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Charley's Steak House

8255 International Drive #100, #100, Orlando, FL 32819
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Ranked #41 of 3,106 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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

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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Georgetown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Just a fantastic steak and dining experience. Yes it isnt' cheap but it is far better than the other "top10" steakhouses I have visited for the same price range.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Portabello Mushroom Fondue was absolutely incredible!!! Steaks were so tender!! The staff was A+!! David Cross and Joseph were wonderful - always smiling and very attentive...Love this restaurant!

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Miami, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

My only disappointed moment was the welcoming from the hostess; Inappropriate to judge a guess for any reason whatsoever. But, that did not stop the best presentation and welcoming from our waiter and of course David Cross (It is a must to ask for him), his eloquent well explained with extreme detail of every cut of meat and temperature they... More

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Centerville, Ohio, USA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

My fiance & I stopped by for a nice romantic dinner. The food was exquisite, service was excellent and environment was very romantic. We always hit this place when we are in town.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I have eaten at many talk of the town restaurants in the past but this visit was by far the Best. Our server was David, and he went above and beyond. Both David and his new Trainee Matt were extremely helpful in our dinner selection as well as our wine for the evening. Food: Aside from the Killer appetizers, great... More

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

It was ok, not horrible, but nowhere near as good as Vitos. Two very similar restaurants but Vitos wins hands down for me

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Durham, Uk
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34 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

After first discovering this place last year, my husband wanted to come here for his birthday and we booked a table in advance for 18 people. Firstly, their cocktails are amazing. Their spiked strawberry basil lemonade was one of the best cocktails I had on the whole holiday. The non alcoholic version of it is just as good too. I... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Have not been to a Charley's for a long time and was so glad we decided to go again on this trip. Service was excellent (thank you David Cross), wedge excellent, bread was to die for (please can I have the recipe !!!) and the steak was gerat

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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272 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Need I say more? Wow the Strip had a thin crust and a tender middle and was scrumptious. Perfectly cooked and served. Excellent steak and for the portion size the price isn't bad. The salad was okay. The asparagus was good. The gratin potatoes were okay. But believe me if you eat the whole steak you will not miss the... More

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