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Charlies Fish House Restaurant

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224 NW Us Highway 19, Crystal River, FL 34428-3933
352-795-3949
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 125
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  • 116
    Very good
  • 92
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 31
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Awesome fish!

Passing through my husband and I stopped at Charlie's Fish House for a bite. Long wait for a table on the deck, I would not suggest the deck. Mosquito's was every where. The food and service was really good. Food priced reasonable. We ate the fried grouper and shrimp, fries, baked potato. Two for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Alice C
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Georgetown, Kentucky, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Dessert
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391 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Georgetown, Kentucky, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Passing through my husband and I stopped at Charlie's Fish House for a bite. Long wait for a table on the deck, I would not suggest the deck. Mosquito's was every where. The food and service was really good. Food priced reasonable. We ate the fried grouper and shrimp, fries, baked potato. Two for one drink special. Every passing through... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went there twice. On the first night (a Thursday), the service was slow, although the waitress very pleasant, and we didn't mind. On the second night (a Friday), there was half an hour wait to be seated, but the service was quick and efficient. On both nights I had the shrimp cocktail, which was excellent. My... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Charlies is a great place to get the freshest seafood around. Their serving sizes are ample, the food is cooked just the way you want it, and you won't find a more beautiful setting around! Sunsets out on the patio, overlooking the water, make for a special evening. One reviewer talked about the food being bland, but acknowledged that the... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

We waited in order to eat our lunch outside on the patio, it was worth the wait :) Fried grouper sandwich was delicious, we also enjoyed the shrimp & crab dip. Bahama Mamma's hit the spot too :) Friendly service!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

They state in the menu that their food is NOT SEASONED, and they mean it. No flavor. Most bland food ever. Seasoning is what makes a dish delicious. I've had better food while in the hospital. Our waitress said its because most patrons are over 60 and are concerned about their salt intake. Lesson learned. We won't be back.

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Inverness, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We live within a few miles and every so often, we just say its time to get back to Charlies Fish House. We always order the same thing and love it- wife does stuffed turbot and I have the fried clam strips. We said to each other several times during tonight's meal at Charlies that it was all delicious! I... More 

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Southeastern U.S.
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225 reviews 225 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Any time we have an experience that is well below what one might expect, I take extra time to reflect before writing a review. (Anyone can have a bad day...) This is one where I took extra time and even talked with other area visitors who had eaten here. If you can imagine if a large Valu-Mart department store chain... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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274 reviews 274 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Charlie's Fish House Restaurant seems to aim a little higher than the downmarket diners that overpopulate this region, with a menu that isn't only about fried food (though they have that too). However, being a seafood fanatic I was disappointed that nothing we ate was particularly memorable. They catch their own shrimp, but what ended up on my plate tasted... More 

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Crystal River, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Local seafood served by local owners. Always a hit and a popular restaurant for tourists and locals. Try the Salmon Oscar...the best! Not a fancy atmosphere, and limited outdoor seating, but sure to be a good meal. Southern cooking, seafood, and friendly staff.

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Poland, Ohio
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60 reviews 60 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We moved here two years ago..looking for that restaurant to come back to over and over..this us not it...small portions for the money...just a 3 on my rating..i tried to give the place a 4 just not enough value...again it's just ok....

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 224 NW Us Highway 19, Crystal River, FL 34428-3933
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Crystal River
  • Phone Number: 352-795-3949

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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