“The Charcoal”, a Waterloo landmark destination founded and locally owned by the Wideman family since 1956.  

We will always endeavor to bring a quality steak house experience with local flavour to our guests. 

Our city is ideally situated for culinarians, surrounded by lush farmland, it has always been easy to headline local meats, produce and suppliers.  

Although we brand ourselves as a steak house, our chefs strive to offer a variety of creative and crafted “non-steak” options to accommodate all our guests.  Our goal is to offer unique recipes, some we have served for decades, others more recent.   

We believe that not being part of a Toronto based chain, gives us a distinct advantage, a local perspective and allows intense attention to detail.

  We are incredibly thankful for the support we have received from the people of this community for so many years and will strive to evolve and continue to earn your trust for years to come. Whether you are new to our restaurant or a third generation regular we will do our best to make every visit memorable.

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