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Sun, 11/27
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American, Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant. The food was amazing and the drinks were awesome. Stacy was our waitress and she really made us feel special! We will be repeat customers!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely lunch on the patio with our amazing server Stacey. She always makes us smile and is joyful, timely, and attentive. She quickly makes you feel at home and cared for. She's a gem!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family ate at The Charles last night for the first time. The food was phenomenal. Our waitress was Stacy, and quite possibly the best waitress ever! We will definitely be back!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed August 26, 2022

I have been here many times but this will be my last. Slow service and very disorganized. Menu has been decreased/shortened and the prices have gone out of sight. Had a pesto pasta.....added shrimp for $12! 4 shrimp cost $12 ? I dont think so....Small (tasty) bowl of pasta with 4 shrimp....$32. Wine and beer has gone way up as well. Sorry I had to give this review.......The Charles was one of our "go to places"More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 20, 2022

We had not been in 2 years (we are local), decided to give it another try, the salads were fresh, shrimp & salmon awesome, our server was especially helpful, friendly, did a great job of describing the foods & cocktails, she has a wonderful personality...that made us want to come back & dine w/ her as our server. She told us she was home from college working this summer, what a breath of fresh air to see a young person working with such an enthusiastic attitude, it’s a shame you can’t clone her or show other servers that she is someone to model yourself after. She’s fabulous. Will be sure to ask for her when dining again. Love A’Knia, amazing.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed January 10, 2022

We enjoyed an amazing daytime date lunch! Our server was the best, answering questions and providing recommendations as needed. I hesitated to order the clam chowder because so many places make it too thick, too salty and nary a clam to be found - the...clam chowder at the Charles is perfection! The right amount of seasoning and plenty of clams! Yum! We also enjoyed the succulent meatloaf served with mashed potatoes, crisp green beans and a topping of onion curls for crunch. The dessert menu was enticing but I could not eat another bite! We will have to go back soon!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 12, 2021

Went to The Charles for dinner last night at 5:00. One in our party of four ordered broiled fish, and after 10 minutes, waitress came back and said it was unavailable. Unavailable at 5:00? So they ordered roasted chicken, of which they said was bland,...and tasteless. Two others in our party ordered country fried fish, and the other ordered country fried chicken. When the food came out, the fish was cold, soggy, and extremely tasteless, as were the fries that came with it. No salt and pepper on the table to even attempt to make it edible. The country fried chicken was way overdone, with gravy all over it that looked nothing like any gravy I've ever seen. Although the waitress was very good and friendly, The food was very overpriced, and nasty. I would NOT recommend this place.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed October 31, 2021

Ordered the NY strip, medium cook. Arrived with a raw center and I sent it back. Asked them just to cook the steak to well, and my order was echoed by relative and it still came back to me with a raw center, though blood...in the mash potatoes. Meanwhile, time had passed and I gave up on the steak being cooked and the server said she would tell the cook that I will cook the remaining steak at home. The cook and server clearly did not care to cook my food to order and served me raw steak, the sever did not follow thru with my order and the Ice tea tasted old. Not worth the price of a meal.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 19, 2021 via mobile

Great food, tasty drinks, good service! We enjoyed our brunch and look forward to returning! There is plenty of parking around back. The patio would be great on a cooler day!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 3, 2021

Came here after waiting 1.5 hrs elsewhere. Seated quickly and approached by a server very quickly. By now we were very hungry, so we ordered apps, drinks and dinner all at once. Apps came out first followed closely by our drinks. we were not rushed...through the apps - when we were finished the apps, dinner arrived! Quality was very good. Three drinks, two apps and three entrees were about $115. My meatloaf was tasty and filling, the fish and chips was a large portion of trout filet with Fries, and the chicken w/ polenta was probably the low point as the chicken was so-so and greasy. Overall good service, the sangria was very sweet to the point of undrinkable, my bourbon was a good pour and our food was above generally very good. We will return to try other menu items although a little pricey.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 30, 2021

My Wife and I recently had a wonderful lunch at The Charles in La Plata, Md. We were greeted by Kyle (one of the manager) who ensured we had a great experience and he took the time to talk with us table side during our...meal. The service was top notch and the food/drinks were outstanding. We sat outside on the patio and we even got to see a train go by (the restaurant is next to a train track). We’ll be returning soon for another meal.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 11, 2021 via mobile

Came here during restaurant week and the food was absolutely delicious and great for the price. We had Monique as our server and she provided excellent service!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 6, 2021

We hosted my son and daughter-in-law’s wedding rehearsal dinner at The Charles. The setup, food and service were excellent. Laura and our 2 waitresses did an amazing job taking care of over 50 people.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 6, 2021

Treated my partner to a dinner out - and drove to La Plata to support a local business. Service was professional and pleasant - a little slow out of the gate, but we understand staffing issues, and we arrived at the tail end of "rush...hour" - about 6:30. Food was served in an orderly manner - I enjoyed the crab dip and Nashville chicken. While the crab dip was pedestrian, the Nashville chicken lived up to its spicy reputation - without being over the top. We also tried the salmon dinner - crunchy skin and moist fish - kudos to the chef. All in all a solid choice. Nice staff, good food, and an environment reflective of southern Maryland charm.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 3, 2021

I had the lip-smacking tender ribs, delicious potato salad, and baked beans for Memorial Day Weekend mean and I was not disappointed. Everything was delicious and I will be returning until I have tried everything on the menu. I had a garden salad previously with...grilled shrimp that was perfect and just enough. The vinegarette dressing was lite with a great summer taste and I don't usually like vinegarette dressing, this dressing was really good. Chef Joe's skills in the kitchen are on point, well seasoned and perfectly cooked food.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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The Charles is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4