Permanently Closed - Don & Charlie's

4.8
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4535 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.
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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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.
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Private party contact
Katie Krol: (877) 599-5619
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

1
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

PP
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on April 9, 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!

L
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on April 8, 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.

AZ
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on April 8, 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.

V
Phoenix
77 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

x
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for the memories. Great restaurant. Will miss you terribly

A
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

KS
1 review
Dined on April 8, 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

KD
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 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.

MW
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food...............too bad they are closing!

LG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

j
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DD
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 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.

TM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 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 -

CS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

TN
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LH
1 review
Dined on April 5, 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.

B
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 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.

GS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 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.

L
Phoenix
40 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

s
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on April 3, 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.

JA
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food3service3ambience4

We Hate to see this place go!!
PLEASE COME BACK SOON!!

BM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MR
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 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.

KB
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SH
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service as we savored one final meal before this iconic restaurant shuts its doors

DD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

M
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 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.

m
1 review
Dined on April 1, 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

GC
Detroit
114 reviews
Dined on April 1, 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.

CB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Too bad our beloved restaurant is closing soon to make way for a hotel

AB
St. Louis
114 reviews
Dined on March 31, 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.

M
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

E
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 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.

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