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Charlie's Place

83 Bass Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-3143
+1 978-281-5002
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fried clams” (18 reviews)
“smelts” (4 reviews)
“fries” (16 reviews)
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07:00 - 19:30All hours
American, Seafood, Diner
83 Bass Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-3143
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Get the cod cheeks, steak tip dinner or clams! Been coming here for a decade and am never disappointed! Quick and friendly service and great for breakfast too.

Thank Robin W
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The very small fried clams were SO overcooked it was like eating fried batter only. The onions rings were overcooked as well. The head witch gossiped asking the waitress if she could view the returned plate to see how many clams were eaten, then came...More

Thank diningkate
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We ordered the lobster bisque and it was dull, bland. We each had a different entree and by far the Caesar salad was the best., but none was excellent. The fried seafood was dull. All the seafood tasted fishy. Our waitress had no personality, never...More

Thank Penny M
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Very quaint and well-kept diner with attentive wait staff. My daughter really enjoyed her lobster roll!

Thank Kelly0211
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Good fried seafood and fast. Good selection of non-seafood items too. We always go here. Not a fancy atmosphere, good for families.

Thank Kate K
Reviewed 10 August 2016

When we stay at the Blue Shutters Inn we walk down to Charlie's for lunch -- their fried seafood is a classic and the lobster salad lasts me two meals. Great place also for breakfast

1  Thank epelleg12
Reviewed 5 August 2016

They have the best fried clams we have ever eaten. Portions are large and prices are low. Ate their twice while in the area. Staff is very friendly.

1  Thank CountrygirlHDM
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Found wire bread tie in omlette all the did was offer to take cost of meal off bill a little better offer might have swayed our thoughts of legal action. This place needs help with some of the service staff and definitely the owner who...More

Thank bj942
Reviewed 15 July 2016

This is where the locals eat and for good reason. It's just a great little restaurant with good food period. It is the only place I know where you can get fried cod cheeks and tongues. 'Nuf said.

2  Thank kevin c
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Recommend highly. Staff pleasant. Clam chowder and clams very good. Locals eat here and price is right. Home made pie The Apple was excellent. You will not be disappointed

Thank tomppile
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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