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Charlie's Place

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83 Bass Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-3143
7:00 am - 7:30 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Didn't want to go down town and fight the crowd and parking. Stopped into this place, and was glad we did. Fish Chowder was the best a meal by itself

Thank Thomas H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you're a trendy Trip Advisor fan, this is the place for your parents or grandparents . . . or for you if it is raining, or you want something simple and real, or you have kids in tow, or all of the above. Haddock chowder has lots of haddock, a little potato, (and no added thickening) served in a... More 

Thank AliciaDeNood
Brampton, Canada
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great little diner. Portions are large. My husband and I split the fisherman's platter and a bowl of chowder.

Thank NickiM1
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went there for lunch take out.Friendly staff. This was our first time there. Ordered clam chowder( to die for) and fried clams. the clams were not overly breaded,came with french fries and coleslaw. It was enough for 2.We'll be back next year

Thank J S
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Come to Gloucester twice a year for short stays. Charlie's is a must go to. A local place that never fails. Only place I know that serves Fish Cheeks. Smelts are a go to also. For the money,you can't beat it

Thank Don P
New York City, New York
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband & I stopped in here when we were on vacation in the area & were pleasantly surprised by the good food we had for lunch. We were so happy that we returned the next day. I had a Charlie's burger both days. It tasted like a home-cooked burger - melted cheese, crispy bacon, lettuce & tomato, etc. My... More 

Thank msdrum
Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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221 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seems like Charlie's has been here since the dawn of time. It's clean, small, and friendly. The food won't blow you away, but the prices are definitely reasonable. Serving sizes are on the larger side. Waitresses are pleasant, but due to the volume of customers there this past Saturday night, I'd have to say they were severely understaffed, with just... More 

Thank KidRip
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was cute and the waitstaff was friendly. We had fried clams, french fries and onion rings. Everything was very bland and under seasoned. We were not offered ant refills on our drinks.

Thank Randy M
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing fancy, just good ole' New England seafood. This restaurant is very clean, with a very friendly staff and they not only have the standards like fish, scallops and fried clams (absolutely delicious, by the way) but they have items like "cheeks and smelts" if you're in to that type of seafood:)

Thank terricatlady
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Get the cod cheeks, steak tip dinner or clams! Been coming here for a decade and am never disappointed! Quick and friendly service and great for breakfast too.

Thank Robin W

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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
American, Diner, Seafood, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?