Charley's Steak House & Market Fresh Fish

★★★★☆
  • 4444 W Cypress St

    Tampa, FL 33607

    Map & Directions
  • 813-353-9706

About Charley's Steak House & Market Fresh Fish

Hours
Open Daily at 5pm Sunday--Thursday until 10pm Friday & Saturday until 11pm

Food

Food
More choices in Tampa:
Resultset_next

Sam Seltzer's Steakhouse

4744 N Dale Mabry Hwy Tampa, FL

Resultset_next

Iavarone's

3617 W Humphrey St Tampa, FL

3.8816 76
Hi! Sign in to let us know how Charley's Steak House & Market Fresh Fish was?
Write a Review
  « Previous 1
.

You'll certainly get your fair share of abuse from the terrible waiters here. They wrote the book on how to make sure your customers never come back here.

3
★★★★★

You'll certainly get your fair share of abuse from the terrible waiters here. They wrote the book on how to make sure your customers never come back here.

.

Waiters are are extremely arrogant and believe they know more than anyone, so they treat customers scornfully. They need to remember that customers pay their salaries and keep the business running.

3
★★★★★

Waiters are are extremely arrogant and believe they know more than anyone, so they treat customers scornfully. They need to remember that customers pay their salaries and keep the business running.

.

Came highly recommended by a co-worker. Visited 4/2/11.
-Hostess was average-they were late for our reservations & my husband couldn't get service at the bar (looking for green olives-3 months prego & baby was not pleased w/ the

3
★★★★★

Came highly recommended by a co-worker. Visited 4/2/11.
-Hostess was average-they were late for our reservations & my husband couldn't get service at the bar (looking for green olives-3 months prego & baby was not pleased w/ the

.

NO STARS for Charley's. Salad was put in a food processor and ground to small bits- all 4 steaks at our table were cooked 'well done' even though they were ordered 'medium'. Menu's were physically huge, tables were small and awkward.

3
★★★★★

NO STARS for Charley's. Salad was put in a food processor and ground to small bits- all 4 steaks at our table were cooked 'well done' even though they were ordered 'medium'. Menu's were physically huge, tables were small and awkward.

.

just amazing.....

1
★★★☆☆

just amazing.....

Pros: Stong

Cons: none

.

Based on positive reviews, we went to Charley's last night to celebrate a birthday and had high expectations. The atmosphere was nice (except that it was extremely cold and I was shivering during most of the meal). The hostess was friendly, but the waiter was like an unpersonable robot giving a canned speech. I'm a bread lover, but the bread (sourdough) was disappointing - four of the five people at our table didn't care for the taste. The salad was 99% lettuce and I've had better at Wendy's. Au Gratin potatoes were tasteless and undercooked. "Vegetables" literally consisted of a piece of a green, red & yellow pepper and two onion wedges (not my idea of mixed vegetables). The steaks were good, but definitely not exceptional and not at all comparable to aged beef I've enjoyed elsewhere. Gator appetizer was dry. Soup not available. All in all, we won't be going back to Charley's. I don't mind paying a high price for exceptional food, but this food just wasn't anywhere near exceptional and for the cost, I feel like I was robbed. I'd recommend Flemings, which is EXCEPTIONAL in EVERY aspect. Or, for a excellent meal (not so much the atmosphere), I'd recommend Grillsmith. Sorry Charley!!

0
★☆☆☆☆

Based on positive reviews, we went to Charley's last night to celebrate a birthday and had high expectations. The atmosphere was nice (except that it was extremely cold and I was shivering during most of the meal). The hostess was friendly, but the waiter was like an unpersonable robot giving a canned speech. I'm a bread lover, but the bread (sourdough) was disappointing - four of the five people at our table didn't care for the taste. The salad was 99% lettuce and I've had better at Wendy's. Au Gratin potatoes were tasteless and undercooked. "Vegetables" literally consisted of a piece of a green, red & yellow pepper and two onion wedges (not my idea of mixed vegetables). The steaks were good, but definitely not exceptional and not at all comparable to aged beef I've enjoyed elsewhere. Gator appetizer was dry. Soup not available. All in all, we won't be going back to Charley's. I don't mind paying a high price for exceptional food, but this food just wasn't anywhere near exceptional and for the cost, I feel like I was robbed. I'd recommend Flemings, which is EXCEPTIONAL in EVERY aspect. Or, for a excellent meal (not so much the atmosphere), I'd recommend Grillsmith. Sorry Charley!!

Pros: None

Cons: Food Quality compared to Food Price, Loud & Noisy, COLD,

.

I couldn't disagree more with some of the negative reviews posted here. I'm a regular patron of Charley's Steak--and for good reason! The steaks are always prepared just as ordered, the sides are excellently flavored, the wine list is exceptional, and for the portions and quality of the food the price is appropriate.

2
★★★★★

I couldn't disagree more with some of the negative reviews posted here. I'm a regular patron of Charley's Steak--and for good reason! The steaks are always prepared just as ordered, the sides are excellently flavored, the wine list is exceptional, and for the portions and quality of the food the price is appropriate.

.

If you have worked to take out your spouse/family/friend..go somewhere else...This place is for those who's company pays the bill! Place is noisey and one gets the feeelin of eating with others as the tables are very close.

Food is OVERPRICED and the wait staff is in a hurry to turn the table over.
I made the mistake twice: Food was not cooked properly, and hecks it's only steak and seafood. No real sauces, food is BLAND and did I mention OVERPRICED!

I eat out 4 days a week and honestly there are many better choices than this place.

0
★☆☆☆☆

If you have worked to take out your spouse/family/friend..go somewhere else...This place is for those who's company pays the bill! Place is noisey and one gets the feeelin of eating with others as the tables are very close.

Food is OVERPRICED and the wait staff is in a hurry to turn the table over.
I made the mistake twice: Food was not cooked properly, and hecks it's only steak and seafood. No real sauces, food is BLAND and did I mention OVERPRICED!

I eat out 4 days a week and honestly there are many better choices than this place.

Pros: location easy to get to and park

Cons: food/sevice/orice

.

from all the reviews its kinda hard to give a unbias opinion about them!

1
★★★☆☆

from all the reviews its kinda hard to give a unbias opinion about them!

.

Six different steaks, of varying cut and how well cook; qll taste like ham. What a waste. Pretty good looking meat. Again. All taste like ham. Not beef. HAM.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Six different steaks, of varying cut and how well cook; qll taste like ham. What a waste. Pretty good looking meat. Again. All taste like ham. Not beef. HAM.

Pros: Really big menus to knock things over with.

Cons: Really big menus to knock things over with.

.

I have eaten here about a dozen times over the years - Charley's has a reputation for great steaks. This is well deserved as I have never had a bad meal here. However for what should be a 5star restaurant - it has a more casual dress code and the service equates to more of what you would find at Chillis or Applebees. Still the prices for a restaurant with no view seem kinda high to me.

