Reviews

Had a great lunch. Reasonable prices and a very nice waitress.
Carolann Kmiecik via google.com - Dec 6, 2017
Nice but needs more shops.
Phil Mckinley via google.com - Dec 5, 2017
Early Sunday dinner with my wife
We have had dinner at Charlie's Fish House a few times over the past 2 years. It is located in Crystal River, a bit of a hike from The Villages, but in most part worth it. I had my standby Charlie's Favorite "The Grouper" dinner...More ... read more
Dennis L via tripadvisor.com - Dec 4, 2017
Food was good ... read more
Nancy Williams via google.com - Dec 3, 2017
Good food.
Jason Hackle via google.com - Dec 3, 2017
I'm constantly looking for a good grouper sandwich all over the place.. most are disappointments. C
I'm constantly looking for a good grouper sandwich all over the place.. most are disappointments. Charlie's has a great grouper sandwich. I had it blackened .
Larry Codding via facebook.com - Dec 2, 2017
Great Seafood Served Fast
My son and I ate here during Thanksgiving week 2017, and enjoyed a wonderful dinner at an affordable price. I had the seafood fettuccine with shrimp and scallops, and my son had the mahi mahi and seafood. The wait staff was excellent, the prices were...More ... read more
Michele B via tripadvisor.com - Nov 29, 2017
Great food ... read more
Jason Hutchison via google.com - Nov 29, 2017
Our Choice Whenever
Charlie's is where my wife and I go and where we take our friends when a restaurant is on our schedule. We usually eat at home, but Charlie's is our choice when going out.
biminisolar via tripadvisor.com - Nov 28, 2017
So so. Forgot gets for 2 orders. Brought tomato & lettuce when asked not to. Forgot pickles.
Jim Kohrs via google.com - Nov 27, 2017
The food was spectacular. Best flounder, best stone crab, best cheesecake. Waitress was fantastic a
The food was spectacular. Best flounder, best stone crab, best cheesecake. Waitress was fantastic and was always there just when we needed her for anything. I can’t recall her name but she had dark hair and glasses. Also the cockatiels, I had a Blue Marlin and it was wonderful. We will be regulars at this place from now on.
Laurel Clemons Nichols via facebook.com - Nov 26, 2017
FRIED MULLET.....sooooooooo good ...
FRIED MULLET.....sooooooooo good and fresh. WOWTasted the coconut shrimp...they were ok, avoid the sauce tho.Great for kids when the fishmonger next door dumps the entrails out for the giant marlins...they and the birds fight over the leftovers. Quite a sight to see!
Danica T. via yelp.com - Nov 26, 2017
Very friendly service and great deck! Good food too!
Jill Strube via google.com - Nov 26, 2017
Seafood was fresh, but lots of fried food. Other options were limited. We had stone crab claws that
Seafood was fresh, but lots of fried food. Other options were limited. We had stone crab claws that were awesome. The peel and eat shrimp was very disappointing as it was stoked in melted butter.
Tammy Zipperer Wolfe via facebook.com - Nov 25, 2017
Food was good......eventually. Watch the tip %
Haven't been here for a few years. We usually go to Crackers nearby but thought we'd like to have a change. We were seated quickly with menus but it took the server quite a while to appear to ask for drink orders. Drinks arrived in...More ... read more
Cathy S via tripadvisor.com - Nov 25, 2017
👌 awesome place. Excellent seafood!!!! 🍤🍤🍤 ... read more
Shelly Kennedy via google.com - Nov 25, 2017
Good food and service. Great friends and we loved the atmosphere.
Good food and service. Great friends and we loved the atmosphere.
Wendy Canzoneri via facebook.com - Nov 24, 2017
great stone crabs
yes season nuzt started very nice can have appetitor or full. two sauces. also alot of fresh fish on menu. serve always good ... read more
Norma C via tripadvisor.com - Nov 22, 2017
Great stone crab claws ... read more
William G Morrison via google.com - Nov 22, 2017
Great service & excellent catfish! Stop here wherever I head back to Wakulla County from Tampa.
Great service & excellent catfish! Stop here wherever I head back to Wakulla County from Tampa.
Barbara Mansfield Wilson via facebook.com - Nov 22, 2017
On Kings Bay great food ... read more
fran doering via google.com - Nov 21, 2017
Excellent food, great location and service. Located right in Crystal River.
Steven Zuber via google.com - Nov 19, 2017
Average but consistent food
We've eaten here several times and enjoyed the food. The seafood was good, not excellent. Service was good, not excellent. Definitely a better choice than fast food in the area. Nice view of the water.
StaarrsShadow via tripadvisor.com - Nov 17, 2017
Our server Sue was outstanding, we could not have picked a better place to celebrate a birthday.
Gayle Mohler via google.com - Nov 17, 2017
Fabulous food and the price is right. Great service...nice view. Highly recommend!
