Charley's Steak House - Tampa

4.6 based on 722 reviews
Cuisine Type Seafood
Price Range $31 to $50
Neighborhood West Tampa

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About Charley's Steak House - Tampa

Charley's Steak House is owned by the Woodsby family and has operated in Florida since 1974. Charley’s serves only three-year-old USDA prime and choice Angus steers, aging them four to six weeks for tenderness & flavor and hand-cutting the steaks daily to ensure consistent quality. The steaks are then flame-broiled over Florida citrus and oak wood in a custom-built pit at 1200º searing in the tantalizing taste that has made Charley’s the #1 steakhouse in America every year since 2007! Charley’s philosophy of providing only the finest extends from the kitchen to the wine cellar. The wine list approaches 1000 selections from scores of exceptional wineries around the globe. Charley’s has been recognized with numerous awards including “Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator magazine, DiRōNA and Orlando Magazine’s“ Best Steak House & Best Old Favorite”. Charley’s has been creating fans from around the world for nearly 40 years. We look forward to having you become a fan soon!
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  1. Dinner Menu
  2. Dessert Menu
  3. Cocktail Menu
  4. Wine List
  5. Gluten Free Menu

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4.6
Excellent
Based on 722 reviews
Noise Level
Moderate
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
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4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Services had so some issues but nothing to be angry about. Too long to get our meal. Steak was over cooked but kept it. It was our anniversary and thought there would be some type of acknowledgment. We're we sat was near 2 loud parties. Wish there was ano option for intimate dining away from the large parties.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food. This is my favorite. The lobster Mac and cheese is to die for!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have had great and less than great experiences at this particular Charlie's, compared to always great on 192 in Burma Vista. That is consistent with the mixed reviews. \n\nThis particular trip was excellent. The steaks, sides and salads were all very tasty and well prepared. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive without being overbearing \n\nGood overall experience. Pricy, but what we expected.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Another great meal at Charley's. No complaints. \n Worth driving through all the backed up traffic.\nWill definitely plan another visit.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband ordered the wagyu ribeye medium rare and it came out rare. They threw it back on the grill and gave it back to us...I ordered the 7ounce wagyu filet and it was ok. I also ordered a lobster tail but they forgot to bring the drawn butter...not what you'd expect out of a $400 meal.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food always superb.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have visited the Charley's in Orlando and finally good to check out the Tampa location. Delicious!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The best steakhouse in Tampa! Don't waste your money on getting 'Burnt!' Locals know...nobody like to get Burn (s)nt.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As always dinner at Charley's was an absolute treat.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Crab sauce which topped the steak was very fishy and ruined the taste of the steak\nCrab dinner was poor--very fishy as well and not good\nHouse salads were warm and average\nNot at all what I expected from Charlies

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great dining experience. Food and service was wonderful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was amazing, service was 5 star, NOT a place for weak knees but definitely worth every bite. Will be back again for several occasions.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We enjoyed the dinner and I just found out this location may be closing....what a shame. A very nice atmosphere for dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a great great bottle of wine offered as the daily special. It was outrageous. The food was superior but the best was our server. Ask for Eric Luciarno and also ask for a booth.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have always enjoyed dining at Charley's, but my last visit was horrible. After a long week of work, my partner and I wanted a nice steak dinner. From the moment we arrived, we were rushed and the food was subpar- bread was cold and the steaks were butchered and not cooked to our preferences which is upsetting considering how much our ticket was. The waitress was informed abut the steak when she finally came around to collect our plates and all we got was I am so sorry, not how can we make it better. I felt like our time and money wasn't important nor appreciated. I will think twice before returning on a Friday evening

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had a great evening, server was fantastic, great end to our Florida vacation, I'll be back!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

OVERRATED and OVERPRICED!! We were seated 15 mins after reservation. Appetizer was served quickly and actually best part of whole experience. Our steaks took 45 mins and we're BURNT. I asked for medium well. Our server apologized for wait, sent over manager and he did NOTHING except tell me 'sometimes meals take 45 mins'. It was now 10:00 pm. I honestly believe our order wasn't given to the kitchen. I couldn't cut part of the $30 with my knife because it was too tough. The waiter went on to try and say that medium well sometimes burns and isn't recommended. Why offer if you can't cook it properly. Never ever go back!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I thought the food was good but not great. For the price I prefer Burns.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Single diner dinner on a Friday night. Not exactly the best place for a single diner unless you score a seat in the bar. I did not. \n\nMixed bag here which, for the prices, lands me at a 3 star rating. \n\n\nOrdered T-Bone with Oscar add and baked potato. Steak came with house salad but to 'upgrade' to wedge was full price which to me is dumb. Why am I going to pay $8 more to swap a salad?\n\nOf course you always get the extreme upsell and it was ludicrous to me as i was a single diner.\n\nSteak ordered medium rare and I knew there was going to be some issue after 25 minutes went by. Sure enough, steak was cold, not just inside, whole steak. Oscar was four asparagus with maybe 1/2 teaspoon hollandaise and a pitiful 'mound' of burned minced crab meat. \n\nBaked potato was barely warm and could not melt the cheese in it and barely the butter.\n\nAll tasted good except the crab, just a room temp. For the prices you would expect more.\n\nAlways been a fave so will likely return and hope it is my time for a great experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We ordered their Filet that was a special cut. We ordered it medium rare it camserved medium. For the price the value just wasn't there. Over rated Berns Steak House is by far the place to go for exceptional steaks

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very disappointing... extremely over priced... I've had much better steaks at longhorn... claim to have choice and prime beef... anyone that knows about quality grading knows that choice and prime beef must be heavy marbled... from the steak I saw it was more like select... also an additional $50 was charged to my card... discovered after returning hime

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

average experience...wifes bib salad too huge ..wasted..my tomato and onion had tomato slices too thick and tasteless and onion slices half inch thick that looked akward, blue cheese shoved/smashed into ramakin on the side.... poor presentation...had bison ribeye and it was awesome ...highlight of meal...also bartender not able to make proper cocktail..dumb....Bern's is soo much better...employees better trained..and much better overall...

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Evening started out lovely with Amber as our server. She was courteous, knowledgeable of the menu and wine list. Amber brought me an additional Thai spice from the kitchen as I enjoy spicy accompaniments to my meal. We enjoyed the Waguyu steak and Chilean Seabass with asparagus, fried green tomatoes and a baked potato. Mid meal, Amber received a party of 12 and a young man took over our table and the evening declined from there. I wish I would have caught his name. At this point, no one had even asked how our meal was, and when you spend $90 on a steak alone you would expect to be checked on at least once. We had finished our meals and were ready for coffee and desert. Flagged down our new 'server' and ordered expresso and the creme brulee. After about 10 minutes passed, we were informed the expresso machine was broken. My husband ordered a plain cup of coffee, which arrived quite a bit later. When the creme brulee finally arrived the server pulled a bic lighter out of his lint filled pockect and lit the creme brulee. I was appalled and immediatly asked for our check. In turn, it took longer for us to receive our check than it did to finish our whole meal. My husband and I are restauranteurs ourselves, owning several pizzeria's and a beach side bar and grill. We have make a habit of going out at least 3 or 4 times a week to area restaurants and have NEVER had a server experience like we did at Charley's. We will not be back. COUNCIL OAK is a better bet anyday.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Eric our server was very friendly and knowledgable. Will definitely be returning !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was excellent. Service was great. A little pricey, not an everyday meal, but well worth it

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food and service! Would definitely go back after we save up again!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Could not ask for a better evening. Food and service were excellent

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went for my finance's 27th birthday and couldn't have asked for a better dinner. I always love the presentation of the steaks even though I go all the time. I got the bison ribeye and it was one of the most flavorful steaks I've ever had.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Have had three (3) dinners at Charlie's in the past year. The food is always delicious and always prepared properly but the service is not what it should be when you are spending significant $$ for a meal. During the most recent visit last week, the server was not overly attentive and the kitchen sent our lobster [ordered as a table side dish to share] to another table. No manage came over to apologize nor did the server offer any accommodation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is a steak and seafood establishment, and I though they did both very well. I ordered the Stone Crab claws for an appetizer and they were fresh and delirious. The bone in ribeye was done perfectly for me. I ordered 'Pittsburgh' for the doneness, which is chared outside, and between rare and medium rare inside. Absolutely delicious! Would definitely return again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great dining experience sitting at bar and really good Martinis!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Charley's always delivers. Great location for a business meal. Took one of our clients there and enjoyed it as always. The place can be a bit loud, but atmosphere is great. My favorite place for Bison - they do it up perfectly.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I order the 24 ounce Ribeye and was not impressed I thought it could definitely have more flavor didn't think it tasted much different from a ribeye I buy from Publix and cook myself

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great dinner! We shared the 20oz Fabulous Filet, it did not disappoint! Flavorful and tender with the perfect oak/citrus char. Our waiter, Stephan, was courteous and professional and added to the experience. We did have to wait a bit past our reservation time with limited seating area in the lobby, and my wife and I would have preferred a better table (we were sat on the end of a half booth directly between a party of 6 and a party of 10). Overall, however, the experience was great and we will come back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Another great night with friends at our favorite steakhouse. No disappointments here!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of the greatest dining experiences I've ever had......I can't wait to return soon!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wife and I wen for Valentine's Day and like always it was amazing the food the service everything. The server we had was named David he was awesome every suggestion he made was awesome!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The atmosphere was great & the service was impeccable! The issue I had was my steak was undercooked. After sending it back, it still came back undercooked. By this time others in my group were close to finishing their meal. I also found that my steak had a lot of gristle. This is not what I would have expected from a steakhouse like Charley's. If I wasn't with customers I would have made this an issue during my dining experience. Very dissapointed!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Absolutely the best dining experience! Definitely worth the amount of money my wife and I spent on our meals. Will for sure be going back in the near future.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The 20 Ounce Filet Mignon Steak was beyond excellent. I would say is the finest steak in whole state of Florida. It was cooked to perfection. The Lobster Bisque Soup is beyond excellent. I have never had a better lobster soup. The atmospehere romantic delightful. The only thing that would be better is if a side if mashed potatoes were included! Phenominal.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

This Charley's location has gone way down hill. The one in Orlando is mucch better. Skip it and go to Berns in Tampa if you want a great steak.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food is now and is always Great. The service was Great also. I love this place and my wife and I got there on any special occasion.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great Place! Phenomenal! Love this place. Would recommend it as THE PLACE.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Charley's did not disappoint. Our cocktails, food and wine were delicious!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great dining experience! Love the steaks! Wonderful service!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food as usual was amazing. The only issue we had was the waitress. Mark our server from many times before was requested, but he had moved on to a another restaurant. She really didn't know the menu- every item we asked about was 'awesome and really good for you' even though one was a creamed spinach with fried onions on top lol. We order a large steak and split it usually- when she brought the steak out she didn't even cut into it to see if the temperature was to our liking- it really was a little too rare. Then she cut our steak so we could split it which was nice- she just didn't do a good job of that lol. Half of it was left on the bone. Everything else was fine- we will continue to go back just hope for some better service next time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I loved the food, but the reservations were extremely mismanaged and they had run out of the liquor we wanted before we even got there. The waitress was amazing, but the frustration of the way it was overbooked was very bad. I have liked this place a lot, but this damaged my opinion some.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Charlie's is my wife's and my restaurant, has been for 10 years. we went for valentines day dinner, late. really crowded, but over all we knew this and expected it. large lobster and 20 oz filet cooked medium. both were done perfectly. please be advised, this is a high dollar steak house and well worth it. I have read reviews from others that were not very good, but in 10 years, we have never had a bad dinner. service was off a little bit off from normal, but with every table filled at 10:00 pm, I was happy. they cook on an open pit wood fired. this is why I love Charlie's. hopefully if you go you will enjoy as much as we do.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food, and service!!! Must go if you have not...

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and the waiter was spot on but had reservations at 7:30 and didn't get seated till 8:15, other than that great food and atmosphere

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great Restaurant! We have dinned many times at one of there locations. We really like the food.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

First off I went the day before Valentines Day, it didn't seem too busy. I had 7:30 reservations and didn't get sat till 8pm.\nWe started with a bottle of wine, but they were out of the wine I wanted, which I can understand. \nThe service is excellent but the server took forever to take our food order. When my steak came out I can notice right away that my steak was not Medium Rare. It was well done in one area Medium in another then near the bone was Medium Rare. \nThe Mánager handled the situation very well and had a Medium Rare steak out within 3 minutes, however I didn't ask for butter on my steak and there was a hunk of butter melting on top. I still ate it. \nOverall this place gets a 3 star. For the price tag of their steaks, service and ambience it wasn't what I expected. I would try another steak house .

