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“Decent food, Need to work on Service”

Charlie's Restaurant & Pub
Ranked #60 of 105 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 30 May 2018

We came here for apps and drinks. We sat in the patio and were immediately greeted and seated. However, it took close to 10 minutes for a waiter to stop by and get our drink order. When we finally got our order he seemed flustered. Then we waited another 7-10 minutes to get our drinks. The place was not busy at at all. Now for the food. The egg rolls were fantastic and so were the crab cakes. Someone ordered the quesadillas (not what I would ordered out) but they said they were good. I ordered the seaffod pot pie and was terribly disappointing. While the taste was pretty good they put the pastry shell at the bottom of a big bowl and pour the pot pie over it.. the point of a pot pie it to break into that crunchy crust not a soggy bread mess. However, I will say that when I told the waiter he offered to bring something else and they did take it off our bill. I think this could be a great no-frills place with a little work. Most of those working there seem high school age so not sure if they've had the proper experience/training for being servers.

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Thank Michelle M
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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

I’ve had better food and customer service at the zoo, to mention the ridiculous prices. Don’t waste your time at this god awful restaurant. It’s not long before this garbage establishment goes out of business.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Our waitress, Yasna was awesome! The Easter brunch was delicious! I will definitely come back for their food and their brunch. I was very impressed! Loved their blueberry frebch toast bake too!

Thank Janet O
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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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Thank Snoopy2758
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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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Thank Mary E
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