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The Char

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100 Char Dr, Beckley, WV 25801-2646
+1 304-253-1760
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Cary, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eating dinner here was like a trip back in time to the 60's. The menu is standard American fare; steaks, pasta, chicken, garlic bread and ice water in stemmed glasses. The dining room is carpeted, one wall is faux stone, and the wait staff wears black pants and vests with white shirts. There was a candle, plastic flowers, salt and... More 

Thank fn2187AquaNet
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is hidden away in the trees. Valet as well as self parking is available The cuisine is varied and every entree is well prepared, graciously served, and excellent in taste We have dined here often and have never been disappointed The surroundings are pleasant and wait staff goes out of the way to please you.

Thank Donald B
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

The steaks we ordered were very good. They were out of several drink options and the salad that came with the meal was so so. Offered no Caesar salad which is sort of strange for a steak place. Overall a good meal.

1 Thank Bkinney85
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Visited the restaurant this evening while traveling with friends. Elegant decor, extensive menu and wine list, delicious meal. Our server Theresa was perfectly attentive. I look forward to dining at this restaurant on my next trip through Beckley.

Thank Sheryl H
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

This was the best dining experience I've had in recent memory. The staff was welcoming and excellent, especially our waitress. The food was amazing, great portion sizes and came in a timely manner. I even got a special dessert for my birthday. The restaurant has a fine dining atmosphere and a beautiful setting with really pretty scenery outside. It is... More 

Thank bumpii_
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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131 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We loved our meal at The Char! The service was excellent, and there are nice views while eating dinner. The steak is one of the best I've ever had! This will become a must do each time we are in Beckley!

Thank Carolinagirl0224
Chesterfield, Virginia
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117 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

No wonder this has been the superior flagship restaurant in this area since they opened(1960's?). Top notch steaks that are way beyond sumptuous. Rating of a 5 isn't high enough. Unequalled in steaks and most everything else!!

Thank Hhoppin
Bloomington, Indiana
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

The food was fantastic. I got crab cakes, my husband got the 5oz filet and my daughter got the fried oysters. All were expertly done. The service (Christina) was impeccable. A very nice clean restaurant nestled in the hills of WV, convenient to the hotels. We wore jeans because we had been traveling all day and weren't made to feel... More 

Thank hoosiermama
Indianapolis, Indiana
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

My husband and I were traveling from Indiana to the Outer Banks in North Carolina and found Beckly to be approximately half way and a good place to spend the night. When asked for a recommendation for the best restaurant in town, the hotel clerk suggested The Char. We decided to trust his judgment. I got the chicken kabob, the... More 

2 Thank Gennielee
Beckley, West Virginia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Very lovely setting nestled by a small pond surrounded by the beauty of nature. By far this is the best restaurant in the Beckley, WV area. Just a few miles from hotels. Valet parking is available but not mandatory. Full service bar. Very friendly staff and knowledgeable of all menu items. I had filet mignon which was cooked to perfection.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Char Dr, Beckley, WV 25801-2646
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Beckley
  • Phone Number: +1 304-253-1760

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