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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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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
Fantastic Seafood!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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74 reviews 74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

You're in Gloucester, it's lunch time, your not drinking, you don't need the ocean in view, you want the best lightly deep fried clam roll in town, your partner has a lobster roll in mind or maybe just an old standby fish and chips, or a great fish chowder with blueberry pie for desert. Charlie's Place is your place. Fast,... More 

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Chicago
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I love Charlie's Place! They have incredible, fresh, fried clams that are very reasonable, fantastic clam chowder and great breakfasts. I have been for three meals, two lunches and one breakfast, and every meal has been fantastic. If this food was served in a more elegant setting, they could charge a great deal more and be considered one of everyone's... More 

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Stow, Massachusetts, United States
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77 reviews 77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Lunch is best at Charlies. My dad always loved this place when he would visit his 'hometown'. Inexpensive, good and plenty of food.

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Muldrow, Oklahoma, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Charlie's was right off the highway, plenty of parking. Look like a locals hangout. The restaurant was very clean. Our waitress was friendly and our food was served in a timely manner. The omelet's are great. I'd eat there again.

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Perth, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We called into Charlie's to sample their speciality (Cod Cheeks) which I had never heard of before. They were superb!! However, when we left the restaurant to drive back to Boston, one of our party left behind their handbag. We only realised this when we arrived at our hotel in Boston around 2230 hours. Our Hotel porter tried to make... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

friendly atmosphere, and everyone is helpful. Sometimes the car park is full and a good testament to it's support

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Restaurant Details

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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