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Charlie's Restaurant & Pub

101 South Water Street, Stillwater, MN 55082
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Ranked #58 of 86 restaurants in Stillwater
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Chestnut
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46% Recommend
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This covered patio overlooks the lift bridge and has lots of room for lunch. We were very happy with our sandwiches, sweet potato fries and beverages. On a weekday lunch, it was not so busy and we could linger and watch the people watch the river. If ladies are looking for a shopping break check out this pub in the... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We've been to Charlie's on a number of occasions and love to visit when we are able to sit outside on the patio and listen to a great band. We were lucky to have visited recently on an absolutely gorgeous evening this past weekend. The Irish folk music was fantastic! We also thought our server (Maddie) was excellent at her... More

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St Paul, MN
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Interesting how the reviews are so mixed here. My experience was very good. First time here on a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon. We walk up to hostess stand and ask for a table for 2, she informs us the kitchen is backed up and food taking up to 45 min. Seemed like an odd greeting. I noticed the 2 parties... More

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Red Wing MN
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Anniversary dinner at Charlie's. I had prime rib which was OK, BUT I've had better. I probably should have know better. Good prime rib can be hard to find. On the other hand, my wife had walleye, which she thoroughly enjoyed. It was a perfect night for outdoor dining with a view of the St Croix river. Wish there was... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Horrible experience on all ends! When I checked us in for our brunch, I was greeted by a very unfriendly teenage hostess. No personality what-so-ever and she didn't even crack a smile. She then led us to our table which was a table for 8 (mind you there were 2 adults and an infant in our party). This table was... More

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Minneapolis, MN
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We went here for lunch on a day trip to Stillwater. We should have backed out right away, because it got weird quick. First bad sign: the girl who took us to a table was unkempt, with hair that had clearly not been washed for days, and huge runs in her tights. Where is management on that? Second bad sign:... More

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

My son (9) and I went here for Easter lunch buffet as my husband was out of town for the weekend and we were looking for something nice to do on Easter. Knowing about the mixed reviews I went into it without very high expectations. And, I am not a big fan of the "as much as you can eat"... More

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Dresser, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

My wife and I had lunch at Charlie's, seated at a charming window view table in the formal dining room. Our service was excellent (Crystal was our waitress). The homemade mushroom soup was absolutely the best we've ever had. Rich in pureed mushrooms, cream and chicken base, it was perfection! A luncheon visit here is a real treat...and we'll be... More

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Bridge City, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We were booked into the historic Stillwater Inn, which is above Charlie's restaurant. Loved the outdoor seating and stage overlooking the river and the historic lift bridge. Had a wonderful time with a very attentive staff while listening to "The Hounds of Flynn"-an Irish band. Thank you for a very memorable night!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We ordered beer and appetizers on this autumn afternoon. There were several empty tables in the bar area where we sat. It appears we entered some type of time vortex because it took forever. To. Get. Our. Food. One hour......to get appetizers. More time......to get the check. If you go to celebrate a special occasion you might want to arrive... More

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