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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
+1 978-281-5002
Today
07:00 - 19:00
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 07:00 - 19:00
Wed - Sat 07:00 - 19:30
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good service. Lots of good local seafood choices for sandwiches and chowders. We had clam strips, Gloucester Fish sandwich, mac and cheese and they were all good. Have stopped here for good breakfast in the past, also, and it was good. Very reasonable prices.

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Thank annmlewis
Annandale, New Jersey
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The food here was very well prepared. It's a lot of fried stuff, so be aware. Everything is fresh, but be prepared to wait for a seat.

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Thank CurseReversed
gloucester
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant knows how to prepare fish! The Gloucester way is lightly breaded and quickly fried. Food is fresh and comforting.

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Thank CoastalTraveler_11
Pepperell, Massachusetts
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82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We stopped here for breakfast and I must say it was truly amazing. Small but cozy restaurant, very comfortable seating. Efficient and quick staff. Food was served quickly. There were three of us eating. One had bacon and eggs, cooked exactly the way we asked, and nice crisp bacon, the second one had eggs benedict which were delicious, the third... More 

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Thank Sherry M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Had Breakfast sat ,nov..5 11am excellent! I had steak omelet,, home fries coffee. My wife had crab cakes benidect,, with fries. Service was Excell..total bill 22..ďollars very good

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Thank Paul Y
MINNEAPOLIS
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We had a very yummy lunch when we stopped in at Charlie's Place. The servers are extremely friendly and welcoming! Our food was delivered quickly and was really good. It appeared that many of the people who dine here are locals, having a very homey atmosphere. We would highly recommend stopping by!

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Thank kagmme
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 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!

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Thank Christy J
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

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 

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Thank suzanne r
Grafton, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

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.

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Thank Shells3535
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 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

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Thank Thomas H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 19:00
Monday
07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 19:30
Thursday
07:00 - 19:30
Friday
07:00 - 19:30
Saturday
07:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83 Bass Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-3143
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: +1 978-281-5002

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