About Us

We are grateful for an amazing 38 years spent at Don and Charlie’s. The restaurant is officially closing on April 10, 2019. Stop in for one last time!


Don Carson grew up in the Chicago area. His family was in the restaurant business. He grew up sampling many different kinds of American food. The menu at Don & Charlie’s is a reflection of his Midwestern roots. Don moved to Scottsdale in 1981, and it was important to him that the midwest style of cuisine be represented in Arizona.
Since 1981 Don & Charlie’s has been proud to serve prime steaks, fresh seafood, BBQ ribs, BBQ chicken, prime rib and many other Chicago specialties like shrimp de Jonghe and skirt steak. Service is an essential component of Don & Charlie’s. Don and his staff deliver professional and friendly service in relaxed surroundings. After 25 years making our guests happy is still our goal.