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100 E Kemp, Goss Opera House, Watertown, SD 57201-3640
+1 614-923-4700
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't have reservations but they slipped us in. The atmosphere was quiet and welcoming. We had appitizers, entrees, and creme brulee. Food was tasty and excellently prepared. Will go back.

Thank Joyce L
Watertown, South Dakota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most everything on the menu is great. Awesome burgers and pasta dishes. The Courdon Blue dish on rice is my usual go-to. If you've never been there it's worth a stroll around the establishment and Opera Hall upstairs even if you're not going for dinner.

Thank Nick B
South Dakota
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Had chicken roulade. Vegetables, rice and sauce were impeccable. Service good. Chicken bruschetta was also delicious. Best meal I've had in Watertown in 2 years. I feel guilty that we haven't eaten here lately. We'll be back soon

Thank jajones42
Watford City, North Dakota
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We came here with a group of friends and they were out of many different things on the menu including prime rib (which is the reason we came). The service was very slow. Some people got their food after everyone was done eating. I probably won't be back here.

Thank Mjwali
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120 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite place in Watertown. It's a very unique atmosphere - unlike anywhere else in town. We can go here and forget that we're in small town SD. The food is excellent, and different from anything else in town. I highly recommend this place. Make sure to ask for the Opera House tour to add to your unique... More 

Thank John R
Brookings, South Dakota
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Ate at Charley's for our 30th anniversary. We enjoyed our supper very much. Both pasta dishes were delicious, and so were the frozen margaritas.

Thank 19Todd82
South Dakota
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I want to love this place. I want this place to succeed. But time and time again, we come away disappointed. We most recently visited on a Saturday night. There were 10 of us total, and we had made reservations ahead of time. There was also a class reunion going on the same night. They were not prepared or staffed... More 

2 Thank FarmGirl83
Watertown, South Dakota
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Charley's at the Goss reminds me of a quaint Italian restaurant...in Italy. The food is American, but the beautiful brick work and the small, semi private tables are a great choice for any occasion. I really like Charley's for anniversary of birthday dinners. Even though they've has some serious staff turnover, the food and service quality haven't faltered. I just... More 

Thank ChevyCruise
Watertown, South Dakota
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Tried Charley's as it as one of the few places my boyfriend and I hadn't eaten in Watertown. Service was rather slow for only 1 other table than ours occupied. The food is good but overpriced for what is offered and amount of food recieved. Our bill was over 38 dollars for just two entrees, no drinks and no appetizer.... More 

Watertown, South Dakota
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Great good, wonderful service, and the Atomsphere just makes everything better! Whether here for coffee or a drink this is the place to sit back, chat and enjoy whom you are with!

Thank Marian F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 E Kemp, Goss Opera House, Watertown, SD 57201-3640
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: +1 614-923-4700

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?