With locations all over the United States, O’Charley’s Restaurant and Bar is a casual dining restaurant. It was founded in 1971 in Nashville, Tennessee by Charley Watkins and the menu contained only some of his wife’s recipes. The belief of the founder was that “everyone who walks through the door is a friend of mine”. The main goal was to serve tasty food to the customers in a welcoming and warm atmosphere. Southern hospitality was at the basis of the restaurant.
The meals served at O’Charley’s Restaurant and Bar are generous and include classic American dishes with influences from the South of the United States. They serve a large variety of drinks as well, from non-alcoholic beverages, wine, and beer to sophisticated cocktails. The interior design, the food, the service, are all made to make customers feel at home when eating at O’Charley’s Restaurant and Bar. In their locations, you can serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, and on Sunday, brunch. There is something for everyone on the menu, from kids to adults. The delicious food makes guests come back to the restaurant again and again.
In the table below you will find the latest menu prices from O’Charley’s Restaurant and Bar.
Burgers & Sandwiches
|Bacon Cheddar Burger||$10.49|
|Prime Rib Steakhouse Burger||$11.49|
|Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich||$10.99|
|Classic French Dip – O’Charley’s Style||$12.99|
|The Club Sandwich||$9.99|
|Carolina Gold BBQ Chicken Sandwich||$9.49|
Steaks & Ribs
|Filet Mignon with Garlic Butter||$20.99|
|Barrel House Pork Chop – 12 oz.||$14.99|
|Bacon & Bourbon Glazed Filet Mignon||$20.99|
|Slow-Roasted Prime Rib (8 oz. Cut)||$16.99|
|Slow-Roasted Prime Rib (12 oz. Cut)||$20.99|
|Slow-Roasted Prime Rib (16 oz. Cut)||$23.99|
|Grilled Top Sirloin – 6 oz.||$12.99|
|Grilled Top Sirloin – 12 oz.||$17.99|
|Grilled Prime Rib – 8 oz.||$15.99|
|Grilled Prime Rib – 12 oz.||$19.99|
|Grilled Prime Rib – 16 oz.||$22.99|
|Baby Back Ribs||$18.99|
|Steak & Grilled Atlantic Salmon (6-oz sirloin)||$18.99|
|Steak & Baby Back Ribs (6-oz sirloin)||$19.99|
|Steak & Chicken Tenders||$15.99|
|Seafood Combo Platter||$16.99|
|Ribs & Chicken Tenders||$14.99|
Chicken & Pasta
|Peach Chutney Chicken||$10.49|
|O’Charley’s Famous Chicken Tenders Dinner||$11.99|
|New Orleans Cajun Chicken Pasta||$11.59|
|Garlic Shrimp Pasta||$11.99|
|O’Charley’s Famous Chicken Tenders||$8.49|
|Fried Green Tomatoes||$6.39|
|Chips & Queso||$6.39|
|Spinach & Artichoke Dip||$7.49|
|Nashville Hot Deviled Eggs||$6.39|
|Top Shelf Combo Appetizer||$12.99|
Fresh Salads & Soups
|The Classic Cobb||$12.79|
|California Chicken Salad||$11.99|
|Southern Pecan Chicken Tender Salad||$11.49|
|Southern Fried Chicken Salad||$11.49|
|Steakhouse Wedge Salad||$12.99|
|O’Charley’s Overloaded Potato Soup||$5.29|
|Soup of the Day||$5.39|
|Buttermilk Fried Shrimp Dinner||$14.99|
|Cornmeal Breaded Whitefish||$12.99|
|Fresh Cedar-Planked Salmon||$18.49|
|Fresh Grilled Atlantic Salmon – 9 oz.||$16.99|
|Farmhouse Chopped Steak||$9.99|
|O’Charley’s Famous Chicken Tenders & Fries||$9.99|
|Low Country Shrimp||$9.99|
|Homestyle Chicken Pot Pie||$9.99|
|Santa Fe Tilapia||$9.99|
|Hand-Battered Fish & Chips||$9.99|
|Honey-Drizzled Southern Fried Chicken||$9.99|
|Classic Eggs Benedict||$10.99|
|Cinnamon French Toast||$8.99|
|Overloaded Brunch Platter||$15.39|
|Slow-Roasted Prime Rib (Half-Pound Cut)||$15.99|
|Slow-Roasted Prime Rib (Full-Pound Cut)||$21.99|
|Belgian Waffle Combo||$9.39|
|Southern Pecan Waffle Combo||$10.49|
|Deconstructed Breakfast Taco||$10.99|
|Bananas Foster French Toast||$10.49|
|Strawberries & Cream French Toast||$9.99|
|Mini Corn Dogs||$2.79|
|Mac & Cheese||$3.49|
|Bite Size Shrimp||$3.79|
|Grilled Chicken Breast||$4.19|
|Grilled Cheese Sandwich||$3.19|
|Grilled Chicken Salad||$3.29|
|Goo Goo Crunch||$7.39|
|Southern Pecan Pie||$4.29|
|French Silk Pie||$4.29|
|Ooey Gooey Caramel Pie||$4.29|
|Double-Crust Cherry Pie||$3.79|
|Country Apple Pie||$3.79|
The first O’Charley’s Restaurant and Bar was opened in 1971 by Charles Watkins in Nashville, Tennessee on the 21st Avenue South, close to Vanderbilt University. From 1971 until 1984 the restaurant was owned and operated by Mr. Watkins.
