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Charlie Staples

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372 W Rayen Ave, Youngstown, OH 44502
(330) 743-7427
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Well Worth It

Went there with a larger group on a Saturday night. They were very accommodating with reservations. Our waitresses were excellent. The food was very good. A little mix up brought some food out later than other food. One of the owners was right on top of it though and was very cordial to our group.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
Bill B
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Cortland, Ohio
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Youngstown, Ohio
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I never liked BBQ sauce, nor do I like it here. A friend of mine wanted to come here a few years ago (twice) because he heard it is one of the best BBQ places in America. I tried their BBQ sauce on my first visit (a so called Charlie Burger) and asked them to take it back and just... More 

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Thank Todd G
Cortland, Ohio
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70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Went there with a larger group on a Saturday night. They were very accommodating with reservations. Our waitresses were excellent. The food was very good. A little mix up brought some food out later than other food. One of the owners was right on top of it though and was very cordial to our group.

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Thank Bill B
Stilwell, Kansas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

The brisket sandwich only had one slice of brisket that was cut in half to make it look like two. The worst I've had. Price was 6.95 should have been 1.95 only because the slaw wasn't bad.

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1 Thank David W
Poland, United States
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Good BBQ. I always get the ribs, hot sauce, with sauce on the fries. The chicken is also very good. And the atmosphere is fun. The patio is nice on a summer evening. And can't beat the take-out after a YSU game.

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Thank Sheri M
Youngstown, Ohio
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45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I love the BBQ chicken and saucey bread... and if that's all I was rating I would give Charlie Staple's 5 stars. But I have to rate the service too. The service in the restaurant is hit and miss. Sometimes it's really good and sometimes it's really poor. And I've tried ordering take-out on 3 different occasions... and it's been... More 

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3 Thank iceman3492
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

The BBQ sauce stinks and its vary vinegary. The service is terrible had to listen to the Lady at the counter talk about her personal problems about 15 minutes before she even greeted me ...I was so upset. I will never go their again

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2 Thank Cephas G
Carol Stream, Illinois
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We were passing through Youngstown on a road trip. We stopped here for dinner based on the TripAdvisor ratings and were not disappointed. The food was good and the service was excellent.

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Thank Brian M
USA
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

I eat at Charlie Staples somewhat regularly and both the food and service are top notch. Obviously, Charlie is known for his barbey, and he excels in that area. The sauce is incredible and not overpowering. The food is always prepared fresh. The servers are all very upbeat and efficient, and really enjoy what they are doing. Since this is... More 

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Thank budkilmer
Warren, Ohio
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The BBQ ribs were great. We ordered the hot BBQ-not real hot but packed with wonderful flavor. The loaded baked potato was incredible and large enough for two. The staff are so kind and helpful. You won't be disappointed. They have a bar upstairs and an outside patio. Check them out and you will have a wonderful time. Reasonable prices.... More 

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Thank Alesia L
Cleveland, Ohio
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Our party had the ribs, chicken, brisket. Everything was delicious and served piping hot. Staff is welcoming. Surroundings are pleasant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 372 W Rayen Ave, Youngstown, OH 44502
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Youngstown
  • Phone Number: (330) 743-7427

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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