Fabulous food and the price is right. Great service...nice view. Highly recommend!
Jesse Walsh via facebook.com - Nov 17, 2017
Finally, a place that sells mullet
A friend and I stopped at Charlie’s on the way to Homosassa Springs. I finally found a place that sold mullet, which I haven’t eaten in over 15 years. The mullet was fresh that day from the Crystal River. Our waitress was a fifth generation...More ... read more
akt85 via tripadvisor.com - Nov 15, 2017
Great seafood and service ... read more
Jason Newhouse via google.com - Nov 15, 2017
Seafood and sides are really yummy! Sadly I had to send my steak back and they apologized and took it off my tab. The wait staff are friendly and always show up just when you need them.
Hilary Holloway via google.com - Nov 14, 2017
Service was very good, friendly. Everyone very pleased with food and drinks. Only negative was about 1/4 pound too much of butter on shrimp and pasta, delicous flavor and shrimp perfect ... read more
Joanne Bauman via google.com - Nov 14, 2017
Thanks ... read more
MC Shipman via google.com - Nov 14, 2017
The blackened shrimp was quite tasty. Overall, the presentation was unimaginative and dull. It se
The blackened shrimp was quite tasty. Overall, the presentation was unimaginative and dull. It seems like Charlie's is relying on their location to generate enough (tourist) traffic to stay in business. The staff was low energy.
Kurt Cook via facebook.com - Nov 12, 2017
Imitation Crab in the Lobster Bisque
All food was average but was upset when we found Imitation Crab in the Lobster Bisque that was $8 a bowl.
Pete H via tripadvisor.com - Nov 12, 2017
SERVICE IS HORRIBLE !!!!! GO TO CRACKERS THEY TREAT YOU VERY GOOD AND FOOD IS DELIOUS
SERVICE IS HORRIBLE !!!!! GO TO CRACKERS THEY TREAT YOU VERY GOOD AND FOOD IS DELIOUS ... read more
Allison Milazzo via facebook.com - Nov 11, 2017
Good lunch
Rock crab and boiled shrimp made a great lunch. Good views and local color and atmosphere made for a good stop while visiting the town. Fish caught locally and prepared quickly to order. The shrimp were tender and delicious.
Liz U via tripadvisor.com - Nov 11, 2017
Good seafood while in Crystal River
With recommendations from the desk clerk we gave Charlie’s a try. We were not disappointed. I had the stuffed flounder. My associate had the stuffed shrimp. Both were excellent. Our waitress was prompt and very efficient.
Jon G via tripadvisor.com - Nov 11, 2017
Good food. Nice view. Great waitress...her name was Nettie
Good food. Nice view. Great waitress...her name was Nettie ... read more
Vikki Hoffman-o'connor via facebook.com - Nov 11, 2017
We picked Charlie's that day because they had stone crabs when most of the other area restaurants w
We picked Charlie's that day because they had stone crabs when most of the other area restaurants were out of them (just after the Stone Crab Jam). The stone crabs were delicious, full of meat and nicely cracked. The blackened grouper sandwiches were also delicious. The service was outstanding. Our server was cheerful, friendly and ... read more
Deborah Holton Currie via facebook.com - Nov 10, 2017
An excellent dining experience
We picked Charlie's that day because they had stone crabs when most of the other area restaurants were out of them (just after the Stone Crab Jam). The stone crabs were delicious, full of meat and nicely cracked. The blackened grouper sandwiches were also delicious....More ... read more
deb34423 via tripadvisor.com - Nov 10, 2017
We chose to eat here because it ...
We chose to eat here because it was within walking distance of our hotel. The waitress was very pleasant and prompt. Food was not bad, just very average. We had the crab-stuffed shrimp and crab-stuffed flounder. Don't go within an hour of closing time. Closing time was advertised at 10, but we wanted a second drink at 9:30 and they h ... read more
Phyllis B. via yelp.com - Nov 10, 2017
Normally excellent, not so good this time 😕 ... read more
Elaine Arnold via google.com - Nov 10, 2017
Very nice people ... read more
aloma Stephenson via google.com - Nov 10, 2017
Fish and chips
if you want a real dinning experience , which you'll rave about!?! Then go here. From $7.99 Lunch Specials to Large Dinners, the price is right. The Seafood and Gumbo was absolutely the best I've ever had! Local fish Served as you like it. very...More ... read more
Thomas A via tripadvisor.com - Nov 9, 2017
The food wait was horrible, we ordered, people came in after us and sat at the table next to us. Th
The food wait was horrible, we ordered, people came in after us and sat at the table next to us. They ordered, got their food and finished before we even got ours..I think she forgot to put our order in. The Food was ok, but the company, atmosphere and view was great. We will go back, soon..
