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Charley's Grilled Subs

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Steak Houses, Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants

8255 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

407-363-0228

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Today: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Anothertraveler

06/28/11

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big flavors - normal prices

Let me start by saying if your not willing to pay $35+ for a real quality steak than you havent had a good steak yet. These from what I can tell are usda prime and not cheaper choice cuts. I had the wagyu steak and it was awesome. The waiter didnt think I would be able to finish it as it was a large cut. It proved to be a easy meal backed by some chianti suggested to me by the waiter and it was perfect. Also as a side note never drink orlando tap water its terrible.

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catarribas

02/19/11

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What dissaopintment!!!!!

WWow!!!! I normally would not take the time to write a review but tonight-I had to!!! Totally disappointed!! One gets better service at our local Perkins than here. Our waiter ""Walter"" acted as if he were doing us a favor. For a restaurant with higher than average prices, one should get better service. Why did I have to remind the waiter that we needed bread and butter (Party of 5 adults with 2 kids) considering it took so long to get our meal in the first place? The salads were wilted and actually the lettuce leaves were rotten in some areas. The water tasted and smelled of chlorine and albeit requesting the children's meals be brought before ours, they came later after we haad to ""remind"" the waiter. My sister in laws's filet mignon was over cooked an awful! But did anyone ask us how were doing? No!!!! Our waiter didn't. Not even a thank you from him. I am writing their corporate headquarters next.

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seattle3482

03/24/10

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great steaks

After a busy day at the parks with my family, Charley's Steak House was a great way to end the day. The food was great--from the appetizers all the way down to the desserts--and I would recommend this place for anyone looking for a quality meal.

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pcmerry

07/03/09

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Awful Experience at Charley's Steakhouse

Awful food and $$$$$$$. My petit filet was gristly, veggies tasteless and tough and salad very blah. Four of us shared a very modest ($28) bottle of wine and that was it for booze...bill, with tip , was $308. Truly the worst meal I've had in a high end establishment. From now on for me it's go with what you know such as Ruth Chris, Morton's and S&W's..even Outback can outdo this place. . My fault for not sending the entire meal back..but didn't want to make a scene so I guess I can just chalk it up (not chew it up) to a very bad experience.

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igatev

08/08/08

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Loved it

Better steak that DelFrisco's! Excellent experience. The service was very professional. The ambiance was very nice.

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rodmancolin

05/02/08

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POOR, INCOMPETENT MANAGEMENT

Although the steaks were above average, whoever owns this establsihment should invest some of their profits into training for their management staff. I was dissatisfied with the service and the female mgr. who inquired about our ""experience"" seemed more concerned with repuration than provididng exceptional service. She made us feel as though we were an imposition simply for stating our perception as to the mediocre level of service at best. Maybe the same quality they claim to have should be exhibnited in regards to interaction with their guests. The manager was just shy of being rude and seemed unconcerned with our legititmate complaint for the money we spent. I could spend 200 dollars else where, but I would suggest they start with etiquette training for their management staff (Marianne).

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sfleites

12/29/07

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Not Worth It

Visited Charlys Steakhouse, as compared to famous steakhouses in major cities such as Miami, New York, Chicago, this restaurant does not level up. Not only is it overpriced, but also the steak was way below average and the service not al all good. I will not recommend this restaurant to friends.

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martinez

01/29/07

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Best Steak House in America is lost on Service

For a 50th Birthday party with 11 people we were very dissatisfied. One entre was forgotten, one entre came over cooked, and the fish dish was never finished with crab and buerre blanc sauce. Wine was late arriving at table and the sides were comped after they came when most were finished with their meal.

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vdodge

01/25/07

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Poor service, below average food, over-priced. Restaurant does not feel clean. Salad bar is below av

This is the second time I have been to Charley's Steak House. My first time was pleasant and my steak was above average. This time however, the service was poor and my steak was below average. I would not recommend this restaurant to any out-ot-town visitors. Locals may have a better experience, but I would not recommend going in a group of more than four. Del Frisco's is a much better dining experience for the money. I feel that when I pay over 36.00 for a porterhouse steak, it should not be tough. I should not have to sit through most of my meal with an empty water glass. Since we came with a group, we were charged 17% gratuity, but our service was not worth that.

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ricksusan

01/15/07

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Sent a letter, did not see this rating on line, had to shorten so less words

My husband and I were vacationing in Orlando and after trying to decide where to dine we chose Charley?s. Figuring it was a very well top rated Steak House we looked forward to a nice Filet Mignon. There was a two hour wait but we were on vacation and figured why not. It?s one thing when you have to wait but it?s another when you have to wait (being a server) I timed that it took 20 minutes to get our first drink and 25 minutes for a second drink in the lounge while we waited. After a little over two hours we were seated. By this time it was around 10 pm. My husband and I both ordered Filets. I ordered medium. When they finally arrived mine was absolutely awful. Completely full of grizzle and fat. Being a ?top rated? steak house I was not happy. I told our server and they sent someone over and they saw it was terrible and apologized. It was getting so late. When my next one arrived it was after 11:00 and it was blood red rare, we had it wrapped and left. Thank you.

