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Charlie's Place

83 Bass Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-3143
+1 978-281-5002
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“fried clams” (18 reviews)
“smelts” (4 reviews)
“fries” (16 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Diner, Soups
83 Bass Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-3143
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago 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 13 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
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This is a busy place so you know the food is good. They bake their own pies. I had the best apple pie.

Thank Kennys416
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We first went to Charlie's Place many years ago upon the recommendation of a local. We just returned there for breakfast recently, and though updated somewhat, it is still the hometown, "locals", good food place to go. We had a great breakfast, friendly service and...More

Thank emeraldisle45
Reviewed 7 August 2017

My wife wants lobster rolls and fried clams so we found something near Good Harbor beach. The prices are fair, the $19 lobster roll came with no fillers and was all lobster meat + mayo on a crispy hotpot roll. The $24 combo fried basket...More

Thank Michael T
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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