Reviews

Made reservation got there early they took us right in with a party of 8. The waitress MICHELLE was amazing ask to have her as you waitress. She was very informative and very very funny!!! The food was perfect warm and cooked perfectly. We will be going back! Thank you Michelle’ ... read more
Julie Joyce via google.com - Feb 15, 2019
Fun, great waitress! Had grouper sandwiches.
Wendy Hill via google.com - Feb 15, 2019
Lobster bisque was divine! Shrimp was very yummy too. Good service. Couldn't drink the white Russian tho, not made correctly. Will go back for sure!!
Pauline Fuller via google.com - Feb 15, 2019
Have been going there for years.We have lived in FL, since 1980 one the best in the state,.......Moses ... read more
John Morris via google.com - Feb 14, 2019
Great spot on the river and the menu is always tempting ... read more
Keith Moher via google.com - Feb 14, 2019
Plenty of parking ... read more
James Rollings via google.com - Feb 14, 2019
Lunch
My sister and I had lunch here a week ago and the shrimp and grits were some of the best food I've ever had. We had a cocktail that was fantastic. I will be going back.
ripandroar via tripadvisor.com - Feb 13, 2019
Excellent fish and great service!
Karen Thomsen via google.com - Feb 12, 2019
Lives up to expectations
Crab meat stuffed shrimp, cheesy grits, crunchy side salad. Everything was delicious and fresh. Oh yes, couldn't resist trying the Mango lime pie - perfect. Good service, friendly restaurant.
kathleen814 via tripadvisor.com - Feb 12, 2019
Very good seafood, I would love to go back. Good news this business takes credit or debit cards, we tried to go to a nearby restaurant but they ONLY take cash.
Mark arrowood via google.com - Feb 9, 2019
Great Seafood Variety and a Great View!
We were actually looking for another seafood restaurant and saw Charlie's with cars outside and decided to take a chance. This restaurant is not gourmet but a clean family friendly waterfront location with wonderful marine décor and an excellent and varied menu. We live in...More ... read more
vrl007 via tripadvisor.com - Feb 9, 2019
Fantastic! Lovely service & great American dishes!
Karen Blanken via google.com - Feb 8, 2019
Amazing food I will definitely be going back my next trip to Florida ... read more
Timothy Doorn via google.com - Feb 7, 2019
Fresh local catch
We randomly wound up at this restaurant during our short stay in Crystal River to swim with the manatees and really enjoyed it. It is cozy with friendly staff, quick service and serves fresh local seafood. We enjoyed a combo platter of mullet and grouper...More ... read more
Weeza_it via tripadvisor.com - Feb 6, 2019
Great food great service. I love the setting inside this restaurant the food is insanely good. And the waitresses are super sweet ... read more
Momo Mosier via google.com - Feb 6, 2019
Not a problem, good food ... read more
Doug Matson via google.com - Feb 5, 2019
I will say, the Stone Crab was amazing and the outdoor deck was really nice. Everything else was meh. I had the shrimp and grits and wasn't very impressed with the gravy or the shrimp. We went around one o'clock on a Tuesday and it was so packed it was hard to find seating. And because of that our waitress was so harried it took fore ... read more
Sadie McWilliams via google.com - Feb 5, 2019
Good food and service. A little high priced for lunch.
Kim Magolas via google.com - Feb 4, 2019
Not terrible but not good. I've had much better food in the area and at comparable prices. The location's nice, we sat outside by the water but the service and food need help. My salad had old lettuce in it and when I asked for Olive oil, I got cooking oil. Just tell me you don't have it. The Grouper sandwich was ok, nothing memorab ... read more
CC True via google.com - Feb 4, 2019
We escaped the frozen tundra and found this decent little place on the west coast of Florida. Wait staff was very friendly and the restaurant is in a unique setting. We chose to sit outside, which was fun, but a bit disappointed that smoking was allowed out there. Neat to watch the huge tarpons (fish) swimming around and the brown p ... read more
Franklin Wood via google.com - Feb 4, 2019
Always a Great Choice
Charlie's on the Crystal River, is a stop we make every year in Florida. It has a family owned feel and not a chain. The food is great and we all love the stone crab - hot or cold, fried shrimp and fried oysters. The...More ... read more
Marme_13 via tripadvisor.com - Feb 4, 2019
Kind of a tired old place. Nice view if you can get a window or outside seat. Rubbery, tiny grilled shrimp on the salad. The fried seafood is a better choice. And the Bloody Mary is pretty good. Too expensive, though, for the quality.
