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Charley's Steak House

8255 International Drive #100, #100, Orlando, FL 32819
407.363.0228
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Ranked #43 of 3,108 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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.
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

What a great delight of a restaurant. The steak was awesome; a nice char of oak and Florida citrus. The service was outstanding and the atmosphere wonderful.

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Egham, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

It was the very best steak house Debbie and I ever went to with our kids, so glad it's still going - very highly recommended! When we went there were 2 texans eating at the table next to us, we were astounded at how much they ate! :-)

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Cayman Islands
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162 reviews 162 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

had a really great meal here...obviously steak for main course and they have quite the choice. The waiter explains all the cuts and the meat is served perfectly and delicious. One of our party had a miscommunication with the waiter and their steak was replaced with the manager coming over and apologizing as well, great service. Appetizer we had the... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Service in this place is good. The waiter explains the different cuts and describes how the steaks are prepared. Luckily we would share our meals because portions were huge. Being European, this still is a bit of a turn off. When a portion on our plate is too big we don't even feel like eating it. Having said that, they... More

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Orlando, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

We sent the first filet back because it was overcooked and dry. The second one wasn't overdone, but the flavor and texture left much to be desired. A huge disappointment. The house salad is fabulous. Roasted vegetables and creamed spinach were okay.

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Marmora, New Jersey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

The servers at this place wee amazing and so was the food. The waiters show you the actual steaks and explain them to you. Everything else is a la carte. We were with a group so we had the seafood towers and portobello mushroom appetizers. Ginormous amounts of shrimp, crab claws and legs with a crab salad. All accompanied by... More

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Miami, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Wow, I wish there was a below zero to add, this was like going to a real low class steak joint, slimey fish , dried out meat, shocking service , I could go on forever but couldn't be bothered, it is what it is ! What a disaster after Eddie V and Vito's .

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Manhasset, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Nice ambiance, great service and food is superb. Wine list is sophisticated but reasonably priced bottles to choose from. You can even get a burger here but we went all out. Steaks were presented before ordering. Well prepared. You won't be disappointed with this one if you're looking for a good steak place. Near the convention center on International. Easy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Visited Charley's on Thursday with my fiancé. We were initially disappointed when we turned up Wednesday to find there was a 2 hour wait, so we just booked a table to come back the next day. The service we received was second to none & our "server" was very attentive & knowledgable. As it was our first visit he brought... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We were not expecting Bison to be tender because it tends to be so lean. However, Charley's well exceeded our expectations with not only producing a wonderful cut, but the cut was tender as well. The Bison along with the Gorgonzola Cheese Potatoes made for an absolutely perfect meal. Plus Steve and Rob did a fine job attending to us.... More

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