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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
Good for:
Romance
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Pleasant Dinner on a Quiet Saturday Night

My husband and I enjoyed the house salad and the mahi mahi with olives, artichoke hearts, and fettucine in a light lemon olive oil sauce. Steaks are the specialty but the fish was excellent. Wine selections were excellent and service crisp. The only negative was listening to the bartender complain... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
linda r
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Orrville, Ohio
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
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Hamburg, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

A rather small restaurant but very nice. Food is excellent service was great. A hidden gem in the mountains of West Virginia.

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Orrville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I enjoyed the house salad and the mahi mahi with olives, artichoke hearts, and fettucine in a light lemon olive oil sauce. Steaks are the specialty but the fish was excellent. Wine selections were excellent and service crisp. The only negative was listening to the bartender complain about having to work.

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Amherst, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We stopped in Beckley for the night and read reviews online for local restaurants. The Char was recommended so we decided to check it out. My wife had spaghetti and I had the 8oz Filet. We both enjoyed the salads and the Cabernet house wine was very acceptable for $6 a glass .. The spaghetti dinner was very good and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great service. Food was very good. Price was fair. Valet parking in rural area was nice touch. Most other places to eat in area were chains.

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Shady Spring, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

If you like especially steak this is the place for you. Very low toned relaxed atmosphere with excellent service. The steaks are always cooked correctly and full of flavor. You will not need steak sauce believe me. We have never came home hungry and the price is very competitive with chain steak houses but the experience and taste is in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We wanted to stay in Beckley just so we could have dinner here. We have eaten here before and found that It really is such a treat after spending a long day on the road driving. We had left from Hilton Head in the morning. It's a very busy spot and obviously loved by the locals. The atmosphere is very... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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46 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

After spending 7 hours on the road, The Char was a welcome relief for delicious food. It is located in a quiet wooded area of the town. The atmosphere is relaxing and quiet. Food was quickly prepared and very hot when it arrived. It was also delicious. Serving staff were efficient and knowledgeable about the menu and it was very... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

If you ever find yourself near Beckley in southern West Virginia, do yourself a favor a head to The Char. Thanks to my work I have had the opportunity to travel and eat at some of the better restaurants & steakhouses in some major metro areas across the country (recognizable names), and I have yet to find a place that... More 

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Rochester, NY
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73 reviews 73 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We found ourselves in Beckley, W. Va. on New Year's Eve, so we decided to go to the restaurant with the best rating on TA. Char was it. We sat at the bar in very comfortable seats overlooking the dining area. Although it was very busy, our service was excellent, as was the food. The bartender, Jenny, was friendly and... More 

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Mountville, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I had the opportunity to eat at The Char with my family for the first time in November 2014. I had heard many good things about The Char over the years but took those words with a grain of salt. I have to say I've been missing out because The Char ended up literally being the best restaurant I've ever... 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: Romance, Large groups
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?