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Something with the steak made my dad sick when he began eating it. Not sure what it was, but shorly after receiving our main course, maybe two bites in we had to leave. It was my dad's 76th birthday.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was our first time!!! It wont be our last.Hope to bring the whole family next time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food and service. The steak is phenomenal.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was special occasion for our friends to celebrate Valentine. We have to wait 2 hours for our foods and by the time we receive them, it'seems cold. Our bill was over $1300 considering the quality food and service we received. We have to remind the waiters multiple times to bring hot tea and addition wine glass. We were charged with 20% granuity. We feel that the restaurant take advantage of us because it was oureally first time in the restaurant.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Pretty disappointed. Heard such great things about this place. The decor needs work, burnt out lights, broken fan's, the booth we were in the seat had a large gash in it. When you spend $200 on a meal for 2 you expect better than this. Service was meh I've had better service as a chain like Chili's. Charging $5 to cut your ahi tuna seems a bit absurd as well with what they are charging for everything else. Also was to dark to read the menu probably to cover up the worn out decor, had to use my cell phone to see it.\n\nDoubt we will go back again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love the atmosphere , food is always exceptional. We went for an early valentine's dinner to avoid the crowd that would be there for valentine's day. It was worth the drive from Polk County.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Over booked because of Valentines day. A little disappointed tonight.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very very expensive not worth the money also very noisy inside slow to take your order. Go to Berns instead

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We expected this to be a first-class restaurant with first-class service. The food was good, but the service was not. We checked in for our reservations, and then eight groups came in after us and were seated before us (even though some of them had reservations 30 minutes after ours). We asked the host why others were being seated before us, and he just mumbled something about our table not be ready yet. We finally had to ask for a manager, and then were seated. I ordered the king crab legs, which were good, but came without a small fork (which i needed to get the meat out even though the legs were pre-cut), and no plate or basket to put the shells. Our water and iced tea glasses were left empty most of the time. I had to flag down another waiter to get a refill--our waiter was absent most of the time. Disappointing -- expected better service based on the price of the food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of our group had a bad steak but everything else was wonderful! The manager took the steak off of the bill.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We always know what to expect when we go to Charley's and are never let down. The steaks are cooked to perfection. The wait staff is very professional.\nThis is our special occasion spot that we enjoy about once every few years.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was pretty good, service was pretty good it's just they made us feel alienated.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food and service were as stellar as always. The wine and bourbon were amazing. Love this place for those special nights with my love.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My wife and I came for our 1 year anniversary. Food was on a level above amazing! Service was too! Very impressed and will definitely be visiting again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food as usual. Steak was cooked perfectly. Chicken was good but not anything too special. Loved the Lobster bisque and the tuna sashimi. Only down side was being seated near the bar area which was noisy. Service was excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Martini was prefect and steak, outstanding. Kari served me, she was gracious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everyone was very friendly and service was outstanding!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a wonderful time for our first meal at Charley's. The food was amazing. Lobster Bisque is my favorite food & I've never had better! The wait staff was attentive & friendly. Our valet even had Exemplary customer service. The only blemish was the Host/Hostess pair at the greeting & farewell. They ignored us at arrival & was equally as inattentive as we departed. I will forget them soon & sing Charley's praises. A wonderful evening.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Birthday party. Nice meal, and dessert. \nThe drinks were amazing. Nothing from a bottle except for the booze. \nWaiting staff was good, ambience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great steaks, lobster appetizer was the best. Always enjoy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is amazing and the service here is always above par! Never regret spending the money to go here. It's a little pricey but you get what you pay for and when it comes to special occasions this restaurant will always make the list.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent steak & seafood. Not fast food--you'll spend a couple hours, but totally enjoyable. Moderate to high $$ depending on selection, but there's something for any taste and price range. We'll go back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was good but very overpriced. We had reservations and when we got there on time, the hostess sat people that walked in after us without a reservation. After this happen my husband complained, and we then were sat in the bar. Restaurant is very loud and not a romantic dinner!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Been here before and like the atmosphere. The server this time was outstanding, not that they haven't been before, but this young lady went beyond the standard.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a business meeting with friends and the staff at our table was excellent. I love the training that your establishment puts into their employee's. Its every bit worth it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything about the meal/food quality, bar, restaurant, and service was impeccable!! The ONLY reason for not straight 5 stars (and it was kind of a big one) is that we arrived an hour early; told them we'd be at the bar but would wait on a table; and, ended up waiting until 30+ minutes AFTER our reservation. Apparently, in a loud, packed, but smallish bar, they claimed to have walked and called our name; we were at a very easy and prominent spot at the bar, so I question the 'true effort' to locate us. I finally went to them after our time had passed, whereupon we then had to wait.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

With all of the great steak choices in Tampa, Charley's stand out above the rest. Not even close.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went for a special occasion on a recommendation. The food was delicious, the service excellent! I would highly suggest going. You will be pleased.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a wonderful evening and felt the staff went out of they way to make us feel special. The table was ready on time so no wait which is always good hen a booking has been placed. We will be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a special treat to come to Charley's for any occasion. Food and service were excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I brought my fiance here for his birthday.... we had a wonderful experience!!!! The service and the food was on point!!! Would surely recommend this restaurant to anyone... Loved it loved it loved it. Will definitely be returning!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We are looking forward to our next visit to 'Charley's'. Bartender Gary is really good. A hard worker who hustles!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was my mothers 71st birthday and we took her to Charley's . Everyone's steak was delicious but I got the pound lobster and it was tough and chewy. Staff was nice and the ambience was lovely .

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Did not enjoy our visit. My wife's dinner order came wrong, by the time they brought her the correct meal I was finished eating. Not what we expected from what I considered to be a higher end resturant.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Not worth the price you pay. Steak had no flavor and having to pay for each and every little item is not appealing. Not impressed overall...disappointed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic as always

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful food and service - James was great!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Took my wife to dinner here for our 10yr anniversary and we both loved it! I can't remember our servers name but he was excellent, even when dealing with another complicated table. The food was delicious and just as described by our server. I was told of a specific table by a client so I called and asked if there was a chance we could be sat there and without hesitation they did. Even went as far to wish my wife a happy anniversary without even being prompted. Thanks for a great night!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Steak was outstanding, as good as any I have had. Price was reasonable for quality. Portions are large and great for sharing, but a little difficult when dining alone.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very Very disappointed! Original order Stone crab claws were bad😷. Never got salad before entrée. Really! Side of cauliflower came at end of entrée. Never eat there again. Charles you got a problem!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Bone in fillet was definitely one of the best steaks I've ever had.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent steaks. If you appreciate'old school' american steak houses. You appreciate table clothes, attentive waiters, and conversation over memorable meals then Charley's is terrific. I aporeciate the wood grilled starks for the unique favor it gives this prime meat. Never had a bad meal here and have savored each one.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We returned with the coupons from New Year's Eve....\nHad a SIGNIFICANTLY better experience with my husband during this date night.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Average food at an overinflated price. Service was average for this class of restaurant. Tables were too small and our party of 5 didn't have much elbow room. Very limited drink menu. At this price point, I can think of many other restaurants I'd rather dine at.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've been to Charley's three times over the past two years. The first was excellent. The second time, the steak was not as good and there was a table next to us complaining quite loudly about their food. During my third and recent visit, I was very disappointed. My steak was very undercooked, and when I sent it back, it was still undercooked. I had it removed from our bill. Our waiter, who was good to start, became much less attentive after we started to have issues. The table next to us, was upset about the snow crab claws they ordered and had them removed as well. Not sure why this place Is having such issues, but we will not be visiting again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I always come to Charley's when I am in Tampa. It starts off my 5 day stay with a very nice meal and good conversation with friends. I like the Cigar room as it is a bit quieter than the other areas. The staff is always right on point and the hostess is always smiling and polite. I have recommended Charley's to many of my friends and colleagues.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I called and mentioned that it was my husband's birthday. There was no mention of it by the server or staff. There was no personal touch. I will not be going back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

An excellent experience from the time we arrived. The valet was prompt and attentive. Upon entering at 7:20 for a 7:30 reservation, we were immediately seated without delay. Although it was not the best table in the restaurant (just off the bar by the aquarium and very noisy) it did not deter from the ability to have a conversation with our dinner partners. The wait staff was prompt serving up the best martini in Tampa. The food service was also prompt and the food terrific. Overall a terrific experience at one of Tampa's best restaurants.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have heard a lot about this but was sadly disappointed. Steak was just OK. . .way over priced for what we got and spent. Thought we would compare to Berns and will be returning to Berns. . . not here.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was my first experience at Charley's celebrating my 50 birthday!!! And it was great, from the service to the menu just exceptional!!! I will be back!!!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went for my birthday. Had a coupon for free filet. Handed it to waitress and was told everything was fine. Get ready to checkout, was not able to use coupon because my guest didn't order an entree but ate an appetizer and 2 salads as her meal. Waitress never indicated that when we ordered! Very disappointed with Waitress and Manager! Had to pay for filet as well on my birthday! Their customer service is awful! Will be sure to let all my friends and coworkers know about my experience!!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Exceptional selection of the finest steaks. Wonderful experience despite the expected higher end cost.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Bison Ribeye was amazing however, that being said the Management at Charlies is lacking in professionalism and couth. \n\nBrief overview :\n\nI received a $100 Charlies gift certificate several years ago and placed in my desk drawer. This year I recalled the gift certificate, and since we had guest coming to town looked it over and noticed there were no expatriation dates. Further on the back of the gift card it had printed 'security paper'.\n \nWe went to Charlies and the food was delicious, and dessert was amazing. ( I highly recommend the Crème brûlée). The bill came, I placed my card and the gift certificate and that is where this whole experience was ruined. Two minutes later a female manager walked over and held up the gift certificate - rocking it back in forth in font of her she stated loudly ' who does this belong to'? I replied,'that is mine' to which she proceeded to tell me there was a manger who previously worked there which made counterfeit gift certificates ( I received this from a prominent architect in the area), and dispersed to his friends. She went on to belittle me and basically accuse me of trying to steal food from them, in front of the whole table and loud enough for surrounding tables to hear. I informed her my card was with the certificate and to run if there was a issue, which they had already done since the server standing behind her proceeded to promptly hand me the signature slip. The waiter remained for two minutes after to continue explaining to our table about the previous management issue. \n\nConclusion:\n\nFood Great! Managements professionalism- less than desirable. \nIn my opinion, I should have been pulled from the table and made aware if there was an issue. Her unprofessional completely ruined my evening and dining experience. Thinking back she kept the gift certificate leading me to believe there was more of an issue with it being older and not wanting to honor, rather than the validity of it.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food\nService was slow \nOverpriced special\nTables too close to each other

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very good food but pricey and service was a little slow

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great experience as always. I am a repeat customer.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was excellent food and service was great definately going back.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Charlies Steakhouse in Tampa has great ambiance and some good wine. However, the night we went it fell way short on food quality. My steak I ordered Pittsburgh rare came as rare and outside was like warm. The service was average, nothing exceptional. The atmosphere is great but the food was far from

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and service. We visited for a birthday dinner celebration. Great place for special celebrations.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This meal was just alright. Everything was fine but nothing was impressive. The food was cooked well and service was good, but I don't have any desire to rush back or suggest it to others.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was excellent as always! I ate at the bar by choice. Gary and Nate, the bartenders, were awesome, friendly, made everyone at the bar feel like they were part family, part friends. I have experienced this at the bar in the past! I found the young man at the host stand to be unfriendly and not customer service oriented; no smile, no welcome, no feeling that he was glad to see you. The manager John was unfazed when I told him and basically acted like it was hard to believe. I felt disenfranchised and not a valued customer until I sat at the bar. Sad in this day and age when service says it all.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Perfect in every way. \nGreat food Excellent wine \nAnd J.P. Was the best waiter ever. REALLY!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Ask for JP...Most Excellent service! Recommendations were spot on. We'll be back!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Sent back pork chops twice .\nFirst time too well done.\nSecond time too undercooked.\nIf we did it again everyone else would be finished eating and we would eat alone..

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

First time - I have eaten in a lot of nice steakhouses, but their steaks made my jaw drop.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Too noisy, requested quiet place on open table for this place, had to move to get a semi quiet place to sit, eat and talk.\nWay too pricey. Food good, but not great, Will not return

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We visited Charley's to celebrate our 31st anniversary. The food and the service was everything we could have expected from a top-notch steak house. We will be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food with some of the best wait staff anywhere. Price is a bit on the higher side, but it can be overlooked based on the food & service!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have lived in Tampa for over 30 years and never been to Charley's. Company meal so I figured I would give it a try. Service is top notch. Very attentive during the entire meal. \nThe food on the other hand is somewhat mediocre I thought. Crab cakes and gator bites as an appetizer and both were ok but nothing special. Ordered the filet and was not at all impressed. I've had better steaks at other places that did not command the higher prices. In my opinion the theatrics about the steaks by the waiter is unnecessary. To me a bit overdone. House salad was simply chopped lettuce with a light dressing. Dressing was good but salad unimpressive. \nWine list is impressive. Skipped dessert bur all looked tasty. \nNot a fan of Charley's as value for the money was definitely not there. Several other steakhouses I would rather frequent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The pork chops were fantastic!!!! However my filet was undercooked and lacking flavor. \n\nDelicious mojitos!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Citrus smoke, quality, and choice; Plus great cocktails and wine makes for a great evening.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Ate at the bar. I ordered a Kansas city steak and it took over 45 min. Once served, the steak was still very rare. I sent it back to be cooked medium. It came back medium well and very tough. I will not visit this establishment again nor recommend it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our 8th wedding anniversary

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of the better meals ever, and the service was exceptional. I would love to be able to have Eric serve me no matter where I go. Every on

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was great, service was great! One of the best meals around.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very, very disappointing. My wife and I had been looking forward to dining there again. But something must have been up with the chef or kitchen sat night.\n\nAbsolutely disappointing!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I appreciate the professionalism yet friendly staff and the way they make you feel very special best steak around!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overall good meal. lobster tails were tasty. Service good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Reality has a good experience and a grate time. The place is busy so tends to be a. It loud. But the food was on point. Delicious stakes.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always amazing!!! My favorite place to go! Food is always consistent and service is always on point!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This restaurant always delivers. The best steak and lobster in Tampa. Service was wonderful as always.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tampa is the best steakhouse in tampa hands down!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food. Service was excellent. Wonderful atmosphere. Amazing wine selection.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great steaks and attentive service. My husband and another friend said that there steaks were the best they have ever had!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I have had dinner at Charley's many times, but our experience last Saturday evening left us feeling that we probably won't return. We sat at the bar and enjoyed a cocktail before dinner and our first server was very good. We then ordered dinner and a bottle of wine.(ordered a 2008 Rioja from the wine list and a 2010 was offered with no explanation or price change). We started with the crabcake appetizer which was very good. We then ordered the 12 oz filet to share with 2 sides and salad. We ordered our filet medium...it arrived cooked, but served cold. Our sides weren't hot either. We sent everything back to be warmed up.( I also should mention that the filet had fat on it, which I think at $44.95 for a 12 oz filet it should be served lean. ) Our sides were returned very messy and still not hot. (I also think when sides are sent back, fresh ones should be returned to the table. We clearly only had eaten a small portion to realize our food was not hot.) Our second bartender was very unattentive and took forever to clear our plates for the next course, etc. We enjoy a good steak and the atmosphere at Charley's is nice, however, the quality of the food and how it was served to us has made us realize we need to not return.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Over priced food over-cooked with a wilted salad. Whenever you thinking of going to a nice restaurant you should certainly receive food that has been perfected. I will give our service person Alex overall great personality with good recommendations. No plans to return to Charlie Steakhouse.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Charlies waqs nice, but didn't live up to the hype

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, dinner, service and ambiance . We ordered the Filet for Two and added two 8 oz Lobster Tails. It was one of the best, most tender filet I ever had. Loved it. Recommend highly.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service was awesome. Food fabulous little pricy. Please read the menu carefully if not you be sorry. Lol...but it was amazing.. would come back..

