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Charlie's Place

83 Bass Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-3143
978-281-5002
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English first
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Excellent and friendly service. They serve up a hearty lobsta roll with French fries cooked perfectly. The cheeseburger was a good size and cooked to order. I had the chicken salad wrap which is fabulous. It's actually big enough to share! Charlie's is close to Good Harbor beach, so it's convenient for a quick lunch or supper. A favorite family... More

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Freeport, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

very good food. we had seafood (lobster roll and shrimp roll) at really great prices. the shrimp were HUGE, we could not believe they were shrimp.. it is a nice mom and pop place that has friendly staff and great cooks in the back! they close early, so get there in time to eat

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We found Charlie's later in our stay and we had a couple of the best lobster rolls we've ever had in our lives! There were specials posted that they had cod cheeks, and we really wanted to try them but didn't have time to make it back. Hopefully next year!

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Cromwell, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We decided to have a late dinner here. I chose lobster quesadias which were ok. Lobster overcooked which made it stringy. Companion had clam chowder which was good not great. We did not realize they take down the table at the outside eating area when the band starts at 9. Late night crowd was fun band was really good.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This restaurant was rebuilt after a devastating fire. The food is mostly comfort food--fried seafood, family fare--and is reliable and tasty.

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Sheffield
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We visited here after morning at Good Harbour Beach. Food fresh and delicious. Good value and something on menu for everyone. Grilled chicken sandwich a must.

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Hyde Park, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Charley's has been a mainstay of the area since I started visiting in the 1970's. They have redecorated and rearranged the dining room over the years, but it is basically a casual diner-style place with tables or counter service. This is the place where I've had the best lobster roll ever. On this last visit I had the fried shrimp,... More

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boston,ma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The lobster water does need filtering. It had so the same funky taste as the drinking water...that said..lickedy split service, no salt added ...amazing for a dish joint around here!! Very knowledgable and accommodating energetic staff. Really great. Better than some of the high end joints.

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Enjoyed a great dinner here this week after a few hours at Good Harbor Beach. This place is right down the road. Nice be achy family place. The fried food was crispy and clean. Kathy's haddock was very tasty and I had fried cheeks (Cod) that were out of this world! Wish we tried the sweet potato fries they looked... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

OK, so it's no frills. Feels like a diner. Don't come for the atmosphere. But if you want great food, quick friendly service, and a seat without a reservation, come here. The lobster bisque was 5 star quality at a diner price.

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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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