If I am going to spend 100.00 for 2 people - I am going to pick a waterfront restaurant with a nice view. Better place for a business lunch with a client.

2
★★★★☆

I have eaten here about a dozen times over the years - Charley's has a reputation for great steaks. This is well deserved as I have never had a bad meal here. However for what should be a 5star restaurant - it has a more casual dress code and the service equates to more of what you would find at Chillis or Applebees. Still the prices for a restaurant with no view seem kinda high to me.

If I am going to spend 100.00 for 2 people - I am going to pick a waterfront restaurant with a nice view. Better place for a business lunch with a client.

Pros: Food always good

Cons: Service marginal - Overpriced

.

Elegant dining and great steaks. Food is pricey but if you want the best you have to pay for it. Waiters and waitresses certainly are very well trained. I was amased by their steak presentation! However.... the only downfall that I have experienced was their house salad. Its very good, but they drench it with dressing and everytime I have ordered it the lettuce has been soggy. Premixing the salad soaked in dressing is not the best idea. Because of this i deduct one star. But overall great food, and great romantic atmosphere!

4
★★★★☆

Elegant dining and great steaks. Food is pricey but if you want the best you have to pay for it. Waiters and waitresses certainly are very well trained. I was amased by their steak presentation! However.... the only downfall that I have experienced was their house salad. Its very good, but they drench it with dressing and everytime I have ordered it the lettuce has been soggy. Premixing the salad soaked in dressing is not the best idea. Because of this i deduct one star. But overall great food, and great romantic atmosphere!

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

I love a good steak...this was by far the best I have had.could not disagree with the negative reviews more. It is pricey but so worth it.

1
★★★☆☆

I love a good steak...this was by far the best I have had.could not disagree with the negative reviews more. It is pricey but so worth it.

.

We were seated by the windows out front. The area smelled musty and dirty. The bathrooms were dirty. The room was very loud. Most of the patrons were dressed ultra casual and made me feel like I was a pub, rather than a "top of the line" steakhouse. Jeans and t-shirts! Waiter was friendly, but not personable. Not very attentive.

Although the appetizer was good (new crab cakes w/mango salsa) everything else was a dissapointment, as far as I was concerned. (I guess the bread was good.) Salad was so-so. My filet had fat and grizzle on one entire side. The smoke flavor was overwhelming. Even the asparagus was smoked. Yuck. Desserts were average at best.

To top it off, the bill was $100 more than our estimation. Dinner for four (three ordered the "special" - one ordered a steak w/no sides) three iced-teas and two appetizers came to $250. A bit much for no alcohol. I won't go back.

0
★☆☆☆☆

We were seated by the windows out front. The area smelled musty and dirty. The bathrooms were dirty. The room was very loud. Most of the patrons were dressed ultra casual and made me feel like I was a pub, rather than a "top of the line" steakhouse. Jeans and t-shirts! Waiter was friendly, but not personable. Not very attentive.

Although the appetizer was good (new crab cakes w/mango salsa) everything else was a dissapointment, as far as I was concerned. (I guess the bread was good.) Salad was so-so. My filet had fat and grizzle on one entire side. The smoke flavor was overwhelming. Even the asparagus was smoked. Yuck. Desserts were average at best.

To top it off, the bill was $100 more than our estimation. Dinner for four (three ordered the "special" - one ordered a steak w/no sides) three iced-teas and two appetizers came to $250. A bit much for no alcohol. I won't go back.

Pros: crab cake appetizer

Cons: everything else

.

We asked the watress to have out steaks cooded well done. She states ok. They were all bloody when we got them... Please, don't waste you money. go somewhere else. we paid 178.00 with tip.

0
★☆☆☆☆

We asked the watress to have out steaks cooded well done. She states ok. They were all bloody when we got them... Please, don't waste you money. go somewhere else. we paid 178.00 with tip.

Pros: Potato was yumm

Cons: Steaks were not good, way under cooked

.

If your looking for great steaks don't go here. Overpriced. Ruth's Chris is a little more expensive yet a whole lot better.

1
★★☆☆☆

If your looking for great steaks don't go here. Overpriced. Ruth's Chris is a little more expensive yet a whole lot better.

.

We had reservations at 6 p.m. on Sunday and were seated immediately. Our waiter was prompt and friendly,suggesting drinks to start with. He made a suggestion of a house special appetizer we did not see on the menu. After he described it we decideed to order it and enjoy a beverage. This was a huge mistake. When the bill came this appetizer was $66.95!! Ridiculous and nothing special. We wondered why he did not mention the price of this plate. We had much of his attention until the room began to fill with a few more customers. Once our food arrived we did not see him. I must say 4 out of 5 dishes were amazing in taste, presentation and how well they were cooked. My "Kansas" steak was a disappointment in that after I removed the thick layer of fat it was cooked rare and not medium like I ordered. By the time our waiter came to the table the rest of our party was almost done eating. I asked him to remove my steak. The (female) manager came to see about our meal and offered to"re-do" my steak but I declined. She put it in a to-go box. The $30 steak appeared on our bill prompting me again to ask him to remove it. He did so. I did not appreciate having to ask twice. All in all the food was over priced but good and memorable. We have been to Charley's 7-8 times and the service has always been a little questionable and at times unreliable but the food is almost always really, really good. We headed to the bar for an after dinner drink and took the suggestion of the very friendly bartender to order the flavor-infused martini's. Our surprise came when the bill for 3 simple martini's came to $45, not worth it, ever. Another disappointment. For some odd reason we had a good time while regretting the money we spent at Charley's. We may go back but not for a long while.

1
★★★☆☆

We had reservations at 6 p.m. on Sunday and were seated immediately. Our waiter was prompt and friendly,suggesting drinks to start with. He made a suggestion of a house special appetizer we did not see on the menu. After he described it we decideed to order it and enjoy a beverage. This was a huge mistake. When the bill came this appetizer was $66.95!! Ridiculous and nothing special. We wondered why he did not mention the price of this plate. We had much of his attention until the room began to fill with a few more customers. Once our food arrived we did not see him. I must say 4 out of 5 dishes were amazing in taste, presentation and how well they were cooked. My "Kansas" steak was a disappointment in that after I removed the thick layer of fat it was cooked rare and not medium like I ordered. By the time our waiter came to the table the rest of our party was almost done eating. I asked him to remove my steak. The (female) manager came to see about our meal and offered to"re-do" my steak but I declined. She put it in a to-go box. The $30 steak appeared on our bill prompting me again to ask him to remove it. He did so. I did not appreciate having to ask twice. All in all the food was over priced but good and memorable. We have been to Charley's 7-8 times and the service has always been a little questionable and at times unreliable but the food is almost always really, really good. We headed to the bar for an after dinner drink and took the suggestion of the very friendly bartender to order the flavor-infused martini's. Our surprise came when the bill for 3 simple martini's came to $45, not worth it, ever. Another disappointment. For some odd reason we had a good time while regretting the money we spent at Charley's. We may go back but not for a long while.

