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188 Essex St, Lynn, MA 01902-1745
781-595-8953
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
The clams are from Ipswich, as the delivery truck outside boasted and the staff is just as nice as I remembered.

I love Charlie's clam chowder, in fact, it was one of the things I craved when I was pregnant. Making 3 trips a day to get my fix. I enjoyed a large chowder just recently (after 20 plus years) and to their credit it was just as good as I remembered! I use to lived in Lynn and while visiting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2014
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I love Charlie's clam chowder, in fact, it was one of the things I craved when I was pregnant. Making 3 trips a day to get my fix. I enjoyed a large chowder just recently (after 20 plus years) and to their credit it was just as good as I remembered! I use to lived in Lynn and while visiting... More 

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This place never disappoints. There is no doubt prices of seafood have skyrocketed but Charlie's Seafood provides lightly, just right batter, plenty of food and quick service. It's not a fine dining experience. However, the décor does not ruin the food.

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Good clean seafood with a speedy turnover on products. They use the same oil for the fries as the shrimp so no seafood allergies can eat here safely, but they do have the best fried haddock and chicken in the area and are clean.

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Woburn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We love Charlie's! Friday nights are always a good day there. Seafood is super fresh and the staff is very nice. If you like fried food once in a while definitely give Charlie's a try. Order the small cole slaw and you will be delighted! Enjoy the onion rings and the crab cakes too!

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

I like Charlie's. Now that Bob's Famous Fried Clams is under new ownership Charlie's is really the best around.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2009

A Lynn classic!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 188 Essex St, Lynn, MA 01902-1745
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lynn
  • Phone Number: 781-595-8953

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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