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Charcoal Steak House

4.4
1728 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Steakhouse
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  • Good for Anniversaries
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The Charcoal Steak House is an independent local steakhouse serving the Waterloo region community for over 60 years. Enjoy Oxford County AAA Steaks, slow roasted prime rib, fresh seafood, mouth-watering Conestoga pig tails, legendary smoked ribs and more. At lunch we feature an extensive menu with burgers, sandwiches, bowls and healthy salad choices. Our pastry team has crafted delicious desserts to add that perfect finishing touch. Round out your dining experience with a selection from our Sommelier -selected wine list.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(519) 893-6570
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Terry Salmond
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Fairway Road North
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1728 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JudyS 
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

Overall the dinner was not a great experience. The service was very, very slow. Found that we waited a long time for everything for drink service to bringing back required change from paying the bill. There was no bread offered on the table - this was a dissapointment for a restaurant of this caliber. It was kind of expected. We found that food portions were either very very large or extremely small.

I had not been there in a while and expected more.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Always a perfect evening. Our meal was delicious and on point and service was terrific. We are never disappointed and can’t wait to return. Thank you for the hard work and great standards by which you serve your customers.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Second time there, found it just as good as the first time. Friendly, efficient server, without being overly familiar. Food was great and had a nice leisurely meal, never felt rushed. We will go back again!

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Always a reliable and consistent dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We had Valentines dinner in Charcoal Steak House. We were advised there will be a Valentines special dinner menu, and we were OK with it, but in reality it was mediocre food, nothing special, and REALLY overpriced.
I wouldn't recommend this restaurant.

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KateF (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The service was good. She made a mistake on our bill but then corrected it when we asked about it. I didn't think the meal was worth the cost of the bill. I probably wont be back in a long time. It is way to costly for a regular meal. I got the french onion soup for the starter, steak and mash for dinner. It was the Valentines Day Special. I don't think it was worth the $65 a person.
Thank you,

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lisac (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Food was overall pretty good .. I got the chicken and the centre was cold so it made me a bit nervous .. I just avoided eating it. Other then that it was good! Service was great

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vipSurefire58 (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Six of us for my mothers 78th Birthday. Started off with some excellent cocktails. All meals ordered were wonderful from beginning to end with most in our party ordering the filet mignon, which was perfectly cooked. What made this meal exceptional though was the professionalism of our excellent server (wish I could remember her name) and from the manager who accommodated us with the birthday cake we brought in. He even had it fixed up as it took a bit of a tumble in the box prior to our arrival. It was a meal to remember and the birthday girl was thrilled. Would definately recommend for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Outstanding service! My boyfriend took me for my birthday and I had a great time there. The food was amazing and our waitress made our experience even better!

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AndrewV (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Best steak I’ve had in months. Totally worth the price. I need to get my hands on the peppercorn they use.

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slfirefox (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We just can't wait to come back! Our server suggesting the steak topped with salmon was spot on! Absolutely loved it.

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Jamo (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We're regulars at the Charcoal Steak House. The steaks and sea food are always excellent. So, too, the appetizers. Service is friendly and prompt. Strangely, they have stopped offering a bread service, which is a bit disappointing for an establishment with $40--$60 prices. Usually the music is quiet and tasteful. This time the volume was too high and was turned down on request. More annoying was the selection, which was more suitable for a night club/dance party than for fine dinning. These two items lowered my over-all rating.

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JoanneH (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great restaurant! Went with a few colleagues for lunch and was impressed with the venue, service and food. Our server Stella was amazing. So attentive to all our needs.

Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for great food and service.

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Murman (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great lunch , food was exceptional and service was perfect. Good wine by the glass selection

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dons (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Service was friendly and prompt. The restaurant was quite busy but there was no impact on delivery of the food. The prime rib was delicious as was the shareable side of garlic shrimp. Price moderate plus. All in all a positive experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Prime rib was horrible. Too chewy and mostly fat. So much so the server even commented that it was really fatty so they cut a bigger piece. Still the worst prime rib ever.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Food and service were top rate. Waitress / kitchen was very accommodating of special dietary need. Thank-you for a delightful evening!

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Our favourite restaurant for any special occasion.

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Jkmusta (Montreal)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Went there for our anniversary. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. I had the steak frites. It was odd that the steak came presliced but you could see it was cooked perfectly. The Parmesan truffle fries was to die for. It came with extra shavings of Parmesan which was pleasant surprise. My husband had the seafood risotto. The flavour was incredible. Plenty of seafood that wasn't overcooked. Just wished there was more rice!

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

my steak was average, expected a steak that would melt in your mouth, disappointed. the rest of the group enjoyed their meal. It was a Saturday night and it took over an hour to get to our main course. Noisy at the start but it quieted down after 8 p.m.

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