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Charcoal Steak House

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2980 King St. E, Kitchener, Ontario N2A 1A9, Canada (Fairway Road North)
+1 519-893-6570
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Today
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 259
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pig tails!!!

We go back to Charcoals every year for their winter pig tails that they serve around Christmas. Great ambiance, food and servers. Very good restaurant for special occasions.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Colin N
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We go back to Charcoals every year for their winter pig tails that they serve around Christmas. Great ambiance, food and servers. Very good restaurant for special occasions.

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Thank Colin N
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Charcoal Steak House is one of my favourite restaurants ever. I love the cosy atmosphere, the superbly friendly and efficient staff (including the reception), and most important of all.....THE FOOD !!!! No words will do justice...you just have to go there and sample for yourself. I mean it...it has been around a long time and there is a reason... More 

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Thank 142vericak
Kitchener, Canada
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was at the Charcoal Steakhouse for a Christmas dinner / business meeting with a bit over 10 people. We were seated at a large table, and then the staff drew a curtain across one side of the room closing us off from the hallway next to the dining space. This gave us the privacy we needed to hold our... More 

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Thank Tim K
Cambridge, Canada
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We ordered caesar salads and bruschetta, tenderloin with garlic mashed and ribeye with onion jam and fries. The caesar salads were blah, they used to be one of our favourites. It tasted like watery lettuce. The bruschetta had no flavour except balsamic vinegar and the bread was thick and dry. It was terrible. The... More 

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Thank Jacklin_123
Elmira, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Service was great, our server was friendly & timed her table visit perfectly. her knowledge of the menu was great and she had a wonderful sense of humor.

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Thank Waterloojay
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Charcoal Steak House offers three different venues within the building. Two of them are more casual Italian eateries while the Steak House itself has been around ever since I can remember going there back in the 1950s. The food has remained of high quality throughout the years and keeps drawing you back time and time again. The ribs are... More 

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Thank Bryan K
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The prime rib at the Charcoal Steak House is amazing and the stuff mushrooms tasted fantastic. Was a great restaurant to have a group function.

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Thank Christine202020
Penang Island, Malaysia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hadn't been in a very long time and was comforted to find out that the staff still care very much about your quality of food, beverages and their service. The venison dish was excellent.

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Thank Ella S
London, Canada
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best Prime Rib by far. Twice baked Potatoe and excellent brown sugar ribs. Even bought some brown sugar sauce to bring home. Desserts were decadent and the service was great. Beautiful Restaurant. A little pricey but worth it.

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Thank myamew2
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took my father-in-law here for his 80th birthday, at his request. He had been there many times but not for a few years. We found the atmosphere welcoming and the tables arranged so there was privacy for everyone. We were looking forward to a nice fine dining experience. The appetizer I had, the crab cake, should have been my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2980 King St. E, Kitchener, Ontario N2A 1A9, Canada
    (Fairway Road North)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener
  • Phone Number: +1 519-893-6570

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?