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“Delicious food”

Charlie Riedel's Fast Food
Ranked #9 of 133 Restaurants in Webster
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

Very casual hamburg joint, although much more to offer! Good burgers, fries are the best-ask for well done-and fish fry is ok, not great, but ok. Love their loganberry drink, non carbonated and you can't get this many places. Have a pickle station and we love the sweet pickles, its help yoursefl to huge containers and they also have great malt vinegar to go on the fries. Not much more than eating at BK or McD's, and much better quality food.

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Reviewed 27 April 2012

My son ALWAYS wants to go to Charlie's when he comes to town from out of state!! Great fast food, very reasonable.

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Reviewed 14 February 2012

This Charlie's is amazing for a burger and fries when the mood hits. Great hot meat sauce with a tiny bit of cinnamon in it? Great crispy fries. Not my fav pickles, but the burger is less than $3 which is amazing--and it's like an inch over the roll on all sides. I've had their grilled cheese with tomato and give it a 4. Ultra fast service. Great job, guys!

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Thank Ali B
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Reviewed 17 October 2011

Charlies is my favorite burger joint in rochester. I regularly eat at the Empire and 104 locations. My Grandfather used to take me here when i was a kid for burgers, so I have been eating here for 25 years or more.
Dont forget to order your burger "off the char" so they really grill it! The signature "charlie burger" is delicious, with mayo and provelone cheese. The burgers are great and better in size compared to most others.
And Lets not forget the hot sauce!! They have the best hot sauce in town in my opinion. I often order another side of it to dip my fries or onion rings in. The deep fried mushrooms are also tasty.
Great food, much better than Toms or Bill greys hands down!

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Reviewed 8 September 2011

Charlie Riedel (and now his son Jeff, who apparently owns the place now that Charlie has retired), have been in the hamburger and hot dog business for a long, long time, and this finely-tuned operation reflects their depth of experience. In the highly-competitive market for this kind of menu in the Rochester area, Charlie's does it as well, if not better, than anyone else. Very good burgers; their signature "Charlieburger" is a very good provolone cheeseburger on a poppy-seed bun, with lettuce and tomatoes. There is a "char" grill, on which they'll cook your burger or dog for the asking, instead of on a traditional griddle. Charlie's hot sauce (and you can't be in this business in Rochester without having a hot sauce among the condiments) is very good as well. Self-serve dill or sweet pickle chips.
Behind the counter: seeming chaos during the dinner hour crush on Friday nights, but it's a well-oiled chaos. Some of Charlie's wait staff have been working there for decades, which implies good things about how they treat their employees. Sadly, like many restaurants of this type (all of whom know how to make a good burger), Charlie's fails to differentiate its side dishes of French fries and onion rings from the competition's. Its use of frozen fries and rings taste means they're interchangeable with the sides at dozens of other places. It's a lost opportunity. Similarly, the use of little pre-packaged packets of tartar sauce and butter take the shine off an otherwise very good fish fry. Fast service; plenty of parking; restrooms could use updating. Good value, but don't drift away on the menu too far from the burgers and dogs.

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