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372 W Rayen Ave, Youngstown, OH 44502
(330) 743-7427
Today
10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
youngstownmoxie
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Youngstown, Ohio
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Youngstown, Ohio
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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258 reviews 258 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

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
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
22 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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2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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Youngstown, Ohio
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?