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Charcoal Steak House

2980 King St E, Kitchener, Ontario N2A 1A9, Canada
+1 519-893-6570
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (186 reviews)
“prime rib” (40 reviews)
“escargot” (15 reviews)
Open Now
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Steakhouse, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2980 King St E, Kitchener, Ontario N2A 1A9, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

i have been coming to this restaurant probably over 50 years now - and enjoyed it in all of its various inceptions. Every guest i bring enjoys whatever they order, but my favorite meal is still the pigtail dinner - which it seems nowhere else...More

Thank BeanieBaby55
Reviewed 4 days ago

I went here one evening without a reservation and we got seated immediately upon my arrival. Service was great. Did not need to wait long for the food. Food tasted amazing!

Thank Chad M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were unfamiliar with this restaurant but it was recommended by a colleague. We arrived early and sat on the patio before our waitress took us to our table. The service before and during dinner was excellent. When we decided on our meals, the four...More

Thank Trmalee
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's been years since I've dined at Charcoal Steak House, but I sure miss the food & experience. I attended a beautiful wedding reception here. The food was perfect. Everything was made to order, dessert was to die for, service was impeccable. I have never...More

Thank LiLyBrAt
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited this steakhouse while on business up in the Kitchener/Waterloo area. Decided to try the ribs instead of the usual steak. They were tender, succulent and fall-off-the-bone. Had a few Manhattans with that. Great evening!

Thank Leslie T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Highly recommended for family or business outings. Welcoming staff, friendly waitresses. Most importantly is that you can order from the menu cards of three restaurants, the Charcoal Steak House, Martinis and Deli. Meals are good and setting is very comfortable. Was surprised that there were...More

Thank Ali M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While i can't say my experience was all bad, the most important part (the steak) was a let down for my wife. Here's the good and bad so pay attention.... My wife picked this restaurant as she had had many great experiences there and wanted...More

1  Thank Raynman M
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Sat down at 5:30 and did not receive dinner until after 7 pm. I noted in the online reservation that my mother-in-law is 91 years old. I wish they had communicated that the kitchen was backed up. She was famished and tired from waiting so...More

Thank Marilyn F
Dave A, General Manager at Charcoal Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Hello Marilyn F. My sincere apologies for your experience last night, on such a special occasion. This is not the type of experience we would wish any of our guests to endure. I have responded to the orginal email to our store, and have called...More

Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Celebrated a birthday of a friend there recently and decided to have the pigtails that people rave about. Maybe my expectations were too high, but I was disappointed and sent them back. They were so overcooked, the meat was hard on them. They graciously offered...More

Thank 1to3sold
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Three of us went to this establishment when returning my daughter to University in Waterloo. Very nice layout, spacious, comfortable seating, leather seats and white linens. I had the New York Strip 10 oz. with peppercorn sauce, mashed potatoes, and mixed veggies and an additional...More

Thank Brian B
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pavneet a
15 June 2018|
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Response from woodeye66 | Reviewed this property |
Best to check menu on line
Betty W
24 October 2016|
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Response from Dave A | Property representative |
There is no official dress code.
10 June 2016|
Response from 439cherylm | Reviewed this property |
We were there on Wednesday for the Wine Makers Dinner. Great Wine. Enjoy your dinner tonight.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$39
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2980 King St E, Kitchener, Ontario N2A 1A9, Canada
    (Fairway Road North)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener
  • Phone Number: +1 519-893-6570
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