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Charlie's Place

83 Bass Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-3143
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Ranked #18 of 127 Restaurants in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Diner
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English first
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Pinedale, Wyoming
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I was told to go have clams at Charlie's... The clams roll was terrific but the server was the worst. Not friendly or interested in how my clams were. Delivered my food and put the check down then never came back... I was sitting at the counter! Some of the worst service I have ever had.

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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
22 helpful votes 22 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 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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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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