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Don & Charlie's - Permanently Closed

4.8
4.8
4535 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Barbecue, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5pm to 9:30pm Sundays 5pm to 9pm Closed on Mondays- Memorial Weekend thru Labor Day Weekend

  • Phone number

    (480) 990-0900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Juan Diaz

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Katie Krol: (877) 599-5619

  • Neighborhood

    Old Town Scottsdale

  • Cross street

    75th St. (3 blocks east of Scottsdale Rd)

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is also available (weekends only), as well as a private lot and street parking.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,535 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. CJ

    ChuckJ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Sorry to see this place close. It was a classic for sports fans. Can’t recommend as it is history now.
  2. 1

    1865

    Phoenix

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thank you, Don and Rich for the many years of wonderful dining experiences. Best wishes !
  3. PP

    PatP

    Phoenix

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Technically it should be no because they closed yesterday! Very sad to see them go - have been here many times and the food is fantastic. Best ribs in the valley. I wish they would re-open!
  4. L

    Lovetoeat

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Don and Charlie’s the night before they shuttered the doors for the final time. Food was amazing and the service was too. Depressed to be losing such a great restaurant.
  5. AZ

    AZHumble

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was a farewell visit as the current incarnation of Don & Charlie's is closing April 10th. Thanks for many great evenings, Don. Enjoy some time with friends and family. Here's hoping to enjoy the chopped liver, ribs, au gratin potatoes, and healthy pours of Johnnie Walker Black in the new digs before too long.
  6. V

    Vmsac

    Phoenix

    158 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    158 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! This is one of a kind a will be greatly missed! Closes for good in 2 days !
  7. x

    xteaguy

    Phoenix

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will miss Don & Charlie's. It has been a Scottsdale institution for 30 years and always a great experience
  8. DR

    DottyR

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks for the memories. Great restaurant. Will miss you terribly
  9. A

    Annr

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Better than ever. Hope to see d and c at a new location!
  10. KS

    KarenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved being able to have the chance to enjoy Don and Charlies We are very sad to see this wonderful place closing Wish I could be there for the private party tomorrow night So sad it is closing Karen Sparks
  11. KD

    KimD

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So sad to see Don and Charlie's closing. Been coming here for over 30 years. Totally savored my baby back leftovers today.
  12. MW

    MichaelW

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food...............too bad they are closing!
  13. LG

    LoisG

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love don and Charlie’s. So sorry to see it close. Many great memories
  14. j

    jonm

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wish it wasn't closing but if you want to have a great meal better hurry only tonight & tomorrow
  15. DD

    DeeDee

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. It is an establishment that will be truly missed! Hopefully it will reopen at some point. Best wishes to all.
  16. TM

    TedM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    took 20 years to get there and now i know i wasted the last 20 years eating at other joints - sorry to see this place go -
  17. CS

    CindyS

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unfortunately they are closing and will be missed. Outstanding place and food is outstanding.
  18. TN

    TerryN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No need to do that, they're closing this week anyway. I'm so sorry.
  19. MB

    MikeB

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The evening was a wonderful experience! We will miss you! Thanks.
  20. LH

    LesterH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great legend. Sorry you are closing. Your treasure belongs to all of us. As a Chicago boy my memories go back as far as yours. I attended the 1945 World Series. Your staff was surpurb.
  21. B

    Bellabby

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wish this restaurant was not closing. We have enjoyed many dinners here. Quality of food is consistently good which is appreciated in times where many businesses are cutting corners. Don and Charlie’s is an icon in our city.
  22. GS

    GlennS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been going there for over 30 years. Sorry to see it go. Love the ribs done 'Don's' way. Can't remember when I ate a full rack of ribs at one sitting.
  23. L

    Lady

    Phoenix

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I hate to see this place close! Always have loved everything about it.
  24. s

    scottsdaledining

    Phoenix

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Service was excellent! Full rack of ribs, which are usually excellent, were a bit dry and very tough. Sorry to see them close as we would like to give them another chance to experience their normally excellent food. Hope to see them reopen soon.
  25. JA

    JASpan718

    Phoenix

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2019

    overall5food3service3ambience4
    We Hate to see this place go!! PLEASE COME BACK SOON!!
  26. BM

    BruceM

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very sad to see this place closing , I hope they will pop back up when the new building is put up.
  27. MR

    MikeR

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sure, I'd recommend Don and Charlie's to a friend. But he/she better get there soon, because it's closing next week. Too bad: It was always a great place to bring out-of-towners, especially Chicagoans.
  28. KB

    KathleenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wish it hadn't closed. Fabulous food. A reminder of home, Chicago.
  29. KS

    KatieS

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fabulous meal, great service and super ambience. Will miss this place.
  30. SH

    SteveH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    sad to see it go but I'm thankful we were able to get one last go of it.
  31. j

    jillh

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service as we savored one final meal before this iconic restaurant shuts its doors
  32. DD

    DeeDeeC

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always. Got to see Don which was special. Sorry to see it close after so many great years.
  33. JC

    JenC

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So sad to see this place leaving. Hopefully it opens back up in the hotel. You will be missed!
  34. M

    Mark

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly the best filet mignon I’ve ever had. Our server Christine was great as well. Just so sorry it’s closing...it will be greatly missed.
  35. m

    michaelr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had to have dinner at Don & Charlie's one last time before it closed. We're so hoping it comes back some were. the food and ambiance are wonderful and we will miss all of the sports stuff. bottom line is that there was no way we could let the place close without one last meal and paying our respect to what has always been a great establishment. it will be very sadly missed. MRooney
  36. GC

    GerryC

    Detroit

    126 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    126 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    What a shame! After decades of feeding many hungry mouths of Scottsdale residents -- and legions of Cactus League baseball fans -- Don & Charlie's is closing. After doors close for the final time on April 10, 2019, the building is to be demolished and replaced by a new hotel (Scottsdale always needs a new hotel). Our "Last Supper" consisted of several Don & Charlie's favorites capped off by an excellent Gold Brick Sundae. We will miss the old place. But wait ... there is a rumor the Don might open up a new restaurant not too far from the Chicago Cubs' Cactus League ballpark.
  37. CB

    CathleenB

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Too bad our beloved restaurant is closing soon to make way for a hotel
  38. AB

    AndyB

    St. Louis

    128 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    128 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Gonna miss Don and Charlie’s, one of my favorite restaurants and a place I always eat at when I visit Phoenix. I had the ribs, Don’s way, for my final visit which were very good.
  39. M

    Marie

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was exceptional ! Hoping to hear of a future new location for Don &Charlies if that’s in the cards .
  40. E

    Enreekay

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are disappointed that Don & Charlie’s is closing. We go each year when we come down to Arizona, bring driends with us, and enjoy the amazing atmosphere, great food, and excellent service. One friend this week said the end cut prime rib was thebest he had ever had. The charred rib-eye I had oozed amazing flavor from first to the last bite. Thanks to Don, his family, the chefs, waiters, and everyone for giving us many great memories.

FAQs

Don & Charlie's - Permanently Closed is rated 4.8 stars by 4535 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    75th St. (3 blocks east of Scottsdale Rd)

  • Neighborhood

    Old Town Scottsdale

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5pm to 9:30pm Sundays 5pm to 9pm Closed on Mondays- Memorial Weekend thru Labor Day Weekend

  • Cuisines

    American, Barbecue, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is also available (weekends only), as well as a private lot and street parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Juan Diaz

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (480) 990-0900

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Katie Krol: (877) 599-5619

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