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About Don & Charlie's

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.

7501 E. Camelback Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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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

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

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 990-0900

Website:
http://www.donandcharlies.com/

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.

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

Executive Chef:
Juan Diaz

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

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.

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.

Don & Charlie's Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (69)
Special Occasion (65)
Casual (63)
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Comfort Food (62)
Neighborhood Gem (62)
Good for Anniversaries (58)
Good for Groups (58)
Worth the Drive (58)
Good for a Date (56)
Fun (51)
Business Meals (50)
Authentic (40)
Bar Seating (38)
People Watching (33)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Hot Spot (19)
Live Sports (19)
Cozy (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Kid-friendly (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Romantic (12)
Late-night Find (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Great Beer (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Great for Brunch (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Healthy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

been there several times and never any "issues"
great salad and sides, but the ribs were tough. couldn't pull apart . really difficult to cut.
ate almost half. took the rest home and steamed them. a little easier to eat.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 3 days ago

The food and service was excellent. We have eaten at the restaurant numerous times and have always been very satisfied

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

One of my all time favorite restaurants! And also fun to see hall of famers dining along side us!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

The baby back ribs were wonderful. While the appetizer of chicken tenders was too salty, the manager was very concerned about our happiness with the overall the dining experience. He offered another item and a free dessert. A great place and will definitely return. The memorabilia is worth the visit!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Authentic, Fun, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

We dine out a great deal, and consider this restaurant one of the best all around dining experiences . Superior waitstaff, incredible atmosphere what with a museums worth of memorabilia, and quality food at a fair price.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

Meeting up with friends and had a great dinner as usual. We will be back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

A very fun place

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

Got there and was seated very quickly. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and really nice. Food came out fast and was delicious. Really cool atmosphere with all the sports memorabilia throughout restaurant. I took my gf out for Valentine’s Day and she loved it. Looking forward to the next time I eat there.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

Good steak house. Good, friendly service. Meat exactly as ordered, rare and medium rare. Brocolli steamed, not soggy. Key lime pie tasty.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

My girlfriend has been coming to Don & Charlies since she was a kid vacationing with her family. She introduced me to this wonderful place, and Don, and Betsy many years ago.
We love it here. It's loud for sure, but everyone is ok pretending that they know you ... sit down and you're bound to have a chat or two with the person at the next table. Don's just puts you in that mood. The wait staff are family there, and they know the menu inside out, backward & forward. It feels casual and they treat you like family, but family at a semi formal "We want to impress the family" dinner. I just love this place. Recently my family came in from Brooklyn. This is where we went ... all 9 of us. My brother loved it so much he & his wife gave us a generous gift certificate for a Christmas gift. We used it for Valentines Day!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Anyone from Chicago is familiar with Lettuce Entertain You and Carson’s Ribs. Don & Charlies is the perfect blend of both worlds. The Lettuce empire guarantees great quality and outstanding service and this Scottsdale, Arizona eatery offers them up with all the favorites. Great ribs, chicken, fish and the best prime steaks. Amazing sides, salads and apps and desserts worth saving room for.
The Chicago sports memorabilia can take hours to view. The walls are filled in every nook and cranny.
This is simply the best food in the Valley.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 6 days ago

Fun place for sports fans. Very professional bartenders and servers. We always know we can count on a great time.

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

Place needs a thorough cleaning

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

We were there for Valentines day. Needless to say, it was busy and thus somewhat noisy. We had the BBQ ribs and broasted chicken. Both were tasty, although the ribs were not as meaty as I expected. The server did a good job of matching our needs and then checking back without being obnoxious. Generally a good experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

Good suggestion was amazing

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 7 days ago

Valentine’s Day

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 7 days ago

My wife and I love Don and Charlies, and wanted to have a casual dinner in the bar area, with cocktails and comfort food before seeing Hamilton at Gammage. We had a great booth in the bar, of course surrounded on every side with more sports history and original memorabilia than you could ever look at over the course of a dinner. My wife had a salad and what I consider to be the best burger in Phoenix, while I had their house coleslaw, and a ribs and chicken combo. These ribs are second to none - charred, sticky, sweet and cooked perfectly, served with two different BBQ sauces (original and spicy, at my request). The chicken schnitzel was excellent too, although I probably didn't need it, the full rack of ribs was more than enough. Throughout the meal, we had some great cocktails - martinis, wine and beer, with a chocolate martini and chocolate caramel pie for dessert. Everything was perfect, food, service, and of course, the best atmosphere in the city. This place is consistently outstanding and remains a staple for us, especially at this time of year.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Fun, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We always go to Don and Charlie’s to celebrate a special occasion. Great for any date night as well! Great staff and food!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 12, 2018

