With a menu consisting of choices from Italian sausage and chicken parmigiana to chicken wings and handcrafted burgers, there’s no shortage of great selections at Take Out Charley’s.

Opened in September, Take Out Charley’s is not just takeout anymore. “The previous owners only did takeout,” said owner Brian Von Hein, “but when I took over the restaurant, I decided to open it up to dine-in as well.”

While the name didn’t change, the menu did. “Before it was just Italian beef, sausage and hot dogs,” said Brian. “We added meatballs, chicken parmigiana, soups, salads, deli-sandwiches, chicken wings and other appetizers.”

Their most popular item varies between the Italian beef and the handcrafted burgers. “There are no frozen patties here,” said Brian. “Everything is made fresh to order; even the turkey from our deli sandwiches doesn’t get sliced until it’s ordered.”

Originally from Rhode Island, Brian and his family moved to Florida to get back near the ocean. “We live in Ormond Beach, but I wanted to be in an area that wasn’t dependent on tourists,” said Brian. “I wanted a place in a neighborhood with a steady customer base. And as long as I keep putting out good food, people will keep coming back.”

A former truck driver, Brian decided it was time to get off the road and spend more time near home. 

“While I’ve been a truck driver, I actually started out in cooking,” said Brian. “I started working in a restaurant in high school as a dishwasher; they then trained me as a prep cook, then a line cook, and then the head cook.”

Family-owned and-operated, Take Out Charley’s caters to families. With bingo every Friday and Saturday and a car and bike night every other Thursday, there’s tons of fun for all ages. They also have the NFL package and eight big-screen TVs for football on Sunday.

Take Out Charley’s is located at 864 Saxon Blvd., Suite 36, in Orange City at the Marketplace Shopping Center. Their hours are 11 a.m–9 p.m. Monday through Sunday. 

To learn more about Take Out Charley’s, call 386-960-0323, or visit www.takeoutcharleys.weebly.com.