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kalusnarose

11/12/06

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Disneyland comes to International Drive

The food was great. Pretty hard to find fault there. The management at this location is terrible. Nine tables were forced to put up with a group with four loud kids, mechanical dino's going off every ten seconds. One kid throwing food, digital flash going on over an over again as the kids laughed at the pictures. We asked the management to get these folks aware that they were not parents and not doing what parents were supposed to do. Control the behavior of their kids. Wait, this is Orlando and paying over a hundred dollars for dinner and putting up with this on a Saturday night is to be expected in Orlando. If you are looking for a quiet romantic night away or a meal away from the convention you have been at all day, this is not the place. I say fire this management group and bring in Nancy P. the new Majority Leader and get her to run this place. At least she has nerve and will talk to the parents and let them know they are ruing the dinners of other patrons. and not put up with inappropriate behavor. Even from the President We got our dessert to go and got out of there as quickly as possible.

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lecelvis

11/10/05

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Good Steak

Steak here is ample in size and is slightly above average. Would not consider this a 'best' steak house.
However, the pricing is in accordance with the food; so you get your money's worth.
Service is great.
Deserts are huge.
If you dont want to spend top dollar for a steak, this is a good steakhouse.

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sloo88

10/31/05

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terrible

Slow service...mediocre steak. We waited 3 hours for a seat and our food Friday night. Pathetic!

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cityward

10/26/05

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Great Steaks!

First time in this summer. Great Steaks, service, wine list. Would highly recommend.

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leeiq337

06/06/05

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STEAK LOVERS!

The best damn cow I've ever had the pleasure of eating!

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skmiller

06/06/05

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MR. RIBEYE LOVER

THIS WAS HANDS DOWN THE BEST RIBEYE I HAVE EVER HAD! I have traveled around the U.S. for the Best Food. The price was $32.00 for the huge ribeye. I have paid more for steaks that I couldn't even finish because they taste so terrible. I 've eaten at some of the top steak houses in Minneapolis and Chicago and this is by far my favorite place to eat steak. I might even fly back to orlando later this year just to go eat at Charly's. That's how serious I am about perfect food. The service was excellent & very attentive. The ambience was very cozy for a steak house and very private.

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jillybn

06/06/05

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Wonderful Steak

We live in Orlando and go to Charley's for our birthdays every year. The steak is excellent, as are their mushrooms. The ribeye is my favorite. We have quit buying drinks there, though, as the price of a glass of wine gets more and more pricey every time. Desserts are awesome but we usually don't have room, and they're large enough for several to share! Awesome steak! Be sure to make reservations, though, or you'll have a wait.

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tssfred

06/06/05

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OK no better

The service was attentive but the featured steak was dry and chewy. The side dishes were well prepared and the atmosphere was ok. Not a place for a special occasion. Their steak is a step below those I've had of memorable quality. They sing their own praises-there must have mentioned at least 4 times that they were among the very best in the country.

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miscal13

06/03/04

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Poor Service

We were a party of four adults and everyone agreed. The food was wonderful, but a little expensive. The service was horrible. If you are paying that much for a meal you should be catered to, especially when we were the only people left in the restaurant.

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mitsuvr4

03/12/04

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Only, if you must go

We were 7 & 4 of us agreed we had better, 2 luv it there. Their steak had the works (is that why they like it?).
Service - excellent. Your shown different cuts of meat and each one describe. They are on top of things, if you didn't like the doneness of the steak - viola you had one that is.
First walking in I thought it was too dark and I was in a huge bar. As you go to your table there's a lot of squeezing to get to your seat, we were surrounded by other tables.
Overall - comparing my meal and the bill-I wasn't satisfied. Nothing special about it. I still can't remember the taste. I didn't savor it or enjoy it as much as I wanted to(them being TOP 10 IN THE NATION) I would have rather thrown a steak on the Que at home.

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Charley’s Steak House is named after Talk of the Town Restaurant Group’s founder and Red Lobster’s co-founder, Charley Woodsby. Since its inception, Charley’s Steak House has prided itself on being a traditional steakhouse and creating a unique dining experience unsurpassed in the hospitality industry. 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 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.Charley’s Steak House is named after Talk of the Town Restaurant Group’s founder and Red Lobster’s co-founder, Charley Woodsby. Since its inception, Charley’s Steak House has prided itself on being a traditional steakhouse and creating a unique dining experience unsurpassed in the hospitality industry. 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 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.
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Phone: 407-851-7130

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Parking: Street, Lot, Valet, Private

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Dressy

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

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