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Charley's Steak House
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Ranked #32 of 3,763 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $80
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, 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.
London, United Kingdom
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“Is it a steak house?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

We were looking forward to a good steak. When the server came, she kept trying to push us on to sea food. We did start with lobster bisque, which was peculiar. Then we had an average steak. We didn't try a dessert, but went back to our apartment for Ben and Jerry's - which we enjoyed.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“What a steak!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

Very nice place! Dinner was excellent. Filet was perfectly cooked and had amazing flavor. Side dishes were generous size and the fried green tomatoes were delicious. Service was outstanding. Atmosphere was great.

Visited May 2013
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful steaks and outstanding service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

We had dinner at mother's day. A very gnerous mother's dy special. Steaks were outstanding. And the service at a level seldom found today. The maitre, from Croacia, was attentive all the time, and served with humor and class. An unforgetable evening, both for the food nd the service

  • Visited May 2013
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Plano, TX
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“OK for a chain -- getting a little old and tired”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

OK food and great service, but this Charley's feels a lot more like an old Steak and Ale than a fine steak house. Good, but not a first choice.

Visited May 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

A good, old-fashioned Steak House! There were 5 of us and they accommodated us immediately without a reservation. The NY strip was excellent and the sides were lovely. If you order the side of grilled onions, don't expect to see caramelized onions on your plate... that was the only disappointment.

Visited May 2013
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