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“Just like a burger should taste”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Char-Grill

Char-Grill
Ranked #75 of 1,444 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Fast food
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Celebration, Florida
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Just like a burger should taste”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

It seems like every restaurant has burgers--if there is ever a time when I don't see anything special I like on a menu, I'll order a burger just to get something I know can't be messed up. The Char Grill puts every other burger to shame. I went to the Char Grill for the first time last week, and I've already returned. Their burgers live up to their name--you can really taste the "grill" in the burger. Char Grill will now be the default answer to all of my burger cravings, fry cravings, and shake cravings. Fast, convenient, and delicious. I'd highly recommend going for the 1/2 pound rather than the 1/4 pound--it comes out in a rectangle shape instead of the classic patty.

  • Visited July 2014
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Rochester, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Pleasantly Surprised”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

I stopped in here for a quick lunch while in town. The food is very cheap and the burger I got was excellent. Would come here again if I had occasion to.

  • Visited July 2014
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Garner, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Greatest Burger's In The World”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

I don't know if it is the atmosphere, the nastalgia or the 50 year old grease but there is nothing better than a burger from the original Char-Grill. I absolutely love their food. Eating there takes you back to a simpler time, like when you were young and leaving one of the many other establishments that used to be on Hillsboro street late in the evening.
The hamburgers are chargrilled over fire so that kinda makes them healthy right? Healthy or not they do make a tasty burger. They also have good hot dogs as well. The yummy pink kind. Their other must do specialty is thier apple pie. In this day and age of baked apple pies the crispness and crunch of a fried apple pie really stands out.

There is a reason that this place has been a Raleigh landmark for over half a century. If you are in the area and want a good burger and fries CharGrill is a sure thing.

  • Visited May 2014
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Benson, North Carolina
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“The best Burger Ever!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013 via mobile

An true Raleigh Institution. The best hamburger steak sandwich you'll ever find. Form you have to fill out to order might be hard for the dim-witted, but people of even average intelligence figure it out within 30 seconds.

  • Visited November 2013
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Helena, MT
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966 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 445 helpful votes
“Love these old style, mom and pop places”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

We were at a vintage motocross race nearby and killing some time the day before the flight home. Driving around Raleigh for the first time and looking for a traditional local place. Where they have great local hamburgers and malts, like the old days.

Char Grill just looked right and the locals going in said it was one of those local gems you search for. Eyes were bigger than the stomach so I ordered an apple turnover also. Half pounder, malt, fries and turnover and I was stuffed and smiling.

You can always count on the chain franchises for a bathroom stop on the interstate but if you want to go back in time and get a quality burger and shake you have to find places like this.

  • Visited March 2013
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