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The design and feel of the restaurant are great.\nNice low lighting with lots of brick and wood to really set that mood for a steak house..\nThe service was very friendly and knowledgeable.\nI did have to sent me steak back because it was a little too rare but it came back prefect.\nThe only suggestions that I would make are the tomato and onion salad..the onion should be sliced thinner it was very thick and hard to eat.\nAnd that if you substitute your house salad for another they shouldn't be full price..but that's about all I would change.\nIt was a very good meal overall.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Smell of the restaurant as soon as you walk in is the same as Texas Cattle in Lakeland, which they also own. Food in both restaurants taste exactly the same except Charley's price is spiked. Noise level is really loud. We might as well have just gone to Texas Cattle to celebrate our anniversary since we live in Lakeland and saved the gas money.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loud. Slow service. Filet of lower quality. Shrimp over cooked or sat under heat lamp too long.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The baked cauliflower is out of this world and of course my filet was one of the best I've had. Food is always outstanding here!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Neat ambiance in an old world style. Excellent service and delicious steaks that are huge!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic experience. Food was amazing. Service was superb. Ask for Vinny

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We're frequently guests of other major steak chains and this was our first trip to Charley's. We had a party of 9 and were very pleased with the quality of the meat, and the flavor of the meat cooked on the wood grill. If you like Ribeye or Chateaubriand we can say these were some of the best steaks we've had. They also have a kids menu, and the cheeseburger from that menu was described a 'really huge and delicious' meal (as described by the 9-year old patron!) \n\nWe would recommend Charley's for a nice date or a special occasion for sure.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Charley's Steak House never disappoints. My husband and I recently celebrated our 46th anniversary and our sons 29th birthday together. The wine, our server the menu selections and finally the meal itself is all presented in such a special and delicious way that we always return for special occasions. I consider this the best steak house in Tampa.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I found Charley's to be a rollicking, fun place for dinner. The ambiance was casual but I did not feel out of place wearing a sport coat. \nIt was louder than I expected but once we were seated in our comfortable booth the sound of others having a great time was not distracting. It became part of the 70's era atmosphere! (Complete with Tiffany Swag lamps casually hanging above the tables). The waitress was professional but not stuffy. The Steaks and seafood are wonderful and cooked perfectly by temperature to order. The wine list superb and reasonably priced. Be sure to save room for incredible desserts!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was great and good was amazing! A bit expensive but definitely worth it for an occasional nice evening out or special occasion

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We go every year to celebrate All State music festival. It is a tradition now that we all look forward to.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great meal, awesome service.. everything was fantastic. Only complaint was the jack n ginger was pretty weak. I like a stronger drink and will usually adapt.. but I could barely taste any jack in it.. work on your pours...

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

An old-line steakhouse full of cigar humidors, private wine lockers, old, rich, white guys, and dark, dark wood paneling. VERY over-rated and dramatically overpriced, IMHO. Exceptional service (Joe was a great attentive, knowledgeable, friendly, approachable waiter), but for these prices ($300+ for two trying to keep things under control), the food was only ok, inconsistent and underwhelming. My friend's caesar salad had bits of blackened, rotting romaine in it. A manager told us this was the result of the smoking of the lettuce in their steak pit. Please! Heat chars lettuce, it doesn't rot it. Mine was ok, but made with the dark green, strongly-flavored outer leaves of the romaine head - a simple and obvious no-no even at Outback. That said, the caesar dressing was exceptional - no one here is afraid of anchovies or garlic. I loved that. My 8 oz fillet (all $38.00 of it) was certainly tender, but lacked the flavor I would have expected from over a month of aging - certainly no better than the fillet I had had at Longhorn a few days earlier at less than half the cost. I asked for black tea after our meal. They brought out an impressive chest of herbal teas and flavored teas, but were unable to produce even a bag of Lipton, let alone a decent unflavored black tea. My gosh, my local diner can do better than that! All in all, and great service aside, we left over $300 poorer, and feeling quite ripped-off. There are a hundred restaurants in Tampa-St. Pete that would have given us a better meal for a third that price. I see no reason whatsoever to ever go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great reastaurant, great meat and fish (my favourites are the porterhouse and the filet mignon), nice wine list and enviroment.\nEvery visit in Tampa deserves a stop there.\n#1 steakhouse

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

GreatFood, Great Service... Knowledgeable Staff, Enjoyed Meal Thoroughly...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best steakhouse in Florida!!!\nSteak quality, flavor, and cooking Outstanding!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a disappointing first visit and we were invited to come back and give them a second chance. We didn't let them know we were coming and we didn't receive any compensation for our second trip and we were blown away. It was like we were visiting a whole new restaurant. I'm assuming our server the first night just was having an off night because our second night server was amazing! Food was beyond tasty. We finally got the full experience and it was well worth the second chance. We will make this a regular spot for us!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

food and service was awesome! Will definitely be back. The only thing I can criticize was when I ordered a glass of wine. My waitress brought the served glass to my table. I would have preferred it if she brought the bottle of wine to the table and poured it in front of us.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very nice steak house. Great service and great steaks and tastey side dishes. Would definitely return. Portions large and good wholesome food.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent dining! Great service, ambiance and atmosphere were fantastic. I was a tad dissapointed that at our 7:45 pm dinner reservation they did not have a Bone-In Ribeye, they had run out. I got the KC Strip instead, which was great but had been looking forward to the Ribeye.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have eaten at the Kissimmee location and the Orlando location. This was our first opportunity to try the Tampa location. It was very different from the other two locations; each has its own atmosphere, Tampa is more like a typical restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We always can count on stellar food, no matter what we order and attentive service.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Was in town for the National Football College championship Game everyone was booked. 7:45 reservation and they were already out of the ribeye. And they had a real bs story to go along with their Wagyu. After that they lost all credibility with me. I ordered the fried shrimp and they were not good. \n\nThe reason I knew the Wagyu story was wrong is I am one of the largest Wagyu producers on the East coast. \n\nExtremely disappointed

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Simply one of Tampa's best! Great food and great service. A special restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Another superb dinner with friends at Charley's. Food was wonderful and our server, Stefan was an A++. Charley's never disappoints us.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and service, as always. The waiter was superb and remembered my wife's gluten allergy. He made fantastic recommendations. We had a wonderful time with family and friends from out of town. Also, very accommodating with our reservation when we called to add two people to our table at the last minute. Best restaurant in Tampa.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best Steak in the Tampa Bay Area. I highly recommend this steakhouse.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was good. The citrus wood was a little strong or I'm not just into it. Would prefer oak or other wood. Citrus flavored steak and seafood too much for my liking. Otherwise food was very good. The 2 seat booth was very uncomfortable to me. If I sat on either side it had more cushion. In the middle it was almost all gone and I felt like I was leaning forward. I noticed it all during the meal. \n\nOur waitress was very knowledgeable and friendly and her support staff was very good too.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best steak experience ever. No joke!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Was great eating I had the loster and shirmp and scallops scargo but my wife had the grilled chicken breast but it was dry she did not want to say anything because it was my birthday and I was enjoying my meal I wish she had because I believe they would have fixed it and the whole meal would have been perfect but this is still a great place to eat and we will be back again

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were a party of five and we were celebrating my birthday. The appetizers we had were delicious--crab cakes and bacon wrapped scallops. Most of our dinner entrees were good, except mine and my husband's. I ordered my filet medium...When it was served, I immediately asked why it was butterflied and was told in order to cook it properly. When I asked even for medium, I didn't get an answer. My husband's was also butterflied. Needless to say, both steaks were overcooked. When the floor manager came by, we told him, and he offered to fire up new steaks for us, but at that point, it was too late--the other guests at our table were halfway through their dinner, and to have to start ours over would be too disruptive to the flow of our dinner. The sides, however, were delicious. As it was my birthday, I received a complimentary steak, and they gave me a dessert of my choice. We were disappointed to see that my husband's steak wasn't comped. I think we will try other steak houses in the area.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was fantastic, my server was exhausting... he continually tried to up sell everything and even though he was just giving super detailed description, it was overkill. My husband was annoyed and pissed by the time we ordered.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was top-notch. Food and service were outstanding

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went for New Year's Eve dinner on a 6:15 reservation, didn't get seated for about 15-20 minutes after our reservation time. Recommend bringing a nice bottle of champagne. Very reasonable corkage fee ($15) much cheaper than buying it by the glass or paying the restaurant mark up. The food was good, but not GREAT. The steak does have a unique citrus smoke flavor from the 1200 degree pit that can be appreciated. My wife said her salmon was very good as well. Complimentary valet parking was very nice and appreciated. I want to like this place more, but its very dark and some of the décor felt like the 1980's called and wanted their lamps back. It's a solid 3.5 based on the quality of food alone...but it could use a bit of modernization for sure. Service was pretty good based on it being NYE.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The steak was awesome the side dishes were so so they forgot the bread overall a good dining experience.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nothing to write Not worth the time.Nothing to write Not worth the time.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We've had Our waiter Stefan twice now and he has been wonderful and very knowledgable. His conversation is nice and he talks us in to trying things that he knows we will like..Have always been pleasantly surprised and will only have him in the future....Happy New Year

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

NYE dinner was somewhat disappointing. 9:45 reservation, waited too long for drinks at table and had to ask to order appetizer and bread.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good steakhouse, went for the first time the other day. I thought it had a awful smell. My husband said its because of the open grill near the bar. I was happy to be seated in a private room. The front smelled awful. Escargot was amazing and the strip steak was good. I feel for the same experience I'd rather go to Bern's though.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was great! Crowded for New Year's Eve so staff was a bit swamped and service slower. Made for a relaxing meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic as always! Knowledgabke, friendly staff! Phenomenal food, steak cooked to perfection! Huge wine selection!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Known to be thee best fine dining restaurant in Tampa, when I asked many locals. Went there for New Years my first time as per recommendation from an out of town friend, was not disappointed in any way, presentation was terrific, for the highest levels in steak selection the price was reasonable. Very good drink selection and the cocktails were above par! Well done! Valet parking was nice, atmosphere was very nice, will go back again. Do not skip the desert, salted caramel cheesecake!!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I been going to Charlie's for 3 plus years, and this is by far the WORST FOOD EXPERIENCE.. Our food came out cold, they forgot my lobster mac and cheese, and then when they brought it out, it was COLD.. the general manager sucked and actually argued with my mom about the food being cold. He needs to be Retrained in customer service, the only good thing about my experience was my servers Gabby and Erik , kudos to them for trying to make things right..