Pros: Ambiance, food, wine list

Cons: value

.

An absolute rip-off. We live in Tampa, and have enjoyed Berns steakhouse a number of times and came to Charleys just on a whim to compare. We were a party of four and were offered a "appetizer sampling platter," which turned out to be over $110! The salads that came with the steaks were nothing but iceberg lettuce and some sauce. The service was good at 6pm, but declined into misery after the poor girl got swamped after 7. $500 for four people (wine not included) + mediocre meal = DO NOT GO HERE!

0
★☆☆☆☆

An absolute rip-off. We live in Tampa, and have enjoyed Berns steakhouse a number of times and came to Charleys just on a whim to compare. We were a party of four and were offered a "appetizer sampling platter," which turned out to be over $110! The salads that came with the steaks were nothing but iceberg lettuce and some sauce. The service was good at 6pm, but declined into misery after the poor girl got swamped after 7. $500 for four people (wine not included) + mediocre meal = DO NOT GO HERE!

Pros: None

Cons: Overpriced, average steaks, poor salads, poor service.

.

we were there last might and last week. i am playing tour guide of tampa to 2 of my friends from reno. they are gone now but said they had "researched" tampa hot spots and mentioned this site, so i had to see for my self. they liked charleys best so i have to give them props from reno. i have a 5 year history and i must say that sometimes i find a new favorite hangout but it seems i gravitate back to charleys when i really want to hang it all on the line. i always meet cool people and cant help but smile when i leave. the food is as it always was and the service is very cool (relaxed) but very solid. i like it because no matter what i'm doing i can always break off and show up and charleys.

2
★★★★★

we were there last might and last week. i am playing tour guide of tampa to 2 of my friends from reno. they are gone now but said they had "researched" tampa hot spots and mentioned this site, so i had to see for my self. they liked charleys best so i have to give them props from reno. i have a 5 year history and i must say that sometimes i find a new favorite hangout but it seems i gravitate back to charleys when i really want to hang it all on the line. i always meet cool people and cant help but smile when i leave. the food is as it always was and the service is very cool (relaxed) but very solid. i like it because no matter what i'm doing i can always break off and show up and charleys.

.

we were there last night and i heard a table say they were going to post a review on citysearch. we only caught the last half of their troubles but i just have to say they were not there to have a good time. i always have fun and a great steak so i was just curious what she was going to say. i don't see her post so if she does, let me say her party was apparently comparing everything to other restaurants. when i want french/vietnamese, i go to restaurant bt. when i want italian, i go to donatello's. my point is, she wanted charleys to be what it is not and was blind to what they do great. she wanted a kids menu. charleys is not kid friendly. she wanted a quiet table even though she reserved a table in the bar lounge; charleys bar is loud. i guess i had a great time because i know what to expect and i come when i want to have a charleys night out. i wanted to say something to her but decided she would tell us all about how she was disappointed. when i read the reviews from years past on this board it seems to be a recurring theme. those who go to have a good time and a great meal, everything is great. when someone shows up expecting morton's steakhouse or some other experience then they have a hissy fit. one comment was "don't believe the hype". how can you not believe the hype when you are surrounded by happy people?
now that's out of the way. last night i had a nice glass of wine and the monster app for 5 people, shared of course. later my friend ordered some south american red wine that was crazy good and we all had shots at the bar after dinner. that's what i call a charleys night out. and for the gal who was not a happy camper, well she is invited to join us next time we go.

2
★★★★★

we were there last night and i heard a table say they were going to post a review on citysearch. we only caught the last half of their troubles but i just have to say they were not there to have a good time. i always have fun and a great steak so i was just curious what she was going to say. i don't see her post so if she does, let me say her party was apparently comparing everything to other restaurants. when i want french/vietnamese, i go to restaurant bt. when i want italian, i go to donatello's. my point is, she wanted charleys to be what it is not and was blind to what they do great. she wanted a kids menu. charleys is not kid friendly. she wanted a quiet table even though she reserved a table in the bar lounge; charleys bar is loud. i guess i had a great time because i know what to expect and i come when i want to have a charleys night out. i wanted to say something to her but decided she would tell us all about how she was disappointed. when i read the reviews from years past on this board it seems to be a recurring theme. those who go to have a good time and a great meal, everything is great. when someone shows up expecting morton's steakhouse or some other experience then they have a hissy fit. one comment was "don't believe the hype". how can you not believe the hype when you are surrounded by happy people?
now that's out of the way. last night i had a nice glass of wine and the monster app for 5 people, shared of course. later my friend ordered some south american red wine that was crazy good and we all had shots at the bar after dinner. that's what i call a charleys night out. and for the gal who was not a happy camper, well she is invited to join us next time we go.

.

I came to the restaurant with a party of eight and not a one of us was impressed. I had started with the beefsteak tomato salad, which was far from pleasurable. The tomatoes were not even close to being ripe. The filet I order medium rare came out charred on the outside and closer to medium well then even medium. Another guest ordered their filet with a bufferfly cut, medium and the oscar topping. The oscar topping was the only thing done right. A few of the guest had ordered sodas to drink but the soda machine broke down around mid-point through the meals. These individuals switched to water but were still charged for the sodas. We all agreed we have had better meals at Outback for a third the price. If you are going to spend this amount of money - I recommend Shula's, Ruth's Crist, or Fleming's. These are all far superior to Charlie's.

1
★★☆☆☆

I came to the restaurant with a party of eight and not a one of us was impressed. I had started with the beefsteak tomato salad, which was far from pleasurable. The tomatoes were not even close to being ripe. The filet I order medium rare came out charred on the outside and closer to medium well then even medium. Another guest ordered their filet with a bufferfly cut, medium and the oscar topping. The oscar topping was the only thing done right. A few of the guest had ordered sodas to drink but the soda machine broke down around mid-point through the meals. These individuals switched to water but were still charged for the sodas. We all agreed we have had better meals at Outback for a third the price. If you are going to spend this amount of money - I recommend Shula's, Ruth's Crist, or Fleming's. These are all far superior to Charlie's.

Pros: The ambience is the only thing this restaurant has

Cons: Value, Food, Service

.

Our food arrived way undercooked even though it took an hour from our arrival to entree on our table. Our waitress Lisa was not where to be found; finally got another waiter to help us. Lisa claimed we had gotten there too early and it takes time for the grill to warm up. Really??!! You'd think they could get someone to turn the grills on early. When she brought our dinners back; they were still not cooked to our requirements. But since we had been there over 90 minutes; we lived with it. However, my husband was ill when we got home for his under cooked tuna. Total time spent on just dinner, no appretizers, no dessert: 2 hours.
My steak was far from the best I've ever had. It was big, but big is not always best. Wonder how many hormones they use to get such large cuts of meat???

