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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

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
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  • 5
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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 food in Youngstown OH.

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>

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
Richard Z
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Youngstown, Ohio
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Youngstown, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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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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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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24 restaurant reviews
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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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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Cheap huge portions great food really best BBQ in ytown, and if u like fried chicken try it dry without sauce also very very good

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We are from out-of-state and visited after anticipating it a long time. We went for a late lunchtime in a weekday. When we entered, the staff seemed genuinely friendly and the atmosphere was cheerful and colorful. We ordered ice tea and they brought us water, but did bring the sweeteners, but no yea. When the waiter came to take our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Always treat you like family, whether it's your first or 10th time down there, food is superb. You have to try this place.

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Detroit, MI
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9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Our visit to Charlie Staples was rather disappointing. Three of us walked in on a Friday evening and were pleasantly surprised to be seated immediately. The decor is of a New Orleans street. I thought it was interesting with a fake balcony with doors, windows, etc. What I didn't care for, though, was the loud music. It was at a... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?