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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
Great lunch place.

Portions, prices and waitstaff are just right. Not too much and not too little. Great casual place. Very kid friendly. No alcohol, so don't go often as I like a glass of wine with dinner. Great lunch place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Ronda O
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Portions, prices and waitstaff are just right. Not too much and not too little. Great casual place. Very kid friendly. No alcohol, so don't go often as I like a glass of wine with dinner. Great lunch place.

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West Seneca, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Excellent food in a nice casual atmosphere. Great service, wide variety of food choices. Located near Good Harbor Beach, always a nice place to stop after a day at the beach. Also, excellent breakfast! Small place, but efficient, and friendly wait staff.

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Torrington, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Stopped here after a whale watching tour out of Gloucester. Perfect stop: great service at the counter and generous portions of fried clams and shrimp. Too full for dessert, but looked really good. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Great service, Great food, and quaint atmosphere. Pricing is great and the food is generous portions.

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Saugus, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Stopped here recently after a day at the beach. Its a little roadside place- nothing fancy. The food is fresh and delicious and served up with a smile and great service. I had a clam plate with potato salad and onion rings. They will pull together just about any combo you like -even if its not on the menu. The... More 

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Hyde Park, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The place is plain,, but clean, prices are very reasonable, casual dining spot. I stopped in before a 24 hour fishing trip and had the fried scallop dinner. I sat at the counter, the place was full. The menu was in my hand within thirty seconds, and the fresh brewed iced tea arrived a minute later. The waitress brought over... More 

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Newark, Delaware, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Arrived about half hour from closing. Greeted warmly. Received just right degree of attention from cheery waitress. Had enjoyed a lobster roll up in ME the day before so ordered macaroni & cheese with lobster. Delicious. Big chunks of real lobster in a deep bowl of pasta. Reasonably priced. No alcoholic beverages available so only thing missing was glass of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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

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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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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