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#66 of 1,139 Restaurants in Raleigh
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618 Hillsboro Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
+1 919-821-7636
10:00 - 02:00
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Sun 10:30 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 00:00
Thu 10:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Sebring, Florida
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's like a 50s drive up. Order your meal on a slip of paper, drop it into the box, and it's ready in a few minutes. Price is easy on the budget too.

Thank Michelle H
Raleigh, North Carolina
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best hamburger steak jr in the area. They sell Hog dogs, too. Love the prices. Fast service. All food cooked to order.

Thank Wufpak76
Nashville, North Carolina
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love Char-Grill on Hillsborough Street! Burgers are so good because they cook them to order and you decide what goes on them. Fries are delicious and go so good with a chocolate milk shake. Great for lunch, dinner or all times in between. Ole school but well worth a visit.

Thank tlstanley99
Dothan, Alabama
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

My family and I have eaten here over 100 times over the years. Its many more than that. I even used to go here with my parents long ago. The food here is excellent. The big hamburger meal is the best fast food I know where to buy. Have a Blessed Day!

Thank Lasher1961
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349 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

After hitting the State Fair, we wanted some real food and hit Char-Grill, an old favorite. It had been a few years, but the food was still great! And I felt the service was even better. I generally get a steak sandwich, fries, and a hot dog. The sandwich is ALWAYS hot and delicious. The fries are among my favorites.... More 

Thank EdRockster
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

So where does one eat supper after being gone from North Carolina for more than a week. (And you had pork Barbcue at the state line when driving back for lunch.). You want that nostalgic feeling of being back in a familiar place, and you are a history geek like me, you end up at the original Char-Grill and you... More 

Thank JohnD-3701
Ennis, Montana
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158 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We get it. When we were in college, there were places like this. We remember them not just for the quality of the food, but add some special memories to the time in our lives. We miss our friends and experiences from when we were in college too. We found the burgers to be very similar to burger king. They... More 

Thank chris g
Raleigh, North Carolina
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

If you want a delicious hamburger (served on a rectangle bun), you must try Char-Grill. It's been an 'institution' on Hillsborough Street for MANY years. They have other locations.......even in Europe......and their French fries, shakes and onion rings are delicious, as well. For a casual....but filling and delicious meal......try Char-Grill!

Thank traveltique
Raleigh, North Carolina
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

If you want an old school burger, fries, and a real shake this is your place. You can watch as they prepare your food and the fries are always fresh and hot, not under a heat lamp. The best beef burger in Raleigh hands down.

Thank Betty T
Hartford, Connecticut
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Although it looks like an ordinary fast-food type take-out place, the quality and deliciousness in everything you get from CharGrill is outstanding.

Thank mmeehan3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 618 Hillsboro Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-821-7636

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