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our prior visits were okay.\nSomething appeared to be off this time.\nOrdered 2 colossal crab claws. They were not good, flavorless...yet was charged $55 ea.... $110 that we were not told up front about. \nFood just was not as good as the initial visit yrs ago.\nService was mediocre.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have gone here every New Year's with friends for years. Great way to start the year, Phenomenal food, fantastic service and its warm inviting enviroment always makes it extra special. Plan to continue to do so for years to come as well as for other times throughout the year.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The steaks and seafood here is always top notch! Huge martinis! Patsy really took great care of us, like we we're old friends. We'll be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything done to perfection. Steaks done Pittsburgh style perfectly, something not everyone has figured out how to do. Fried green tomatoes outstanding. A seriously great meal served at just the right pace. Had been disappointed with Charley's and quit going for two years, but I'm so glad I decided to try it again. Charley's is #1 in Tampa.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is one of our favorite steakhouses in Tampa (or anywhere else for that matter). The steaks were outstanding as always. One of our party is not a beef eater and had a fish entree that she raved about. The wine list is extensive and a bit pricey. We had a wonderful evening and shall be back soon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Seated on time. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Excellent dirty Martini! Our server was Attentive but not overly. Relaxing and not rushed. Best steak in a long time. Perfectly prepared. Overall great dining experience

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Charley's is one of our favorite restaurants. We love the escargot, the grilled cauliflower and the HUGE martinis! All the employee s take great care of us !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our waiter was outstanding

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The best steak house in Tampa- main reason is the unique fire pit being used.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

My wife and I have always made Charley's a must when we come. This was the first time I was really disappointed. The night began with not having our wine selection in stock which has not been the first time here! The staffs only offer was to go for a more expensive bottle that wasn't even the right blend. To top this off parts of our entree didn't arrive at the same time. The staff comped the late parts but not characteristic of a restaurant like Charley's. By a large Charley's is a great and good is great. That's what made this such a bummer as we only get the opportunity to visit once or twice a year

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great Steak and Outstanding Service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were staying in Tampa and for my wife's birthday, we decided to eat at Charley's steak House. We arrived a little early and were seated immediately. Our waitresses, Jeannie and Patsy were very professional, knowledgeable and a delight to be served by them. My wife had a steak and I had the fish. Both meals were outstanding. It is now one of my favorite restaurants.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Charley's continues to be a reliable option for good steaks in Tampa. While not in the same class as Capital Grille, Fleming's or Bern's, it is a very good option to experience a higher end steakhouse without overpaying. The steaks were very well prepared and tasted great. Salads were also very good, with a special nod to the Caesar. Lobster bisque had a decent amount of lobster meat in it making for a nice meal. The one drawback: seating was far too close to other tables for a higher end restaurant, which is what helps push Charley's down a notch from the category leaders.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was good but the food was just mediocre. Way too overpriced for what it is. I much prefer Berns!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Steaks had a very heavy wood 'smoke' taste to it. Ribeye was very chewy and was not of the quality of other steakhouses at that price point. We were celebrating a late anniversary dinner, let the hostess know about it when making the reservation, and they did not acknowledge it at all (we weren't looking for much but at least a happy anniversary from the waiter/manager is typically customary).

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Took my family to Charley's on my husbands birthday. He has always wanted to come here. I ordered the New York Strip and he ordered the Ribeye. Neither of them were edible. We both like medium rare. Mine came out raw in the middle and the vein or fat tissue was abundant. I could not even cut through it. I had to mutilate the steak to find a few good pieces. Taste was left to be desired. No seasoning. I expect a little more than fair for the money spent.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was only okay, not nearly as good as we expected it to be for the price. Service was good though and desert was great. I wouldn't eat there again if it were free. Beautiful restaurant environment though.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place eat here ever time we are in town. The cauliflower is the best I have ever tasted. The steak is wonderful and the atmosphere is superb.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Wagyu steak was hands down the best steak I've ever had, everything was amazing. Our waiter Joseph was great, he was very knowledgeable in regards to the food and wine, he paced the courses out perfectly, and he took his time and didn't make us feel rushed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Xmas eve dinner booked months in advance. Love the rustic décor, which allows a more casual dress code if you prefer. Excellent steaks and seafood...top quality! Appreciate the simple chopped salad that is complimentary. They take time to roll the 'steak' tray out to educate you on the cuts and choices.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I can not say enough good things about Charley's. From the host, to the servers, to the amazing mouthwatering food. Charley's is a gem!!! The even we went was a bit loud, but we chalked it up to others have a nice time celebrating Christmas dinners. The food is really amazing, especially the salted caramel cheesecake from Mike's Pie. To die for!!!! GREAT place to have a nice dinner!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Steaks and seafood very good. Very disappointed with the filet mignon Oscar as it was not as tender as it should have been. We've eaten here several times before and food has always met or exceeded our expectations, but not this time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place is the absolute greatest if you're looking for a good steak. The service is impeccable and the prices are reasonable for what you get. We love it. We plan an extra night in Tampa just to have dinner there. All the staff is top notch especially Erik the bartender. He was great.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a 5:15 reservation at Charlie's on Christmas Eve. We went early to avoid the holiday crowds which turned out not to matter as they filled up fairly quickly.\n\nWe ordered wine and salads came quickly. We then waited ~20 minutes after the salads were taken away before receiving our steaks. Two steaks were under cooked and all were cool to lukewarm. The baked potato and asparagus were cold and undercooked. The au gratin potatoes were good and very hot. We sent back two of the steaks and the baked potato to be warmed up. \n\nThey gave us dessert and coffee on the house to make up for the inconvenience and poor entrees/vegetables.\n\nI've had good meals at Charlie's in the past but this wasn't one of them. I will try again but likely avoid busy times.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Every time I eat at Charleys it is always a fanatastic experience. The food is always amazing and the service has never been less that stellar. The quality of food is always top notch. You won't be disappointed here.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great Steak, followed up with everything else you could ask for.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our waitress was fantastic. However this place is stuck in the 80's. The decor is terrible. My seat had a tear in it and the menu is about 10 feet tall. I felt like I was in the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High. THEY EVEN HAD PAPER OVER THE TABLECLOTH. VERY tacky and I would not ever go back. Place is a ripoff, way overpriced and outdated. If you want to pay 70 bucks for a steak go to Berns. At least it's classy and the dessert room is fantastic.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Was seated promptly. Waitress came over quickly, food was delicious and served in a timely manner. Had a nice booth in the corner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding restaurant with amazing food and excellent service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

2nd tune here and just as good as the first.....Can't get any better....

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome Steaks best in Town!!! Great Restuant that pays attention to details and staff. They sold me and I would recommend to anybody that wants a Great time and Food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our family shared combined special occasions. The gator bites are amazing with plenty to share, if you have not tried them before worth trying. Everyone's dinner came out perfect. The service staff are friendly with just the right amount of attention.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great Dinner! Birthday Celebrated with great food

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was so good we got our friend a 100.00 gift certificate

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was our second visit and there will definitely be a third! This place amazed in everyway possible!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

First timers...party of three. Fried shrimp was EXCELLENT, the rib-eye steak was VERY GOOD, however the 8 oz. filet was mediocre, especially for the price. The service was very good, but our table (near the bar and the aquarium) was so dark we needed a flashlight to read the menu. The menus were HUGE, and difficult to hold while reading with a candle-flame/flashlights.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a great experience all around.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a good meal at Charley's!!! Highly recommended!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a great time. We specifically went there because they had stone crab, which is nearly impossible to get in Massachusetts unless you order a ton of it and it costs a fortune. We sat at the bar while we waited for our table and enjoyed watching the cooks use the wood fired grill. We both ordered the stone crab, but enjoyed the presentation of the steaks at a table next to us. They bring out a huge platter of steaks, explain each of them to you and you get to choose. If we had time in our trip we would have gone back for steaks. This restaurant is one of the reasons we've decided to fly down for a weekend the next time we can. Absolutely fabulous!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The quality, selection, and exquisite flavor of the food is more than reason enough to visit but the service makes the experience better than every other restaurant in Tampa. My wife and I recently celebrated our 5 year anniversary here and have decided to make it our annual place to celebrate our nuptials.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Been here several times, outstanding as always from food to staff.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Absolutely amazing! Food was delicious. Service even better! Our server Mark was top notch!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very good server, asparagus was under cooked and the hollindase had no taste, disappointing. Salad portion was small. Steaks were very good, deert excellent. Staff was outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our server recommended the ribeye, which was fantastic! Great food and great service!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My fiancee has a food allergy and they were so attentive to this issue it was just increable to me the way they took care of things also gave me her business card said the next time that we come to email her and let her know what we would like to have and they will make sure that everything is prepared so that my fiancée would not have to worry about her food allergy at all great place kittenrecommended enough

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had the bison ribeye for the third time. It's the greatest meat ever!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food from the 'towers' appetizers, steaks, and sides and excellent service. Not ideal for a discussion type venue but great for a celebration and with a table of 9 for conversations with those seated next to you.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I am giving this place an overall 4 starts because I would say that considering the price of the menu I was not fully impressed with all aspects. I will say that the waiter we had was nice but not a quick turn around in regards to requests but I also know that he has to spend time at each table he served and answer questions the other groups may have had but I felt that I did not want to request a lot because I knew it would not come in a timely fashion. This is definitely a place to visit once in awhile unless you make a lot of money. You can easily spend over $100 just between two people. I liked the gator appetizer, the house salad was not that impressive but the bread rolls were delicious. I will say that in my opinion for the price the meats should come with a complimentary side and then obviously charge for extra sides. That is my opinion though. I will say that the steaks though were amazing. My boyfriend and I were even eating some of the fat of the steak because it was crisp and flavorful. You know a steak is good when you do not need to add sauce to it. It was that good! That was when I realized why people go to Charley's because they have perfected how to make an amazing steak. Overall I would go back when I have some extra money.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

For a first time consumer I was really impressed with the service by Mark and the food was excellent. I just wished the seating was more comfortable. We are tall people and the booth was not spacious we felt scrunched and was very narrow space between table and seat.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was our anniversary dinner and we had a very nice time. Our waiter, Kenny, was funny, attentive, he helped complete a great evening. The only real complaint that I could have would be the noise level in the restaurant. To be fair though it was very busy that night.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Incredible steaks, best of the best but that's where it ends. The noise is so loud I could not even hear our waiter to order, the sides are overpriced and mediocre. House salad was soggy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service is always amazing! The food is delicious. It was a little louder than previous visits, but it was Friday night. Definitely didn't interfere with us enjoying our food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A night in town with my lovely... absolutely beyond expectations!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Simply an awesome dinner. The best Old Fashion drinks before dinner. Very good crab cakes for an appetizer. We shared the Fabulous filet, it was outstanding. The two Dans did and excellent job together providing the best service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent service and remarkable food

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overcooked steak - no excuse for a $46 dollar ribeye. Perhaps they should use a thermometer to cook their meat?

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We enjoyed our group dinner at Charley's. Great steak and other dinner options and great atmosphere. We have no complaints, great service and drink selections as well.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I brought my teenage kids for the first time. The service staff made each of them feel very special. Both enjoyed the experience

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Several wines on the wine list were not available. Service was very slow. The bison ribeye was a disaster.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We loved our night out here! We celebrated our 3 year anniversary the night we had Daniel and David as our servers. The service was excellent, the ambiance was what we were wanting and the food... to die for! My husband had a Moscow Mule and I had the Laetitia Pinot Noir... excellent! We had to take a bottle of the Pinot home. We had the bacon wrapped scallops that melted in your mouth and the calamari... yum! I would definitely get the scallops again. We then went with the Porterhouse and Kansas City... wow! It was perfect! We decided to finish the night with a salted caramel ice cream which was delicious! They top it with blueberries and strawberries. Daniel and David were very personable and they were very knowledgeable with everything. They made our evening and our anniversary special.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great dinner in Tampa! Stone Crab claws were exceptional...Great atmosphere and our server Heather was awesome!!!!!! Will be back!!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The t-bone steak at Charley's was the best steak I've ever had my life, to me Charley's steakhouse is the best steakhouse in the world

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We just got engaged and had never been to Charley's so we thought we'd celebrate there. We had an 8:00 reservation and was sat promptly. Waiter was knowledgeable about steak cuts and very polite. We ordered an appetizer and dinner. A bit after salads/bread we stopped our waiter and asked the status of our appetizer. He apologized and said he forgot to put it in. Another 30 minutes went by and no waiter, no food, no drink refills. Finally our food came out and our steaks and sides were warm, not hot, just warm. In fact, I ordered the special with foie gras and crab and the crab was cold. By this point it's after 9 and we were too hungry to send it back, so we ate it. Even warm the steaks were great, but would have been even better hot. The sides were mediocre given they were cold, so we took them to go. By end of dinner someone came by and asked if we wanted drink refills. We were not impressed with the service, especially for the price. We think the waiter not only forgot to put our appetizer in, but possibly forgot to put our whole order in.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As usual, we had a great meal and great service here. I was eating with 4 others who weren't drinking. Some servers in general (not here) would give second rate service, knowing that we wouldn't run up a high wine bill, but our waiter treated us first class. Only complaint was I ordered the 12oz filet and got an 8oz. I didn't complain, so not the waiter's fault. Nevertheless...it was a great experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had a great birthday evening, waiter was outstanding food was great exept the T-Bone Steak. It was cook perfectly but was seasoned to salty to enjoy. Did not want to spoil the evening so I did not complaint. Overall the Manager was outstand and we enjoyed everything else. We will visit again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

BEST STEAK IN TOWN!! LIKE BUTTER!!!! The steak melts in your mouth. All the sides were delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of the highlights of my visit from California.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I give up.. I take clients here all the time and it prevents me from making a complaint while I am there as I don't care to make a scene. The last 3 times I have been I have ordered a filet mignon medium. Should be the easiest thing to get right at a steak house. All 3 times the steak was below RARE.. blood red and cold centered . The cut itself also looks like something tried to eat it before I did. Everything else is mediocre at best.. do yourself a favor and pass

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The steaks were amazing and cooked perfectly. The wood grill makes some incredible flavors that most other steak houses can't provide. The cauliflower was an ap that I'd recommend also... it was unique and had a multitude of delicate and interesting flavors. \nOur waiter (William, I think) seemed happy to be there and provided a perfect level of high end service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We visited Charley's for my daughters 24th Birthday last Friday night. We were seated promptly at the time of our reservation ina great booth. The 20 oz filet we split was outstanding. JP was an excellent waiter. Nice touch that they brought out a huge slice of salted caramel cheesecake for dessert. Charley's continues to be a top choice in Tampa.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Ordered steak medium rare, came well-done. Been sick since left due to something making both my wife and I both sick

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was excellent. Food was good, but my steak and baked potato were not hot: warm but not hot. Only other issue was all the up-selling for add-ons. I would go again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went there for a business meal. Food was excellent, overall. I have been there before and will return. Only negative on the food was the lobster mac and cheese tasted more like burnt and dried out Stouffer's lasagna. There was no hit of lobster taste to it. \n\nOne big complaint: We went for a nice evening and the first 30 minutes was a high pressure sales job about their exclusive bottles of wine. They kept pushing a bottle for it's rarity and it's tremendous discount. Then, they cam by and gave us a taste of it, without asking if we wanted it. The reality was, none of us wanted wine. They seemed offended that we didn't want any (maybe part of the high pressure). We just didn't want any. They spent more time talking about the wine than the food. I don't remember this the last time we were there, so my suggestion is stick to great food and ambience and if you would rather be a wine bar or a liquor distributor, change your identity.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

On the high end with pricing.. That being said, food was excellent ... Staff was friendly. I would recommend

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Really really good but expensive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our first visit and will return .\n\nWe were taken back by the ambiance of this restaurant.\n\nWe dine out frequently and really enjoyed the originality of the place..

