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Charlie Staples

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372 W Rayen Ave, Youngstown, OH 44502-1120
+1 330-743-7427
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good23%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“ribs” (32 reviews)
“chicken” (15 reviews)
“bread” (9 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
372 W Rayen Ave, Youngstown, OH 44502-1120
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Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our way through town. The atmosphere is done very well. The staff was friendly and the wait wasn't too long. We shared an order of 1/2 rack or ribs with a breast and wing. The sauce is different than I've tasted...More

Thank Booksandrain
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

The famous sauce was strange and pasty. It didn't really taste like barbecue sauce. The ribs were very tender and falling off the bone. The chicken was very, very juicy almost not cooked enough... The coleslaw was a watery vinegar base - I'm assuming. The...More

Thank KimSpringer
Reviewed August 19, 2017

Went here for supper the other night, servers and everyone is so friendly but the BBQ sauce was not what i expected. It is very sweet and almost has a chili taste to it. i guess i like vinegar based better, but the ribs were...More

Thank lrb3950
Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

We went to the carryout bc we have very little time to sit. We waited half an hour for 2 orders of 1/4 rib plates. We expected 15 minutes at most. The wait was over half an hour and there were not many people here....More

Thank FinnyGo
Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

Tried Charlie staples because of a recommendation. Service was bad and the restaurant was slow. The ribs are not very good. The sauce tasted frothy and undercooked, like they didn't let it caramelize. My ribs were cooked well, but my mom's were partially raw. Coleslaw...More

Thank David K
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere is great here and my parents has been coming for a long time. I decided to go since my last time was in 1993 since I went. The barbecue was not what I expected. I expected down south BBq that was ether based...More

Thank Terry W
Reviewed May 20, 2017

I Have loved C. Staples for years...They have changed the sauce for the ribs...Change it back PLEASE!!!

Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is very clean and a nice atmosphere. The New Orleans vibe is definitely working. The food is good not great

Thank shawn_k_cartersr
Reviewed December 21, 2016

My boyfriend has been coming to C. Staples since 1974 and he says he has never found better ribs anywhere. He took me for the first time a few years ago and now we go whenever we are in Youngstown because it is true -...More

1  Thank NYCLady90504
Reviewed December 4, 2016

If you are looking for BBQ in Youngstown this is the place all of locals go to. It is Louisiana themed, with good food and BBQ.

Thank Cory V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
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 44502-1120
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Youngstown
  • Phone Number: +1 330-743-7427
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