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“Great Steak” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Charley's Steak House

Charley's Steak House
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Ranked #34 of 3,645 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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“Great Steak”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

The steak is cooked perfect always. The best cuts of meats found in Orlando. The service is very good. You will not walk out hungry.

Visited April 2013
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“Top Class”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Went there for a special occassion and we were treated like same. The quality and range of the food was fantastic along with tremendous service. Not cheap, but you get what you pay for. Had the best steak of my life here and I would highly recommend anybody to eat here. Beautiful presentation and a lot of the "Floridian" socialites seemed to hang out at this restaurant. Give it a try, you won't be disappoined.

Visited May 2013
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“Delicious flavor in a perfectly cooked steak”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Great service, great steak, but the downside is the high price and atmosphere. This place is just a bit too stuffy for my liking. However, I will be back again on my next trip as it was the best steak I've had in a long time. For a medium rare steak, it had tremendous flavor!

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Brampton, Canada
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“The best steak experience ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Beyond the meal, which was a wonderfully prepared Surf and Turf that a good friend and I shared, the service and willingness to accommodate me as a customer was a level well about common dining out. Dave C, the waiter not only knew his menu and the finer details of the steaks and menu items, but he was an engaging and entertaining conversationalist, making my friend and I feel welcome, as if we were the reason that Charley's was put on the planet.

If that wasn't enough, the steak and Lobster tail was prepared so nicely I have a tough time describing how much I enjoyed it.

  • Visited May 2013
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“Yum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Excellent service and food! The steaks are great and the wine is good. We like the Charley's on International Dr. because of the atmosphere. It's decorated like a classic steak house.

Visited May 2013
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