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Charlie's Seafood

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188 Essex St, Lynn, MA 01902-1745
+1 781-595-8953
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Boston
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Charlie's has over 50 years of experience and they do it right. Prices are a bit high but worth it. Extensive menu. If you live in this City they do deliver and they have lobstah rolls, a must for any New Englander. Amelia works hard and is pleasant and knows her stuff.

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Thank dotbabejules
Lynn, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We just started going here again over the last 6 months. While you may pay a little more than other places, you will always get a consistently good meal. Fish is always fresh and the onion rings are crispy. Definitely worth a try!!

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Thank dsamt627
Spring Hill, Florida
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227 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Came up to visit from Fl and couldn't wait for a fried sea food platter. Wow have the prices gone up and the portions down. I remember when the plates were real big , loaded with seafood now they count the stuff 3 scallops 3 shrimp a piece of fish. Well I got my fix and on my way to... More 

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Thank alozam
Black River, NY
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Charlie's is a long established seafood take out establishment. My first experience with Charlie's was over 4 decades ago. I've been living out of the area for nearly 50 years but return there at least 3 times a year to visit family. On our last visit we decided to get take out at Charlie's we ordered scallop rolls and onion... More 

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Thank Jack F
Boston, Massachusetts, Usa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Large portions, many choices. Dinners are substantial. A small seating/waiting area. Small parking lot.

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Thank Lesley P
Lynn, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This is a small place so I usually do delivery. Clam chowder is out of this world. Seafood is kind of pricey but it is very good.

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Thank hdsmb
Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015

From Dallas, TX with love. Why I keep coming home? Faith, Family, Fellowhip, and Charlie's Seafood! The best clams in Lynn, MA! Friendly staff. Worth the price.

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Thank DrDEG
Montreal, Canada
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118 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2014

I love Charlie's clam chowder, in fact, it was one of the things I craved when I was pregnant. Making 3 trips a day to get my fix. I enjoyed a large chowder just recently (after 20 plus years) and to their credit it was just as good as I remembered! I use to lived in Lynn and while visiting... More 

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Boston, MA
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156 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2014

This place never disappoints. There is no doubt prices of seafood have skyrocketed but Charlie's Seafood provides lightly, just right batter, plenty of food and quick service. It's not a fine dining experience. However, the décor does not ruin the food.

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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349 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

Good clean seafood with a speedy turnover on products. They use the same oil for the fries as the shrimp so no seafood allergies can eat here safely, but they do have the best fried haddock and chicken in the area and are clean.

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  • Address: 188 Essex St, Lynn, MA 01902-1745
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lynn
  • Phone Number: +1 781-595-8953

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