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Charlie's Place

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American, Seafood, Diner
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83 Bass Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-3143
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Closed now
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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 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fast & friendly service! Food was very good! I had B.L.T. Wrap and hubby had Bacon Cheeseburger with fries. If you are traveling and need to charge a device, they have many tables with outlets by them. So, bring your plug-in charger and charge up!

Thank Christy J
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the area for a few days visiting. We ate at Charlie's three times and each time I was very pleased! The haddock chowder was the best I ever had! The blueberry pancakes filled the plate and were delicious! I loved the lobster bisque! The service was excellent and friendly. I would love to put Charlie's Place in... More 

Thank suzanne r
Grafton, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had breakfast here EVERY day on our vacation!! Loved this place! Small, cozy, great atmosphere, very popular place for the locals. Food is awesome and the wait staff is friendly.

Thank Shells3535
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

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

1 Thank Don P
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, 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?