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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, Lunch, Dinner

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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 Local Favorite

Charlie's is a small, casual place to get great food. It's like a diner with tables and counter service. The service is excellent and the prices are very reasonable. Best haddock chowder ever.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Joe M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Charlie's is a small, casual place to get great food. It's like a diner with tables and counter service. The service is excellent and the prices are very reasonable. Best haddock chowder ever.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This place has survived a change in ownership and a fire . Great lobster roll, fried clams and clam cakes- fries nothing special - great coleslaw and unsweetened tea - homemade pies _ friendly and casual / best value in area

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

For seafood at reasonable prices, I would recommend coming here for lunch. Not only is the food consistently good, but it has a really good local flavor unlike many of the tourist traps you find in the downtown section of Gloucester.

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Apollo Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

On our first night in Gloucester, tired and hungry we ate at Charlie's Place and was surprised at how delicious the dinner was. This is not a fancy restaurant but very down to earth with huge portions served in a simple atmosphere. They do not service alcoholic beverages but allow you to BYOB. The fried clams were very good.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The lobster rolls were delicious and some of the best we've ever had! We would definitely go back to Charlie's again.

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We had been to Charlie's Place years before so we went back to check it out again. Nice breakfast, very generous servings and reasonable prices. Nothing fancy but clean and cheerful.

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Bloomsburg, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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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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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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Additional Information about Charlie's Place

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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Location and Contact Information

  • 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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