Deb Mayhew via google.com - Feb 3, 2019
Very good seafood
We had an early dinner there. Ordered the grilled seafood platter with grouper with cajun seasoning. It was spicy hot and flavorful. Cole slaw was also very good. Service was good also.
LGude via tripadvisor.com - Feb 3, 2019
Nice location, good food, friendly service, reasonable prices ... read more
Melanie Deer via google.com - Feb 2, 2019
Great food . Great service.
Christie smith via google.com - Feb 2, 2019
It was amazing! The seafood platter was to die for ... read more
DeOnn Norton via google.com - Jan 31, 2019
Friendly staff and a nice view of the bay.
Laci Jae via google.com - Jan 30, 2019
Very nice visit and excellent food!
Loved the fresh seafood. Yum! Service was great and food was excellent. Highly recommended for stops at crystal river.
980abigails via tripadvisor.com - Jan 29, 2019
Bought 1/2bushel of oysters they are good too ... read more
Colleen Maynard via google.com - Jan 29, 2019
Terrible service
We stopped in for early food and drinks. The dining room was clearing out from late lingering lunch crowd. One large party remind but had already finished their meals.We were sited quickly,server came right over and we order drinks along with appetizers of cold stone...More ... read more
ExecChef via tripadvisor.com - Jan 27, 2019
Lobster Bisque soup is phenomenal. Stone crab is fresh as it gets. Service was great.
Mike Calsam via google.com - Jan 27, 2019
Surprisingly good food and a lovely view. The tuna tataki was excellent, the mussels were fantastic, and the crab cakes were quite authentic. One suggestion: if someone just wants a nice salad, having a larger option than a side salad would be preferable.
Nancy Boyd via google.com - Jan 27, 2019
Another great place to eat. Right on salt water so deck can see fish etc. Good food.
ALien Dude via google.com - Jan 27, 2019
Love it ... read more
Dotti Bischof via google.com - Jan 27, 2019
We went there last night for dinner. The service was good and our waitress very friendly. However, when you're served warm beer, and I do mean warm, not 2 mention my 7.50$ drink that was tiny. The bar has much work to do! The food wasn't bad, average size portions, which I paid a good price for. We have had so much better in this are ... read more
Steve Dibeneditto via google.com - Jan 27, 2019
Cod fingers and coconut shrimp were delicious. Atmosphere was nice. Our server was a little too speedy but she took good care of us. My grits were too"gritty", but she quickly made it right and brought back some tasty cheesy grits.
Rebecca Stanley via google.com - Jan 27, 2019
Good food and good service
Charlie's Fish House was the only restaurant open late on Martin Luther King's Day. We ordered a grilled seafood platter and a shrimp and scallop linguini. Both dishes were tasty and the server was friendly.
MonkeyMeetsRabbit via tripadvisor.com - Jan 26, 2019
Not so friendly. Food good.
Melanie Rose via google.com - Jan 26, 2019
Fantastic seafood and excellent wait staff.
Lee Long via google.com - Jan 26, 2019
Food was good, but very spicy.
