Orlando >Charley's Steak House
Horrible Horrible place. Anyone who lives in Orlando knows how bad Charley's on I-Drive or OBT is...I took my whole family there spent nearly $500.00 and the food was cold, improperly cooked, and not served until 11:00pm because they attempted to fix it without success...Our reservation was for 8:00pm...No compensation, no apology, nothing...
One of the worst experiences ever. What started out as a birthday celebration ended as a nightmare. Two out of three dinners were not edible, the server had to be the worst ever. Paid $75 and 2 out of 3 of us left hungry. When I called to talk to the manager, he was outright insulting. Agreed to alter my bill, guess what, never happened. I will never go back there and will post my horrible experience on every available venue.
AWFUL DO NOT GO!. STAY AWAY. AWFUL SERVICE. TERRIBLE MANAGEMENT. USED TO BE A GREAT PLACE NOW THEY IT'S ONE OF THE WORST PLACES IN ORLANDO. MANAGERS ANNETTE & DONNA DESTROYED OUR NITE THERE. POOR SERVICE, POORLY COOKED FOOD AND NO ONE SEEMS TO CARE. WAY OVERPRICED BUT I'M NOT SURE I WANT TO TREATED LIKE THAT FOR ANY PRICE, STAY AWAY.
awesome food.. Charley's Steak House on Orange Blossom Trail is an awesome place for an awesome meal. The salad bar was fantastic, as was everything else we ordered. The servers were very attentive and we left very satisfied and VERY full.
Bases on my experience @ Charley's The first thing I look at is 'Cleanliness" all I can say is they need to work on that ASAP. As far as the food it was good but if you are going to add Bleu Cheese Crust to the ribeye don't use the hand torch for god's sake!! UNLESS you like it "Gooey" style which was....No comment. Second the service was horrible and the place looked like it needed a face lift! so you can obviously tell they don't invest money in the resturant, You would think that spending $300.00 on a dinner for 2 the place would decent..WRONG.
Seriously I would rather do a "Take out" IF I WERE EVER TO GO THERE AGAIN, can anyone say RUTHSCHRIS, MORTONS, ETC Good luck.
good food, super bad service. we went here spring break of 07, for my birthday. we had a party of like 12. the food was great, a little pricey but well worth it. The service on the other hand was some of the worst i have ever had. Our waiter was sick so hacking all over everything, was not listening to us when placing our order. We all wanted seperate bills and i know i specificaly asked him to put me and my husbands bill seperate, then once we were done eating he refused to split up the bill, we waited for over a hour after eating just to pay and had to complain too two other people another waitress and the bar tender, just to try to get our bill paid, it was my birthday so we were trying to get out of there to go out and he was just extremly rude. I got to say it was the worst service i have ever had. i will probably never go back there just for that. Hope your experience is better...
Over priced ordinary food!. My fiance and I went to Charley's on OBT for my birthday. It was my choice, and obviously the wrong one! We ordered Ahi Tuna as an appetizer which was supposed to be served rare. But instead we got something that did not resemble Tuna at all. It was way over cooked, and eventually our waiter came back so we could send it back after only eating two pieces. Next, we had to sit through an awful presentation of the different cuts of steak being offered. It was a little over the top and unnecessary. We both order filet, they were definitely better than the Tuna, but average at best. I do not recommend the peppercorn encrusted, which I assumed would be a nice outside crust of pepper but instead was whole peppercorns!! It was too dry and overcooked. And to top it off, what high-end steak restaurant has a salad bar?? It shocked me. All I can say is - I was very disappointed. The service was even worse with a waiter that paid more attention to his party of 6 (mind you they were not busy and it was a Sunday evening). We waited for the waiter to refill our $13 martinis and we waited to send back our Tuna, and we waited for the check, and then we waited another 20 minutes for him to even come back to collect the check. WORST BIRTHDAY DINNER EVER!
Throughout my years living in Central Florida, I have eaten at my fair share of Steakhouses. Top establishments that come to mind are Flemings and Del Friscos. Last night I had a horribe experience at Charley's on I-Drive.
The Porterhouse I ordered was covered on too much salt. They say it is part of their aging process, but what all that excess salt does is dry out the meat and take away from the flavor of the steak. After speaking with my waiter, I decided on trying another steak. When my filet was brought out, it was very undercooked and I decided to not bother anymore with Charley's.
They claim to be a top ten steakhouse and that is the farthest thing from the truth. Bad food quality, so so service, and high prices are not ingredients for a good steakhouse. I think you will be much more satisfied with getting your steak across the street at Friday's!!
Great Service and Food. This is a great restaurant for special occasions such as anniversaries, birthdays, or a nice evening out. The service is usually very helpful and knows a lot of information in detail about their dishes. The appetizer choices are somewhat scarce, but all the food is great. I have heard numerous compliments on their steaks and mashed potatos, and I know personally that their fish and crab legs are delicious. However, I would reccomend saving room for dessert. Their desserts are HUGE but well worth it. My best selection out of those would be the white chocolate raspberry cake, a true masterpiece!
Go to Ruth's Chris instead. Sadly disappointed. We had hoped for a nice dinner away from the Disney madness and decided on Charley's. While I enjoyed seeing the great selection of beef, I felt had my server spent as much time taking care of our table as she spent describing the steaks and pushing the "blue cheese filling," we might have enjoyed a better dining experience. As it turned out, our appetizers were so-so, with the exception of the stone crabs claws which I would recommend. Our steaks were dismal, I had the rib-eye which was cooked exactly as ordered, but the three others in my party chose the filet's with the blue cheese and all arrived and were overcooked to the point of being over charred. This might have been mitigated had we seen our original server, but after bringing the appetizers out, we didn't catch sight of her until she came by to check on us and take dessert orders. To her credit, she looked at the filets and fully agreed with our assessment, and offered to bring us three more steaks out, but it was simply too late to wait another 35 minutes and I had shared my rib eye with the daughters. When the bill came out, our server had the manager not charge for two of the filet's...after reading all the reviews, I thought we had gotten lucky to get a table without a reservation, to my regret, I was mistaken.
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