0
★☆☆☆☆

Our food arrived way undercooked even though it took an hour from our arrival to entree on our table. Our waitress Lisa was not where to be found; finally got another waiter to help us. Lisa claimed we had gotten there too early and it takes time for the grill to warm up. Really??!! You'd think they could get someone to turn the grills on early. When she brought our dinners back; they were still not cooked to our requirements. But since we had been there over 90 minutes; we lived with it. However, my husband was ill when we got home for his under cooked tuna. Total time spent on just dinner, no appretizers, no dessert: 2 hours.
My steak was far from the best I've ever had. It was big, but big is not always best. Wonder how many hormones they use to get such large cuts of meat???

.

Charley,s use to be great...but since they sold out to "Talk of The Town" group they have gone from the top to the bottom.If you haven't been in a couple of years don't bother..the only thing that is the same is the location...if you do, don't worry about the wait...there isn't any...this same group managed to ruin another one of my favorite places "Fishbones" in Orlando...shame on"Talkof theTown"

0
★☆☆☆☆

Charley,s use to be great...but since they sold out to "Talk of The Town" group they have gone from the top to the bottom.If you haven't been in a couple of years don't bother..the only thing that is the same is the location...if you do, don't worry about the wait...there isn't any...this same group managed to ruin another one of my favorite places "Fishbones" in Orlando...shame on"Talkof theTown"

Pros: none

Cons: all

.

First, we waited for an hour and a half to be seated when we had a reservation beforehand. The restaurant mismanaged and overbooked that day. Second, the services were terrible and not professional at all for the price and level of this kind of fine dinning place. We felt like we were in the bar and the waiters selectively chatting with customers they like. We had to ask for a glass of water 3 times over 20 minutes. The waiters did not spend time with us to explain the menu and recommend dishes. At the end, we were holding two take-out boxes and the waiters didn't even offer a bag. Finally, the T-Bone steak I had was overly flavored. Too salty that I could not taste much of the meat itself. They may have an excuse that they were extremely busy on that day; nevertheless, a fine dinning restaurant like Charley's should keep constant good quality at all time if they are to open the door and charge the same high price every day.

0
★☆☆☆☆

First, we waited for an hour and a half to be seated when we had a reservation beforehand. The restaurant mismanaged and overbooked that day. Second, the services were terrible and not professional at all for the price and level of this kind of fine dinning place. We felt like we were in the bar and the waiters selectively chatting with customers they like. We had to ask for a glass of water 3 times over 20 minutes. The waiters did not spend time with us to explain the menu and recommend dishes. At the end, we were holding two take-out boxes and the waiters didn't even offer a bag. Finally, the T-Bone steak I had was overly flavored. Too salty that I could not taste much of the meat itself. They may have an excuse that they were extremely busy on that day; nevertheless, a fine dinning restaurant like Charley's should keep constant good quality at all time if they are to open the door and charge the same high price every day.

.

first, let me say i have young children and this is a night for adult dinning. leave your kids with a friend. our last dinner was what made me want to write a review ( even three days later ). we were stuck in traffic near the stadium and we decided to upgrade our lifestyle from wasting time in traffic to a warm and engaging meal with friends. we arrived on a tuesday at 5:30 to find the gm carl parker opening the front door for us and after we had not been seated immediately he walked over to fix the problem (no reservations) we were in our seats shortly there after were we learned from our server who he was. the dinning room was full of others dinners who were obviously very happy and were not afraid to enjoy themselves. this made me want a nice glass of wine to take the traffic off. my husband and our guests were pleased with the service not just from our primary guy but all of those who came to the table. even the staff who were serving the tables around us seemed to make themselves available if we needed.
now to be specific, i not only got a nice glass from my husband but an even nicer bottle after the wine steward stopped by to advise us. we had three bottles between the six of us and two different wines. i have eaten at charleys for years but never have i realized how much fun wine can add to the meal. i wrote a thank you note to our friends for meeting us on short notice and when my friend called back she said her fiance had looked closely at the wine list and decided nearly all of the wines were priced under "restaurant" retail and that he wanted to have his business dinners there to take advantage of the wine. there is nothing to say about the steaks other than you cannot get steak from a fire any better. if you like the butter and oven or the propane char from the other steakhouses in town then go for it. i happen to like steak the way it was meant to be and i'm learning wine and the fun others people are having is just as important. not just steak

2
★★★★★

first, let me say i have young children and this is a night for adult dinning. leave your kids with a friend. our last dinner was what made me want to write a review ( even three days later ). we were stuck in traffic near the stadium and we decided to upgrade our lifestyle from wasting time in traffic to a warm and engaging meal with friends. we arrived on a tuesday at 5:30 to find the gm carl parker opening the front door for us and after we had not been seated immediately he walked over to fix the problem (no reservations) we were in our seats shortly there after were we learned from our server who he was. the dinning room was full of others dinners who were obviously very happy and were not afraid to enjoy themselves. this made me want a nice glass of wine to take the traffic off. my husband and our guests were pleased with the service not just from our primary guy but all of those who came to the table. even the staff who were serving the tables around us seemed to make themselves available if we needed.
now to be specific, i not only got a nice glass from my husband but an even nicer bottle after the wine steward stopped by to advise us. we had three bottles between the six of us and two different wines. i have eaten at charleys for years but never have i realized how much fun wine can add to the meal. i wrote a thank you note to our friends for meeting us on short notice and when my friend called back she said her fiance had looked closely at the wine list and decided nearly all of the wines were priced under "restaurant" retail and that he wanted to have his business dinners there to take advantage of the wine. there is nothing to say about the steaks other than you cannot get steak from a fire any better. if you like the butter and oven or the propane char from the other steakhouses in town then go for it. i happen to like steak the way it was meant to be and i'm learning wine and the fun others people are having is just as important. not just steak

Pros: service, bar, steaks, selection, no kids

Cons: loud, business dinners need private room, easy to get lost

.

i read the reviews, i've dined and wined at the best tampa has to offer and i say if you want have a new definition for a good eat then charleys is the only steakhouse in town. tampa has many very good "places to eat"; charleys will give you great time. i have been to this restaurant 20 plus times and have met the most interesting people in town. their staff has more charisma than the guests at other places. i always meet people from everywhere, miami, atl, chicago, orlando, even costa rica. maybey these are the same people i meet at other tampa high end restaurants but they sure are more open and friendly when at charleys.

my last visit was very telling. i showed up after a day in orlando and called my buddy to join me. he did and after an hour at the bar "andre is cool" we saw two more friends and got a table. andre is one of the bar tenders. we ordered this sample app and a bottle of white. then came the beef, raw that is; " i can never get enough of big raw steaks in front of me " so, she talks about the steaks and the fire pit grill and we order up a table full of steakhouse. so the wine comes and the app comes and we are talking and laughing and then the decision is made to have a bottle of cab with the steaks and my buddy's football team lost last week so he has to buy the red wine. he looks at the list and says "you boys are in for a treat". later he told me the prices were less than what he normally pays. so he buys a bottle of california's best export and then the steaks arrive. now there is no way we are not having fun. after that we paid and bought some cigars to smoke on the "deck" outside. sure enough we met some other new people there and decided to move on to the next spot. the bottom line is; if you want a great steak and great service with a big wine list and a quaint little quiet table in a room where you can hear the soft music then you have many choices. when i want to have a great time with my steak and wine then i go to charley's.

