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Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Discover, Waterfront, BYOB
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Reviewed July 8, 2022

Small shop, but a great selection, all affordable. Beautiful drive up, without much traffic during the week. It also has a nice deck off the back to relax and watch the ferry.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed February 16, 2022

My wife and I stopped here last Sunday afternoon. They had smoked whitefish, Atlantic Salmon, lake trout and Pacific salmon. All smoked the old fashioned way, with no fancy rubs or seasonings. The BEST way to enjoy smoked fish!!! We got some smoke whitefish and...Atlantic Salmon, and are they GOOOD!!!!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 5, 2021

Quaint , little, Charlie’s Smokehouse is always my favorite place to stop in Door County. I will stop there more than once during my trips in the fall! Their smoked trout is fabulous! At Christmas time I always order trout for a few friends of...mine. They relish their gift, believe me! The smokehouse has been in business for 4 generations.....since 1932! Charlie Voight also runs the little Island Clipper ferry from his smokehouse store out to Washington Island. It carries passengers and bikes.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed July 27, 2021 via mobile

While exploring the area, we happenstanced upon this wonderful little place. Tucked away, by the water; this shop offers some really great smoked fish, at reasonable prices. The young woman who served us was friendly, accommodating, and provided a wealth of information about the shop...& area. We purchased smoked whitefish and trout, whitefish spread, crackers (and even some postcards.....shows our age). We enjoyed it all so much; we returned later during our stay (in Fishcreek), and purchased some more. If one enjoys smoked fish, and is in the area; this is the place to go.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed May 22, 2021

Stopped in for ice cream and to just check it out. Place was cute and small. We got some ice cream and sat out on the deck and ate it. Nice little place.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 22, 2020

We bought some Smoked Salmon (Atlantic), Smoked Whitefish, and Smoked Lake Trout then ate some of it on the back patio overlooking the harbor. My wife loved the salmon and the Whitefish was also tasty. The Whitefish takes a lot of work as it's all...bones still but worth it. Lots of people in line before and after me.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed May 26, 2020

Charlie's has the best smoked fish around. I had been buying some from the grocery store, there was no comparison. Charlie's isn't dry, but somewhat oily as it should be. They are open in Gills Rock.

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed October 19, 2019 via mobile

We love taking rides up to Door County. Charlie's Smokehouse is always one of our favorite places to stop. We stock up on smoke fish to take back home and if it is a nice day we get some to enjoy on their deck while...enjoying the view over the water.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 27, 2019

We like to try the local things and Charlie's was highly recommended. Off we went to locate the unassuming little building that has a lovely smokey aroma as soon as you enter. There were quite a few options so we asked the young woman what...should a newby to their place try. She informed us that their Atlantic smoked salmon was their best selling and because it has no bones to mess with the easiest to eat. SOLD. We got our hunk and away we went. Too bad we left the area or we would have returned for more and to try the trout! Next time. We really enjoyed the salmon and I recommend it.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 20, 2019

Its at the tip of Door county. If you like fresh smoked fish then this is the place to go. We stop there everytime we visit in Gills Rock.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 2, 2019 via mobile

Stopped in to buy a piece of smoked whitefish and smoked whitefish dip. Both were fresh and delicious. You should also take the time to walk to the waters edge and take in the view.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 20, 2019

At the very tip of Door County at Gills Rock is Charlie's Smokehouse. The two elderly folks that patiently wait on not-so-patient customers will wrap up your choice of smoked fish and send you on your way. If it's a nice day, head to the...picnic table outside and, with a plastic fork and knife, dig in. Enjoy the scenery of this beautiful spot and enjoy the best smoked fish in Wisconsin. (And if you happen to be there in the late afternoon when the boats come in, score some fresh whitefish. Fresh off the boat, you've never tasted anything like it.)More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 8, 2019

Charlies has a limited selection, sells out early, but is simply the best & most economical smokery for fish there is in NORDOOR!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 5, 2019 via mobile

Went in to grab my husband some smoked fish. Got the recommended smoked Atlantic Salmon. Husband said it was the best he’s ever had. Super friendly people working there. Great place!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 18, 2019

We stopped here on Father's Day what an awesome find. If you love smoked fish this is the place for you. It was so good we had to go back another day for more smoked salmon.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Charlie's Smokehouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5