About Us

In 1960, Char-Grill opened on Hillsborough Street in downtown Raleigh, NC. For generations, students from N.C. State University and surrounding colleges, along with state government employees from downtown Raleigh, have flocked to this landmark to fulfill their love for the now-famous Hamburger Steak sandwiches.

Hamburger Steak, cooked on an open Char Rock Grill and served hot and fresh…cooked to order! That’s how real hamburgers are done right (and have been since 1960!). Taste the Flavor!

Our award-winning burgers, shakes, fries, hot dogs and more will take you back to summer cookouts with friends. Check out one of our fine locations in Raleigh, Clayton, Benson, and beyond to experience a true American classic dining experience. From the perfectly cooked burger patties, melted cheese, crispy lettuce and juicy tomatoes, a Char-Grill burger is a flavorful food sensation that no one should pass up.

Stop by today and find out why we were voted “Best Burger Joint” in North Carolina by USA Today for our food and service!