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Charlie's Place

83 Bass Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-3143
978-281-5002
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Ranked #20 of 128 restaurants in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Diner
Most recent review
- Aug 13, 2014
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English first
boston,ma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Oshawa, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It was busy and we had to wait. The staff were nice and helpful but very busy. The food was satisfactory but completely unremarkable. Decent value.

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Nampa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This was a very friendly, good food restaurant. Reasonable prices and lots to eat on the plate. I had an asparagus omelet that was to die for.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This was delicious- we ate here several times and were never disappointed! The lobster roll was phenomenal. Don't be turned off by the casual vibe. Worth a visit!

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Just a short walk from The Blue Shutters, we were already familiar with Charlie's. We love the food, the reasonable prices and the fantastic service. Don't miss Charlie's!

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Rochester
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

You want the best out of your vacations, right? Good food, great service, nice setting, pretty view - or at least one of the above? Well, you'll find none of this here. The place looks like a cheap lunch area in a run down office with the nice view of next door's laundromat. I wouldn't call service unfriendly, but it... More

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Dutchess County, NY
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Yeah, it's not haute cuisine. But here's the thing. It's just simple, good food. Lotsa choices. Pleasant and speedy service. The best thing is: if you're vacationing, you can throw your laundry in the machines at the laundromat next door, then come back for another cup of coffee at the counter while it dries. So much more fun than doing... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Typical no frills townie restaurant. I'm used to places like these from growing up, so I didn't expect the food to be very good. . I almost didn't come but since most of the yelp reviews were good I decided to try it. Yeah, I was totally right. I got the fish and chips and the fish (cod) was tough,... More

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