Carol Carpenter via google.com - Jan 26, 2019
Great Stop
On our way to Clearwater we decided to stop here for lunch. We were very glad we did. Service was friendly, atmosphere great and food was delicious. I ordered an Ahi Tuna appetizer and bowl of gumbo for lunch. My husband said his shrimp were...More ... read more
Vicki1962 via tripadvisor.com - Jan 25, 2019
An old favorite
I discovered Charlie’s during my first visit to Crystal River many years ago and have not made a trip to the area without having lunch, dinner and sometimes both since. A great selection of fresh seafood at market price and cooked the way you choose....More ... read more
scottishlad108 via tripadvisor.com - Jan 24, 2019
Quaint spot on the water, very busy, very good food, reasonably priced
We liked the atmosphere and the friendly wait staff. It was MLK day, and they seemed extra busy - and possibly short staffed. The wait was only about 20 mins. for a party of six. The food was good quality and fresh. I had the...More ... read more
Ken H via tripadvisor.com - Jan 24, 2019
If you like a late 80s color scheme ...
If you like a late 80s color scheme and great seafood, this is the place for you. In spite of the pickled pine panelling (day that three times fast), and dusty blue walls, Charlie's delivers in the food department. The soft shell crab sandwich, fried flounder, and shrimp and grits were all outstanding. In fact the shrimp and grits we ... read more
Gwynn G. via yelp.com - Jan 23, 2019
On the water.
Grits and Shrimp were awesome. Nice view out back. We ate dinner, it wasn't crowded when we were there, food good, prices were not bad at all.
Lburgessjr via tripadvisor.com - Jan 23, 2019
Food was great service was excellent ( Michelle) ... read more
Deborah Cardwell via google.com - Jan 23, 2019
Charlie's is Great!
Again, we took the whole crew of 15 (7 children) to Charlie's. They found a table for us quickly and assigned 2 servers to our table. We then asked if one of the tvs could be turned to a sporting event we were interested in...More ... read more
Minteral via tripadvisor.com - Jan 22, 2019
Great food and service! A little pricey but worth it.
Major Stroupe via google.com - Jan 22, 2019
Awesome view and fantastic food served by great server's ... read more
Achim Apweiler via google.com - Jan 21, 2019
Had shrimp and chowder excellent. My husband's fish was not cooked well but they took his meal off the bill and gave him something else.
Jackie Bruckler via google.com - Jan 21, 2019
Great seafood and terrific service by Donna. Lobster Bisque was chock full of lobster meat. Coconut Shrimp with pina colada sauce was delicious. My family tried the stuffed grouper and the captains platter. Brought home leftovers. Will be Bach when we are in the area. 😊 ... read more
Barney La Prad via google.com - Jan 20, 2019
My broiled scallops we're a little chewy. Service was very slow and I didn't get my baked potato until I was done with the rest of my meal. They were very busy because of the Manatee Festival and probably hadn't prepared adequately for the huge influx of customers.
Lisa McMahon via google.com - Jan 19, 2019
Great seafood and terrific service by Debbie. Lobster Bisque was chock full of lobster meat. Coconut Shrimp with pina colada sauce was delicious. My family tried the stuffed grouper and the captains platter. Brought home leftovers. Will be Bach when we are in the area. 😊 ... read more
Barney La Prad via google.com - Jan 19, 2019
Great water views! Great shrimp and grits.i ... read more
Elaine Newbold via google.com - Jan 19, 2019
Loved the pies!!!!
Jennifer Brewer via google.com - Jan 19, 2019
Clean busy restaurant. Efficient staff. Great food at fair prices ... read more
Dave O via google.com - Jan 19, 2019
Nice place to take company when ...
Nice place to take company when visiting.  Beautiful views, in and out. Great selection of food with a fresh fish market on the way out. Pleasant service.
Sheila G. via yelp.com - Jan 18, 2019
Food ,service,,Just OK, would not make my top 10.. sunset on the deck hides behind the Ice cream parlor building next door. Dogs allowed on the deck.
Ramona Kristol via google.com - Jan 17, 2019
They were pretty quick to unload me ... read more
Jerry Wallace via google.com - Jan 17, 2019
The food is excellent and if you sit on the balcony outside you see plenty of pelacons and tarpon swim in also. Occasionally you will get to see dolphins.
Debbie Knapp via google.com - Jan 17, 2019
Good seafood, good service, moderate to expensive, good menu, good view.
Joseph Blitch via google.com - Jan 17, 2019
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