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our servers Patsy and James along with the rest of the staff were outstanding. We enjoyed everything we ordered and the ambiance was fantastic...

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice setting good wine steak was under cooked but they did take it back and cook it more. Was to be medium came out extra rare. Got it back was rare. Took it back again had attitude this time came back well well done. They got very busy and my husband also had to send his back once but got it back cooked ok. I just ate what l could and left the rest. Not a good birthday dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent dining experience

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We finally got to Charley's for our anniversary this year. I had heard of its reputation and intended to go, but never got around to it. It was certainly as good as I had heard. I chose the Heritage Rib eye as my entree and it was outstanding - perfectly seasoned and cooked. I was a little surprised at the size - even though they brought out a large tray with the selection of cuts. The Rib eye actually looked reasonably smaller than many of the other cuts. Which brings me to an overall recommendation.\n\nPortions at Charley's are mostly very large. Unless you are a very big eater (the type that appreciates a 2 pound plus Porterhouse), many of the steaks and the sides we tried were all large enough to share for the average person I believe.\n\nMy wife and I shared the Lobster Bisque (one of the best I have had), the 'Mini Wedge Salad)' (not so mini), and the Parmesan Fries and were glad we did. We did order our own entrees, and ended up with large take home bag, We did manage to finish off the dessert course - Salted Caramel Cheesecake with Salted Caramel ice cream - sinful. Every other dessert they brought out to show us looked equally good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a great steak and experience. Gentleman, if you are traveling or in town for a meeting, great place to sit at the bar and enjoy a meal and make friends. Nathan did a great job! A+

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was our first time. We were leaving the next day so no leftover orders. The salad was premade and not as tasty as it could be if mixed before serving. Rolls were good. Our Filet was very tender and an interesting flavor from the wood used. We did not try their toppings. Too full for dessert. Service was excellent, but a little diificult to gear because of the loudness in the restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food. The quality is super and the service works hard.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went for a birthday diner i had a good time food was delicious the waitress lauren was great!!! Definitely coming back

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great steak. Bit pricey though! Service was above average.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and service. Good atmosphere. A bit pricey...

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The steaks were very tender. We didn't love the house seasonings on our steaks. Service was very good and there were floor management people who are very attentive. I was surprised the windows to the garden area outside were dirty. My wife's steak was served rare when she ordered medium. The problem was immediately and professionally handled. We have no complaints, it was just not as great as we thought it might be.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The dinner we had was excellent. The food was cooked just like we ordered. We will be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Every time we visit Charley's, we have a wonderful dining experience. The steaks are wonderful. There is an excellent choice of sides and amazing desserts, especially the salted caramel cheesecake. We drive an hour and a half each way just to have dinner there several times a year. It's a great place to go to celebrate a special occasion. The wait staff is very professional and friendly. Management comes to the table to check on your dining experience. We will certainly return again and again.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The stone Crabs were old and disgusting \nThe salad very saggy \nThe fillet had too much fat

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice place. Great servers and personal attention. The cuts of meat were excellent. My only complaints are the salad and the smoked flavor in my steak. We didn't care for the house salad and I would have liked the option to get a regular tasting steak. No hickory smoked flavoring. Overall, we enjoyed it.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were greeted several minutes past the norm by a friendly waitress who introduced herself as well as another waiter who would help. We never met or saw the other waiter she was talking about. Waited a while for drinks initially but got better as the evening progressed. Had to ask for sweetener for my iced tea. Food came out in a timely manor. Though all our steaks were on the verge of being to salty. We had two ribeyes and a porterhouse. I ordered my steak med-rare and it came between raw and rare still cold almost in center. I ate very little and boxed the rest to cook at home. The ribeyes were also ordered med-rare and both came out medium. Host staff was friendly at the front and never met or talked to a manager. It was a Thursday night and seemed kind of busy so maybe things weren't as good as usual.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

we are repeat customers. Francis was our server and wonderful. Food and service is always over the top. We love it there.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We visit here every year for our anniversary, plus 2-3 other times a year. The service is always great, hands down the best dirty martini...consistently. They're always perfect! Yummy house salad that fills me up after sharing an appetizer .. but I always manage to find room for the best aged filet with bernaise sauce. And the Best mashed potatoes I've ever had! We love Charley's :)

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was a rather disappointing dining experience. Despite arriving early (6pm) and having reserved a table through this website, we had to wait at the entrance for approximately 5 minutes be seated as the bar was too crowded to have a drink while waiting for the table. When we finally got the table, there was a sheet of paper on the whole surface, on top of the tablecloth.\n\nThe waiter was polite but too busy to care for us as well as one would expect from a restaurant in this price class. \nThe 'sommelier' tried to sell us wine by insisting on the rarity of the bottle ('only 574 cases made...') rather than its drinking quality. I have not seen him again after telling him that the wine is good but too young. Instead the waiter tried to sell us the wine they have by the glass after pretending to listen to my wishes regarding the wine.\n\nThe steaks were very smoky and extremely salty. I like smoked and salt, but this was really borderline. My friend just couldn't eat hers. A replacement came out only slightly better, which isn't surprising as the steaks are marinated hours before being served.\n\nThe cocktails we drank were very sweet. This may be a matter of taste, but I didn't expect a gin and cucumber / dill drink to have any significant sweetness.\n\nMy overall impression is that of an understaffed restaurant with personnel that either don't care or don't have time to care.\n\nThe restaurant was cold enough to be wearing a sweater and the noise level was deafening. I was glad when I got out and do not plan to return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food at Charley's is always AMAZING!! I have been here several times and have never been disappointed with anything that I have had. The staff is always friendly and courteous.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Did not impress. The waiter could not express himself with proper grammar. He told us the bison was from the other hemisphere. Sorry buddy. Montana is in this hemisphere. Thank God the city is buying this nice piece of property.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Charley's Steak House has ALWAYS been in our Top 3 steak restaurants in the U.S. They can cook a steak like nobody, especially that they list 'Pittsburgh Style' as a temp.\n\nI ordered the T Bone and a lobster tail. T Bone was a terrible cut (hardly no filet part)and not prepared properly to my request. The tail was better but not extraordinary. It was just OK this time. The service was great. The ambiance is Charley's. \n\nI will go back. They just had a bad steak night tonight.\nPlease give it a try!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great time! Our group of 10 thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. We were lucky enough to be set up in our own private room- probably a good idea as we were a feisty bunch. Amber was our server and she did an excellent job setting the pace, making recommendations and entertaining the group. The stone crab appetizer, fried gator and bacon wrapped scallops were awesome starters. 9 out of 10 guys ordered steaks- NY strips and rib eyes. Everyone was delighted with the quality of the meat and how the steaks were cooked. The wood grill gave a beautiful flavor to the meats. My rib eye was done perfectly medium rare, the meat had good marbeling and seasoned just right with salt and pepper. For desert, the popular Key lime pie was a hit, but the caramel cheesecake stole the show. Next time I am in the Tampa area, I will be making reservations at Charley's.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was awesome as usual. It was our anniversary and Charley's is always a great place to celebrate a special occasion!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Celebrating a special occasion. Server was disconnected from our needs, proceeding through a cannned routine. I dine out a lot but would not be compelled at all to return. The grilled salmon as well as the brocolli were very nice.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our 51st Anniversary celebration.\nWe were greeted well had to wait for 10 min, then taken to our table, which was a booth that had a wrought iron headboard and foot board, very nice and comfortable.\nOur main waiter was excellent, very knowledgeable in the restaurant , foods and wines. Took the time to explain are the available offerings and showed us an exciting array of selected meats ( steaks ) for us to select.\nThe roving manager came to our table to greet us, wished us a Happy Anniversary ( very nice ) and offered us ao dime sized meatballs of sorts? I think they were meant to excite our food senses. Did not work. A well seasoned Pate with some fresh baked cracker bread that had been topped with red/black peppercorns and sea salt would have been bettered served.\nThe Seared Rare Tuna Sashimi and the Colossal U-* Shrimp Cocktail were outstanding.\nNow we were in ,much anticipation of the arrival of our Medium Rare Fabulous Fork Tender Filet Mignon's. \nAn assistant to the waiter slammed our plates across the table, each plate clanging as it struck the table. She reached across the table from the far side to serve each plate of instead, properly coming to the side of each guest and placing the entrée at our front then clacked down the Sauce Boat with Béarnaise Sauce ( very good ) then abruptly departed.\nThe plate presentation was very poor, with a rough cut , dry sprigs of Kale thrown on the plate. .The Filet was not fork tender! Extremely disappointed. Cooked correctly to a medium rare.\nThe roving manager came by to see how our meal was and I expounded on my disappointment in the Filet. She had not much to say and I informed her that we would eat the Filets as they were. \nI am not in the habit of sending food back to the kitchen( being in the food industry for over 50 years) I would not frequent the establishment in the future. \nAfter my comment to the Roving Manager she made it a point to avoid my gaze or walk by our table .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the country. The steak presentation is awesome, the wine list is vast, and the service is top-notch. Highly recommended.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place for steak or anything but very noisy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Charley's once again excels. The atmosphere dining at sunset fulfilled expectations. Food was great and the service was wonderful. It is great when things are paired together to create a memorable meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went on Saturday night with another couple. We had reservations for 7:15, we arrived about 20 minutes early and were seated within 5 minutes. The service was good, the food was amazing, worth the price for sure. It doesn't get much better than a perfectly cooked steak, delicious and flavorful sides, awesome cocktails and amazing dessert!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Over the top loved it ... The best food I have had in a long long time. ser ice was outstanding also. Will definitely be back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was good as was the service - although it was quite loud this visit - still, my food was good, cooked to my liking and arrived in a timely manner.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have been going to Charlies for a very long time. But unfortunately its seemed to have taken a turned south. Things we love have been replaced or removed altogether. Still great drinks so maybe just a spot for after work drinks. Very upsetting.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Steaks and seafood were amazing. I had the stuffed triggerfish and my hubby had the filet and shrimp and scallop scampi. All was second to none. Even the creamed kale was amazing. And then the desserts!!! Yum! We had the chocokate cake and the salted caramel cheesecake! WOW!!! Best ever! And our waiter, Adam, did an amazing job at explaining everything and giving wonderful suggestions! Great experience!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Charley's Rules.... got to love this place. Makes the best espresso martinis in town. They are never ending. Steak presentation is always a treat. The restaurant ambiance provides the perfect balance with rooms varying in décor. You always notice something different each time you come. Overall, a delight.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing experience from the service to the food, I would highly recommend and will go back again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Staff was awesome, stone crab was quite good, new york strip was undercooked, tough and gristly. Good beer, bread was great, dessert was very good. A bit overpriced but still a nice place for special occasions.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Decided to give Charley's a try again after a bad experience 5 years ago. Prior to that always enjoyed going. During this visit was not impressed again. Starting off with the bread which was very oily on top and messy to eat. Then the salad which I remembered was very good, but once again had too much oil. The filet was decent, but a few bad pieces and nothing that stood out. Overall just ok, but not worth the price.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The last couple times my husband and I have gone to Charley's there has been an issue with the temperature of our steaks. They had to re-cook our steaks twice this weekend. I love their food and their steaks have a distinct flavor which I love, but there ability to get it right the first time has declined substantially since we started going there a couple years ago. We will definitely visit again, but the third time is a charm. I will say the manager visited our table and compensated our ticket for the errors which was nice.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

CHARLEYS in Orlando has never given a bad meal. I over their Tbones typically. Took 1.5 hrs to get our 2 steaks and an order of lobster mac. When I got my steak, it was almost raw and I ordered Medium. They comped two steaks but charged for the salads and mac. I personally think that if the steak is horrible, you comp steaks...if timing is off by that much, you comp meals. If both happens, meal and gift card is in order. Disappointed frankly.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was very good. But the service took forever. Out waiter told us ten minutes our entres to come out and over 40 minutes later we had our steaks. He mentioned the manager was aware of the delay, but he never came out to our table to recognize the delay. Overall the food was great but the service delay of the food left a bad taste in our mouths. Ps this was a 50th birthday celebration for my wife so it dampened that as well.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was high quality and prepared perfectly. Nice touch for John to stop by. Heather always checked on us and very attentive. We'll be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Absolutely love Charley's. With our reservation, got in quickly. Server was very nice and attentive. Food is always incredible. Strongly recommend!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Despite reserving a table a month in advance, we were seated in a very noisy bar area. Food was good....service was not memorable. Tampa has much better dining experiences available for the same money.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have eaten at Charley's Steakhouse many many times in Tampa and Orlando. This is the first time we had sub-par steaks. Actually really bad steaks....\nHopefully this is a fluke. We love coming out of town and calling 'Charley's' our place.\nWe may not be back.....

