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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, Dinner, Lunch

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best lobster bisque!

Looked like a small casual eatery Pleasantly surprised by the delicious food including lobster bisque which was the best we ever had, fried seafood including clams, scallops and shrimp Great service, reasonable prices

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Oakdale, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Looked like a small casual eatery Pleasantly surprised by the delicious food including lobster bisque which was the best we ever had, fried seafood including clams, scallops and shrimp Great service, reasonable prices

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Wilmington, Vermont
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We were referred here by a local for breakfast and loved it. Very friendly staff and diverse menu that has lots of local flavors you won't find many other places like fish cakes benedict--sounds weird but tasted awesome. This should not be missed when you are in Gloucester

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Parking was easy. We were seated promptly. We went on a Wednesday night the lobster roll was on special. It was a fabulous meal for the price served with Cole slaw. The wait staff was courteous and friendly. We plan on going back.

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Spruce Head, Maine
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Been here in Gloucester since March and have been to Charlie's several times for take out. Good portions at a fair price. Always cooked to perfection.

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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74 reviews 74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We visited Charlie's after winter birdwatching on Cape Ann for the first time a year ago...and were blown away. Visiting again this winter, we were not dissapointed. You know you are in for a good meal when you struggle to find a parking space and the other lunch joints are vacant. Charlies served us quickly, with an amazing haddock sandwich,... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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82 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I stopped by for lunch today and was able to get my order in before the lunch crowd arrived. Charlie's has a very loyal breakfast and lunch clientele and is known for their fish. It is on the smallish side with 50 or so seats that all fill up at lunch. I ordered the fish and chips dinner and was... More 

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Midland City, Alabama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We've eaten there 5 times in 4 years. Always excellent , never had a bad meal there. The Lobster Bisque is always good. . The wait staff is always friendly. We've gone thru Gloucester just to eat there on our way to Portsmith, NH

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We eaten there 6-8 times over 4 visits to the area. Always excellent. Quaint little place. Excellent Lobster Bisque. Recommended to anyone I know going that way. Very friendly wait staff.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

You're in Gloucester, it's lunch time, your not drinking, you don't need the ocean in view, you want the best lightly deep fried clam roll in town, your partner has a lobster roll in mind or maybe just an old standby fish and chips, or a great fish chowder with blueberry pie for desert. Charlie's Place is your place. Fast,... More 

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Chicago
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45 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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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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