Charcoal Steak House

4.6
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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 pig tails, legendary smoked ribs and more. At lunch we feature an extensive menu with burgers, sandwiches, bowls and healthy salad choices. Join us for our Inventive and creative REDEMPTION Brunch Saturday and Sundays from 10 - 2 and try our enlightened Vegan Version Menu . Round out your dining experience with a selection from our Sommelier -selected wine list.
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What 2214 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LisaP
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Always a local favourite family for my family when choosing where to go for dinner! Great service and quality food.

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MarkP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Pretty good. Food was overall good. Desert was a bit below par- Pears with bourbon sauce.

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Outfordinner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed out meal except the appetizers were luke warm. We mentioned this to our server and she was quick to apologize and ask if we wanted them remade which we declined. They were good we just wanted them to be aware. Great meal. We will definitely be back.

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The steak is outstanding and service was accommodating but not overbearing.

The only comment would be its a little expensive but decent value for the quality you receive.

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JEagle
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love going to Charcoal. Great service, great food and an amazing atmosphere.

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CarolynL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The menu is extensive enough that everyone can find something to their liking, yet not too extensive as to be overwhelming. At this established restaurant I know that whatever i choose will be delicious. We were seated in a room which is separate from the bar so it was a little quieter. Our server was topnotch. Attentive without being overbearing.

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JodyC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place!!!

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Nick
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was very nice and intimate, celebrated my wife's birthday.

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MaggiJ
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very great experience. The spacing of all courses was perfect. The server was attentive and pleasant. The food was outstanding.

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GreigH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been regular visitors here for years. It continues to improve.

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vipWaterlooMike
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience4

We dine here regularly & generally have a good experience. This evening, we arrived and were told the kitchen was closing early for cleaning & maintenance. Our meal reflected pre-planning for the cleaning. Both salads were limp - obviously prepared much earlier and refrigerated. My main - butter chicken w/basmati rice was WAY overcooked. The chicken bits were semi hard and the rice was kernel dry. I didn’t make a fuss as the service was excellent and I didn’t want to spoil our mood, but at $109 plus tip for dinner, customers deserve better.

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claires
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Never disappoints. The best steak outside Alberta.

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Jaybird
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best steak dinner I have ever had. Good portions and excellent value. Seasoning and flavor was incredible. Cook on the steak was perfect. Ambiance of the restaurant was amazing - AMAZING music and tables weren't squished together like the Keg. Our server was great. My wife is Celiac and if the server didnt have certainty if something was gluten free or not she asked the kitchen which was great. We're already looking forward to our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and great food.

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LeishaN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect place to go for Valentines. The meal choices were excellent and we were both very satisfied with our food. We loved how the menu came in a pink Valentine envelope... little added touches that made the night extra special

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Swampman
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Totally enjoyed the experience.Food was fantastic.Service was excellent.Always enjoy our experience here. Will definitely be back.

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vipGary
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service!!

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Dunroberts
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I would like to thank the Charcoal Steakhouse for another amazing Valentine's Day dinner. This is our second year partaking in there offering for Valentine's and forsee us continuing for years to come.
Geoff and Melissa

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

A birthday event. Had looked forward to a great steak. Found menu with very limited choice and very high price for the value. I struggled to find a good wine at a reasonable price point.

I doubt we will go back

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Food , service and drinks were excellent !
Courteous and fun staff

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TonyB
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

We had been to this restaurant many times in years gone by. The steaks were always top notch cooked right and flavorful. The caesar salad used to be made fresh table side.

We ordered the prime rib and new york steak both advertised as Black Angus.
The meat had no taste we both felt and the steak was overspiced trying to add something to the meat that just was not in the cut of beef. presentation and vegetables were very enjoyable. We both had a caesar salad which was just a bowl of lettuce some bacon chunks and a whole lot of bottle dressing overall like a 3 dollar add on salad not a 11 dollar add on. Desserts had the taste of something that came frozen in a box. Conclusion- We are getting older (56/59) and expect a lot more than you can buy for $180.00 with only 2 drinks. Seems to be the norm for classy decor and nice atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

A great meal at a fabulous establishment. Service was good but I expected better. A mix up with my meal. Salad was delicious, escargot was alright. Our steaks were cooked to perfection but fatty. I was expecting a leaner cut. Overall, a decent experience. I will return.

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DenisR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Food and Atmosphere resembled more of a burger place than a high end restaurant

Charcoal Steak House
Responded on February 7, 2020

I am so sorry that we did not meet your expectations. We pride ourselves on being a fresh, Italian restaurant. We like to think of ourselves as professional but approachable to a wide range of guests: families, business meetings, girls night out as well as a great place for a date night. Aside from all of that, even if you thought we were a high end restaurant, we should have exceeded your expectations so I am sorry that we did not. We hope you decide to join us again in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time. Great service and food

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CarlaV
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

My husband’s prime rib was very thin and not worth the money we paid. The restaurant was loud. Our waitress was kind but forgot about us towards the end of the evening. Don’t think we’ll be coming back.

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Mmckinnon
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great service and really good food. Steaks and Prime Rib were excellent.

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DavP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and amazing food. They definetly know what they are doing.

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marym
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had an excellent low carb fajita bowl followed by a great coffee from the Baden coffee company. The server was promp, efficient and helpful with menu suggestions. I will certainly come back. Mary

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KinhQ
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding! Best ribs I ever had! ! I definitely will be back again!!!

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KarenR
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I appreciated your table for eight setup.Having our own private room was great.Thankyou
Sincerely,
Karen Ruchty

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CathyG
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our parents birthdays and the Charcoal was fantastic as usual. We’ve been going since I was a child and it’s still great even after all these years.

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TONY
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience as always

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RoxanaD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Outstanding service, very nice ambiance and delicious food.

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BarryH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Charcoal Steak House is a goto restaurant for quality food, great experience priced for good value. The menu & decor are frequently updated, always fresh. They never disappoint!

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Dockholiday
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was not hot. The butter did not melt on the potato.

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deedee
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Work brainstorming session

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vipThunderbay1
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The beet salad and the beef dip is wonderful best in Kitchener Waterloo. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Food was good as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

The courses of food arrived to quickly. We ordered a app to share first with our drinks and our other apps arrived at the same time. In hind site I should have sent them back. Our entrees arrived right after our apps were finished and were warm not hot. I will be much more specific with the server next time on how I would like my meal to come.

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DonaldJ
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time there... Was very pleased with the wine selection as well as the quality of the food and the server

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Charcoal Steak House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (519) 893-6570.

Charcoal Steak House is rated 4.6 stars by 2214 OpenTable diners.

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