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Reviewed July 26, 2021 via mobile

A local treasure we discovered while traveling through Beckley. Our waitress was upbeat and quick on a busy Saturday night. Their house salad was terrific and both of our entrees were fabulous. Definitely recommend the crab cakes.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 24, 2021

We all had different dishes and tasted each others' entrees. So good. Wish we had The Char near us. Service was spot on. It was my husband's birthday and the waitress must have heard us make a toast to him because she brought a strawberry...cake with candle at the end of the meal without our asking for anything. Staff there pays attention.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 15, 2021 via mobile

Our waitress was SUPERB! I can't remember her name, but she has worked there for 20 years and takes care of her mother. Our wait was about 20 minutes on a Monday evening. Service was excellent along with the food. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 8, 2021 via mobile

First night in W Va and went here due to reviews in TA and were very happy. Service was fantastic and also was the filets. Wife also loved the salad. We highly recommend Char for dining.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 6, 2021

Save your money and do not go here for any dining. Way overpriced for the service and food you’ll receive. The waitress was horrible. I appeared to be a bother we were there. Zero personality. But this person has been there 26 years. The food...was horrible. Served stale crackers in cellophane and no bread. “You’ll get bread when dinner is served”. The bread was cold and stale. Tasteless filets, and bottom fried crispy and very salty. Tasted like they used a tenderizer on a cheap cut of meat. The salad was hideous. Wilted lettuce, and what appeared to have canned diced tomatoes on top. The snap peas were a pile of stringy mush. The shrimp cocktail was served on a dish, the shrimp cocktail sauce was horrid, and the shrimp tasted like they have been sitting in a refrigerator for a couple of days. I doubt we’ll be back, ever.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed May 23, 2021 via mobile

We loved everything about this place, starting with the fact it has been around for 50 plus years. A restaurant doesn’t survive that long unless it’s consistently good, and the Char seems like it is. The menu is classic American cuisine - steaks and seafood,...with some Italian dishes thrown in as well (I think the same owners also have the restaurant called Pasquale’s - we saw a billboard to that effect). We tried the salmon special and the king cut filet. My salmon was a nice thick filet with some sort of dry rub that was delicious. The meals come with a yummy salad (we had blue cheese crumbles on ours), a side dish and garlic bread. Mmmmmm. Shrimp chowder was great too. They have a very decent wine list. Service was terrific. Our waitress was in top of everything, and there was a busboy - I have never seen such a hardworking guy! They were setting up for large parties coming in later and he was breaking down and setting up tables at a rapid clip! We were just passing through Beckley, but if we lived closer, I’d be a regular at the Char!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 8, 2021

+ Very nice quiet location, kind of hidden + Really good food + Good service - Reserve your table! It can be packed - Some menus are a bit pricy

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed October 16, 2020

The Wife and I were in town on vacation and as a last night treat, we went to the CHAR. We were warned it was a higher Cost than say Outback. When we arrived we saw how out of the way it was near a...lake. As we approached the building. This kitchen staff person was on the phone. Cussing and yelling to who ever was on the phone. Kids were standing there and we had to tell the guy to stop. Now onto the meal. The steak was good and it had the Char! ummm steak char. the salad had a red raspberry sauce. it was swimming in it. The bake Potato was good but the server wanted to put a Huge amount of sour cream on it. I had to tell her to hold back. The wife Chicken Parm was good and we both clean the plate. I would of nawed the bone if I could have. a 70.00 bill and we dont drink. Hey it vacation! I would go back.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 15, 2020 via mobile

The food was decent but overpriced. Our waitress was efficient but not friendly. We will not be back.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 6, 2020

There is a lounge area to enjoy a cocktail before dinner. The bartender was very pleasant. We were seated by a window which afforded us a nice view of the lake. The dining room is spacious and the decor is comfortable but ordinary. Our server...was efficient and friendly. The brascioli was enjoyed by several in our party. They all loved it. The pork chop was also delicious. The salads were fresh and tasty. The crackers at the table were a hit. The bread pudding dessert was served hot as requested and was divine. The prices for the food and alcohol were fair and the portions were plentiful.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Response from HeatherH1971 | Reviewed this property |
No reservations or dress code!
August 22, 2016|
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Unfortunately, you see everything. I like to dress up just a bit when going to the Char. Dressy casual would be fine. It is a nice but relaxed atmosphere. Nice jeans with a dressy top and heels or a casual dress for the... More
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No buffet while we were there - sit down fine dining
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Yes, The Char offers takeout services.

The Char is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5