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115 Main St E, Freeport, MN 56331
320-836-2105
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Description: charliescafe.com/ Best breakfast ever

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  • 17
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    Very good
  • 3
    Average
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A little gem off the Lake wobegon trail and right off the interstate.

I was here about 5 months ago and was greeted with friendly smiles from wonderful people. The food is not groundbreaking here but it has an old school small town country complete with locals gossiping and talking grain prices with each other. Its right off the Lake Wobegon Trail and worth a stop if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Nomadicjonathan
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I was here about 5 months ago and was greeted with friendly smiles from wonderful people. The food is not groundbreaking here but it has an old school small town country complete with locals gossiping and talking grain prices with each other. Its right off the Lake Wobegon Trail and worth a stop if you are making the journey. This... More 

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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529 reviews 529 reviews
441 restaurant reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is the real deal, the small town neighborhood cafe. The food is really homemade. The burgers are perfect. The chicken is real and the potatoes and gravy is made traditionally. No prevention and no need to. The cuisine is home style. Nothing gastronomic and creative. That isn't what they do or want to do. It is solid home cooked... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Charlie's is the model for Garrison Keillor's Lake Wobegon Cafe. We stopped for Sunday noon and the special was roast chicken, mashed potatoes (real potatoes with real gravy)' house baked bread, stuffing, green beans and stuffing. This tasted just like a dinner at grandma's. If one reviewer thought of this as just regular food, he/she must live in a charmed... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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159 reviews 159 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We headed here for an early dinner on our way to Fargo. It was "seat yourself" so we found a booth and sat down. The waitress came right away, got our drinks and took our order. The food here is okay ~ not bad but nothing extraordinarily special. We'd stop here again.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Stopped with the family. Place was very busy, we got seat fast, and I was happy how quickly the food came. I'm happy we stopped.

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Glasgow
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274 reviews 274 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I stopped in here on 7-9-14 for lunch. This little place was very clean and friendly. Service was awesome and the food was really good. My husband and I were trying to watch our food intake so we decided on salads for lunch. He ordered the Caesar Salad and I ordered the Grilled Chicken Salad with Honey... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great food. Great service. Great place to stop. My sister and I met our dad at Charlie's Cafe for lunch yesterday because it is the halfway point between our homes. Charlie's Cafe is one of the inspirations for the Chatterbox Cafe in Garrison Keillor's Lake Woebegone, and it is certainly a fun place to have lunch. We met all sorts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Excellent food! Jam packed full with customers with just an hour left before closing! Service was outstanding! Our drinks were never empty, waitress was great! Food was piping hot! Homemade desserts, made fresh that morning! Definitely worth going back to!

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all over
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I paid way to much for food that was barely eaten. The ultimate burger was horrible. The fries were disgusting, and that's saying something from someone that loves french fries. The grilled cheese sandwiches that I bought for my children were barely touched. The cheese was not melted. And was the plastic cheese everyone hates. The gravy was floury. My... More 

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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396 reviews 396 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

First it's hard to miss Charlie's signs along the freeway so we stopped in ..it was mid afternoon on a Sunday but they were pretty busy..we had a good burger and a chicken sandwich..both were very good and super fair price the price was so good and the pies looked so good that I had a piece of sour cream... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 115 Main St E, Freeport, MN 56331
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: 320-836-2105

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

charliescafe.com/ Best breakfast ever
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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