The restaurant was sold to Mr. David K. Wachtel in 1984 and on January 19 he founded the O’Charley’s, Inc. company which owned the restaurant. After that, he opened more locations and expanded into a restaurant chain. In 1987, there were locations in Nashville, Tennessee, Huntsville, Alabama, and Lexington, Kentucky. The company continued to grow over the years and in 1990 it went public.
The price of the O’Charley’s, Inc. company stocks started to decline and as a result the profits as well. So, the company executives tried to find solutions to solve this problem and one of these ways of improvement was to hire Mr. Charles F. McWhorter Jr. as a chief operating officer and senior vice president. He had the idea to change the menu and make it smaller and also to reduce the prices. Even though there was a decline, the company continued to develop, and in the year 1992, there were 37 locations.
1992 was an excellent year for O’Charley’s, Inc. company with a 37% increase in profits and a 30% increase in sales. Though, because of his commitments with other business interests, Mr. Wachtel had to resign from his role in 1994. So, the role of president and co-chairman was taken by Mr. Charles F. McWhorter Jr. Also, Mr. George L. Burns became co-chairman and chief executive.
The company was hit by a federal racial discrimination lawsuit after the resignation of Mr. Wachtel, but Mr. Burns denied it. However, in 1996 the company has settled this lawsuit. The management was also changed that year, after the resignation of Mr. McWhorter.
In the following years, the company continued to expand and by the year 1999, there were more than 106 O’Charley’s Restaurant and Bar locations.
In 2002 O’Charley’s Restaurant and Bar had more than 180 locations and the same year Forbes magazine listed the company as one of the “200 Best Small Companies in America”
Nowadays, there are more than 200 O’Charley’s Restaurant and Bar locations in 17 states of America such as Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, Florida, and Alabama. However, the majority of the restaurants are located in the Midwest and South of America.
The company was sold to Fidelity National Financial in 2012.
Today O’Charley’s Restaurant and Bar is owned by American Blue Ribbon Holdings.
If you want to go and eat at O’Charley’s Restaurant and Bar you will be able to choose from a large variety of classic American dishes. There is something for everyone from plates of pasta, salads, soups, burgers, sandwiches to steaks, ribs, and seafood.
The cost of the appetizers is anywhere between $5.5 and $8.5 and will include bacon and cheese quesadilla, chicken tenders, spinach and artichoke dip, fondue, chips and queso, and chili cheese nachos.
For the soup of the day, you will have to pay anywhere between $4.25 and $5.5 and you can choose between Chicken Noodle, Chicken Harvest, and Clam Chowder soups.
The salads cost anywhere between $9.15 and $12 and some examples include the Southern-Fried Chicken salad, the Classic Cob, the Chicken Caesar, and the California Chicken.
For the burgers and sandwiches, you will have to pay anywhere between $7 and $12. Steaks cost anywhere between $11.5 and $21 and include rib-eye, filet mignon, and sirloin. The cost of a half-pound cut of slow-roast prime rib is $13.5 to $15, and the full pound cut costs anywhere between $19.5 and $21. A full rack of baby back ribs cost around $18.5 and a half-rack costs around $14.
The cost of seafood dishes is anywhere between $9.5 and $17 and will include Fish and Chips, the Savannah Crab Cake Dinner, Fresh Grilled Atlantic Salmon, Fresh Cedar-Planked Salmon, and Panko Crusted Shrimp.
Depending on the ordered size, for the classic combos, you will have to pay anywhere between $14 and $21. These combine the steak and ribs section with the seafood section.
The items from the Pasta and Chicken section cost anywhere between $10 and $15, and include Prime Rib Pasta, O’Charley’s Famous Chicken Tenders, Shrimp Scampi Pasta, Bruschetta Chicken and New Orleans Cajun Chicken Pasta.
As for the dessert, the customers can choose from a wide variety of pies such as the Southern Pecan Pie, the French Silk Pie, and the Country Apple Pie.
O’Charley’s Restaurant and Bar FAQs
What are the opening hours of O’Charley’s Restaurant and Bar?
In general, the restaurant is open from 11:00 a.m until 10:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and from 10:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Can I make a reservation at O’Charley’s Restaurant and Bar?
Yes, O’Charley’s Restaurant and Bar accepts reservations, but the waiting time may be longer if there is a large number of people who want a table there.
What are the most recommended dishes at O’Charley’s Restaurant and Bar?
If you want to eat at O’Charley’s Restaurant and Bar it is recommended to try the barbecue chicken strips, the burgers, and the pasta dishes.