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Charleys Waterfront Cafe

201 Mill St, Farmville, VA 23901
434-392-1566
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Ranked #3 of 38 Restaurants in Farmville
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Media, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

A good selection on the menu brought us to Charleys when moving our daughter into an apartment for school. Our party of four sampled the burger, crab cake, chicken salad sandwich and the meatloaf. All dishes were presented nicely and at a good temperature. Everyone enjoyed their choice and the portions were a nice size; probably even a bit large... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Ate here twice while there on business. Staff was great both times. Sat outside which allowed me to enjoy the waterfront atmosphere. First trip there I had the shrimp and grits which were absolutely delicious. I even splurged on desert, peanut butter cheesecake. I recommend you share this as it was a little rich or take some home. On my... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I enjoyed the patio and live music but the food was forgettable. The prime rib was leathery, chewy, and tough. The salmon was dry but topped with a greasy sauce. Worst of all for me were the baked potatoes. They tasted OK but when I made the mistake of eating part of the skin I felt the unmistakable texture of... More

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tsgraziano, Owner at Charleys Waterfront Cafe, responded to this review

gfc62, We have been in business for over twenty years. I am embarrassed at our lack of execution concerning your meal on Saturday night. Please be assured that the proper steps are being taken to ensure that does not occur again. Please send us your contact information to info@charleyswaterfront.com so that we can in someway make this up to you.... More

Washington DC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We had spent the whole morning shopping for furniture at the huge local furniture store. We saw the sign for Charley's so we walked down the side street to the front door to get some lunch. Judging by the entrance we weren't expecting much, except for an air conditioned place to cool down from the summer heat. We were pleasantly... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Enjoyed a tasty dinner here. The portions were huge. I had the meatloaf. Other in our group had salads, crab cakes, and steak. My son had the kid's mac and cheese, which was anything but ordinary. Everyone enjoyed their meal.

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Washington Dc
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Actually we were picking our son up from camp in Farmville, VA. But we stopped in Charley's and the waitress recommended the Waterfront Burger. It was handsdown the best burger I've ever eaten in a restaurant. (And I've eaten a lot of burgers, world-wide) Bacon, carmelized onion, ground beef, on a fresh brioche bun all melded together with an earthy,... More

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Manassas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Disliked nothing, loved everything! Staff was friendly and informative about the area. Food was fantastic and glad we found the place.

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Ashland, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Our first visit to charleys and we will go back. Menu was full of items to please all and all orders were good. Hamburger and tuna were cooked to order. Crab soup was great. Wine selecction was ample. We ate on the deck and that may have contributed to the slower than average service. Also, couldn't management spend a little... More

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Rice VA
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115 reviews 115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We live near Farmville and stopped going to Charlie's. The menu was blah, the food just not all that good and the service was iffy. Recently wee had company and decided to give it a go. Wow!! The menu has changed for the better. Portions are very generous, salads were crisp and had dark greens (as opposed to iceburg), and... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A family of 4 we had lunch of soup, sandwiches, chicken fingers, baked Mac-n-cheese. Everything was very tasty. Our server, Chelsea was super! She had great energy. Our food was served quickly and hot! The place is nicely decorated, on the Appomattox river. Would recommend! Average cost for meals.

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