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David Perkins
· January 8, 2018
I have to tell you...the folks here and the food are just outstanding. The sandwiches are much better than either of those two places in PA and these guys were one of the first places open after the h...urricane...helping our community get back to normal! I've always had great food, great service, and a helpful attitude. Even when I just had hip replacement surgery, one of the first places I wanted to get to was Charlie's once I was mobile...but still had a walker. And they made sure to help with getting me my food and tossing it once I was done. Just great people and great food! A Sarasota Institution! See More
Pourtney Catula
· January 6, 2018
I love this place and everyone in it so much. Charlie's always made a point to keep the place clean and get to know everyone that walks in the door. I miss the days when I use to work here en see all ...the regulars lined out the door for lunch because they make the best cheese steaks out there. See More
Jennafaye Thacker
· April 21, 2018
Best Breakfast and Lunch in town!!! Service is always amazing and food cooked fresh just behind the counter!
Michael Preston
· September 16, 2017
Breakfast, hoagies, or cheesesteaks! You will NOT be disappointed! It's a shop pasted down by a friend and then down through the family for the past 40 years. And I have been going there since it open...ed as Phil's. Charlie took it from there until he past the torch to Chuck. And I've felt like part of the family the entire time. Chuck and crew are a fun bunch! An awesome local spot. I'm headed there for breakfast in two hours! GOOD MORNING! See More
Beverly Bright Hall
· August 13, 2017
If i could put a 1000 stars i would. The food is Amazing and the people are the nicest you could ever ask for. The steak and cheese OMG all i can say is you really just have to try it. It all speaks ...for itself. See More
Lisa Sharp Yohe
· October 5, 2017
Best patty melt I've EVER had! I've had them all over the U.S. and hands down the best one any where!
Eric Beckmann
· September 8, 2017
Best bacon egg and cheese biscuit I've ever had. Charlie and his crew are the best!!
Phil Puzzanchera
· November 14, 2015
Charlie's is a wonderful place to get a great tasting true Philly cheese steak. Charlie's uses Amorosa rolls, which only adds to the taste. The Special Italian is another great tasting sub Charlie'...s is known for. Charlie's also serves other sandwiches, Cubans and salads as well as breakfast. See More
Patrick Oakes
· January 23, 2015
Never been to a place like this ever. Its one of a kind place. Where u always feel like family and everyone is so friendly. Hard to find a place in Sarasota that treat u like family. Great food also a...nd best Phillies steak I've ever eat. See More
Bob LeClair
· December 2, 2015
I've been eating here for 25 years. There isn't the better sandwich shop anywhere in Sarasota. I like your Italian sub, sausage with peppers, Patty melts and all the burgers. Would highly recommend ea...ting here. See More
Renzo Nicolas Di Vanni
· April 28, 2017
Great breakfast and even better steak sandwich! Highly recommended! I feel right at home when I walk in the door
George Padalik
· August 13, 2015
I've been coming her since I was in little league. Now I get to enjoy the best steak and cheese with my girls. Keep up the good work and don't change anything please.
Jordan Knoten
· July 17, 2015
I have been enjoying Charlie's for years and years

I've never ever ever had a bad experience. If I'm hungry for a filling awesome lunch and I'm near Charlie's... It's a no brained!!! I'm stopping!...

Every time I have a friend in town, I take them here to experience the Charlie's special.

Keep up the great service and food !!!
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Bruce Lippmann
· February 11, 2017
The best cheese steak in Sarasota! Not to mention that the entire menu is delicious also. Always crowded at lunchtime, you know it's a great place to eat....
Michele Bixler Collins
· September 8, 2017
Best grilled cheese in town! Excellent service!
Jeff Arnold
· November 12, 2015
Best breakfast in town. Same price if not cheaper than fast food. Also best steak and cheeses in town if not in the state! Hidden gem!
Nick Fenner Martinez
· August 6, 2017
Awesome Steak & cheese, can't go wrong!! I'll definitely be back.
Ford Snodgrass
· June 11, 2016
The best Steak and cheese anywhere. Pressed Italian WOW! Bar none the best breakfast ever!
Vickie Dunn Gustafson
· June 10, 2014
Have not been there in years...but I still remember the first time I ate there...I was working for a show...and ate there every Philly cheese steak anywhere..
Colleen Covino
· June 14, 2014
When I'm in Sarasota I eat there every day. Great steak & cheese! Really like the hot dog. Any cold hoagie is a masterpiece.

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The family of Charlie Covino want to thank everyone who came out last night to celebrate his life. It was a great atmosphere and the family really enjoyed the love and support from everyone. Charlie would have loved being there to see all the friendly faces and sharing all the stories with everyone.

We all love Charlie very much and it brought joy to our hearts to see everyone who cared deeply for him. We will always miss him for the stories he shared, the songs he sang, he put on our faces, and just his mere presence that would light up a room. We can honestly say it was a gathering that Charlie would love. We the family thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.

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A gathering to celebrate Charlie’s life will be held at Charlie’s Steak & Hoagie on Wednesday, December 27th from 7-9p. The family would love to hear your stories about Charlie.

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Proud to announce that Sarasota High School graduate and local Major League Baseball player Scooter Gennett broke a Reds franchise record by hitting 4 grand slams in one season. He's also the first player since Lou Gehrig to hit 4 grand slams and have a 4 home run game in one season. Congratulations, Scooter!

Charlie's is Closed today
We will keep everyone posted on when we will be open
Stay Safe and see everyone soon

Charlie's will be open for breakfast on Saturday
We are closing after Breakfast.

In loving memory of Scott Jones

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Charlie's will be closed September 2th to September 4th

Charlie's will closed Wednesday August 23
Scheduled Air Conditioning Maintenance
Will reopen on Thursday
Sorry for the inconvenience.

Air Conditioning issue has been resolved
We will be open Friday!

Charlie's will be closed on Thursday

Charlie's will be closed on Wednesday we were not able to resolve the maintenance issue regarding Air Conditioning

Charlie's will be open on Wednesday

Charlie's will be closed today due to a maintenance issue regarding Air Conditioning.
We will provide updates as the issue is resolved and advise when we will be open for business.

We apologize for any inconvenience