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The Char

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100 Char Dr, Beckley, WV 25801-2646
304-253-1760
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Hours:
Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely

Probably the classiest restaurant in Beckley, It is located conveniently but still out of the way enough to be peaceful. Lovely grounds complete with a large pond that provides an excellent view from inside the restaurant. Inside the layout is gorgeous. All the table have lovely table clothes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Chantal V
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Bluffton, South Carolina, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Drove all the way from SC with the as our intended place to eat at and was met with an hour wait! I called the evening before to try to make reservations and was told they weren't necessary. Needless to say I was very upset and decided to pass up what was supposed to be a wonderful dinner celebrating my... More 

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Thank Monica G
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably the classiest restaurant in Beckley, It is located conveniently but still out of the way enough to be peaceful. Lovely grounds complete with a large pond that provides an excellent view from inside the restaurant. Inside the layout is gorgeous. All the table have lovely table clothes and pretty napkins. The atmosphere is exquisite, but the real reason to... More 

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Thank Chantal V
Lewiston NY
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here while staying in area for one night. Both had filet mignon which was cooked perfectly and very reasonable priced. Ordered a baked potato which was more twice baked but overall food was good quality. Friendly staff

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Thank Kathleen C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten there twice each year on the way to and from Florida. The food, wine and service is uniformly excellent. A great way to cap off a long day of driving. A great find in Beckley.

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Thank David H
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This was our first visit, and we were happily surprised. We were dressesd in our traveling clothes but seemed to fit in with other guests whose attire ranged from that similar to ours to dressed for a night on the town. Everyone enjoyed their meal, and the dessert was fantastic. Service was very good and just what it should be.

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Thank Victor T
Raleigh, North Carolina
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318 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This is a nice quiet restaurant with plenty to choose from on the menu. Came on on a Saturday night and the service was on par. The menus has somewhat of an Italian flair mixed in with steak. The salads are fresh and the bread is good to. Best to have a reservation on the weekend. Well worth the the... More 

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Thank ECU1987
Mooresville, NC
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

The Char has long been considered the premier restaurant in Southern WV. Over the years we have enjoyed many dinners and social activities with "nary" a complaint. Outstanding food, wonderful atmosphere, great staff all with a beautiful country setting on the water. Great food is certainly not inexpensive. Expect to pay an average of $40 - $45 per person including... More 

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Thank Sam B
Archdale, North Carolina
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My husband and I celebrated our birthdays here while visiting family. I grew up in Beckley and The Char was always "the" place for fine dining. The tradition has continued with new owners. It was excellent and even though it was packed because of holiday diners, the service was very good.

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Thank aatgpres
Shelbyville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Went there on a whim. We wanted to take my parents out for dinner to someplace they had not been. We were looking in Charleston (WV) at first, then I pulled up Beckley. Checked the Char web site and some reviews and decided to go for it. Couldn't have been more pleased! Good/great food, outstanding service, great view and surprisingly... More 

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Thank Rick M
Bluffton, South Carolina
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132 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We have recently moved to SC and now will be taking a new route to visit family in PA.. each trip is a new experience as we try and set a travel pattern.. This time we ended up in Beckley about dinner time.. We don't do fast food and after a long day on the road, wanted a good meal..... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Char Dr, Beckley, WV 25801-2646
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Beckley
  • Phone Number: 304-253-1760

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?