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Charlie's Diner

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5 Meadow Rd, Spencer, MA 01562-2074
508-885-4033
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5:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great food with olde time ambience!

by ambience, i mean to magnificent diner section, not the new addition. just like the old train car diners of old, this place features snug booths, dark wood, great ceramic tile, the old blackboard with the menu in colored chalk, and stools if you want 'em. a cheery greeting always, followed by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
jbarri4866
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oakham, ma, usa
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Bryant Pond
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

When I'm traveling I always look for diners for my meals and to take a break from the road. Passing through Spencer we stopped at the Abbey and then asked a local gentleman if he could recommend a diner. Without hesitation he said, "Charlies!" and off we went. The diner is a little ways out of town, but as we... More 

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oakham, ma, usa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

by ambience, i mean to magnificent diner section, not the new addition. just like the old train car diners of old, this place features snug booths, dark wood, great ceramic tile, the old blackboard with the menu in colored chalk, and stools if you want 'em. a cheery greeting always, followed by fine food and cheery service. most recently, i... More 

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Spencer, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We try to get to Charlie's every couple of weekends. Great daily specials. Staff is always friendly. Love the Classic Irish Benedict of course. Food is always good. Very busy on Sunday's.

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Spencer, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

good quick breakfast well priced. good variety and combos. Breakfast is served until 3 which I like.

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Rochdale, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Always a great meal, there is even a Manageable Meals section on the menu always a favorite you get a smaller manageable portion and its less money so no doggy bag needed and you are satisfied. never to long of a wait the staff is friendly busy and turning the tables but you are never rushed. the owner is usually... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I think a lot of locals really like this place and I suppose the breakfast is good because it's hard to mess that up but we have had lunch and/or dinner here several times and it's mediocre at best. On my last time here we had a cheeseburger and a chicken parm dinner...The fries were fresh cooked and the burger... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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80 reviews 80 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

If you like diner food this is the place to check out. It does have the old diner section which I chose to sit in. It has a good menu and also lots of daily specials. I opted for one of the special, corned beef and cabbage since I have not had it in years. The corned beef dinner was... More 

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Ohio
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132 reviews 132 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Ate here on our way to Dudley Ma,. Ordered the steak tips. They were good. Price was reasonable. Restaurant is decorated well and clean. Only thing that was different was that all the doors were open and the bugs were able to come in, but they were not real bad. Bathroom was clean. Easy access from the road. Service was... More 

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Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

If you like meat loaf, pot roast, pork loin with gravy, etc. go to Charlie's. Home cooking for those with fond memories of mom's cooking. Your pocketbook will applaud your choice!

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Spencer, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

First class food and service! We return over and over again. The friendliest staff ever. Only suggestion is use the booths on right side; not the left side because those are tight.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Meadow Rd, Spencer, MA 01562-2074
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Spencer
  • Phone Number: 508-885-4033

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?