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The Char

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100 Char Dr, Beckley, WV 25801-2646
+1 304-253-1760
Mon 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Any Beach
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85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Party of 4 on very cold winter night. Still a good crowd even with the bitter cold temps. For appetizers we had shrimp chowder, shrimp cocktail and fried oysters. All very good! Entrees were: the pork chop special glazed with bourbon brown sugar side of vegetables. French cut pork chop with stuffed potato. Seared scallops with stuffed potato, salmon special... More 

Thank beachlady3
Beckley, West Virginia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food here is great. Steaks are perfect and the spaghetti is a great side dish. The decorations are straight out of the 60's so you'll either love or hate them. Only two complaints are that they put crackers on the table and there are no good bread options. The sister restaurant has the best bread in town!

Thank scout242242
Topsail Beach, North Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would save my money and eat else where. Food is not up to paris for this price point. Have tried this restaurant three times to give it a fair chance but disappointed each time.

Thank Jhall10566
Cary, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 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 

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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 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 2 November 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 27 October 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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 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 

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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 18 October 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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125 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 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

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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
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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?