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Charlie's Place

Certificate of Excellence
Diner, American, Seafood
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83 Bass Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-3143
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Tue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed - Sat 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Powhatan, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where the locals eat and for good reason. It's just a great little restaurant with good food period. It is the only place I know where you can get fried cod cheeks and tongues. 'Nuf said.

Thank kevin c
Edwardsville, Illinois
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommend highly. Staff pleasant. Clam chowder and clams very good. Locals eat here and price is right. Home made pie The Apple was excellent. You will not be disappointed

Thank tomppile
Chattanooga, Tennessee
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The haddock chowder was delicious but the lobster bisque tasted like it had been sitting for days. It wasn't even warm :(

Thank Laura E
Chicopee, Massachusetts
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159 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

this is one of the best homemade lunches we ever had place was hopping. little dining area. great service. great prices. about 5 min from new harbor beach.

Thank NPT1975
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Locals dont tell you about Charlie's. A fantastic restaurant just a stone's throw from good harbor beach. Great food and loyal and long term staff.this staff doesn't change often.they are pleasant and very attentive. Fantastic food.and very fairly priced.child friendly.ample parking.

Thank phantom26
Vero Beach, Florida
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Charlie's is an unpretentious cafe filled every day with local folks. Every time I visit Cape Ann, I visit Charlie's for their outstanding deep fried Ipswich clams - the best in the world. They are always fresh, lightly battered, and cooked to perfection! If you happen to visit on one of those sad days when clams aren't available, the lobster... More 

Thank VeroBeachFrank
Paramus, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was fresh and service was great. Went back almost everyday fish was super fresh and cooked perfectly. Staff was friendly and professional. Prices were very reasonable. Will be returning whenever in the area

Thank nathancklein
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

stopped for a quick lunch and was pleasantly surprised by the good food and friendly staff. Atmosphere is diner like. Seems like a place the locals favor.

Thank aclifford3
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The service was excellent and the staff friendly. I enjoyed a lobster roll, but my husband said the pastrami sandwich was bland.

Thank Jana A
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Lunch I find is a lot more better here. I like all the choices that they have and they can easily fill you up. Breakfast for me was a different story. When I went there were huge lines for over 30 minutes. Just be Careful since it's a kind of a small restaurant.

Thank Jackson H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Diner, American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83 Bass Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-3143
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: 978-281-5002

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?