2
★★★★★

i read the reviews, i've dined and wined at the best tampa has to offer and i say if you want have a new definition for a good eat then charleys is the only steakhouse in town. tampa has many very good "places to eat"; charleys will give you great time. i have been to this restaurant 20 plus times and have met the most interesting people in town. their staff has more charisma than the guests at other places. i always meet people from everywhere, miami, atl, chicago, orlando, even costa rica. maybey these are the same people i meet at other tampa high end restaurants but they sure are more open and friendly when at charleys.

my last visit was very telling. i showed up after a day in orlando and called my buddy to join me. he did and after an hour at the bar "andre is cool" we saw two more friends and got a table. andre is one of the bar tenders. we ordered this sample app and a bottle of white. then came the beef, raw that is; " i can never get enough of big raw steaks in front of me " so, she talks about the steaks and the fire pit grill and we order up a table full of steakhouse. so the wine comes and the app comes and we are talking and laughing and then the decision is made to have a bottle of cab with the steaks and my buddy's football team lost last week so he has to buy the red wine. he looks at the list and says "you boys are in for a treat". later he told me the prices were less than what he normally pays. so he buys a bottle of california's best export and then the steaks arrive. now there is no way we are not having fun. after that we paid and bought some cigars to smoke on the "deck" outside. sure enough we met some other new people there and decided to move on to the next spot. the bottom line is; if you want a great steak and great service with a big wine list and a quaint little quiet table in a room where you can hear the soft music then you have many choices. when i want to have a great time with my steak and wine then i go to charley's.

Pros: people, everbody from the staff to the bar crowd and even outside

Cons: traffic till 5:30 and they sold out of my scotch but its ok they had some other

.

Overpriced, particularly for drinks and wine. $10.95 for a glass of merlot, $3.00 for a small side of bernaisse sauce? Most of the cuts of beef are too large for the average person to dine on comfortably. An ala carte menu means extras add up quickly. It's a shame that such a nice looking restaurant, with great potential for romantic atmosphere, chooses to allow small children (whom parents allow to run around loose with no request from the staff to cease such behavior) and requires no dress code for adults. You can expect to have someone in shorts and a tank top (male) seated next to you while you are paying "big city" prices. It appears the majority of restaurant owners don't seem to have the guts to chuck the "casual beach" atmosphere in Tampa and present a truly adult dining experience. Oh and don't be surprised if you leave with the odor of the pit used for grilling in your clothes.

1
★★★☆☆

Overpriced, particularly for drinks and wine. $10.95 for a glass of merlot, $3.00 for a small side of bernaisse sauce? Most of the cuts of beef are too large for the average person to dine on comfortably. An ala carte menu means extras add up quickly. It's a shame that such a nice looking restaurant, with great potential for romantic atmosphere, chooses to allow small children (whom parents allow to run around loose with no request from the staff to cease such behavior) and requires no dress code for adults. You can expect to have someone in shorts and a tank top (male) seated next to you while you are paying "big city" prices. It appears the majority of restaurant owners don't seem to have the guts to chuck the "casual beach" atmosphere in Tampa and present a truly adult dining experience. Oh and don't be surprised if you leave with the odor of the pit used for grilling in your clothes.

.

I have had better steaks at Longhorn and Outback. One of the most mediocre meals I have ever experienced. Steaks come to table, and waiter asks us to cut into the steaks to make sure they were done as we had asks. TACKY!! And that was protocol for the waiters because they asked every table when they received their steaks. Do they not trust their chefs? When I ask for a medium steak at a steakhouse, why should the waiter ask me to check the steak? So, I cut into my porterhouse and it looks like it is cooked medium as I asked. Well, the steak was incredibly tough, but I didn't complain. The salad was made with iceberg (the crappiest of all the lettuces). So, my dad cuts into his steak, which he ordered medium, and saw a tiny bit of pink in the center of the fattest part of the steak, and proceeds to tell the waiter that it is not cooked medium. The waiter then shines a candlelight on the steak, and says that it is indeed medium. Let it be known that my father knows his steak. So, we were a bit annoyed that the waiter was basically telling my father he was wrong about the steak. So, not wanting to make a small problem big, my dad continued to eat until he just was disgusted with the steak. He calls the waiter over, and tells him to send it back because he ordered it medium, and not well-done as the steak came out. The waiter sends it back, and comes back 2 minutes later with the same steak, telling my father that the chef said that the steak was indeed medium. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? At this point, we seriously thought we were on some sort of candid camera show or something. This was my mother's Birthday, and it was completely ruined. I don't even understand how anyone can even put Charley's in the same class as Bern's. Bern's is so far superior in every single category from quality of food to service, that it would be the equivalent of comparing Burger King with Spago.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I have had better steaks at Longhorn and Outback. One of the most mediocre meals I have ever experienced. Steaks come to table, and waiter asks us to cut into the steaks to make sure they were done as we had asks. TACKY!! And that was protocol for the waiters because they asked every table when they received their steaks. Do they not trust their chefs? When I ask for a medium steak at a steakhouse, why should the waiter ask me to check the steak? So, I cut into my porterhouse and it looks like it is cooked medium as I asked. Well, the steak was incredibly tough, but I didn't complain. The salad was made with iceberg (the crappiest of all the lettuces). So, my dad cuts into his steak, which he ordered medium, and saw a tiny bit of pink in the center of the fattest part of the steak, and proceeds to tell the waiter that it is not cooked medium. The waiter then shines a candlelight on the steak, and says that it is indeed medium. Let it be known that my father knows his steak. So, we were a bit annoyed that the waiter was basically telling my father he was wrong about the steak. So, not wanting to make a small problem big, my dad continued to eat until he just was disgusted with the steak. He calls the waiter over, and tells him to send it back because he ordered it medium, and not well-done as the steak came out. The waiter sends it back, and comes back 2 minutes later with the same steak, telling my father that the chef said that the steak was indeed medium. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? At this point, we seriously thought we were on some sort of candid camera show or something. This was my mother's Birthday, and it was completely ruined. I don't even understand how anyone can even put Charley's in the same class as Bern's. Bern's is so far superior in every single category from quality of food to service, that it would be the equivalent of comparing Burger King with Spago.

