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Charlie's Diner

5 Meadow Rd, Spencer, MA 01562-2074
+1 508-885-4033
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“meatloaf” (11 reviews)
“chowder” (5 reviews)
“coleslaw” (4 reviews)
Open Now
05:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Diner
$$ - $$$
5 Meadow Rd, Spencer, MA 01562-2074
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been wanting to go here and finally we did. We love old diners and had to sit in the original building. This place is very cool as we sat at the bar watching the short order cook create numerous meals like clockwork, it...More

Thank TheDinerDude
Reviewed 22 July 2017

En route to Saint Joseph's Abbey to get some Trappist fruit spreads, it was time for lunch, so I stopped by nearby Charlie's Diner since it was right on the way. It was very busy when I arrived about 1:30 PM. The booths and seats...More

3  Thank Maurene_K
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

We have been eating there consistently for over 3 years and now we are finally done. The seating is terrible, the atmosphere...there is none. It's as noisy as a bus terminal. The waitresses work hard but rush and make you feel rushed. People gauk at...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017

Kitchen time was AWFUL.....over 30 minutes for a Ruben Sandwich (which was in edible)a Chicken Bacon Sandwich (with burnt fries) and a Chicken Parm (again chicken was barely edible) Food was totally SUB Par...waitress was hustling and trying to make up for the wait, but...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 5 June 2017

I go there all the time at least 2-3 times a week... A couple times breakfast was just thrown on the plate but for the most part the Food Is very Good. The French Fries are real and are the best as long as you...More

Thank t1e1r1r1y1
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We went here twice recently. Pros: Classic Diner Food done right. Eggs Benedict = Amazing Bar Open very long hours Cool original dining car. Addition added to the dining car to make more room. Plenty of parking. Nice wait staff. Cons: VERY busy We had...More

2  Thank Marie N
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Great beef tips and fried clams. Meatloaf portion is skimpy. Mac n cheese was a little dry. Service was sketchy. All in all, no problems but ended up on the upper end of mediocre.

1  Thank kennykid523
Reviewed 15 April 2017

steak tips very good, all else pretty standard fare, very friendly wait staff, limited parking, 1/2 is diner, old car, very small and dingy, 1/2 is regular dining

Thank lorri p
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Great for foodies and comfort food in a relaxed local dinner. see the cool small historic section dinner cart. been around forever and really a favorite with the locals and older crowd. but they are expanding there building this year and will be more pub...More

Thank k123-foodie
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We go here for breakfast before school. It's a fantastic diner atmosphere with the locals and good hot food.

Thank Ray S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Meadow Rd, Spencer, MA 01562-2074
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Spencer
  • Phone Number: +1 508-885-4033
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