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best steak in Tampa it made Burns look like a McDonald's. Our server Eric was outstanding he went above and beyond to make sure we were educated in the menu and helped up pair our steak dinner with a superb wine.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

My wife and I visited Charlie's last Friday night for 'date night'. The valet was courteous and professional. We were seated right at the time of our reservation. The service was good (the waiter dropped the ball when it was check time but we were semi ok with it). The issue with the meal was the $50 Angus ribeye I ordered. It was so tough that I had difficulty cutting it. the steak was so tough I could barely chew it. I know that the ribeye has a lot of fat which is what gives it its flavor. but this was beyond fat. It was gristly and not a good steal at all. We love Charlie's and will visit again but in hind sight, I should have sent the steak back. My wife's filet was excellent. Disappointed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fabulous, stunning food, awesome wait staff, friendly and helpful! Joseph and Leo are the bomb; Steve was solicitous and kind! The ambiance was a delight! I've eaten in many awesome restaurants but this ranks at the very top of the list! Cannot wait to return for another great experience!!! Kudos!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great steaks and seafood. Good selection of single malt Scotch. Service was friendly and efficient.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful service. Food was mostly good but had to send a couple things back. Kitchen was 'in the weeds'

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Crab cakes were phenomenal!! Best I've ever had... Steaks were decent and the price was a little high ($250) for two of us, but we definitely could've been a little more frugal. Overall it was pleasant experience .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

probably the best, wood open flame steaks in Tampa Bay, a steak lovers delight. Also has an extensive winelist

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Charley's always has a great selection of steaks and seafood. Portions are high and a bit over the top.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice atmosphere. Awesome wait staff. Excellent wine choice. Sides cauliflower and garlic mashed potatoes great. Steaks were cooked 2 perfection. However they were extremely salty to the point that neither one of us good finish the meal.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was a celebration of my Dad's 91st birthday. We were there at his request because he had heard so much about it. There were four of us, two had steak. My dad's comment about his meal was 'he gets a better filet at Cody's'. I think that about sums it up for all four of us. My husband's steak was tough. I and the other guest got fish. I realize you don't go to Charlie's for fish, but if you are not going to make it taste good don't put it on the menu. Definately nothing special. Extremely disappointing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was fantastic. Four in party, everyone had something differentirely\n Australian Kobebeef, New Yorkstrip, Kansas city bone. All were superior. Mushrooms and onions, broccoli, snails. Bestmeal in town. Not cheap, but qualityneveris

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is one of the best steak houses in town, it is an awesome place and and has great food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great steak selection, nice extensive wine list and assistance if needed from informative sommelier. Service was wonderful.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have eaten here many times and the fodd has always been outstanding. However this time I found the bison to be tough and below normal standard. Everything else was outstanding as always.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Arranged for a special birthday dinner with family; Service unattentive, poured only first glass of wine, steaks not cooked to specs, and sides were cold when served. Service did not return to table after serving meal. Manager, tried to appease by offering desert.... Was definitely not worth the cost of the at this establishment....

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always a wonderful experience, the food is superb and we will be back again and again.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Pretty upset with quality of food. Pork chops, way to fatty. Chicken breast was dry, wawa steak was Pittsburg on the outside which we did not ask for. We returned the pork chops

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

My first order-Lamb Chops-over-cooked. Sent back. Waited, waited, waited..others at the table received their orders , ate and I waited. Finally, received my order-Lamb Chops-almost rare barely cooked. Very, very disappointed.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good steak house with great cocktails. Waiter was very knowledgable about steaks.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was not as good as I anticipated or as the price suggested. I will not be going back

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The steak did not need any sauces. It was perfectly seasoned. It was also very tender, juicy, and flavorful. We had the Fabulous Filet Mignon. Our Server Joseph (if I recall correctly) was very delightful and personable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Charley's is one of the best steakhouses in the country. They cook over citrus wood which gives the steak and amazing flavor. Excellent service, great atmosphere, and outstanding food. Defiantly a night to remember.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Enjoyed the atmosphere and service. Sangrias were exceptionally good. Steak was extremely tender and cooked the way I enjoy it. I highly recommend Charley’s.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was great as always. Service was outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Hip, high end steakhouse. Food and service matched in excellence. Fun, upbeat ambience and great bar scene.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Tries to sell itself as an experience with the atmosphere and service, but the food isn't worth the price. If you try it, I recommend ordering your steak without salt. Congratulations on ruining your perfectly sourced steaks with excessive salt.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was the second time we visited Charley's. The first time everything was awesome; service, ambiance, food, you name it all perfect with a capital P! This time...not so much. We had mentioned in the reservation as well as to our waiter that it was our anniversary and we never really felt like they wanted to help us celebrate. The waiter made us feel rushed. He talked so fast it was an effort to listen and try to understand him. The food was marginal. I have had much better steaks at some of the neighboring restaurants. The only thing compd was my cup of coffee with the desert we paid for as an anniversary treat to share with our kids. Sad disappointment. Probably won't return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

As always, the wait staff was great and very attentive. The food was amazing. Everything together made for a perfect dining experience

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was as good as it usually is. My steak was not good at all!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our first time at Charley's was a wonderful experience. Our steaks were 'melt in your mouth', best steak I ever had. I thought there was a dress code at the restaurant, a table next to us had on wrinkled t shirts , jeans and hooded sweatshirts. Everyone else had on nice clothes. Just an obseration.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

How about adding 'Good Food' to your choices here?

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our waiter was excellent. Knew the menu from top to bottom and also pointed us in the right direction of the steaks we ordered. A+ in my book

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were thrilled with Charley's . My porterhouse was perfect, as was my wife's filet. We both added truffle butter and loved it. This was, without a doubt, one of the best steaks I've had (anywhere at any price). Our waiter was very attentive and helpful as well. We were pleased with the meal and will definitely be back soon.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our service with Mark was excellent. The food was good although one steak was slightly under done and one was slightly overdone.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love to dine at Charley's. The service and food are always very good. We always recommend it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fabulous! So happy we chose to go there. The wait staff was great and the food was out of this world!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our meal was wonderful, but the poor service provided was not what I would expect from a great restaurant like Charlie's.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

As always, the food was delicious, perfectly prepared . Our server, Kathleen was exceptional. She was knowledgeble about the menu and very efficient and friendly. We enjoyed having her as our server.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were seated in the back of the bar area and were unable to hear the couple across from us or our server, without them speaking very loudly and us leaning in. We asked to be moved, but they were very busy, we were told that a large party who were waiting in the bar area would be seated in 5-10 minutes. If that happened, the noise level did not reflect it. While the steak was very good, the ambiance really ruined our anniversary dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our second time there, the food was great. For the most part the service was good, and the staff seem very knowledgeable and are very professional. But, after completing our meal it seemed to take longer to get our check than it did to receive our dinner. \n We sat there wondering if they had forgotten about our table. Otherwise the food and staff make it a great dining experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

As always, a great way to celebrate anything. We were celebrating our anniversary and they made it extra special. Service was outstanding, food was fantastic. Thank you!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is a wonderful restaurant. We took a friend with us for her first time at Charlie's ans she said it was the second best restaurant meal of her life! She had the bison rib-eye, my wife had the pork chops which were cooked to perfection and I had a wonderful steak. The service was exemplary; ever detail was attended to. This is a steakhouse that should not be missed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wonderful place to eat and drink with friends!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great service, good food, but in my opinion, a bit overpriced. The meet was good, but not spectacular. \n\nThe sides and appetizers were ample and tasty, although the bread they provided almost felt as if it were from yesterday's batch. The crusts were hard (not crisp) and the bread itself was a bit drier than I would like. The flavor was a bit flat and muted.\n\nThe steak that I ate, though cooked perfectly, was not as flavorful as I had hoped. The smoke flavor did penetrate the meat through-and-through and was subtle enough to add to the experience instead of hiding the flavor, but I expected a bit more.\n\nThe waiter that we had we knowledgeable, though his presentation felt a bit rushed / scripted. It felt like he was trying to get through the presentations as quickly as possible - but did do a good job of describing the cuts or meet. Aside from that, he was attentive without being invasive, took note of the condition of the table and the diners and did what he could to ensure we were well tended. Our glasses never ran empty and we never felt as if he had intruded.\n\nFour of five stars for the food - perfect score for the service (even though it felt as if he rushed in his presentation). Three stars for value. I've had better food for less.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was exceptional, old fashion good service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

One of the best steak houses in town.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a very nice dinner with friends. We were seated promptly at our reserved time. Our server, Dan, did a nice job, but needs to speak a little slower so he can be better understood. The cocktails were well-made and tasty. All 4 of us ordered different steaks. All were cooked to perfection, and served piping hot. The chopped salad and homemade cheese rolls that come with the steak, were both very good. We also had the escargot, that were tasty as well. We did not have any desserts, but the trays of sweet treats the servers were carrying around looked darn good. One thing I didn't particularly care for was a server sweeping up around tables while several people will still eating in the room. No problem re-setting tables and picking napkins, silverware, rolls, that have fallen on the floor, but save the sweep up until people are finished eating and out of the room. We would all recommend Charley's to others, and will be back ourselves.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fabulous steak! Always perfectly cooked. Friendly staff, especially at the bar.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Although had a reservation, waited about 15 mins when we got there...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My wife and I have been going to Charley's Steakhouse for years and love the great food and service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great Place To Eat Pricey But Food Is Very Worth It..

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love. Can I go back again today? \n\nJoseph was our incredible and knowledgeable server. He brought us several wine samples, because we couldn't decide. He made some very thorough recommendations and helped us pick a bottle. We started with the smoke Caesar salad, and added the bacon, which was unreal. These ain't no bacon bits. A huge piece of bacon came served on a separate plate and it was like butter. So good! Oh, and the bread?! Yes.\n\nFor my entree I chose to go with the bison ribeye and it was spectacular. Cooked absolutely perfectly. My husbands fortune with his steak wasn't quite as good, but in the end he was thoroughly pleased. He Initially ordered the Kobe ribeye and he had to send it back because it wasn't cooked enough. When they brought it out the second time it was completely well done and chard... Very disappointing for a $90 piece of meat. Joseph offered to bring him something else and he chose the bison ribeye as well, because mine was so delicious. Of course, the manager came by to apologize, which was appreciated. For my side I chose the lobster mac & cheese which turned out to be freaking amazing. My husband ordered the mixed vegetables which I thought would be kind of boring... I was wrong. It was also delicious!\n\nBecause we were celebrating our anniversary our server offered to complimentary glass of sparkling wine as well as a dessert. We couldn't decide on a dessert so we chose two: chocolate cake and carrot cake. Both were great. The chocolate cake wasn't life changing (which is what I was hoping for) but it was very good. \n\nIn the end the Kobe dish was taken off the check and the bison he ordered in it's place was comped, which was certainly appreciated. Definitely loved the experience and will absolutely be back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a very nice evening at Charlie's on Saturday, July 9, 2016. The highlight of the evening was the service from our waitstaff Patsy and Stefani, they were excellent! Our steaks and chops were very nice, sides were good; but the escargot and pan fried calamari appetizers were both outstanding! A very pleasant evening, we will return soon...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our server, James was great! Charlie's is a great celebratory spot!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

arrived early for our reservation so we went to the bar, bar staff is fabulous..when we finally got seated by a crabby hostess, they can barely say hello when you go in, I don't know what the problem was with our waitress but we sat for a long long time between everything. First off they bring this giant plate of meat to our table to describe the cuts of beef, OK I get it but we went to a steakhouse, we know what a T bone, filet mignon etc are. then like 20 mins later bread, then finally our appetizers came, then people left the tables on either side of us, done with their meals, new people sat down at each table, before we even got our dinners, they had theirs. was our order never put in? By now it's like 10 at night we were starving, the one couple left before we even finished our meals,. service so poor would not go back..needless to say an 8 oz filet with one shrimp on it was $50.00, total bill almost $200.00 for 3 people and only one side and one appy, we go to NYC for steakhouses and I think they are cheaper.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Dinner was fantastic! The waiter was very attentive and friendly. He was sure to wish my wife a Happy Birthday as was the assistant manager. We had drinks, appetizers as well as the main course. All were delicious as well as well presented. No room for desert, but I've had some in the past, and they were great. The service and atmosphere were excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Charley's was awesome! Great birthday dinner! Everything was perfect!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is our 5th time at Charley's and the times before the food was superb. However I ordered the New York strip and was disappointed of the taste. It had a very bland irony taste to it. I'm going to assume that this is an isolated incident because previous meals like I stated before was superb.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My wife and I spent our 5th Anniversary dining at Charley's and we loved it! Our steaks were cooked perfectly, the rest our our meal was wonderful, and the service was first class. Jeannie our server took great care of us and made some nice suggestions for side dishes and cocktails. The bacon wrapped scallops were an amazing appetizer. The management and the rest of the staff all made our special day that much better. We love the place and will be back of course. Thanks to everyone at Charley's!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We eat at Charlies very often. We especially like getting free bees

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My favorite restaurant since I moved to Tampa 17 years ago.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We have come to Charley's many many times, We liked this place. But this time food was disappointing, I had mixed grill before, but this time the shrimp was over cooked and very dry. Just 10 days ago our whole family dined here, Everyone added a lobster tail to the entrees and all the lobster were over cooked and very dry. We have no plan to come back any time soon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My favorite restaurant never disappoints! Crab cake appetizer, Kansas City t-bone special and a manhattan!! Can't beat it

