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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

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    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
Great setting overlooking the water

Good selection on the menu and variety of specials. We have eaten here three times now. Each was good, but first two were better for me personally as this time my steak was cooked medium well when ordered medium rare which really detracted from the taste. Fired oyster appetizer was great and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Clyde H
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Elkhart
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Roanoke, Virginia
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170 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Tamarack is very good but this steak house is superb! Lots of choices in meat cuts and always perfectly prepared and always great service. Try to stop here when in the area for dinner. Out of sight and you have to know where it is to find it but well worth the hunt.

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Elkhart
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9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Good selection on the menu and variety of specials. We have eaten here three times now. Each was good, but first two were better for me personally as this time my steak was cooked medium well when ordered medium rare which really detracted from the taste. Fired oyster appetizer was great and wife has always had great fish dishes. Chelsea... More 

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Oakdale, California, United States
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122 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I liked the appetizers. We had jumbo shrimp and a Brie cheese smothered in a sweet syrup with walnuts. It was intended to be spread on the Melba toast that was on the table. It sounds strange but it was actually pretty good. The bread was decent. The salad with Balsamic Vinegar dressing was superior. The Fettuccini side was awful.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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97 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I attended the char with some friends of mine during a bachelor party at Ace Rafting. It was a little bit of a hike to get to the restaurant from the site but it was well worth the drive as there aren't many establishments of this caliber in the area. The meal was well prepared and was a great value.... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Char has been one of my childhood favorites but this time was not that great and I was a little disappointed. We had went one other time and thought it was an off night but after this time its just not the same. I miss the old Char.

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Beckley, West Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The atmosphere is top notch here. The food was delicious. I had a Filet Mignon that was so tender, and juicy that you could cut it with a butter knife. The homemade desserts were amazing as well.

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Potomac, Maryland
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158 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Mid-price steak and seafood restaurant overlooking a pond with valet service. Nice ambiance, great service, and nice selection of food. My husband really liked the steak, and I got the orange roughy with alfredo. Home made desserts are wonderful. We choose the turtle pie and bread pudding. Soup, appetizer, two entrees, and two desserts plus beer = $80 for two.

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This place reminded me of some something out of the 60's maybe? but in a good way. There is valet parking if you choose. The property has well maintained landscaping and a pretty pond that is viewed from the main dining room. We had the house salad with the home made house Italian dressing. That was delicious!!! The steak was... More 

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We had a golf outing at nearby Glade Springs resort. This restaurant was perfect for 16 guys who liked a nice cocktail, a good steak, a decent wine, a nice dessert and a private room where we could get a little rowdy without bothering the other clientele. The view of the pond was a plus. Servers were top notch for... More 

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Our visit to The Char was happenstance - but what a treat! The wedding we had attended did not include a dinner in their program - so we were delighted to find this restaurant listed as #1 on a lot of lists. Why not take #1? There is a big sign at the entrance - but it might be hard... More 

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Additional Information about The Char

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

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