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Charlie's Place

83 Bass Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-3143
+1 978-281-5002
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“haddock chowder” (13 reviews)
“smelts” (4 reviews)
“blueberry pie” (4 reviews)
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7:00 am - 7:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Diner, Soups
83 Bass Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-3143
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Charlie's Place had a local's restaurant feel to it. It was casual and the people were nice and the food was good.

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some of their breakfasts are good, others not so much. When asked if you want hash browns, opt for the other potato options as the has browns are just a frozen patty dropped into the deep fryer, just like at mcdonald's. the potato skin breakfasts...More

Thank cydney04106
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at a motel nearby which offered a continental breakfast but as we were departing we wanted a heartier meal. What a delightful find. French toast with blueberries and whipped cream. Eggs done perfectly and great home fries. We will return.

Thank bucskin
Reviewed 12 September 2017

4 of us stopped in early Sunday afternoon. It was crowded, but no wait. The waitress was very friendly and helpful. My girlfriend had a bowl of haddock chowder for $7 which was made perfectly and so large she couldn't finish. Full huge pieces of...More

Thank BostonJandP
Reviewed 10 September 2017

My husband went here for breakfast (while I slept) he is big on breakfast and came back with a great review. He ordered egg, sausage and pancakes. He stated the pancakes were so big he was unable to eat them all. The bummer was he...More

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We walked in at 11:15 and no one looked up from the counter, stopped what they were doing, said hello, or to sit anywhere. On the way to our table, we caught a waitresses eye and asked if they were still serving breakfast. Her response...More

Thank qaexpert
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Charlie's is just down-home comfort on a plate. The portions are enormous. The fried food is so light you forget you're consuming about a million calories...but well worth it. The service was good and the offerings are varied enough to hit anyone's taste buds. The...More

Thank PAL52772
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I went for lunch and loved our food. She had the lobster roll and I had a fried scallop roll. Good portion sizes and the staff were friendly. Lots of locals which is always a great sign for me. Haddock dinner special...More

Thank schultse
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Twice, a couple of years apart, we have tried to order take-out from Charlie's Place, and the person who answered the phone asked me to wait a minute. Then I sat for over 5 minutes not even on hold, listening to the noise of the...More

1  Thank RinfromMA
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We have been here before and did not review. The food is excellent. Served just right. The fisherman's basket is HUGE and you could split it. Clams are perfect and scallops are sweet. Overall a great meal with locals. Great fresh seafood and service

Thank Paul B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
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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