Pros: Cheli, the manager, who comped our meal.

Cons: The food, the service, the tackiness and just about everything about Charley's.

.

We were in town for the Falcons vs Bucs game and the Marriott Hotel suggested Charley's. I've never seen such fast service in a downtown resturant. Valet fast, seating was immediate and service was excellent. The waiter seen that we were from ATLANTA and he gave us a nice rundown of the establishment awards and cooking technique. He also did the steak demonstration explaining the different types of steaks. I've been to tons of Steak Houses and I can only remember 1 or 2 that did a demonstration like Charley's.

The GATOR was ok, didn't expect to get good gator in a Steak House. Between the 4 of us we had Shrimp, Pork Chops and 2 Kansas City Strip w/Bone. Along with the steamed broc. and mashed potatoes. We must say that the food was very good. Price wasn't as bad as I expected for 3 adults and one teenager. I can't forget the salad and bread.

This is a must Steak House if your in Tampa. Ruth Chris, Don Shula and the rest can wait... Not kid friendly menu...

I will be back...

2
★★★★★

We were in town for the Falcons vs Bucs game and the Marriott Hotel suggested Charley's. I've never seen such fast service in a downtown resturant. Valet fast, seating was immediate and service was excellent. The waiter seen that we were from ATLANTA and he gave us a nice rundown of the establishment awards and cooking technique. He also did the steak demonstration explaining the different types of steaks. I've been to tons of Steak Houses and I can only remember 1 or 2 that did a demonstration like Charley's.

The GATOR was ok, didn't expect to get good gator in a Steak House. Between the 4 of us we had Shrimp, Pork Chops and 2 Kansas City Strip w/Bone. Along with the steamed broc. and mashed potatoes. We must say that the food was very good. Price wasn't as bad as I expected for 3 adults and one teenager. I can't forget the salad and bread.

This is a must Steak House if your in Tampa. Ruth Chris, Don Shula and the rest can wait... Not kid friendly menu...

I will be back...

Pros: Excellent service from start to finsih

Cons: Not Kid friendly

.

This place has incredible steak! It also has it all from, romantic fine dining and a very classy atmosphere, and the best wine cellar I have ever seen. Great place for that special time with a loved one! We really love their Au Gratin Potatoes and the asparagus is always perfectly cooked!! They have Valet Parking for your convenience. We would highly recommend this restaurant as it is one of our favorites.

2
★★★★★

This place has incredible steak! It also has it all from, romantic fine dining and a very classy atmosphere, and the best wine cellar I have ever seen. Great place for that special time with a loved one! We really love their Au Gratin Potatoes and the asparagus is always perfectly cooked!! They have Valet Parking for your convenience. We would highly recommend this restaurant as it is one of our favorites.

Pros: Make sure to make a reservation!!! Fast Seating

.

This is the best tasing steak in Tampa. Makes Ruth and Bern's meat taste like Ponderosa. The lady before me who had a bad time here was obviously a little bit uptight and should have made a reservation to get in the cigar room. I picture her a bit like the Ted Knight's wife in Caddyshack...

2
★★★★★

This is the best tasing steak in Tampa. Makes Ruth and Bern's meat taste like Ponderosa. The lady before me who had a bad time here was obviously a little bit uptight and should have made a reservation to get in the cigar room. I picture her a bit like the Ted Knight's wife in Caddyshack...

Pros: Fantastic steak, killer wine list

Cons: Price, noisy if you don't get a good seat

.

After various endorsements and recommendations from different sources, we went to Charley's to check out what the hype was all about. From the moment we arrived (waiting for valet where our car was left running unattended so that the only valet guy could pick up another car) until the time we left (where we stood waiting in a thick cloud of cigarette smoke right next to the No Smoking sign), our experience was an extreme let down. We were seated in what appeared to be the loudest, most crowded section of the restaurant. There were kids screaming and people talking so loud that you could barely hear what the waiter was saying. The table had a nice butcher paper on top of the white table cloth (we were waiting for somebody to hand us some crayons so we could start doodling on the table!) Talk about high end restaurant for ya! Next highlight of the evening, one of the busboys who was clearing a table nearby was apparently gravitationally challenged as he ended up spilling someone's left over drink on my husband. Now we move on to dinner, the fried green tomatoes left a lot to be desired. The bread was pretty bland and so was the butter (make sure you add salt to taste)! The filet mignon was a bit too smoky for my taste. The porterhouse was just average. Fortunately, the drinks were strong enough to offset part of the bad experience. This restaurant is highly overpriced and overrated. Take your money elsewhere. If you're looking for high end dining, great ambiance, and a more enjoyable experience, go to Bern's! Our experience at Charley's was so disappointing that I felt absolutely compelled to create a citysearch account just so I can share this experience and warn anyone who might expect something otherwise.

0
★☆☆☆☆

After various endorsements and recommendations from different sources, we went to Charley's to check out what the hype was all about. From the moment we arrived (waiting for valet where our car was left running unattended so that the only valet guy could pick up another car) until the time we left (where we stood waiting in a thick cloud of cigarette smoke right next to the No Smoking sign), our experience was an extreme let down. We were seated in what appeared to be the loudest, most crowded section of the restaurant. There were kids screaming and people talking so loud that you could barely hear what the waiter was saying. The table had a nice butcher paper on top of the white table cloth (we were waiting for somebody to hand us some crayons so we could start doodling on the table!) Talk about high end restaurant for ya! Next highlight of the evening, one of the busboys who was clearing a table nearby was apparently gravitationally challenged as he ended up spilling someone's left over drink on my husband. Now we move on to dinner, the fried green tomatoes left a lot to be desired. The bread was pretty bland and so was the butter (make sure you add salt to taste)! The filet mignon was a bit too smoky for my taste. The porterhouse was just average. Fortunately, the drinks were strong enough to offset part of the bad experience. This restaurant is highly overpriced and overrated. Take your money elsewhere. If you're looking for high end dining, great ambiance, and a more enjoyable experience, go to Bern's! Our experience at Charley's was so disappointing that I felt absolutely compelled to create a citysearch account just so I can share this experience and warn anyone who might expect something otherwise.

Pros: Not a whole lot - only the strong drinks to mask the otherwise bad experience

Cons: Food, Value, Valet

.

Excellent choice for Special Occasion or Business Dinner, if you are careful this could even be a regular place to eat dinner. Recommend the Cigar room, only three private booths so make a reservation. The Garden room is also nice, just a bit more crowded. The Wait Staff was exceptional, Donny even gave us a tour of the restaurant while we were waiting for our appetizer. Two Filet Mignon Oscar, two Cocktails, two shared sides, appetizer, salad and bread, no wine or desert (to full). About $180.00. Dining room manager checked on us (Chella) and there were two waiters per table in addition to the other support staff. Pace of service was crisp but not rushed. Private Wine Cellar seating for 16 is available, $1500.00 minimum check. Noise level was very low and no screaming children while we were there. Would highly recommend!!

