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Charlie Staples

372 W Rayen Ave, Youngstown, OH 44502-1120
+1 330-743-7427
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good23%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (29 reviews)
“fries” (21 reviews)
“chicken” (13 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
372 W Rayen Ave, Youngstown, OH 44502-1120
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Husband had 1/4 rib/chix w fries & slaw $12.45. And I had leg & thigh dinner ($5.90) plus $.25 for sauce for my fries plus 2 Yuenglings $3 Ea Both were good and a lot of food for lunch. Service was great. Greeted by a...More

Thank TikiDreams
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Great BBQ. Excellent cole slaw and decent pricing. Great combination. Recommend their sauce. You can even get it on he fries. Bread pudding delicious also.

Thank BuckeyeBob44471
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
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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