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Charlie Staples

372 W Rayen Ave, Youngstown, OH 44502-1120
+1 330-743-7427
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good22%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (30 reviews)
“fries” (21 reviews)
“chicken” (14 reviews)
Opens in 12 min
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
372 W Rayen Ave, Youngstown, OH 44502-1120
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1 - 10 of 102 reviews

Reviewed 6 September 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 19 August 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 25 July 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 24 July 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 10 July 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 20 May 2017

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

Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 22 January 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 21 December 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 4 December 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
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Let me start this by saying we did not eat here, but it did smell delicious. That being said my family and I stopped in for drinks after a football game so we just went to the bar. We were the only 4 people at...More

Thank Diane C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 02:00
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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