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Nordic Lodge

178 E Passquisett Trail, Charlestown, RI 02813
401-783-4515
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Ranked #2 of 17 restaurants in Charlestown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
West Haven, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The grounds are beautiful. Sometimes you have to wait a little while to get in but there is plenty to see, a lake, animals, etc There is also a portable bar that will serve you while you wait. The staff is friendly and helpful. I always leave my largest tips to their staff. The food is excellent and worth the... More

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Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you like seafood this is the place for you! Im not a seafood lover of any kind (even lobster) but The Nordic Lodge has the best beef tips ever and fillet mignon to order . The salad bar is good and the dessert bar is to die for but my favorite part of the experience is the property. Its... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is one of the best seafood buffet I ever had. The lobsters are fresh and tasty. I love the dessert, especially the chocolate covered with strawberry. All the food in there are so good.

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Medfield, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The grounds were beautiful! The food was great, and there was a lot of variety. Service was excellent. The only negative is the price. If you are an average person, there is no way you can eat $91 worth of food, even in two hours. Each of us in our party of four added up all that we ate, which... More

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Lisa B, Manager at Nordic Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words. Yes- value can be tricky to determine. No where else can you go and have prime rib and lobster and shrimp and scallops and oysters and lobster bisque and cheesecake and Haagan Daz ice cream etc etc in one seating and have it not cost more. If we could offer our selection in the quality... More

Leominster, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I LOVE lobster and all things seafood, so when my husband bought me a GC for Valentines Day, I was counting down the days till they opened. First let me say that you need to get here EARLY. We came at 5 and there was already a wait. Once we got in, you only have 2 hours to eat (which... More

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Lisa B, Manager at Nordic Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share of your experience Rachael! Sounds like you had a great time ! You are absolutely right about what to wear. We encourage our guests to be comfortable and casual. I'm sorry your husband lost a Polo as a result of his visit. I guess the provided bib didn't do it's job, lol! Regarding... More

Mass
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We made the pilgrimage to Rhode Island from Massachusetts. Nordic Lodge is a giant buffet, mostly geared towards seafood and meat. We didn't have to wait to get a table even with bus loads there. You need to have a major appetite to be able to get your money's worth here. $91 was pretty steep but we wanted to try... More

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Lisa B, Manager at Nordic Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing about your experience. We appreciate your input and are happy for the opportunity to respond. We are very sorry to hear of what happened to your party as expressed to you directly when the problem was first brought to our attention. We do however, continue to stand by our assertion that the illness experienced is highly... More

Irvington, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

I gave bus trips twice a year to this place! Bus loads would join me and most of my bus riders were regular guests. I still go annually. Good times with the Nordic Lodge staff. Great eats & great drinks! #JameltheLobsterLover :-)

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Lisa B, Manager at Nordic Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much Jamel. We are grateful for all the time and energy you put into bringing us so many bus trips over the last decade or maybe even more- not sure, lol. I know you've been doing it for a very long time. In any event, now it's time to let others do the work and you just come... More

New York City, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Visited Nordic Lodge in RI for the first time on Saturday 5/17/14. On the good side, beautiful scenic grounds. The crabs were tasty, seemed well seasoned. In keeping with their specialty, lobsters were all very huge, but not tender (age/size of the lobsters probably played a part in the toughness). The steam shrimp wasn’t tasty. Problem… mashed potatoes were not... More

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Lisa B, Manager at Nordic Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to share of your experience Dee. Your desire for mashed potatoes is duly noted. We have tried mashed potatoes numerous times in the past and they simply are not as well received as the other options. Regarding the other items, certainly every recipe is not going to appeal to every person- which is... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I must say, I usually don't comment on things like this but its a must after our visit. The food was fresh and plentiful. The lobster was cooked perfectly and the butter added to the great taste. I could go on but it's not necessary. If you enjoy seafood like my wife and I its a pleasurable experience. Staff was... More

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Lisa B, Manager at Nordic Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to host you and will look forward to your next visit. More

CT
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

To be exact and if I could, I think I would have given the Nordic Lodge 3.5 stars. My wife and I have been contemplating making the 2 hour drive from north central CT for quite some time and finally bit the bullet on April 25th. Their opening day for the season. Overall, I think we are glad we made... More

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Lisa B, Manager at Nordic Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to share of your experience. We will look forward to the opportunity to host you again. More

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