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Charlie Staples

372 W Rayen Ave, Youngstown, OH 44502
(330) 743-7427
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Ranked #23 of 236 Restaurants in Youngstown
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Youngstown, Ohio
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46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We've visited here several times over the years and the restaurant is clean and staff have been good. The owners are local and pride themselves on the quality and the unique experience. Myself, I'm not a fan of the sauce. It's a very strong vinegar base and when you walk in the establishment it hits you like a wall. I've... More

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Wait til you try this gritty, delicious BBQ sauce. Even the mild has some kick. Place is really cool inside with that New Orleans vibe. Might sound basic but the chicken strips with (SOF) Sauce on Fries is the way to go; and, get a few extra saucy breads on the side (white bread slices with sauce on them). Definitely... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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