Chuck's has been the place to go in Darien for a fine steak for 41 years. Founder Charles Roles, a 1956 graduate of Cornell Hotel and Restaurant School, served in the Navy and opened the first Chuck's in Hawaii in 1959. Ken Williams, from Darien, partnered with Roles and opened the first Chuck's in Connecticut in 1964. Four years later, a second Chuck's opened in Darien. The restaurant features an informal atmosphere and a renowned salad bar.