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

On our recent visit to Charley’s, my wife and I were seated promptly at a nice table for our 6:15 PM reservation. Our waiter introduced himself and told us about the specialty cocktails. We are not fans of fruity drinks and stuck to more our usual, basic choices, Johnny Walker Black and Absolut on ice. Our waiter returned with drinks and described the dinner specials. My wife asked about the 3-course dinners that she had seen on Charley’s website and our waiter replied in a disdainful way, oh, “the 3 for $30”. Without elaborating, he said that there were 3 choices, one was a tenderloin. (Neither my wife nor I can recall the other two that he mentioned.) When we asked for a menu for a more complete description, he said that he would go find one. After several minutes, he returned and said that there were no menus available, so we placed our order from the standard menu, my wife ordered the trigger fish and I opted for a Kansas City Strip steak?\nI also asked for a glass of wine with my dinner, a Cabernet that I had seen on the wine list (which had been removed). E stated that he was not familiar with the wine that I requested and went to consult with the bartender regarding my choice. He returned stating that he did not believe that they had the wine. We realized that he misunderstood my request and several minutes later he returned with my wine. The confusion could have been eliminated if he had simply brought back the wine list.\nWe enjoyed our meals, however after we got home my wife checked Charley’s website regarding the dinner specials. There are actually six different choices (one is the trigger fish) and all of them include an appetizer and the customary house salad and bread. This is all a moot point because those six dinner specials are only available through September 30. I would advise management that when they offer specials to have adequate menus on hand and to encourage their staff to appropriately present those choices to customers.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The atmosphere was classic and cozy, the food was phenomenal, and our server Shelly was very knowledgeable and attentive to every detail, from cocktails to choice of entrees to after dinner drinks. This was a first visit, but certainly not the last, for several in our party! I immediately began spreading the good word on social media last night! Thanks for a superior dining experience!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fantastic steaks at the right temp. Huge portions and plenty of variety.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Charley's provides all the goodness of fine dining with an inviting, upbeat and welcoming atmosphere, educated and helpful staff including all of the important features to allow a pampering treat impossible to turn down or forget!!! Taking a tour of the restaurant enhances this, along with the courteous and genuinely pleasing staff...\nThank you for the scrumptious treat 😋

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I must say I was very excited to try Charley's with two friends who came to visit from New York. I was told about a 30$ 3 Course menu. Which is perfect for two friends who are staying for the week, a great deal.\n\nWhen we got there we waited 5-10 minutes for a table, if that, it was great. The hostess was nice, friendly, and they sat us quickly. I do not know our waitresses name, but my last name is Kabasin and my reservation was at 8:15 on 9/24/2016. She gave us the menus and talked about the cuts of steak. She started to walk away and I asked about a 3 course 30$ meal that I saw on line. I legit got a dirty look and was given the 3 course menu.\n\nMy friends looked at me and went wow, that was rude. As soon as we asked for that menu we were treated like second class. I mean everyone around us was treated better, it was very noticeable. I even told the waitress, jokingly, 'Oh I will be drinking some wine and eating some dessert tonight' maybe thinking we would be treated a little better.\n\nI asked about changing to a different type of wine and she really didn't know about wines. I have been to other steak restaurants around Tampa and this was the first time I have asked about picking a wine out and was given a blank stare. \n\nThere was a couple behind us who ordered literally the entire menu, I mean they ordered everything and they were treated amazingly. I believe our tab was around 200$. Now 200$ for three people in their early 30s is a decent amount. We were not rude, we were very nice, we tipped. I am just very, very disappointed we were treated like that. Honestly, I am not one to complain at all, a friend even suggested I call the restaurant. I just don't like getting people in trouble.\n\nI guess my only suggestion is if Charley's offers a 3 for 30$ menu, please don't make people feel less for not spending 100$ a person on dinner. I may be back, but honestly after this experience I will choose to go elsewhere.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Charley's NEVER DISAPPOINTS-THANKS TO ALL❣\nIt was a lovely evening with great atmosphere, food, service, & tour for my friend who was a first-time guest. A family treasured gem of dining out🌟\nEspecially nice that a portion of the three course set menu went to Charitable Orlando United💖

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our food was excellent and so was the service. Worth every penny.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We typically go to Bern's in Tampa. A friend of my husbands raved about Charley's. We were not impressed. We were seated directly under an air vent and I was shaking I was so cold which ruined the meal to begin with. My husband is hot natured and was freezing also. The noise was level was horrendous and we couldn't have a conversation. We each ordered the 3 for 30. The 3 choices of appetizers were only seafood and I don't eat seafood. My husband ate both mine and his. They would not substitute anything. My steak was to be butterflied and arrived too pink for me so I had to send it back. Typically in a nicer restaurant the waiter/waitress waits until you cut into your steak to make sure it is cooked properly but ours did not. My husband had finished his meal before mine arrived. He had ordered peppercorn sauce which was not served with his meal. Another waiter was preparing tables and noticed we were not eating so he took my steak back and brought my husband the peppercorn sauce. We each received one roll and was never asked if we would like another. The mashed potatoes were bland and cold. That was our first and last. We have not found a steakhouse that compares to Bern's.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

As usual, my wife and I really enjoyed our dinner at Charley's. The T-bone was exceptional, and the chicken was stellar!!! If you are not a red-meat eater, get the chicken!!! OUTSTANDING!!! We will be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I think I liked this place more than Bern's. Bern's is a phenomenal experience with all that history, tour of the wine cellar and their fabulous dessert room. If it is just the steak that we are talking about, I really must say I preferred Charley's.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was absolutely incredible. My bison rib-eye was perfect... tender, crisp edges, scrumptious. The special cabernet was out-of-this world. Thank goodness there was a $80 'discount' per bottle!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very nice overall experience.\nBring your wallet but food and service was first class.\nI would come back if visiting Tampa again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great steaks perfectly prepared, great wine list! Great service from eric during our first visit and Dan for our second, thank you Vanessa for the extra chat and service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

From the moment the Valet takes your car, thru the Bar service to your Sit-down meal to the return of your car the Charlie's Experience was that or professional service and quality.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went to Charley's for Father's Day brunch. My fiancé has been there before and really enjoys the steaks. This was my first time and I throughly enjoyed my swordfish and my ambiance. Great family experience since the kids were with us. Can't wait to come back for a date night.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Forgot wedgesalad\nSteak med rare was rare cold\nAssistants werent around

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

As three married women and one soon to be married woman, we found the abundance of attractive men quite entertaining and we decided to call it her Bachelorette Party! The food was great! Everyone loved their steaks, especially that they were cooked to perfection and I loved my salmon. We will return again but will be sure to bring some of our single friends:)

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Recent reviews indicate that they may have lost a step. Service is still great, but.....my steak was definitely over salted and with more gristle than I remember from previous meals. Maybe it was just an off night?

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love the food, the drinks and the service. It was our 23rd soCharley's was my first choice . Never disappoints!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food came right after salad... ??? whats up with that?

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent dinner great service and large portions The table was ready right on time

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Just excellent! Bar was great and meal was the best we have had although here several times. Cauliflower and au gratin potatoes great sides for perfectly prepared steaks

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

For a higher class restaurant, I was taken aback by how loud it was. My husband and I were seated in a booth that was behind the bar and could not hear each of her speak without almost yelling. We were also not offered a wine menu, which I was surprised about.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wagu steak is definitely worth the price. An unbelievable taste! We split it and it was just the right amount

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

while the meal can be pricey, the food is excellent! The steaks always come out as ordered, and melt in your mouth. The wood fire grill adds the perfect seasoning. The service is great, you can tell the staff knows there stuff. Forewarning, the specials don't have the price, if it matters to you ask!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service was outstanding! Steak for first time was undercooked, but still food tasted great

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

As always, we thoroughly enjoyed our food! Steak a little undercooked but was super large so knew we would be taking home most of it. Staff is amazing and drinks are good!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Would be nice if they had smaller size steaks besides the filet. Service was excellent. Server very attentive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great steaks, salads and decadent lobster bisque. The waiters handling my table of six were very accommodating to us, showing us all the phenomenal aged steaks before we ordered. Huge steaks, potatoes and prawns the size of lobsters. I'll be back. Come hungry!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our round-trip drive from Lakeland, FL was well worth the trip. The salad, entree, and dessert was delicious.\nThe trip is much easier now that the I-275 westbound construction is finally completed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food is always so good, never a bed meal. Celebrated our anniversary, which they acknowledged...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Unbelievable steak and service. An absolute must do in Tampa...not inexpensive but so worth it. Highly, highly recommend! perfect for very special occasions.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Restaurant is very nice, typical high-end steakhouse buildout. However, there are several steakhouse alternatives in Tampa where the food is much superior at this price point. It wasn't bad, but I expected better. One noticeable difference is their aged steaks are very tender and the service was excellent. The overall experience was at best OK, but I prefer Bern's Steakhouse, Shula's and/or Chris Ruth's.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We went for my husband's birthday and everything from service(thank you Patsy), to the ambiance to of course the food was wonderful. The steaks were cooked to perfection especially with that Pittsburgh Char on it. Also my martini was huge and delicious .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

After almost 20 years in the area we finally made it to Charlie’s. We have been to many of the other steakhouses in Tampa, and we must say Charlie’s is right up there on the top of the list. We went with another couple who have been there in the past, and they were of the same opinion.\nWe had reservations, and arrived early for a cocktail. The bar staff was tremendous, and the drink selections very good. In fact our bartender came out to our table towards the end of the meal to check on how things were for us. What a great gesture and another reason this place has such a good reputation.\nFor dinner we all opted for steak in one form or the other. All different preferences on style - medium well, medium, medium rare and rare – and all cooked to perfection. For sides we had au gratin potatoes and plank cooked cauliflower head which was scrumptious. Once the dessert tray came around we could not resist and had apple pie, carrot cake, cheesecake and key lime pie. Everyone was very pleased.\nWe also had a bottle of their house, personal brand wine, Catena Malbec. Very good and very reasonable priced. The service at the table was stellar. The atmosphere comfortable and inviting. 5 Stars all around. \nIt may have taken us years to finally get to Charlie’s. It will only be a few months before we go back. Highly recommended.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It has been almost ten years since I've dined at Charley's. I honestly don't know why I let them fall off my radar. The food was great, the service was outstanding & it was a fun night. Our server was incredibly knowledgeable & made some on point recommendations. If I were forced to make any sort of complaint (and it would have to be forced), it would be that it is a bit noisy. However, I feel that also makes it a great spot for four or more people! Great ambience & an all-around great night. I'll definitely put them back on my 'rotation.'

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Get it before they are gone! The steaks are delicious and sides are always 'meh', still worth it. Ladies bring a jacket or sweater because it is always freezing!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great experience overall.\nWas it the best steak I've ever had? No. Was it outstanding? FOR SURE!\nWill I come back? Most definitely!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

As a VIP I received a free Filet Mognon for my birthday! If I didn't have that, I would have ordered the Bison (delicious). We love Charley's! \nBummed that they changed their Carrot Cake; it was the BEST. The new layer style cake has too much sweet icing and sweet pineapple which over powers the actual cake.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I told my server that i didn't eat cheese, butter or heavy cream and we got served cheese bread and i got cheese in my salad! I ordered a 12 oz. fillet medium rare and got it well done!! Then the manager came to apologize and brought me a new fillet which i cut on the spot and was nearly rare and fridge cold in the center! I sent it back and they cooked the same steak again. Although they didn't charge me for it, they ruined my diner experience with my friends!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

From start to finish the meal for 1st class all the way, I picked this spot over a lot of steakhouse choices and I was not let down one bit. The service was top notch and the food was out of this world, cannot wait to visit Florida again and try another location

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Charley's is consistently good - both food and service. Take advantage of the $30 three-course menu (you have to ask for it) while it still lasts (only through September) - what a great deal for a good cause!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service was outstanding! Had the bone-in ribeye. Excellent cut of beef. Ordered Pittsburg with a warm red center. Expected a more 'crusty' finish. Came out medium rare. Still, preparation and taste were very good. The baked potato was outstanding and prepared at the table by the staff. The steak and potato would have easily fed two hungry beef eaters. Been a long time since I have been to Charley's in Tampa. As good or better than I remember. Hopefully travel will put me along their path again soon.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

My husband had a Kansas City Strip and I the Blue Creek Bison Ribeye. Both cuts were tough and chewy except for a couple of bites. The waiter was pushy for us to order and his favorites were always the most expensive. It didn't bother him that we were leaving a lot on our plates due to fat and grizzle.\nWe were looking forward to a great steak meal. Not only were we disappointed, we paid over $100 per person. The issue was more the food quality than price as we dine out for both business and pleasure.\nWe will not be returning to Charley's. There are a lot of other great steak restaurant choices in Tampa.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have always enjoyed eating at Charley's anytime, but especially on my wedding anniversary! This Saturday was just that and I must say, I was not as impressed as previous years. First, we had reservations, but the hostess acted as if we were walk-ins! Second, we placed our order and the time waiting was less then desirable. Third, I ordered my steak medium but it came well done. I must say this was a shock for my wife and I! Charley's has always far exceeded our expectations in all areas!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Exceptional Steakhouse, quality food and great service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were a little late for our reservation and the table was given away (really busy). We settled at a bar table and had a wonderful dinner. Gabriella is a fantastic server and the steaks were awesome. It was my wife's first visit and Charlie's nailed it on her birthday!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have been wanting to try Charlie's ever since it opened and finally did it. We were seated within 5 minutes of our reservation time, but how hard could that be at 5:00 on a Sunday? The server was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Our salads were unremarkable. My wife had some sort of grilled Caesar. The grilled part escaped us and the lettuce was not what she was expecting. I had the house salad and neither of us ate even half. Fortunately, the steaks were fantastic! She had the Kansas City and I had the filet and both were superb. They were cooked and seasoned perfectly. This place knows meat! Had we been hungrier, we would have tried the desserts, but maybe next time. To me, Charlie's has better atmosphere and better steaks than that OTHER well known steak place in Tampa. We will be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Birthday celebration for my Mom - and as always another great steak!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were here not too long ago and both the food and service were amazing; however, this time our service was some of the worst we've had and our food was mediocre at best. We will not be going back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We arrived about 20 mins early for our reservation and only had to wait about 10mins for our table. Our server talked very fast and seemed to be in a rush. One person ordered their appetizer and she rushed off before the other 2 people in my party could get their order out. She did it again for our drink orders. Also when giving the meat presentation it was all very fast and in listening to the servers at other tables she was not as detailed and we seemed to get alot less info about the menu and specials. The steaks and sides were Good as always. The tempertaure could have been hotter but still good at room temp. Overall a good time the server just needs to slow down and be more attentive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We come once or twice a year. Food is always fantastic. Never disappoints. The presentations the servers are asked to do presenting their steaks, desserts and specials can be a bit overwhelming but also informational. You can opt out of the presentations. The service was excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fabulous Filet! Our favorite steak house in Tampa! From the martinis to the steak and salad to the chocolate cake! Everything is delicious, staff is courteous and professional!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always love charleys, wish i could go more often.enjoy there food

