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“Don and Charlies Disappoints!”
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Don & Charlie's
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Ranked #36 of 1,299 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $45
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown Scottsdale
Cross street: 75th St. (3 blocks east of Scottsdale Rd)
Description: Since 1981 Don and Charlie's has been serving prime steaks, BBQ baby back ribs, BBQ chicken, prime rib, fresh fish and many other entrees that are indicative to our Chicago roots. Don, the management team and the staff deliver professional and friendly service in relaxed surroundings. After 35 years, satisfying our guest is still our number one goal.
Reviewed March 17, 2013

I have been to Don and Charlies many times and unfortunately each time left shaking my head. The ambiance is fabulous, so unique with all the memorabilia. The food however is inconsistent and very overpriced, even for Scottsdale. They never have a happy hour and the bar menu is not available during spring training. The staff is very good, with the exception of the valet people, they watch where you park and threaten towing! In conclusion, you may want to try it once but you have been warned.

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2  Thank Vicki M
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Lets face it if your a baseball fan out for Spring training or golf you almost have to go to Don and Charlies and we've been doing it for 10 years. Had some great meals and some not so good mostly having to do with steaks and their definition of rare versus medium. So here is the secret; explain to your server specifically what you expect and mention if you have had a bad experience previously. They then make a special effort to do it right. Great drinks, nice selection of beers and wines, baseball memorabilia everywhere. They must serve thousands so consistancy is always going to be a challenge . For our 2013 visit they did it all right.

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1  Thank bbarr_11
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

This restaurant is the place to be if you are a baseball fan! With memorabilia on every surface and old players eating here regularly, it's not to be missed. The food is pricey but well worth it. Everything that we ordered was amazing. I'd recomend a reservation a bit ahead of time. You will not be disappointed

1  Thank Lauren W
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

This place totally packs them in. We got there for a relatively early dinner (6:30) and people were leaving in droves (i.e., finished) and the waiting area was packed. This was late Feb so spring training had just started so that's probably it. The place has covered every square inch of wall space (and lots of the ceiling) w/baseball memorabilia. I'm not really into it, but apparently lots of others are. Wine & beer list okay, especially if you want a beer from one of the cities that the spring training teams are from. I had prime rib. It was properly cooked. Sides were average.

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Thank NMBomber
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

You need a reservation at least several weeks in advance during Spring Training. I'm sure during July, it's not needed. This is a great place for sports enthusiasts. We ordered steak and it was great!

1  Thank Michelle P
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