be loosing maybe one of the Valley's very best if not the best! Where will we get ribs this great?

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K
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We love Don and Charlies and this was one of the WORST experiences we have ever had. Cj our server was FANTASTIC but the rest of the service was terrible. We had a drink spilled all other us and all they did was offer a free desert when we said we don’t eat desert. The food was sent back for being under cooked and nothing was done about it. Pleas don’t get me started about the people next to us. They were THE RUDEST people I have ever met. This was truly one of the worst experiences we have ever had.

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M
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The food was very good as usual. The service was the worst we've had at that restaurant. the waiter did not seem interested in serving. There was something wrong with every dinner. He served the wrong sides to everyone and one of us had to ask for her side order twice. The waiter had to be asked for the hand towels which are usually provided to those who have ribs. Two of my dining companions, who had never been there, will probably never go back.

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G
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As usual, best ribs around.

Will be extremely sad when they close next year. A Scottsdale legendary restaurant that will be sorely missed.

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p
Detroit
121 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant in Scottsdale. The food is fantastic and the sports memoribilia alone is worth the visit.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always come to your restaurant when we are in Scottsdale! Love the nostalgia and all the sports memorabilia! Had the opportunity to meet Bob Quinn at breakfast that morning, he approached my husband because he was wearing a New York Yankees cap! What a gentleman and full of stories about about his years in baseball. When we came for dinner that night, we all looked for some memorabilia on Bob due to our connection that morning but sadly could not find anything . He truly is a legend! We recommend your restaurant to anyone we know visiting Scottsdale. What a fabulous place for a great meal, awesome ambience and the history of baseball!

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WH
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent, with excellent service. Great sports atmosphere.

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N
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The ribs were dry and tough...disappointing because they are a specialty. The cole slaw was yummy. The service and baseball ambience were amazing.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Chicago sauce ribs were excellent. Will miss this location when they move.

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w
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Don and Charlie's and have to eat there whenever we are in town. I hope that they figure-out how to stay in their current location. Don and Charlie's is an institution in the Scottsdale area.

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c
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was excellent but service was horrible. The server acted like she was doing us a favor. No bread refills and had to beg for drink refills.

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KV
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The first place we returned to in Scottsdale. We were not disappointed.
Excellent food, awesome service, great ambiance.

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SN
Salt Lake City
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food absolutely delicious, and the service was great! Nothing negative to say.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I first came to Don & Charlies in 1985, it’s been on my agenda ever since. We dine there whenever we can on our trips to Arizona. Still as good as ever. Glad to here that you will remain open in the new hotel.

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d
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still one of my favorite all-time restaurants. The food is ALWAYS good!

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i
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I heard about Don & Charlies listening to a podcast by Seattle Mariners CEO,, Jerry Dipotto who said that he liked going there during Spring Training. He said the steaks were out of this world. being a Mariners fan but living in Scotland I dont get many chances to get to Scottsdale but i am so glad D & C's was on my list.
With so much sports memorabilia on show I spent an hour after my meal in the bar looking at baseballs. Wow!! Why not open up the place during an afternoon to let fans see all this amazing stuff without disturbing the dining public. I for one would be happy to pay for the chance to see all that stuff in good light.
i will be back in AZ next year, hope you are still open, dont give up, think of all the joy you are spreading.
Steaks to die for.

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T
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Recommended by a local while we were visiting Scottsdale; food was a little pricey but excellent and service was fantastic. However, the noise level is high; not able to carry on a conversation at times; not relaxing.

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F
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Don and Charlie’s never fails to please. I brought with 6 different people, and are there 2 nights in a row because it was so good. I hope you open in Las Vegas one day. We can use a good restaurant like yours.

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C
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prime Rib is amazing!! Reasonable pricing, but very loud!

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T
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been here several times, it’s the one place we both agree on without hesitation for a special occasion or a night without the kids. Tonight we brought my sister and her boyfriend to celebrate new jobs, new homes and college graduation. The restaurant was energetic and rocking but still quiet enough to here the conversation and not feel like we were yelling. The food was impeccable as always (the salmon dishes are my favorites!) and for tonight being their first time we couldn’t have asked for a better experience for a great evening.

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s
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Don the food was amazing as always and the service was top notch. Our friends were very pleased and would definitely return.

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R
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gonna was as wonderful as always!
Food outstanding!

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MJ
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was delicious and made to perfection. It was a very busy Friday night so it was very loud and crowded in the main dining room. The booth we were in was crowded with many other parties in very close proximity. The waiter did forget our drinks a few times but checked in frequently.

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H
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food & Service is excellent

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MB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food, great atmosphere. High energy. Big crowd. If you want privacy or don’t like people, don’t go here. If you like high energy, fun and genuinely like others this is a great spot

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SH
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The memorabilia is awesome, and the food is good too. People are always very welcoming and hospitable.

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N
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Tyler Cyr was amazing and made the dinner even better. The food was perfect, the memorabilia make coming back always a thrill. My sons both are serious collectors of Baseball memorabilia and it’s always so much fun watching them checking out the amazing collections. We will be back and will ask for Tyler.

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m
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent steaks and service was perfect!

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o
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & service, as always!!! We look be Don & Charlie’s!

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It’s always good!!!

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R
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

getting more expensive...ribs not quite as good as usual

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RS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a recently transplanted Chicagoan, I fell in love with this place the moment I walked in on our first visit. The Carson's Ribs, Broasted Chicken and many other menu items are to die for. The sports memorabilia will excite even the most hard core fan. Two thumbs up...very high!!!

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