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Charlie's Place

83 Bass Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-3143
978-281-5002
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Ranked #17 of 128 restaurants in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Diner
Most recent review
- Jul 11, 2014
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English first
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

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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Keene, New Hampshire
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Ok, now listen to this- I had a co-worker look up on the internet the "best lobster roll place in Gloucester and guess what popped up? It was Charlie's Place...they said it wasn't to be missed. We are currently spending the week here so we had to give it a try. It was worth the wait, because on a Friday... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Food was very good and portions large. Very friendly staff and reasonable prices. Located conveniently near the Inn.

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Medford, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I had never been to Good Harbor Beach and when I went for the first time we stopped at Charlie's Place for lunch. It was such a friendly atmosphere I felt like family. The minute we walked in 3 different people greeted us and told us to sit wherever we'd like. The food was great! I got the cranberry walnut... More

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LaGrangeville, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Ate there twice this trip /awesome food/ not too pricey/ many options and extensive menu/ service was great/ seemed like it was a local favorite which is always a good recommendation

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Gloucester
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Charlie's Place is a good go-to lunch restaurant for basic fresh seafood. There is nothing creative in the preparation which is fine as the price reflects it. Most food is fried. My issue is the customer service which frankly was appalling when I went in there today and ordered $32 worth of take-out with my family. My 94 year old... More

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Northville, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I have had breakfast and lunch here on several occasions and have never been disappointed. Today was a repeat performance. Service was friendly, prompt and the food was, as always, exceptional! The haddock chowder was flavorful, hot and the pieces of fish were large and filled the bowl. Charlie's lobster rolls are almost legendary and today was no exception. The... More

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cape ann massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

ever since the renovation it has higher prices and nothing out of the ordinary. was kind of disappointed.

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Newburyport
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Specializes in a variety of seafood, at a competitive price. An excellent place to go for lunch, although immediate seating could be a challenge during the summer tourist season. I have Haddock Chowder and a Lobster Roll. Both were very good. We visited for lunch, with friends from work. We will return again.

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Lawton, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Very reasonable prices and had great haddock and lobster rolls. Try for lunch you wont be unhappy. Small diner and the staff seemed very nice.

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