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618 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1732
+1 919-821-7636
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (48 reviews)
“fries” (39 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
American, Fast food
618 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1732
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

We ate at the Char-Grill last weekend, walking from our Hotel in downtown Raleigh. The nostalgia of this eatery reminds me of the drive-inns I grew up with. The menu, service and quality of the food was very good. The ordering of the meals was...More

Thank glynr34
Reviewed 9 September 2017

My first visit was early 1980 while taking a class at NC State University so you could call this place iconic. Drop in and order almost anything on the menu and you'll likely LOVE it. Come and see why USA Today ranked it NC's best....More

Thank MJKexecutive
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Food was great! Staff friendly! But, the process of ordering is VERY confusing. I understand decreasing cost by having customers mark what they want but it didn't say to write your name on the ticket or take the number.

Thank Ncwinequeen
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Food is good, staff is helpful and friendly. When I pulled in I couldn't believe I'd driven by without noticing this place. It's unassuming and simple. First win - and it's got an old school drive-in aesthetic that just brings joy to my middle-aged heart....More

Thank Dylan S
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Iconic burger joint that takes me back to my college days at NC State. The employees actually seem to be happy and working hard to get you the best tasting Steak Jr. they can make. Milkshakes taste really good also

Thank booker3201
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Had the double char burger combo with catchup onions lettuce tomato and cheese with fries and a medium diet Pepsi and was very tasty I would definitely come back again but the restaurant was very nice and clean and enjoy

Thank jthwrh
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Delicious hamburgers, shakes, fries in a retro setting, not because it is trying to be retro but because it iS retro.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 15 February 2017

It's like a 50s drive up. Order your meal on a slip of paper, drop it into the box, and it's ready in a few minutes. Price is easy on the budget too.

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Best hamburger steak jr in the area. They sell Hog dogs, too. Love the prices. Fast service. All food cooked to order.

Thank Wufpak76
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Love Char-Grill on Hillsborough Street! Burgers are so good because they cook them to order and you decide what goes on them. Fries are delicious and go so good with a chocolate milk shake. Great for lunch, dinner or all times in between. Ole school...More

Thank tlstanley99
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 618 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1732
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-821-7636
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