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Unfortunately the whole meal was less than mediocre, disappointing as I have been going there for years.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

First time. And it was great from\nThe servers to the food. \n\nWas a little expensive but well with it

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We wanted to take my dad out for Father's Day and had heard such great things about Charley's. None of us had been there before (although all 3 of us have been to Texas Cattle Company). The atmosphere was nice, but we experienced some issues. My husband got the Father's Day special. The steak that came with the special was fatty and smothered with truffle butter which he doesn't care for. He ordered it well-done but it came out with a lot of pink in the center - more like medium. I ordered my lobster tail with no bread crumbs but it came with the bread crumbs anyways. An extra order was brought to our table which we told them we did not order and they took the food back. They had to re-make the lobster tail. The manager did stop by and offered some complimentary crab cakes while I waited so I could eat with everyone else. The lobster tail was a little tough. Our server was very friendly and attentive. I was not impressed with the other server, who was assisting her that took the order. My dad got the fully priced porterhouse and it was a nice size and came out as ordered. He enjoyed his meal and I was happy with that. I just expected more from the visit overall (food quality and getting the order correct) for the price paid. I don't think we would go back, at least not anytime soon.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

A truly memorable experience !and the food was outstanding!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

People in Tampa are way too loud in nice restaurants. Make high end feel like TGIF. Everything was good except the patrons

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great service, presentation, and food was excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Such a great meal. Vinny took wonderful care of my husband and I. We will be back

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

we have been to Charlie's many times and always come away happy and full. This was our daughters birthday and everything wasa just as we wanted it to be

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always impressed with steaks. One of the best steaks in Tampa.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The meal was expensive, but worth it... probably the best steak I've ever had. I highly recommend the stone crab claw (or seasonal crab) appetizer, the Chef's special NY strip, and the creme brûlée for desert. A rare, 5-star reviewed meal!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Steaks were delicious, scampi was ok. The chopped salad and appetizers were phenomenal. Really a great spot for business.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were so happy with service to food! Everything was served hot and timed perfectly, from appetizers to salad to main course. Will definitely come back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Reviews said that steaks were 'best I ever had' while they were good, not the best. Too much salt for my taste. We had a New York strip and it was very dense and not well marbled. We ordered two side dishes, creamed spinach and onions with mushrooms. Both were unremarkable. The spinach was combined with Kale which gave it a different taste which was ok but not great. The onions and mushrooms were lightly sautéed and I would not order them again. The portion was skimpy. We ordered a $10 glass of Thorny Rose Red, a red blend wine and liked it very much. I googled where we can get it and found it is available at Target, hardly a $10/glass wine. The best thing about the restaurant was the outstanding service from our Waitress Angela. We had play tickets and she made sure our dinner was served promptly and we were out on time. She was very informative and attentive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We also enjoy this restaurant. The food is very nice and the service is good.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Was not really worth the visit. My daughter's fabulous filet smelled and tasted past its prime and my 'wagu' steak was not as tender as I imagined. I'm thankful though to finally have had the opportunity to eat at Charley's but doubt I will return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We celebrated my 65th birthday and it was a good one. Our server,Alex, (female) was super and made this occasion special. \n\nOpen Table supplied the free gift (steak) and Charley's allowed us to apply the value toward the Chateaubriand or 20oz. Filet. That is what we normally get. \n\nThanks to everyone for making my day,a Great One.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

All of the above. Great chow. Jeannie Miller is a stalwart professional. Love Charleys

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

My fiance had the porterhouse and I the New Yorp strip. I love the way the two had their on distinctive flavors. Not just a pieces of meat with salt and pepper thrown on top. This is the best steak I've had in the Tampa Bay area. The potatoes and strawberry basil lemonade were also amazing. \nIt is slightly pricey, but definitely worth every penny. I will return and recommend to friends and family.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We went to Charlie's for Father's Day for the second year in a row and it was better than the year before. We had a wonderful server, she was great. The meal was so good also. We had the escargot and bacon wrapped scallops for an appetizer and they both were delicious. There were four of us and everyone enjoyed their dinner but my father in law said his filet with the lobster sauce was one of the best steaks he has ever had. I had the veal marsala and it did not disappoint either. We also had the lobster mac and cheese that is always good but also had the roasted califlower that was out of this world. We are making this a Father's Day tradition!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was an outstanding experience. The Waygu steak is worth every penny. The service was impeccable. We enjoyed a special treatment on a birthday celebration.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food. My porterhouse had an extremely small filet. They cooked another one for me and took it off my bill. The steak tartar and crab cake's were awesome. I'm sure the waiter is required to give the 10 minute rundown of the menu, but that is overkill. Most everyone has the ability to read the menu and ask questions relevant to their needs.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Outstanding food in a comfortable environment. Great servers who don't miss a thing. Excellent value. We look forward to our next visit.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

+Liked the environment very much, service was very good, but I was a little disappointed in my meal, which was the Bison, good flavor but I felt for the money, it had a lot of griesel in it, and even had difficulty cutting through it with your knives.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love the cozy ambience,a bit cold,so bring a jacket.the food was amazing and the waitress was very helpful with the different cut of meat. I will definitely come back next time I come to Tampa.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

First time dining here. Was not impressed. Nothing special about the steak I had. I'd recommend capital grill or like place over this. I know what I need to expect consistency wise.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service was very good, the food not so much for a reputation like Charlie's. I started off with the Lobster Bisque. The Bisque was barely lukewarm. I advised one of the staff and they said they would heat it up. I did not want my food heated in a microwave so I ordered the steak tartare instead. The steak tartare was awesome. The next course I ordered the porterhouse Pittsburgh style. The steak came out with no chat on it at all. I spoke with the manager and was told 'here is my card, I will take care of you next time.' For the price, this was substandard service with the food. I will think twice before having dinner there again. Charlie's is closing, maybe that had some bearing on it because I always had great food there before.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Charley's is a family favorite. Best steak in town, delicious fish. Must try the lobster mac and cheese!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

had a great meal. Service was good. The menus were dirty that was probably the only thing\nwe found unacceptable for a fine dining restaurant

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

One of the best steaks I've had.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything was great until the bill came.\nI wouldn't recommend this place to anyone who did not have a lot of money

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Way too loud as there was a large table with many intoxicated people who were yelling and making fools of themselves.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very pleasant staff.... Great food and nice wine list

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

First time at Charleys. Definitely not a good first impression. \nWhile making the reservation I was asked if we were celebrating anything special. I said we were celebrating our 32nd wedding anniversary. The woman on the phone said she would reserve a nice table for us in the dining room. Awesome. \nWhen we arrived, we were seated in a small side dining room across from a large group of men who were loud and boisterous. A group you might find in a Beef O'Bradys. Behind me was a large walk in cooler, which would slam shut every 2-3 minutes. We sat there for 15 minutes listening to the large group loudly tell raunchy stories, complete with swearing and the constant earth shattering slamming of the walk-in cooler door. During this time, the manager came to our table to welcome us and congratulate us on our anniversary. Nice. I thought he would notice the noise of the obnoxious group and the obvious inappropriate seating they gave us to celebrate our special day. Nope. He wasn't really managing. Major disappointment. \nSo I headed to the hostess stand and asked for a different table. Ten minutes later we were moved to a much more quiet dining room where we could actually hear each other talk. \nThe meal was fine. Worth $125 with no drinks? Not sure. Throw in the horrible seating and need to move, and it was not a relaxing evening out. \nAdvice to Charleys: When you make a reservation for a romantic dinner for two to celebrate a wedding anniversary, don't wreck the night for the couple. Think. Avoid sitting them in a locker room atmosphere, and seat them in a more obvious dining area, which you have many.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The best money I've spent on a special dinning occasion.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The porterhouse steak was great and tender and so was the crab cake appetizers. However I did not like the salmon, no need to drown the taste with the cheese-yuk. Did not eat it! Also the salad was drenched in dressing so very wilted. The watermelon margarita did not give a buzz, even on an empty stomach so had to be weak, but was tasty. Not sure I will return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fantastic selection of different cuts with a display and explanation of each cut of meat. Cooked perfectly with excellent flavor best steak hands down.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We'll be back often. A hidden gem in Tampa. Great food, service, and company. Server was fantastic and staff top notch.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Charlie's has the appearance and ambience of everything a great steak restaurant should be. However, like a friend once told me...'you don't have to do anything smart, just don't do something stupid', they drop the ball. The atmosphere is darker, low-key, traditional and intimate, yet they slap you in the face constantly with shameless up-sells. The kicker for me was being asked if I would like truffle butter on my steak, only to find out it was a ridiculous $9.00 (more than most of the desserts) when the check came. Up-sell salad, up sell wine, up-sell steak cuts, up-sell sauces, etc, etc. The porterhouse I had was cooked perfectly, however, the cut was low quality (1/3 fat and gristle) and the meat even medium rare was tough. If you like cheap and lots of it, this is the place for you...except it is anything but cheap. Nice place, mediocre food at best, not worth the over-priced fare and so bent on up-selling everything that I felt insulted. I did not enjoy my expensive evening and would not recommend this place.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Mediocre steak, side, and add-on. Service and ambiance was excellent!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We arrived on time for our reservation at 9:30 in the evening, checked in and was told it would be a few minutes. After waiting 15 minutes and watching many folks seated before us who arrived after us, I asked when we would seated and was told that we could sit at the bar or we would have to wait a bit more. After 10 more minutes and watching many more couples seated before us my husband went up to the desk and asked to be seated or see s manager. The young woman at the desk could not find our reservation in the computer. Evidently it had been deleted. Don't you think someone from the desk should have approached us to see if we were waiting for additional people in our party or if they could help being as it was down to us and one other couple that had just walked!! We were seated and thank goodness was assigned a fantastic server who saved the evening. It was my husbands birthday and almost the ruin to a day. Thank goodness for our server!! The food was delicious, and as we remembered from our previous visits. I hope no one else has the same experience . The person who greets you sets the mood for the evening and the young woman that I first spoke to at the desk and there after had an attitude and was not communicative nor helpful. I'm sorry we annoyed her and inconvenienced her as she was very obviously tired, not my problem. Please retrain the staff that greets. Someone else would have walked out.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I received the best service from my server named Eric. He was cordial and kept an eye on my table all night. I ordered appetizers, a drink, and dessert. Everything tasted good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My favorite steak house in Tampa. The lobster bisque was perfect. I normally have the crab cakes because they have no filler at all and are delicious but wanted to try something different. The angus ribeye is tender juicy and melts in the mouth. Lobster Mac and cheese is perfect. Sadly Charlie's has elected to offer fewer choices on how well cooked the meat is but is a small inconvenience. They have an extensive wine list and be sure to ask about any wine specials. They frequently pull out a particular wine and offer it at a discount (although it's not necessarily cheap). Some of the dining rooms are better than others for ambience and the bar is nice also but hard to find seating if you don't go early.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My wife and I had our first date at Charlie's some 15 years ago and have returned many times. We celebrated the anniversary of our first date at Charlie's last night and it was an extraordinarily outstanding experience. The food, the ambiance, and the service was outstanding! Our thanks in particular to Tori, Matt, and Steve, who went far beyond our expectations to help us celebrate this wonderful day and dining experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The steaks were outstanding and so was our service. Shelly our server was very attentive and knowledgeable. This was our first visit to this restaurant and we will definitely come back again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was excellent my husband and I love to come here on our date nights.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service and steaks were outstanding. Our server Shelley was fantastic. They even brought us something special when they found out it was our 25th Anniversary.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good service, but a bit slow. Great food and wine. Noisy!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Dinner was really outstanding. Steak was tender and juicy and well prepared.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Celebrated 21st wedding ann. and been to Charlie's before with an outstanding experience. This time, not so great. Caesar salad was gross ( overdose on dressing). Lobster was dry and shrimp was not at all good. The leftovers were turned down by my older kids (20yrs. old). To sum up, it lacked the shine it had before. $200. says there are other options.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Charley's made my 10th anniversary one to remember with a combination of great service and unparalleled dining. The Wagyu Ribeye was the single best steak I have ever had. Highly-recommended!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had friends in from out-of-town and decided to get together with them at Charlie's here in Tampa. The meal was superb and only surpassed by the level of service we received from both of our servers - one of whom was Kenny. We will always return!