Brenda Smith via facebook.com - Nov 6, 2017
I had stone crab claws and they were large. Plus the clam chowder.. both were delicious
I had stone crab claws and they were large. Plus the clam chowder.. both were delicious ... read more
Barbara Petty Hower via facebook.com - Nov 5, 2017
What A surprise! This place had ...
What A surprise! This place had the most amazing Tuna on noodles with seaweed I have ever seen! Fresh grouper was delicious, Kaylee was an amazing waitress. Very happy we will come  back!
Steve C. via yelp.com - Nov 4, 2017
Eating a Grouper sandwich followed by piece of mango key lime pie looking at the water doesn't get more florida than this.
Johanna Lodder via google.com - Nov 3, 2017
Mixed Review - Lunch was Fabulous!! Dinner was OK.
I went to Charlie's based upon Trip Advisor reviews. My first visit was for lunch and was very pleasantly surprised to hear the waitress tell me they had $7.99 lunch specials! I never would have know if she had not told me! Ordered the seafood...More ... read more
luv2travelkw via tripadvisor.com - Nov 1, 2017
Very romantic out door seating, true Florida style living!!
Scott Hixson via google.com - Oct 31, 2017
Our "Go-To" Spot in Transit....
....between Cedar Key and Tampa. We frequently vacation in Cedar Key, on old Florida's Gulf of Mexico 'Nature Coast.' We fly in and of Tampa, making the 2.5 hr drive between Tampa and Cedar Key. We always stop at Charlie's coming and going. We love...More ... read more
Joe C via tripadvisor.com - Oct 30, 2017
Delicious Diner Near the Water
Had a delicious dinner with a sweet view of the water. I ordered crab legs and was quite happy with a 1.5lb serving that I couldn't finish. The hubs ordered a steak and enjoyed it. Looking forward to going by the next time we are...More ... read more
BrendaK3 via tripadvisor.com - Oct 30, 2017
Food was great service was good people were very friendly I recommend this place to anybody ... read more
Trish Arp via google.com - Oct 30, 2017
Decent food, nice view of water.
T K via google.com - Oct 30, 2017
Fresh Seafood; Gets Crowded
Charlie's is a standby for seafood in Crystal River. They do a good job with fresh seafood prepared in the usual ways - fried, broiled, etc. Nothing fancy here. There's a small deck outside that's nice if the weather's nice. If it's not too sunny,...More ... read more
maya331 via tripadvisor.com - Oct 28, 2017
Very good food and great servers. I'm a local and eat here regularly.
L Hurley via google.com - Oct 28, 2017
Good view and shrimp sandwich. Friendly ... read more
joanne french via google.com - Oct 26, 2017
seafood market and resturant
Went here for lunch and was really surprised to see they offer a lunch special until 3pm . There are several choices for entrée's and the 2 sides include baked potatoes and tossed salad if you like. The lunch special is modestly priced, an excellent...More ... read more
Roger H via tripadvisor.com - Oct 24, 2017
Nice find
This was a good place to stop on our way to Orlando. We wanted fresh seafood and a place on the water, and Charlie's filled the bill. They offered 2 for the price of 1 drinks when we were there. For dinner, I had a...More ... read more
Jan M via tripadvisor.com - Oct 24, 2017
This place has a good variety of ...
This place has a good variety of fresh seafood at reasonable prices. The lobster bisque is made  in house and is among the best we have tried. The fried oysterss were perfect.  I gave one less star because the 2 for 1 happy hour beers are 8 ounce plastic mugs. The frozen margaritas are made using warm mix so they aren't frozen and th ... read more
Bill M. via yelp.com - Oct 23, 2017
Great food great service beautiful view from back patio.
sheila wise via google.com - Oct 23, 2017
Crab yummy
We had fresh off the boat crab. Yummy! Give them a try. Waitress was funny and helpful. Place was quaint and fit the setting well. Fair prices.
Diane S via tripadvisor.com - Oct 22, 2017
Very good ... read more
Mark Zwayer via google.com - Oct 22, 2017
They have the best clam chowder I’ve ever eaten. We come here a lot and love the atmosphere. We wil
They have the best clam chowder I’ve ever eaten. We come here a lot and love the atmosphere. We will be back for stone crab claws soon!
Maggie Elizabeth Phillippi via facebook.com - Oct 21, 2017
Just an average Southern restaurant.. lots of fried and cheap stuff. Had the stone crab claws dinne
Just an average Southern restaurant.. lots of fried and cheap stuff. Had the stone crab claws dinner for lunch and the claws were very small. I asked if they had Jumbo or colossal and the answer was that no. I do not mind to pay whatever for what I want. Drove for an hour to go and eat claws and I was disappointed. From there went to ... read more
John M Acaron via facebook.com - Oct 21, 2017
Great meal and Super Service. Good prices. The views not the best, but watching the tarpon swim was great also.
Vicki Nixon via google.com - Oct 20, 2017
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