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Charley's Steak House

#48 of 3,212 Restaurants in Orlando
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8255 International Drive #100, #100, Orlando, FL 32819
407.363.0228
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Charley's Steak House has created a unique dining experience unsurpassed...
Charley's Steak House has created a unique dining experience unsurpassed in the industry. The restaurant's namesake, Charley Woodsby, co-founder of the Red Lobster chain, was honored by the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. After selling Red Lobster to General Mills in 1970, Charley and his son Ron Woodsby developed Talk of the Town Restaurants - the corporate parent to Charley's Steak House. Over the years the Woodsby's have become "beef aficionados" with a steadfast formula for success: feature only Midwest grain-fed USDA Prime & Choice beef, age on-site for 4 to 6 weeks, and have management cut meat daily and season for 30 hours to create distinctive flavor. The steak is then flame-grilled over a 1200° open pit, fueled with a combination of Florida citrus & oak wood. This carefully monitored process provides for quality, tenderness and a tantalizing taste that elevates Charley's to the ultimate steakhouse experience. Since its inception, Charley's Steak House has prided itself on being a traditional steakhouse. But with the rise in number of savvy diners came the need to evolve the definition of 'steakhouse'. Instituting a corporate chef and placing managing chefs at each location, Charley's has advanced into a traditional steakhouse with culinary flair featuring chef-driven appetizers and entrees as well as established menu items.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions

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    Very good
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  • 75
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best steak I have ever had

Went there in 2/28/15, I was visiting a friend and said I would like a good steak. This menu was by far the best steak, the server was very nice and everything came out in a good amount of time.The steaks were cooked to perfection, and the flavor was exceptional. Much better than what I was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Dan T
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Bartlett, Illinois
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Bartlett, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Went there in 2/28/15, I was visiting a friend and said I would like a good steak. This menu was by far the best steak, the server was very nice and everything came out in a good amount of time.The steaks were cooked to perfection, and the flavor was exceptional. Much better than what I was expecting. If in the... More 

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Onalaska WI
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We were celebrating a birthday and our local Kissimmee friends suggested we splurge and try Charlies. We made a reservation for 5:30 and were immediately seated when we arrived. The restaurant was not busy at all when we arrived, but 3 hours later when we finished the place was packed and the line waiting to be seated was long. Our... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

So good thing we asked our concierge to reserve because when we called the hostesses said the we're completely booked. At first I thought we would have a great experience. The energetic waitress told us we could share our huge steak even though we like it cooked different ways. Of course, we ended up eating at different times and I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

My son had raved about Charley's so my wife and I tried it. First of all as they just opened, they were determined to seat people very close together even though it was mid afternoon and no big crowds. The service was very slow and water glass never refilled. Food selection was not as ample as hoped for. Filet was... More 

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Fredericton
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We selected this restaurant based on the reviews that we read on TripAdvisor, and we went in with high expectations. We arrived at the restaurant at 5:30pm with our 10 month old son, and were taken to the back of the empty restaurant (there were literally only 2 other tables occupied) and we were seated beside the cappucino-maker in a... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Food was very good, but.... Waiter let our drinks run out more the one time, forgot to bring bread after we asked and didn't turn our Lobster Mac N Cheese in and then told us they had run out.

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Aurora, Canada
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125 reviews 125 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Each year my wife and I go to Charley's. The service is always great and the steaks can't be beat. Amazing flavour and cooked to perfection. Steaks are always tender and the Florida wood flavour is great. You need reservations to get in.

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Los Angeles
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We are from California and were in Tampa. Our hotel suggested Charley's restaurant. WOW!! The best stakehouse I have ever eaten. For our surprise we found Charley's in Orlando. We had to have one more meal at this fantastic restaurant!! Our server name was Seth. He gave us an excellent service. The salmon is to die for. The best I... More 

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Clermont, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Best steak and pork chops we have ever eaten. The wood fire grill permeates the meat with rich smokey flavor. Service is outstanding from the minute you walk in the door. Our waiter Michael continued the excellent service we have come to expect when dining here. Three managers stopped by our table with goodies and conversation. We don't need a... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

The bartender(s) were very polite and attentive. We were seated on time and enjoyed a very tasty meal. The young man that waited on us was unbelievably schmoozy. Way, way, way overboard. The dinner was amazing. Enjoy!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8255 International Drive #100, #100, Orlando, FL 32819
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: 407.363.0228

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 50
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions

Description

Charley's Steak House has created a unique dining experience unsurpassed in the industry. The restaurant's namesake, Charley Woodsby, co-founder of the Red Lobster chain, was honored by the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. After selling Red Lobster to General Mills in 1970, Charley and his son Ron Woodsby developed Talk of the Town Restaurants - the corporate parent to Charley's Steak House. Over the years the Woodsby's have become "beef aficionados" with a steadfast formula for success: feature only Midwest grain-fed USDA Prime & Choice beef, age on-site for 4 to 6 weeks, and have management cut meat daily and season for 30 hours to create distinctive flavor. The steak is then flame-grilled over a 1200° open pit, fueled with a combination of Florida citrus & oak wood. This carefully monitored process provides for quality, tenderness and a tantalizing taste that elevates Charley's to the ultimate steakhouse experience. Since its inception, Charley's Steak House has prided itself on being a traditional steakhouse. But with the rise in number of savvy diners came the need to evolve the definition of 'steakhouse'. Instituting a corporate chef and placing managing chefs at each location, Charley's has advanced into a traditional steakhouse with culinary flair featuring chef-driven appetizers and entrees as well as established menu items.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?