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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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“crab cakes” (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 14 September 2016

I asked a lady in a shop I was in where to eat in this tiny little town. She suggested the Charmers Bistro. So glad I asked. It is a rather small place and there weren't many cars in the parking lot so if it...More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank Moose H
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The menu has a lot of interesting options and the servers are very friendly. However, the food was not great. French Onion grilled cheese sandwich had WAY too many onions in it, so that they overpowered the cheese. Halibut sandwich (special) was OK, but not...More

Date of visit: September 2016
1  Thank TravelTalk2
Reviewed 5 September 2016

It is a charming little place and we enjoyed sitting out in the sunshine on a nice day. But the service was incredibly slow and when my food arrived it wasn't exactly what I ordered. That was partly due to the fact that a different...More

Date of visit: September 2016
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped for dinner with family of older teenage sons. Food sounded really good on paper but was just OK. Service was friendly but inattentive even though we were the only table. Hate writing this type of review but it is what it is

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Tremar66
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Seafood tower was fresh and superflavorful. Wine selection was interesting, simple and high quality across the board. I walked here from our hotel (Harbor Inn), sat at the bar, was welcomed like a local. I watched the beautifully-plated meals come out of the kitchen and...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank 748TomW748
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Lucky the hungry spouse turned into the parking lot. Got a patio table on a sunny mid-day, and an attentive waitstaffer. Split an oversize martini glass of fresh crab cocktail, and a heaping bowl of clams and mussels in a great steaming broth. Everything was...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Tim C
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Bare inside tables and little charm inside so we opted for the little tables in the small patio with at least some plastic covers. The fish was cooked right but had no flavor at all. The chips were good. The dates with bacon were overcooked,...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Starviagera
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Went for breakfast recently. They brought me an uncut piece of pre-buttered toast laid over my eggs. I don't use butter on my toast. I ordered coffee but never received it. Woman sitting at the next table must have bathed in perfume. It was awful.

Date of visit: July 2016
1  Thank Rod M
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Friendly greeting, but a bit too effusive. Well meant, though. Two of us ordered the daily special, a fish sandwich which sounded good enough that I was lured away from the mussels -- a decision I regretted later. Fish was basically flavorless and had a...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank villagesdave
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We were there on a night when bottles of wine were half price -- terrific! We enjoyed the ded.reckoning Sauvignon Blanc -- it went very well with our seafood dinners. I had the dungeness crab and grilled shrimp salad with fresh greens, local tomatoes and...More

Date of visit: July 2016
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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
Child-friendly, Kids
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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