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“Worst Day of Year to Do an Irish Pub - Best Service and Food”

Charlie's Restaurant & Pub
Ranked #61 of 108 Restaurants in Stillwater
Price range: US$ 20 - US$ 40
Cuisines: American, Irish
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Chestnut
Description: "Charlie's Restaurant & Irish Pub" at The Historic Water Street Inn is an ideal location for outdoor dining in the Scenic St. Croix Valley. Located at the foot of the historic lift bridge "Charlie's" serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with menu options as varied as its surroundings. If you're looking to enjoy the sun with some cocktails & appetizers you can try our patio bar, or for more of a formal menu offering pastas, steak and fish try our covered patio.
Reviewed 20 March 2018

We visited for a late lunch on March 18, day after wild party day and night. Christopher was bar tending and waiting tables. Medium crowd and he kept up with service for food and beverages. And engaged conversations with several patrons! They have a Bloody Molly, with Irish Whiskey, which was delicious and served with a wonderful garnish including a crispy stick of bacon that did a super job of absorbing some of the alcohol. Food was great, we shared Irish Nachos, which trade fries for chips and head into corned beef country with an amazing Jameson whiskey and cheese sauce. Plenty for the two of us, and could easily feed four as an appetizer or side to a sandwich. Also ordered Shepherd Pie, but were too full of nachos to take more than a bite. Brought that one home for dinner, very savory and full of flavor. Prices were very reasonable, and they had Middleton whiskey shots available, very classy. We will be back!

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Great atmoshphere the music was awesome Hounds of Finn saw the friday show and Saturday afternoon show. The decore is great and the food is good. Will come back again.I say the service was fair only because it was St. Patricks weekend and Friday night was really busy so it took a little longer than normal but the service on Saturday seemed much better and they did have alot going on there.

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

We were comped breakfast here because of a few issues with our hotel room. It was a Sunday, so they had "Brunch" The staff was really friendly, they keep your ice water and coffee filled to the brim. The omelette chef also very friendly and he made a great omelette. The mamosa's were not good, the cheap champagne made me gag. The coffee was an abomination of mud. The buffet was standard fare you find at a buffet that just had no imagination or flavor that would get me to go back. We stopped at 6-smith in Wayzata on our way home for a bloody mary and saw the buffet there that smelled completely different and looked amazing. We even got to try their creamy Lobster scrambled eggs and a few of their cold shrimp. Night and day compared to Charlie's and the price is only 6 dollars more. Charlie's management just doesn't try to be more than what it is-averag. As said before, the staff are great, but they apparently don't have the talent and resources to present anything more than average.

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Thank vhgolf
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

My teens and I decided we would like to try out Irish food on our visit to Stillwater as we saw this restaurant near the waterfront.

The food was a mixed bag.

The crab cakes and sauce were delectable.
The Irish fries consisted of a huge portion of fries with a little bit of shredded corned beef, a little more cheddar cheese and a lot more sauerkraut piled right on the top with the majority of the fries lacking any sort of topping or flavor.
The Crab Stuffed Chicken was bland and generally flavorless, but the asparagus served with it was fresh and perfectly prepared.
The Fisherman's Pie contained a surprise piece of chicken, disheartening for my piscatarian daughter.
The portion of spaghetti for my daughter was huge -- enough for 3 people, with a couple of meatballs and a very thick, sweet red sauce.
The garlic buffalo wings were devoured, but the garlic buffalo boneless "wings" went largely untouched.
There is no view to speak of in the winter time as the deck is closed and there were no windows.
There were at least 4 televisions tuned in to the Olympic games in the bar seating area that was open to guests.

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Well prepared, delicious variety of dishes. Impeccable service in a cozy atmosphere. Good cocktails too!

Thank oldcarguy50
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