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Charlie Staples

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372 W Rayen Ave, Youngstown, OH 44502
(330) 743-7427
10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Youngstown, Ohio
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great environment. Slow slow kitchen. Food was good but not amazing. Needed more kick. Having been in New Orleans I expected more I suppose.

Thank albanimeagan
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Skip the chain restaurants and visit Staples. The BBQ chicken strip dinner w/ sauce on the fries was my favorite late night, after-party meal in high school and college. As an adult, I only eat seafood for meat, but I still come to Staples for the sauce whenever I'm in town. #youngstowntradition

Thank Christine A
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107 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We happened upon this restaurant by accident several years ago. We live over hour away and make it point to eat here once or twice a year. Never had a bad meal. The BBQ sauce is awesome! Always full when we leave. We usually order ribs and chicken. The sweet potato pie is the best!

Thank Vicki C
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

We visited the first time today! The food was fantastic, along with the atmosphere and and our friendly and attentive server Mike! We will certainly be returning!

Thank Ellen B
Cleveland, Ohio
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106 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

It was my first time visiting. I was with a larger lunch party and we had to wait two hours for our food. We did not receive drink refills and we were not asked. There was no apology for the wait time. Everyone food was brought out at different times. The food was okay but I would not return or... More 

Thank Pickyeaterallthetime
Warren County, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

The worst food i ever ate, the mac and cheese was like something out of a can and the corn muffin was dry and burnt the bbq sauce on the chicken was horrible like it sat out for weeks,never again

1 Thank Ann M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

We went there on a very busy weekend with a big party, no reservations. We were seated quickly and the party of 13 ordered. Food arrived correctly. There was a lot of food, but it was telling that the food was good because at the end of the meal, little was left and only a couple of to-go containers took... More 

Thank pq1229
Youngstown, Ohio
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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

We went on a Saturday night and it was very busy. We had 5 in our party and had nearly an hour wait. The hostess said we should have called and made reservations but every time we tried calling it was busy. Every one was very very nice. Once we ordered, the wait for the food wasn't too long considering... More 

Thank Fury k
Youngstown, Ohio
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I never liked BBQ sauce, nor do I like it here. A friend of mine wanted to come here a few years ago (twice) because he heard it is one of the best BBQ places in America. I tried their BBQ sauce on my first visit (a so called Charlie Burger) and asked them to take it back and just... More 

Thank Todd G
Cortland, Ohio
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73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Went there with a larger group on a Saturday night. They were very accommodating with reservations. Our waitresses were excellent. The food was very good. A little mix up brought some food out later than other food. One of the owners was right on top of it though and was very cordial to our group.

Thank Bill B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 372 W Rayen Ave, Youngstown, OH 44502
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Youngstown
  • Phone Number: (330) 743-7427

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