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Charmers Bistro

1675 Main St, Freeland, Whidbey Island, WA 98249-9677
+1 360-331-2123
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“crab cakes” (6 reviews)
“fries” (6 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, American, Italian
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1675 Main St, Freeland, Whidbey Island, WA 98249-9677
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Charmers is an upscale hometown cafe. The food is good and there are vegetarian options which is always a plus for me. Great soups. Fish dish was fresh and tasty. Service was friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank ponopuppy
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Went in for their eggs benedict, which I love. The waiter took my order quickly, after 20–25 minutes I finally got his attention and wanted to know where my food was. Oh he forgot to turn the order in. Another time, I sat while no...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Meg W
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Very tasty locally sourced fresh food. Friendly service. The salmon was great. One of the better eateries on Whidbey Island. We ate here our first night on island and wish made it back for another meal but we never did. All in all better food,...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Kauai T
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Out of specials of day by 6:30 pm. Asked specifically to omit an item from my dish which waitress noted. Plate arrived with unwanted item and server merely plucked offending items off plate & plunked it down in front of me. Not too professional. Overall...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Whidbeygirl_12
Reviewed 24 June 2017

There may be restaurants where the food preparation is worse than Charmers, but we can't think of any off-hand. We tried Charmers the first month or so that it opened and were very disappointed with both the food and the service. However, we figured they...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank E R
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Great spot with friendly service and excellent food. I went twice when visiting Whidbey - once for dinner and once for brunch. Personally this is my favorite place on the island after trying some of the other "fine dining" establishments. The atmosphere is comfortable and...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Kreskin2207
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Don't be put off by the funky restored 1950's flat roofed cabin. This place is known for their crab cakes. The other unique dish is their duck quesadillas. Unfortunately, they were out of both when we visited, so I hold reservations. However, what we did...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Scubaskier
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Stopped in for a late lunch and had fish and fries plus a cup of Salmon and Cod Chowder. I should have passed on the chowder: Watery and tasteless. The panko-fried fish looked like plump fish sticks - a turnoff. However, they were cooked just...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Richard E
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

After driving around south Whidbey for a while, we needed to eat to maintain our cheerful attitudes. We had driven past Charmers and decided to try it out. At first glance we thought we would just share the Fish n Chips, but I kept looking...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank maria r
Reviewed 11 April 2017

My wife and I stopped in for dinner on our drive up from the ferry to North Whidbey. She'd been before, but it was my first time. She expected basic soup & sandwiches based on her visit a year or so ago, and was surprised,...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank NWtripster
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$45
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 22:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1675 Main St, Freeland, Whidbey Island, WA 98249-9677
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Whidbey Island  >  Freeland
  • Phone Number: +1 360-331-2123
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Casual comfortable dining. Outdoor Patio with full service of food and drinks.
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