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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
07:00 - 19:30
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Sun - Tue 07:00 - 19:00
Wed - Sat 07:00 - 19:30
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Charlie's Place is our go-to lunch spot when heading to Good Harbor beach for the day. the foood is consistently fresh, delicious and the prices are unbeatable. The atmosphere is cozy; a well-lit diner with friendly staff. Recently stopped for a quick bite and had a heaping plate of fried clams and a cod sandwich. Superb.

Thank Beachdweller22
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

My friend and I stopped in after exploring the Massachusetts coast. We were both hungry and I was craving a lobster roll. We were in Gloucester, so that is what I figured would be appropriate. The lobster was overflowing the roll. The fries were OK but the roll was very good along with the service. My friend got the fried... More 

Thank henry l
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

I've gone to Charlie's Place around 10 times for breakfast and lunch. The food is great, the service is great, the kitchen is immaculate and organized. I like to watch the kitchen action and I was impressed and everyone that works there is happy. The menu is filled with local flavors and lots of specials and homemade pie!

Thank lauraeD8110UM
North Merrick, New York
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

My wife and I have stopped here many time for breakfast, lunch and especially dinner. The food is great and you can choose from a large menu and from daily specials. It is A great place when in a hurry and in the Gloucester area. Service is good and the location is clean and comfortable. Seafood is a specialty. We... More 

Thank jbrokos3
Suffolk, Virginia
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

This is a great local eatery. No scenic view, but delicious local food. Order the cheeks if available! Fish cakes and beans are another favorite.

Thank LilRoxMrl
Suffolk, Virginia
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153 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Order the "cheeks" dinner special. Received a good portion of fresh moist fried fish with a side of fries. Very satisfied with the food and the service. Waitress was prompt and pleasant and prompt. This is s locals place with no view, no fancy trappings, just good food.

Thank JLOaks
Rockport, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

Excellent prices, extensive daily specials menu and food is excellent. Ate there for lunch and their onion rings are super. All desserts are homemade! Clean diner-like decor and friendly waitstaff. Understand breakfast is great as well. Lobster roll special on certain day of the week. A must try.

Thank Ann G
Hopewell Junction, New York
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

We go to this place for breakfast occasionally when visiting Gloucester. Just a nice clean place with a diner type feel. Food is good & plentiful & the service is always excellent. We highly recommend this place. Have not eaten there for lunch or dinner so cannot review those meals. It appears a lot of locals eat here. Hear their... More 

Thank Diane C
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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205 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Looking for a moderate place for dinner and after reading reviews on Trip Advisor, chose Charlie's place. Obviously liked by locals but we were underimpressed. The cole slaw had an unusual taste and the fried haddock was somewhat greasy. Perhaps "old oil"...all in all wouldn't return.

Thank Sunny405
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

The food is good. This is a local place. The prices are good and the staff very friendly. They gave us some very good recommendations.

Thank Holly M

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
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?