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Charlie's Diner

) #4 of 18 Restaurants in Spencer $$ - $$$ American,
5 Meadow Rd, Spencer, MA 01562-2074
+1 508-885-4033
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“meatloaf” (11 reviews)
“chowder” (5 reviews)
“coleslaw” (4 reviews)
Open Now
05:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Diner
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
5 Meadow Rd, Spencer, MA 01562-2074
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1 - 10 of 79 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

En route to Saint Joseph's Abbey to get some Trappist fruit spreads, it was time for lunch, so I stopped by nearby Charlie's Diner since it was right on the way. It was very busy when I arrived about 1:30 PM. The booths and seats...More

3  Thank Maurene_K
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We have been eating there consistently for over 3 years and now we are finally done. The seating is terrible, the atmosphere...there is none. It's as noisy as a bus terminal. The waitresses work hard but rush and make you feel rushed. People gauk at...More

Thank RIDGEBACK747
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Kitchen time was AWFUL.....over 30 minutes for a Ruben Sandwich (which was in edible)a Chicken Bacon Sandwich (with burnt fries) and a Chicken Parm (again chicken was barely edible) Food was totally SUB Par...waitress was hustling and trying to make up for the wait, but...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 6 June 2017

I go there all the time at least 2-3 times a week... A couple times breakfast was just thrown on the plate but for the most part the Food Is very Good. The French Fries are real and are the best as long as you...More

Thank t1e1r1r1y1
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We went here twice recently. Pros: Classic Diner Food done right. Eggs Benedict = Amazing Bar Open very long hours Cool original dining car. Addition added to the dining car to make more room. Plenty of parking. Nice wait staff. Cons: VERY busy We had...More

2  Thank Marie N
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Great beef tips and fried clams. Meatloaf portion is skimpy. Mac n cheese was a little dry. Service was sketchy. All in all, no problems but ended up on the upper end of mediocre.

1  Thank kennykid523
Reviewed 16 April 2017

steak tips very good, all else pretty standard fare, very friendly wait staff, limited parking, 1/2 is diner, old car, very small and dingy, 1/2 is regular dining

Thank lorri p
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Great for foodies and comfort food in a relaxed local dinner. see the cool small historic section dinner cart. been around forever and really a favorite with the locals and older crowd. but they are expanding there building this year and will be more pub...More

Thank k123-foodie
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We go here for breakfast before school. It's a fantastic diner atmosphere with the locals and good hot food.

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 29 January 2017

The service and greeting is friendly. It is your choice to dine in a 1948 dinner car or a very open dining bar area. The menu is overwhelming. There is something on the menu for everyone. By noon the diner and bar & grill were...More

1  Thank Daniel S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
05:00 - 21:00
Monday
05:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
05:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
05:00 - 21:00
Thursday
05:00 - 23:00
Friday
05:00 - 23:00
Saturday
05:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Meadow Rd, Spencer, MA 01562-2074
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Spencer
  • Phone Number: +1 508-885-4033
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