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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: Breakfast, 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
Good food - interesting space

We are new to the area and asked around for where people like to eat. This one came up on a couple of lists, so we made the drive. Glad we did! It was really crowded. I mean out the door crowded on a Friday night. The seating is limited and there isn't anyone working the door, so that was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Laurie S
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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69 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We are new to the area and asked around for where people like to eat. This one came up on a couple of lists, so we made the drive. Glad we did! It was really crowded. I mean out the door crowded on a Friday night. The seating is limited and there isn't anyone working the door, so that was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Traditional diner on one side; regular dining room on the other. Traditional diner fare. Check the board for specials. Sandwiches and meals at reasonable prices, great quality, fresh ingredients. Try the chowder if it's on the specials board. Always a friendly greeting on the diner side and service to match. Booths (for up to 4) or counter service on the... More 

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Spencer, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We spend 6 weeks every summer in Spencer as we live in Florida and come to our summer home in Mass. We went to Charlie"s diner tonight and had a most enjoyable dinner. The waitress was friendly and attentive. The food was excellent. We will definitely be back several times before we return to FL. My mother is in a... More 

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Philadelphia
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Whenever I visit my home town of East Brookfield, my family and I go to Charlie's several times in the same week. The menu is diverse and there is something for everyone. You get the typical large diner-sized portions of homemade food. Charlie's is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner (and in between). Watch for the chalk board specials -... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Got to Charlies after 3pm so we had to sit in the larger side. It is clean, bright and comfortable. Service was friendly and timely. Hubby had the clam chowder, mushroom/onion/steak and veggie. He enjoyed it all. I had the veggie soup, meatloaf and sweet potato fries. Soup was very good, fries were excellent but the meatloaf had several spots... More 

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Spencer
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Great drinks, fun place to meet for a quick bite and cocktails after meetings . Food is ok, not great. Drinks are ok but expensive. Cute little bar though!

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Bryant Pond
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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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