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Charlie Staples

372 W Rayen Ave, Youngstown, OH 44502
(330) 743-7427
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Ranked #17 of 233 restaurants in Youngstown
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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68% Recommend
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English first
Youngstown, Ohio
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The ribs & chicken were fine; not excellent but worth returning for. Lord knows it is hard to find great barbecue up north. But... the all black staff ignored my wife & I (white people) unless we chased them down. No menus no service until we summoned them. No refills on our tea, no extra napkins even after requested. The... More

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Youngstown, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Our first visit as a couple. Very large portions-I had chicken, and my husband had the ribs; the ribs were not "sloppy"--just a decent amount of sauce; he enjoyed them. I ordered the sauce on my chicken as "medium" and I think one of the pieces was "mild" but the other pieces were medium and the chicken was moist and... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I was part of a group dining on a Saturday afternoon/evening. Everyone was so nice. We were seated in a reasonable amount of time, 10 min. From he time our order was placed, until we got our good, it was an hour. Mind you, we were a large group of people, and there was one other large group, plus a... More

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Rome Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

On a cold snowy day we had to goto Y-town for parts. We tripped on this place by total accident What a truely great stop on our wayward travels. We were the first ones thre hot woundful bounty of food.Service very good, food wonderful A true Gem in Y-town

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

A few things I like...the atmosphere is great! I personally feel that tje family has done an EXCELLENT job fixing up what would have been another blight...and eventually torn down forgotten building into a lovely jazzy adventure! The building itself has character! The 2 nd floor outdoor patio is cool...big waiting area...intimate tables that make it feel friendly. My family... More

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Youngstown, Ohio
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Really excellent ribs and barbecue. An excellent local restaurant with a great flavor. Not necessarily the most appealing from the outside, and not in the most attractive section of town, but take a chance and try them our; you'll be glad that you did. We've had the ribs, the chicken, the fries. Always good and tasty. They do take-out, as... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The ambiance first attracted me to this restaurant, but the food and service gives Charlie Staples the excellent rating. The sauce is fabulous and the chicken and ribs are my favorite. The fries are a must have, but the serving size is very large. The servers are all friendly and extremely nice. Love this restaurant.

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Girard, Ohio
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46 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

I went to Charlie Staples for the first time with co-workers for lunch. The restaurant is a gem of a place in an their wise not-exactly-pretty part of Youngstown. We were seated quickly upon arrival. Service was somewhere between good and great, but not excellent. The food was delicious and portions were HUGE! Co-workers ordered Big Bertha baked potatoes and... More

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Hermitage, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

When I was in college, Charlie Staples was at a very small location. It wasn't very inviting or clean, but the barbeque was the best I've ever had. I was disappointed when it closed down, but when I saw that it reopened at a new location, I was extremely excited. When I got there, the atmosphere was awesome! However, the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Been going here since I was a Kid and still love it. Still the best soulfood in the city, make sure you get sauce on your fries, aint nothing like them!

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