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Charlie's Fish House

224 NW US Highway 19, Crystal River, FL 34428-3933
+1 352-795-3949
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good30%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (185 reviews)
“lobster bisque” (45 reviews)
“stone crab” (41 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
224 NW US Highway 19, Crystal River, FL 34428-3933
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Reviewed yesterday

The portions are quite small for what they charge. My lunch was good, but nothing to write home about. Their TV remote control unfortunately seems to be broken, because the TV was stuck on Fox News, which ruined my appetite. If you are the owner...More

Thank I_luv_Oreg0n
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This restaurant has been jam packed every night we've been here so far. We had a decent wait, about 30 mins. The wait staff are pretty overwhelmed - you might need to hire more wait staff and kitchen staff to keep up with this much...More

Thank Annette D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Almost next door to Cracker's Restaurant, I don't know why Cracker's gets all the hype as Charlie's is an awesome seafood joint. Then get two for one on the tap beer over noon-hour--how can you go wrong. I would suggest the seafood platter and the...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On our visit to the area the hotel recommended this reataurant. It was pretty good. We started with gator bites which neither of us have had before and it was tasty. I had the scallops that were cooked perfectly with bacon and cream sauce. My...More

Thank charlenet204
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had lunch with some friends at Charlie's. I will never waste my time or money there again. The grouper sandwich arrived stone cold, the Cole slaw was pathetic and the margarita was the worst I've ever had. Over all, the atmosphere was pleasant, our...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Busy place and we found the food just average. Prices were quite high for the quality of the food. Extensive menu but we were there for the seafood. Crystal River has a number of seafood restaurants so be wise in your choice. We found this...More

Thank Don49680
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was in the area for the day so we stopped in for lunch. Had to sit inside as tables outside were not large enough. Had a nice table by the windows. I tried the flounder which was pretty good. Was not too sure coming from...More

Thank GaryWT
Reviewed 1 week ago

Crystal River, like most of Citrus County, is Old Florida -- dirty, shabby, and forgotten by time. But for the Manatee watching and kayaking this place would not even exist. Charlies' fits right in. Tired, worn out, and not all that clean. Ate outside on...More

Thank titleatty2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River, we stopped at Charlie’s Fish House for a late lunch (it was on Highway 19 & very close to where we bought tickets & the trolley left from & returned to). The restaurant was quite full when...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The decor is dated, but the food's ok. Nothing really special; everything was just that little bit less fresh than other area places, the crab claws seemed like they got them secondhand from the Crab Plant.

Thank ryan4096
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Response from carolinagirl057 | Reviewed this property |
Charlies Fish house is NOT open on Thanksgving!
8 February 2017|
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Response from Muncha_Ocala | Reviewed this property |
I always suggest that when a person has a specific question that is a "must" to know - that you contact the establishment directly: Here is there info because I don't recall a ramp or not for absolutely certain. Note my... More
6 October 2016|
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Response from z00ch | Reviewed this property |
Plantation on Crystal River is a resort.....featuring 27 holes of Golf, a Dive Shop/Adventure Center, Full Restaurant, Tiki Bar, Pool, Spa, and Guest Accomodations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 224 NW US Highway 19, Crystal River, FL 34428-3933
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Crystal River
  • Phone Number: +1 352-795-3949
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