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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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Quinton, Alabama
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We ordered the lobster bisque and it was dull, bland. We each had a different entree and by far the Caesar salad was the best., but none was excellent. The fried seafood was dull. All the seafood tasted fishy. Our waitress had no personality, never smiled and did not check on us for drink refills. We had chocolate cake and... More 

Thank Penny M
Natick, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very quaint and well-kept diner with attentive wait staff. My daughter really enjoyed her lobster roll!

Thank Kelly0211
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good fried seafood and fast. Good selection of non-seafood items too. We always go here. Not a fancy atmosphere, good for families.

Thank Kate K
Waltham, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we stay at the Blue Shutters Inn we walk down to Charlie's for lunch -- their fried seafood is a classic and the lobster salad lasts me two meals. Great place also for breakfast

1 Thank epelleg12
Hagerstown, Maryland
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have the best fried clams we have ever eaten. Portions are large and prices are low. Ate their twice while in the area. Staff is very friendly.

1 Thank CountrygirlHDM
Rockport, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Found wire bread tie in omlette all the did was offer to take cost of meal off bill a little better offer might have swayed our thoughts of legal action. This place needs help with some of the service staff and definitely the owner who was poor customer service ideas about how to treat her customers. Just a thought these... More 

Thank bj942
Powhatan, Virginia
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201 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

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.

1 Thank kevin c
Edwardsville, Illinois
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 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 July 11, 2016 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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161 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 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

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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
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?