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Charlie's Place

83 Bass Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-3143
+1 978-281-5002
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“haddock chowder” (15 reviews)
“fries” (17 reviews)
“pies” (5 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Diner, Soups
83 Bass Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-3143
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Charley's Place on Thursday for the special Whole Belly Clam sandwich and fries. It was a plate full, and enough for 2 of us to split! (If you are younger than 65 you will probably want the whole thing! $13.99) It was...More

Thank BajaBuddies2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have been on a quest to find the most savory, delicious haddock chowder. We were beginning to feel discouraged by chowders that had salt pork or garlic or margarine or oil or bacon bits or smoked fish. There was nothing appealing...More

Thank V&PBostonMA
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Today I had a hamburger in this little home town restaurant and was pleasantly surprised. It was called the Charlie's Place, I believe..a fat , juicy char broiled burger topped with bacon, cheese, tomato, lettuce and mayo. They even cooked it medium rare. Delicious!! I'll...More

Thank Lynne K
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Nice little place with great options for those who love seafood and those who don't. Small, quaint place. Good service.

Thank Chas G
Reviewed 10 April 2018

They have the BEST haddock chowder and lobster rolls (they grill the rolls!). I go there for JUST the chowder and the lobster rolls. Who needs anything more? Ask for crispy fries. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Loretta L
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Grew up coming here every visit. Breakfast, lunch and dinner never disappointed. Last couple couple I've come, food has been disappointing. Place is extremely loud. Employees are nice enough though.

Thank 770jaimep
Reviewed 12 January 2018

We came here for breakfast. It was packed with locals and only counter space was available. Food was decent breakfast food and service was efficient. Place was clean and offered daily specials. I would eat here again.

Thank angeleyes27
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Charlie's Place caught my eye heading toward Rockport. Taking a right instead of a left eventually brought us back around. What a find! Great food, fair prices, plenty of parking. My wife says the haddock chowder is the best she's had (excepting her own, of...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Charlie's Place is what a good neighborhood restaurant used to be like, before the chains and all... This is home cooking. Friendly waitstaff. Clam plate piled mile-high. Chowder to die for. And then, of course, dessert. Pies and pies and--well, you can tell, I enjoyed...More

1  Thank BassSherpa
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Tried for dinner, and had to return for lunch next day. Haddock chowder was excellent both days. Loads of fries to go with our haddock main course. Will be back!

Thank Arthur S
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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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