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100 Char Dr, Beckley, WV 25801-2646
304-253-1760
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
Fine dining in Beckley

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Lynne I
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We had my sister's birthday dinner at The Char on 12/31/14. Our party was large, with 14 guest. The service was GREAT and the food was AWESOME. My husband had the ribeye steak and it was the best, melt in your mouth steak anyone could have. THANK YOU CHAR STAFF!!

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San Diego, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We visited night before Christmas Eve. My family has been going here for many years. It has become a tradition as the food is always fabulous and the service impeccable. However, this night things were definitely not what we expected. We were sat at a beautiful table, waitress very attentive, received our soup and salad right away and then..we waited... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

I love The Char. The filet is AMAZING! The sugar snap peas and other sides are also good. However, the salad needs a little help. The Char's filet is very similar to The Alamo if you've ever been there. It melts in your mouth. The cost is on par with any steakhouse like The Outback or other chains. Two people... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Welcomed by a courteous valet and fireplace, visitors enter the dining room to view a window wall that extends the dining experience to the beautiful creek right outside. The steaks are pretty good, but only slightly above average. I had the stuffed baked potato and it was terrible! I'd have been much better getting a plain and adding the "loaded"... More 

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West Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you enjoy pleasant and courteous service, you will be amazed at the scenic view at the Char. The food is the best in Beckley. I love their salad with their own house dressing and the filet mignon is cooked to perfection. I have never been disappointed when I go there. The Char has an elegant atmosphere including the flowers... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Awesome eggplant app. Also had the shrimp cocktail which was delicious and so was the steak. Great prices too.

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