2
★★★★★

Excellent choice for Special Occasion or Business Dinner, if you are careful this could even be a regular place to eat dinner. Recommend the Cigar room, only three private booths so make a reservation. The Garden room is also nice, just a bit more crowded. The Wait Staff was exceptional, Donny even gave us a tour of the restaurant while we were waiting for our appetizer. Two Filet Mignon Oscar, two Cocktails, two shared sides, appetizer, salad and bread, no wine or desert (to full). About $180.00. Dining room manager checked on us (Chella) and there were two waiters per table in addition to the other support staff. Pace of service was crisp but not rushed. Private Wine Cellar seating for 16 is available, $1500.00 minimum check. Noise level was very low and no screaming children while we were there. Would highly recommend!!

Pros: Wait Staff, Steaks, Preparation of Food

Cons: Paper on top of cloth

.

My family and I came here for my 13th birthday last month and it was easily the best steak I have or will ever have. The service was exceptional as the waitress was extremely nice. The T-Bone steak is absolutely exceptional, and the desserts are to die for. If you ever are in the area and want a good steak, this is the place for you.

2
★★★★★

My family and I came here for my 13th birthday last month and it was easily the best steak I have or will ever have. The service was exceptional as the waitress was extremely nice. The T-Bone steak is absolutely exceptional, and the desserts are to die for. If you ever are in the area and want a good steak, this is the place for you.

Pros: Service, Steak, Dessert

.

This is one of the best Steak restaurants in the area. It is a little pricey - but the food is more than worth it. I've never gone there and been unimpressed. The staff is excellent and courteous and the food is plentiful and tasty. You will never leave Charley's feeling hungry.....they definitely get you full! I have always been happy with steak size and preparation. If you are a steak lover, don't miss out on Charley's!

PROS: Food!!!!
CONS: Price

5
★★★★★

This is one of the best Steak restaurants in the area. It is a little pricey - but the food is more than worth it. I've never gone there and been unimpressed. The staff is excellent and courteous and the food is plentiful and tasty. You will never leave Charley's feeling hungry.....they definitely get you full! I have always been happy with steak size and preparation. If you are a steak lover, don't miss out on Charley's!

PROS: Food!!!!
CONS: Price

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

My husband took me to here to celebrate a new job. He frequently takes clients here for wining and dining and this was his favorite restaurant. Not impressed. At these prices, there are many restaurants in South Tampa that can offer great food, More Polished Service and Better ambience. I spent my two-hour meal seated next to a wooden sculpture that had an 8x11inch dusty spider web floating in the AC breeze. Food was safe steakhouse. Nothing spectacular or innovative in cooking or presentation. I felt the service was sloppy almost casual, reflecting the dress of the waiters. Upon leaving, I mentioned this to the Manager. He brushed me off saying that they are a very busy restaurant and sometimes miss things like cleaning. That attitude might (barely) be acceptable at suburban Sports Bar but not at places where our dinner for two was $150.

1
★★★☆☆

My husband took me to here to celebrate a new job. He frequently takes clients here for wining and dining and this was his favorite restaurant. Not impressed. At these prices, there are many restaurants in South Tampa that can offer great food, More Polished Service and Better ambience. I spent my two-hour meal seated next to a wooden sculpture that had an 8x11inch dusty spider web floating in the AC breeze. Food was safe steakhouse. Nothing spectacular or innovative in cooking or presentation. I felt the service was sloppy almost casual, reflecting the dress of the waiters. Upon leaving, I mentioned this to the Manager. He brushed me off saying that they are a very busy restaurant and sometimes miss things like cleaning. That attitude might (barely) be acceptable at suburban Sports Bar but not at places where our dinner for two was $150.

Pros: Free Valet

Cons: Price, Food, Service

.

I've enjoyed prime steakhouses all over the US and Charlie's is one of the best. Steaks are always cooked to perfection. I love reading reviews where the person mentions that he/she suffered through a poorly cooked steak. It happens at EVERY steakhouse because people have different expectations as to how a steak should be cooked. Communicate your expectations with your server- and if it comes out wrong anyway, ASK FOR A NEW STEAK!!!. I have never had to do this at Charlie's although I'll bet they would be accomodating if asked. I like my steaks cool/cold in the middle and warm on the outside, and they have hit the head on the nail all 4 times. The bartenders are friendly and the service is excellent. Bern's is a great steakhouse experience, but Charlie's has great steaks!!! Try the Porterhouse. It's pretty sizable, but there is no better steak at Charlie's.

2
★★★★★

I've enjoyed prime steakhouses all over the US and Charlie's is one of the best. Steaks are always cooked to perfection. I love reading reviews where the person mentions that he/she suffered through a poorly cooked steak. It happens at EVERY steakhouse because people have different expectations as to how a steak should be cooked. Communicate your expectations with your server- and if it comes out wrong anyway, ASK FOR A NEW STEAK!!!. I have never had to do this at Charlie's although I'll bet they would be accomodating if asked. I like my steaks cool/cold in the middle and warm on the outside, and they have hit the head on the nail all 4 times. The bartenders are friendly and the service is excellent. Bern's is a great steakhouse experience, but Charlie's has great steaks!!! Try the Porterhouse. It's pretty sizable, but there is no better steak at Charlie's.

Pros: steak, service, not stuffy

.

If you are looking for a nice high class restaruant Charleys is great. It's on a higher price scale but the steak is the best I've ever had. Beats other steak houses like Shulas, Ruth Chris' and more.

PROS: The food is wonderful
CONS: everything is a la carte and on the expensive side

5
★★★★★

If you are looking for a nice high class restaruant Charleys is great. It's on a higher price scale but the steak is the best I've ever had. Beats other steak houses like Shulas, Ruth Chris' and more.

PROS: The food is wonderful
CONS: everything is a la carte and on the expensive side

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

My husband and I were very unhappy with our visit here and we will never go again. Even though we had a reservation we had to wait for a long time for our table. Then we were seated in the bar area. Paper on the table. Service was so slow on this visit we didn't even get our drinks. Took forever to get the waiter to come to our table. We didn't even stay to order. Paid for our drinks and left. Won't recommend to anybody.

1
★★☆☆☆

My husband and I were very unhappy with our visit here and we will never go again. Even though we had a reservation we had to wait for a long time for our table. Then we were seated in the bar area. Paper on the table. Service was so slow on this visit we didn't even get our drinks. Took forever to get the waiter to come to our table. We didn't even stay to order. Paid for our drinks and left. Won't recommend to anybody.

Cons: Long wait, slow service, paper on table

.

