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115 Main St E, Freeport, MN 56331
320-836-2105
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: charliescafe.com/ Best breakfast ever

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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
Good American food

We had lunchl there on July 4th. My family is here from Brazil visiting and really enjoyed a good hamburger. Our waitress was nice, helpful and took our orders quickly. The wait was short and the food hot and tasty. We will be back there again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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St. Cloud, mn
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St. Cloud, mn
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We had lunchl there on July 4th. My family is here from Brazil visiting and really enjoyed a good hamburger. Our waitress was nice, helpful and took our orders quickly. The wait was short and the food hot and tasty. We will be back there again.

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I usually eat at Charlie's Cafe once every two months when my sisters and I meet our dad halfway between our hometown and the Twin Cities. This is a classic small town cafe which features a pretty wide variety of foods. We usually order the breakfast--the pancakes are outstanding! We appreciate the good service and the opportunity to visit with... More 

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North Branch, Minnesota
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Take the Freeport exit off 94 and enjoy an anti-franchise experience that offers homestyle cooking. Our server Neil was friendly and very efficient. We were on our way through the area, and it didn't take long for our food to be served if you are pressed for time. Worth noting: they serve breakfast all day. Every day. On Sunday there... More 

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 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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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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Address: 115 Main St E, Freeport, MN 56331
Phone Number: 320-836-2105
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Freeport
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
Cuisine: American

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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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