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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.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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
75th St. (3 blocks east of Scottsdale Rd)
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Valet parking is also available (weekends only), as well as a private lot and street parking.
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.
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
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!
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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
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 .
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.
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.
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!
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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