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Charley's Steakhouse

4444 West Cypress Street, Tampa, FL 33607
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Ranked #60 of 1,943 restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Cypress between Lois & Westshore
Description: 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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Charlottesville, Virginia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Charley's is a place with great atmosphere and a well-trained wait staff. Their selection of steaks is amazing and the preparation is also amazing. They offer everything from simple NY Strip tp Bison Filet, and much in between. Our meal was great and reasonable priced for what we got. They also have an extensive wine list. We thoroughly enjoyed the... More

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Charley's has the standard steakhouse format and it's executed very well. The standouts to our visit were the amazing flavor of the steaks from the way they're cooked via wood burning and surprisingly their crab cakes. Significant wine list too.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

Well this is my third review of Charley's and I am pleased to say that the improvement in the standard of service continues ! The food has always been good but premium prices require a little bit more! David Cross our server was both pleasant and well informed A slight hiccup in that my sons starter was served a few... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

While used to fine dining, this was a first as we had a "steak" presentation! This establishment specializes in of course, different varieties of steak and fish entrees as well. We had the crab cakes as they were a special appetizer and it was wonderful! It is grilled on a cedar plank and served on it as well. The filet... More

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Punta Gorda, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We go to Tampa 2-3 times a year, either to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, or preceding a cruise. This time it was my husband's birthday. The staff is wonderful, and remembered us from prior visits. Our meal was wonderful, and the service made it particularly memorable. We had escargot, wedge salad with blue cheese, and the 8 oz filet... More

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Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Best steak I have ever had. It's pricey, but absolutely worth every penny. Staff is as good as the food.

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Hilton Head, SC
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We order the steak/lobster special for two, and we ate food for three day. The largest lobster on a comb offering.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

I recently visited Charley's steak house in Tampa. What a great experience. The food the people the ambiance . I enjoyed a perfectly cooked to temperature tbone with a side of cheesy au gratin potatoes. Mmmmm Good

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We had the Australian Wagu Ribeye..... The best steak I've ever had! Melts in your mouth. Ended the nigh with a huge piece of chocolate cake... Our server, Sharon was the BEST!!!

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Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The atmosphere is nice and we were seated promptly for our reservation. The service was "hit or miss" throughout our meal. It took entirely too long to be greeted and offered a wine list. The wine list was nice, however, once we had the opportunity to review it and place our order. The presentation of the different cuts of meat... More

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