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Charlie's Cafe

115 Main St E, Freeport, MN 56331-4501
+1 320-836-2105
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“pie” (9 reviews)
“hash browns” (5 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner
115 Main St E, Freeport, MN 56331-4501
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

They actually have a gluten free menu which is great! Everyone enjoyed their food in our group. The place had a nice, clean feel to it. The owner was very friendly and smiling all the time as was our waitress. Good vibes all around!

Thank MidwestIris
Reviewed 6 days ago

If your heading up the interstate towards fargo give charlies a try. My wife and i had burgers and potatoes. She had tater tots i had american potatoes. Very good. The burgers were fine for the price. We were full so no pie. The pies...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good cafe with some great history. Check out the Lake Wobegon connections to Charlies while enjoying a burger and a shake, great breakfast food, fantastic caramel rolls and the Wednesday German night...fav is breaded schnitzel, red cabbage and spatzel.

Thank Anne W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So we were driving through central Minn. and stopped in Freeport for a light lunch. We stopped at Charlie's. It is a slice of midwestern life. It also happens to be the inspiration for Garrison Keillor s Chatterbox Cafe in his monologues/Lake Wobegon books...which was...More

Thank mllohrman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cinnamon and caramel rolls are wonderful! It is worth the detour off 94 to stop and grad a roll or two. You can eat them there or get them to go. They have a full menu for breakfast. A word of caution on the...More

Thank Jill B
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Finally got to stop at this dandy, little cafe after hearing good things about it from other travelers. A seat yourself, comfortable place with quick, friendly service and very good food. Breakfast is served all day with a great variety from lots to light. The...More

Thank Nancy P
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

I'd passed by Charlie's dozens of times over the years until a group of us decided to stop and check it out. Even in this day of culinary excellence, you just want some comfort food, diner style--and especially when you've been driving for hours! Everything...More

Thank hildeborg
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We stopped twice there recently, on a Friday at noon and, since it was almost too good to be true, we stopped again on Sunday morning to see if it was as good as the first time there. Well, bunky, yes it was. It's all...More

Thank Iowa-Tom
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Great small town restaurant with excellent service and food! Service is friendly and fast. Food is made from scratch and delicious! Finish off with a caramel roll or pie. Worth the stop anytime!

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 27 March 2017

What a great place! Waitress was friendly, food was good and the place was clean! We stopped for breakfast before a meeting and definitely not disappointed! Good food at a decent price and the waitress did a great job!

Thank Heidi S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Main St E, Freeport, MN 56331-4501
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 320-836-2105
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