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Charleys Waterfront Cafe

201 Mill St, Farmville, VA 23901
434-392-1566
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Ranked #4 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
Powhatan, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My husband took me to Charley's for my birthday lunch and I could not have been happier. Being a weekday, the restaurant was not crowded. The service was not fast but perfect for us in that we were not in a hurry and enjoyed the more leisurely pace. The food was very tasty and the portions were large. We ordered... More

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Farmville, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Charleys has been in Farmville for a number of years. Food smells are not appetizing. There was little left in the brunch buffet. No additional foods were offered. I will not go back. The kitchen smells from outside were nauseating. I wish we had NOT gone in. Charleys needs a makeover starting in the kitchen!

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Prince George, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

I am a Longwood student and have been here several time and the food is always good. It's the go to spot for when my parents are in town. The only complaints I have is that some menu items are pricey, however you can decide between a filet or a burger and you'll pay for what you get. On Family... More

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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

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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Senior Reviewer
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
Senior Contributor
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
35 helpful votes 35 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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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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