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Charlie Staples

372 W Rayen Ave, Youngstown, OH 44502
(330) 743-7427
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Ranked #21 of 236 restaurants in Youngstown
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 7, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I love ribs .. these ribs are good and the hot sauce is great and messy. The sides are just okay. pies. were good. pictures. of owner. with the President of the USA was cool. worthwhile meal

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Boardman, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Have been a fan of Staples for over twenty years. Best BBQ of chicken and ribs my family and I have ever had! I always have liked Famous Dave's, but, Staples is better!

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Youngstown
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Charlies Staples BBQ restaurant has been around Youngstown for many years serving his own special blend of BBQ Ribs, Chicken, Pulled pork, and even Fish. This evening I was in the mood for chicken. The restaurant was crowded, must have been a party happening that evening. (Wink) I made my way to my table and was quickly approached by our... More

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Vienna, Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I thought this was one of the best places I have ever ate. Huge portions, great service. It's not overly large inside but very nicely decorated. If you like BBQ, please give this place a try. The price is reasonable.

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Youngstown, Ohio
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

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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canfield
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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