7 Reasons to eat here:

1. I did not have to wait.
2. Professional staff.
3. Knowledgable servers.
4. Incredible food (try the gator appetizer and NY strip steak)
5. Nice beer and wine selection - they serve Boddingtons beer
6. Good, quality food
7. Great Value

2
★★★★☆

7 Reasons to eat here:

1. I did not have to wait.
2. Professional staff.
3. Knowledgable servers.
4. Incredible food (try the gator appetizer and NY strip steak)
5. Nice beer and wine selection - they serve Boddingtons beer
6. Good, quality food
7. Great Value

.

Charley's has the best beef fillet I've ever tasted. The seating is jammed in similiar to Berns. I prefer Burn's overall based on ambiance, kitchen tour, wine cellar tour, and dessert room.

2
★★★★☆

Charley's has the best beef fillet I've ever tasted. The seating is jammed in similiar to Berns. I prefer Burn's overall based on ambiance, kitchen tour, wine cellar tour, and dessert room.

.

their steaks are goods, but they have no fresh garlic in kitchen, although they claim to make their garlic smashed potatoes with butter and garlic. a conversation with one of their managers revealed that side dish is a pre-fab, which they buy in packages.

0
★☆☆☆☆

their steaks are goods, but they have no fresh garlic in kitchen, although they claim to make their garlic smashed potatoes with butter and garlic. a conversation with one of their managers revealed that side dish is a pre-fab, which they buy in packages.

Pros: ambience, good valet parking, busy

Cons: , manager unresponsive

.

This is the best restaurant in town hands down. The bar is awesome and all the bartenders are very friendly. They also have a great fish tank in one of their main halls. And if you can swing it ask about their private rooms none better.

2
★★★★★

This is the best restaurant in town hands down. The bar is awesome and all the bartenders are very friendly. They also have a great fish tank in one of their main halls. And if you can swing it ask about their private rooms none better.

.

I went to Charley's for the first time and was very impressed by the steak. I know there are two camps of people in Tampa who argue between Charley's and Bern's being the best...I must say that I still think Bern's is the best overall. I did love my steak at Charley's but there are not as many options and everything is a la carte. The service was impecable but I suppose overall dining experience didn't quite measure up to Bern's. I would still highly recommend Charley's. Yum.

2
★★★★★

I went to Charley's for the first time and was very impressed by the steak. I know there are two camps of people in Tampa who argue between Charley's and Bern's being the best...I must say that I still think Bern's is the best overall. I did love my steak at Charley's but there are not as many options and everything is a la carte. The service was impecable but I suppose overall dining experience didn't quite measure up to Bern's. I would still highly recommend Charley's. Yum.

Pros: Food, Service

Cons: Valet only, A la carte menu

.

I have taken many a client to Charley's and have never been disapointed. It is a great steak and a wonderful atmosphere. One of Tampa's top steaks!

2
★★★★★

I have taken many a client to Charley's and have never been disapointed. It is a great steak and a wonderful atmosphere. One of Tampa's top steaks!

Pros: Great Food, Great atmosphere, Great Service

Cons: Not very private

.

This was the most wonderful meal I have ever ate. The service was great and everyone was graceous. I will always come to Charley's everytime I am in Tampa. Thank You for everything that you do. Your a 10 in my book.

2
★★★★★

This was the most wonderful meal I have ever ate. The service was great and everyone was graceous. I will always come to Charley's everytime I am in Tampa. Thank You for everything that you do. Your a 10 in my book.

.

One of the finest dining experiences I've ever had. Mortons, Shula's, Ruths Chriss, Berns are all good.....BUT.....Charleys is the best of them all!!

2
★★★★★

One of the finest dining experiences I've ever had. Mortons, Shula's, Ruths Chriss, Berns are all good.....BUT.....Charleys is the best of them all!!

Pros: Service, Food Quality, Ambience

Cons: None

.

After reading every review I decided to take my wife to dinner at Charley's. We order the portabella mushroom appetizer that was very good. My wife ordered the small filet with asparagus and I ordered the 20oz filet with the 10oz lobster and augratin potatos. My order finally came after what seemed like an hour,my lobster was dry as a bone, sent it back. Steak was burned on the outside and too rare on inside, it had like a crispy burnt glaze over it. I cut that off and cut pieces from the outside portions of the filet, this was good . Potatoes disappointing , weren't sliced but big hard chunks in a bland sauce. After another hour the other lobster came. Manager deducted the lobster from my check . My wife's steak was perfect for her but the asparagus was under cooked.

1
★★★☆☆

After reading every review I decided to take my wife to dinner at Charley's. We order the portabella mushroom appetizer that was very good. My wife ordered the small filet with asparagus and I ordered the 20oz filet with the 10oz lobster and augratin potatos. My order finally came after what seemed like an hour,my lobster was dry as a bone, sent it back. Steak was burned on the outside and too rare on inside, it had like a crispy burnt glaze over it. I cut that off and cut pieces from the outside portions of the filet, this was good . Potatoes disappointing , weren't sliced but big hard chunks in a bland sauce. After another hour the other lobster came. Manager deducted the lobster from my check . My wife's steak was perfect for her but the asparagus was under cooked.

Pros: good parking, fast seating w/resv., nice wait staff

Cons: very loud, expensive, long wait for food

.

was very impressed with the food and service. steak was done perfect. time was given between courses. Hate to sit to a good meal and be rushed, and not able to enjoy. would like to have seen a mixed menu of both al carte and complete meals. would not take small children, or very large groups. Feel it is not really romantic, table to close. Would recommend this to anyone looking for a good steak.

2
★★★★★

was very impressed with the food and service. steak was done perfect. time was given between courses. Hate to sit to a good meal and be rushed, and not able to enjoy. would like to have seen a mixed menu of both al carte and complete meals. would not take small children, or very large groups. Feel it is not really romantic, table to close. Would recommend this to anyone looking for a good steak.

Pros: excellent quality, nice atmosphere

Cons: bit pricy, al carte menu, crowded

.

I have visited many steak houses around the world and Charlies has, hands down, the BEST steak. The seafood is really good too for a steak house. The service is outstanding but you better make your reservations in advance. Tampa Loves Charlies.

2
★★★★★

I have visited many steak houses around the world and Charlies has, hands down, the BEST steak. The seafood is really good too for a steak house. The service is outstanding but you better make your reservations in advance. Tampa Loves Charlies.

Pros: flavor of the steak, customer first

Cons: reservation time

Editorial from

Charley's offers a variety of steaks from porterhouse, T-bone, filet mignon and New York strip to tender loin brochette and bone-in sirloin, but there are also veal, lamb chops, pork chops and chicken selections. The 20-ounce Fab Filet is…

 

Wait, you're the expert.

If you've been to or used Charley's Steak House & Market Fresh Fish, leave a review.

It's easy, only takes a couple of minutes and you'll help thousands make an informed decision.



Write a Review