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Char Grill

618 Hillsboro Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
919 821 7636
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Ranked #52 of 1,220 Restaurants in Raleigh
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
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176 reviews 176 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We had to try this legendary burger institution. It is a walk up place and you sit outside. They prepare the food to order and at lunchtime it took less than ten minutes. The cheeseburger is fine not great and not even certain it's all beef. It seemed to have filler and reminded me of high school cafeteria burgers. The... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It seems like every restaurant has burgers--if there is ever a time when I don't see anything special I like on a menu, I'll order a burger just to get something I know can't be messed up. The Char Grill puts every other burger to shame. I went to the Char Grill for the first time last week, and I've... More

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Rochester, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I stopped in here for a quick lunch while in town. The food is very cheap and the burger I got was excellent. Would come here again if I had occasion to.

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Garner, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I don't know if it is the atmosphere, the nastalgia or the 50 year old grease but there is nothing better than a burger from the original Char-Grill. I absolutely love their food. Eating there takes you back to a simpler time, like when you were young and leaving one of the many other establishments that used to be on... More

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Benson, North Carolina
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

An true Raleigh Institution. The best hamburger steak sandwich you'll ever find. Form you have to fill out to order might be hard for the dim-witted, but people of even average intelligence figure it out within 30 seconds.

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Helena, MT
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405 reviews 405 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We were at a vintage motocross race nearby and killing some time the day before the flight home. Driving around Raleigh for the first time and looking for a traditional local place. Where they have great local hamburgers and malts, like the old days. Char Grill just looked right and the locals going in said it was one of those... More

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

First time in Raleigh today. My husband and I were looking for a place to eat close by and after a google search ran across this place. I love the small mom and pop type places so I was more than willing to give this place a try, and I'm glad we did! My husband loved his double burger and... More

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

I always come here when back in Raleigh. Reminds me of my college days at NCSU! These are the best burgers in town.

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Louisburg, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Char grill has the best burger and shakes in the area. The apple turnovers are scrumptious. The atmosphere reminds you of Happy Days and I am just waiting to see a staff member in Roller Skates. If ever in Raleigh please try ... they have 3 locations and all are great!!!!!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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99 reviews 99 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

The Char Grill has greasy smoke billowing all over the place. If you go there to eat you will smell like greasy smoke for the rest of the day. I actually had to have my clothes cleaned because of it. Breathing that stuff cannot be good for you.

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