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Charlie Staples

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

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good BBQ

Good BBQ. I always get the ribs, hot sauce, with sauce on the fries. The chicken is also very good. And the atmosphere is fun. The patio is nice on a summer evening. And can't beat the take-out after a YSU game.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
Sheri M
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Poland, United States
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Poland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Good BBQ. I always get the ribs, hot sauce, with sauce on the fries. The chicken is also very good. And the atmosphere is fun. The patio is nice on a summer evening. And can't beat the take-out after a YSU game.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I love the BBQ chicken and saucey bread... and if that's all I was rating I would give Charlie Staple's 5 stars. But I have to rate the service too. The service in the restaurant is hit and miss. Sometimes it's really good and sometimes it's really poor. And I've tried ordering take-out on 3 different occasions... and it's been... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The BBQ sauce stinks and its vary vinegary. The service is terrible had to listen to the Lady at the counter talk about her personal problems about 15 minutes before she even greeted me ...I was so upset. I will never go their again

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Carol Stream, Illinois
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We were passing through Youngstown on a road trip. We stopped here for dinner based on the TripAdvisor ratings and were not disappointed. The food was good and the service was excellent.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I eat at Charlie Staples somewhat regularly and both the food and service are top notch. Obviously, Charlie is known for his barbey, and he excels in that area. The sauce is incredible and not overpowering. The food is always prepared fresh. The servers are all very upbeat and efficient, and really enjoy what they are doing. Since this is... More 

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Warren, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The BBQ ribs were great. We ordered the hot BBQ-not real hot but packed with wonderful flavor. The loaded baked potato was incredible and large enough for two. The staff are so kind and helpful. You won't be disappointed. They have a bar upstairs and an outside patio. Check them out and you will have a wonderful time. Reasonable prices.... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Our party had the ribs, chicken, brisket. Everything was delicious and served piping hot. Staff is welcoming. Surroundings are pleasant.

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Struthers, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Great tasting BBQ at a reasonable price. Cole Slaw very tasty too. Offering BBQ ribs and chicken in a New Orleans style ambiance.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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 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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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?