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Charlie's Place

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83 Bass Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-3143
978-281-5002
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 11
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Special Find

Being visitors to Gloucester for a whale watch we didn't know much about the area except for what you could find on a tourist website. So for most of our stay we hit all the popular restaurants and shops in the area. On one of our trips back from downtown Gloucester to our motel we came across... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Mike W
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Bloomsburg, PA
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Bloomsburg, PA
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Being visitors to Gloucester for a whale watch we didn't know much about the area except for what you could find on a tourist website. So for most of our stay we hit all the popular restaurants and shops in the area. On one of our trips back from downtown Gloucester to our motel we came across Charlie's Place. It... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This place is a must if you are in the area. It is a small home town dinner where the food is out of this World. They greet everyone as they come in, and all have a Wonderful Attitude. When looking around the place is very Clean and well kept. And don't let me forget the PIE's. Save room they... More 

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Oakdale, New York
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Looked like a small casual eatery Pleasantly surprised by the delicious food including lobster bisque which was the best we ever had, fried seafood including clams, scallops and shrimp Great service, reasonable prices

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Wilmington, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We were referred here by a local for breakfast and loved it. Very friendly staff and diverse menu that has lots of local flavors you won't find many other places like fish cakes benedict--sounds weird but tasted awesome. This should not be missed when you are in Gloucester

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Parking was easy. We were seated promptly. We went on a Wednesday night the lobster roll was on special. It was a fabulous meal for the price served with Cole slaw. The wait staff was courteous and friendly. We plan on going back.

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Spruce Head, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Been here in Gloucester since March and have been to Charlie's several times for take out. Good portions at a fair price. Always cooked to perfection.

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We visited Charlie's after winter birdwatching on Cape Ann for the first time a year ago...and were blown away. Visiting again this winter, we were not dissapointed. You know you are in for a good meal when you struggle to find a parking space and the other lunch joints are vacant. Charlies served us quickly, with an amazing haddock sandwich,... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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82 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I stopped by for lunch today and was able to get my order in before the lunch crowd arrived. Charlie's has a very loyal breakfast and lunch clientele and is known for their fish. It is on the smallish side with 50 or so seats that all fill up at lunch. I ordered the fish and chips dinner and was... More 

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Midland City, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We've eaten there 5 times in 4 years. Always excellent , never had a bad meal there. The Lobster Bisque is always good. . The wait staff is always friendly. We've gone thru Gloucester just to eat there on our way to Portsmith, NH

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We eaten there 6-8 times over 4 visits to the area. Always excellent. Quaint little place. Excellent Lobster Bisque. Recommended to anyone I know going that way. Very friendly wait staff.

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Address: 83 Bass Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-3143
Phone Number: 978-281-5002
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
Cuisine: Diner

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  • Address: 83 Bass Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-3143
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: 978-281-5002

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Diner

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