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372 W Rayen Ave, Youngstown, OH 44502
(330) 743-7427
Today
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: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 31
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Ribs~Unique Atmosphere!

First time finally at Charlie Staples~four adults for lunch. First for the food: two people in the party had the half-rack of ribs, one with mild bbq and the other had the hot. Both were very happy their choices. Mild had just enough bite and the hot wasn't too hot that you couldn't enjoy the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
travelingfool71
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Youngstown, Ohio
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Youngstown, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Charlie's is a wonderful place to eat. The sauce is outstanding. Try some of the sides, like macaroni and cheese. Besides a great place and food, Charlie is a great guy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

I am 7 months pregnant and have been craving fish. Went to Charlie Staples and was not disappointed!! The bbq sauce on the fish was excellent and fries were not greasy and best of all the baby approved!!!

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Youngstown, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

First time finally at Charlie Staples~four adults for lunch. First for the food: two people in the party had the half-rack of ribs, one with mild bbq and the other had the hot. Both were very happy their choices. Mild had just enough bite and the hot wasn't too hot that you couldn't enjoy the flavor of the ribs. The... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We love this restaurant the food is always good and the owner is a very nice man. If you go on a nice day sit out on the balcony and listen to the music!

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Youngstown, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

You owe it to yourself to dine in...really cool atmosphere and you feel like your somewhere else. Chicken is the bomb...prefer the Royal Oaks for ribs. After dinner check out the live jazz at Frieda's across the street...great music!!!!

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Boardman, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I'll keep this quick and easy since our's was a carryout: I CAN MIX HOT SAUCE AND KETCHUP TOGETHER AND CALL IT BBQ SAUCE! (and save myself the expense of going out!) Also, if your going to have "rib tips" PLEASE include actual rib tips NOT just the gristle, lathered in hot sauce and ketchup. I could have had my... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is a family oriented restaurant. The service was wonderful and the BBQ is the best I've ever had. The New Orleans décor combined with good music transports you to another place and time.

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Youngstown, Ohio
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This family-owned restaurant is worth making a special trip to visit. I've had the ribs, pulled pork and brisket and all were great. The sauce is wonderful. I only had the mild, however. The interior looks like a street in New Orleans. If you are going downtown or to the Youngstown State campus, travel a couple of blocks nearby. You... More 

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Warren, Ohio
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168 restaurant reviews
293 helpful votes 293 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

Youngstown BBQ by the campus of Youngstown State this is the place to go to for down home BBQ. As owner Charlie Staples would say cup of love. The service is very good here as is the BBQ. Love the ribs.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you are in Ytown or just going through please stop at Charlie stapes . It may not be a big city restaurant but it is YTOWN . You may even be served by Charlie . Who is a super guy and try's HARD to do a good job >

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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
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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