The service was terrific and our meals were again consistently very good.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Business Meals, Casual, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 11, 2018

There for my birthday. It was great but because we changed tables the waitress changed so no Birthday little pastry w candle.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The ribs were chewy and tough. I should have sent them back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Never had a bad meal in 30 years. A true authentic and vibrant experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Live Sports, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Always great. We have been going there for years, look forward to the next time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Becky was an amazing waitress and was very concerned with my special dietary needs as I have several food allergies so she made the food ordering experience easy for me. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and Becky was extremely attentive and an excellent waitress for our entire party! It was a fabulous evening and everyone enjoyed their meals and our entire night

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic menu options Service was excellent. Little Cooperstown

Tags: Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Overall solid experience. Best Ribeye and shrimp scampi ive had in awhile. Atmosphere is a sports lovers dream. Service was good but there were a couple misses. Twice baked potatoe was like warm [ sent it back] and we ordered 2 glasses of wine with our meal that never arrived. Server didn't catch it until it was time for the check, offered to comp the wine, but we declined. Overall I would return for the steak .

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 10, 2018

One of my all time favorites to take people. Food,service & atmosphere are always great

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Don and Charlie’s is a classic. Food is consistent and very good. It’s not trendy. It’s good old fashioned vibe with a lot of history for those who love sports. It’s family owned. We have been dining here for over 10 years and have never been disappointed. They have 2 Kinds of rivs. Dons way which is Chicago with alittle char and Arizona southwest. Have had both and love them. Cesar salad appears to have home made dressing and is a great portion. Our friends had prime rib and loved it. She’s a great cook so I value her opinion not many places stand up to her standards. We had creme Brûlée for dessert it had some chocolate at the bottom. Incredible. Good wine selection reasonable priced. Not many places have chopped liver on their menu those I dined with thought it was great. Highly recommend. We went on a Saturday. It’s busy but still received great service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Been going to this restaurant for 29 years and enjoyed it as we always do but it’s our first experience with a bad bartender (young lady from Nashville that had to ask us how to make our drinks (an old fashioned and a Gibson) stating that she was accustomed to just Jack and Cokes or beer orders). We’ll be surprised if she’s still there when we go back next month.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Don & Charlies is always good, always predictably good. We like to go early as to get a parking spot and it's a bit quieter in the beginning. Gets pretty lively when it's full, but we always enjoy going.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Fantastic. We were visiting from the UK which we do every year. We will now make this our regular spot for eating.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Fun
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We loved it. The place is hopping and the wait staff was great. Best steak and prime rib ever. Very nice plate with mushrooms and. Fried onions and mashed potatoes.
Dessert. Banana cream pie and hot fudge sundae also great. Hot fudge was best ever.

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Live Sports
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 9, 2018

For over 25 years this has always been our family's go-to restaurant when you want something special. We were celebrating our son in law's promotion and he had never been there for the ribs. He LOVED them! We had a really sweet server, the food was wonderful,it's always interesting and lively here. 3 if us had the baby back ribs & 1 had prime rib that was equally delicious. We've heard everything on the menu is very good - we just always have to have those yummy ribs! Thank you Don Carson, for always being consistent in food and service!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Business Meals, Comfort Food, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

food and service are amazing. We had the pleasure of Maureen serving us on mon. feb 5 and again on Fri. Feb. 9. They always honor their reservations on time and it one of our favorite Arizona restaurants.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 7, 2018

EXCELLENT.......as always!! Food, Service, Ambiance, on and on!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Always crowded..even on a Tuesday. Food is quite nice and service excellent

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Very disappointing.
This place is known for ribs and our ribs at home are better!
Our baked and twice baked potatoes were burnt.
Prices were high for what we had.
Would have liked good bread with the meal; not crackers, etc.
We were sat a table in the middle of this packed room, did not feel comfortable.
Waited a long time for food to come.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Great food and great service

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Absolutely GREAT. My first time and now my favorite. Will be back

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Very impressive with new waitress. Stephanie was delightful and efficient, a very nice person. Service was quick too.
Food was great as always.

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