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Charleys Waterfront Cafe

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201 Mill St, Farmville, VA 23901-1341
+1 434-392-1566
07:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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Blackstone, Virginia, United States
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102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love Charlie's! We went at lunch, it was very busy and we had a new waitress and she was overwhelmed but everyone has to learn, right? She did well for it being her second day or so. The food was, as usual, delicious! And the atmosphere was great. It's always a favorite place to visit.

Thank Janet B
Farmville, Virginia
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to Charlie's Waterfront Cafe with the intent of ordering a nice dinner with my date. I ordered a simple bacon cheese burger with fries. All goes fine and well until the kitchen brought me my meal and the burger presented with bright red meat, keep in mind it was ordered to be cooked medium. Upon my examination of... More 

Thank braxtonbcomer7
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119 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The roasted red pepper and crab soup drew me back to Charleys, but everything I've ever had here was very good. Had the soup and turkey sandwich special and it hit the spot after a 10 mile bike ride on the High Bridge Trail.

Thank MoseleyPaddler
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants in Farmville. It overlooks the Appomattox. Awesome attitude of my server Amanda. The manager also takes orders and serves! They have their award winning crab soup that everyone talks about. I mentioned it in FB and got 21 quick likes before my lunch was over! Go for it!

Thank Oolao
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only establishment I have EVER been to where the bartender would give you the shirt off his back.....like literally! :-) This is a super cool place from the restaurant upstairs to the outdoor seating to the wine tasting space in the cellar. I intend to go back as soon as I can to snag a bottle of wine and... More 

Thank Pam B
Washington, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by here for a dinner and was pleasantly surprised. The crab and roasted red pepper soup was excellent. Had crab cakes, too, which were also very good. Excellent view of the Appomattox River and a great re-purposing of former tobacco warehouses. Service was outstanding.

Thank Aaron C
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I had paradise salad.i never had a salad like this before. It had figs and fig compote. Excellent. Service was good. Atmosphere on patio by the river was very good.

Thank Mary V
Prospect, Virginia
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The best restaurant in Farmville, VA. Hands down but not much selection in this town of 8,000 in southside Virginia. Both bar and restaurant, it has a couple of private rooms for parties and gatherings. Several "special" nights like date night on Tuesday's, usually in the range if $28-$30 for two and includes a bottle of wine. However, if you... More 

Thank 352will
Alexandria, Virginia
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Charleys is one of those comfortable, relaxing restaurants that you wish you could go to in every city. All of the staff go out of their way to make you feel at home, while serving massive plates of delicious food, at a great value. Don't miss this place if you're ever in Farmville. It's also on the Appomattox River, with... More 

1 Thank CameronGrayVA
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

By far best brunch ever! Made to order waffles with every topping you can imagine! Made to order omelettes with all the amazing toppings too! Also have a nice brunch buffet that's delightful! Price is a little high but definitely worth it!

Thank ChristopherPSenger

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Soups, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 Mill St, Farmville, VA 23901-1341
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Farmville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-392-1566

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