Charlie's on Prior

4.7
587 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Located lakeside in the town of Prior Lake, Minnesota, Charlie's on Prior is a neighborhood restaurant and marina, open year round.

Charlie's on Prior is split between two levels, each with it's own atmosphere and menu. Our upstairs is a wide open space with a visible kitchen line, 20 bar seats and a patio that seats an additional 50 people, offering brunch on the weekends and full lunch and dinner everyday. The Landing, downstairs includes our 12 seat bar and small/ large group seating, the Waterfront , out over the water, includes high-tops, VIP, 8-12 people picnic tables, and dog-friendly seating options, offering a quick-serve menu for those boating in for a quick bite. Don't forget to visit our Ice Cream window too! Come join us, to celebrate lake life, at Charlie's on Prior.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.8
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4.4
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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent and service was very good.

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LeeO
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love Charlie’s. Only complaint was it was cold in the restaurant and they were not able to turn up the heat until a manager arrived.

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vipFood4fun
Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, excellent views of the lake!

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Erin
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice and relaxing dinner and felt that all of the safety measure were well in place.

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vipWayneA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really like Charlie’s but was disappointed with no WiFi available.

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DougMacCallum
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Can't find better views. Get the walleye tacos.

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AmyP
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was delicious! I highly recommend the giant pretzel...so good!

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MichelleS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and food is great as always.
Went Friday after 1pm and not crowded.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their cheese burgers are the best

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DavidL
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

great food options from light to local favorites....

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Pamala
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service with a beautiful view of lake. One of our party had a pork sandwich which was delicious and the other three had the fish and chips which all three voted as not very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, tasty food and a nice view of the lake. Felt safe in covid times

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DianeH
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great view from the deck! Good food; excellent service; friendly atmosphere.

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DeeR
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was ready, service was awesome and so was food!

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vipoutfordinner
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch on the patio on a beautiful sunny 70 degree November afternoon. The Food and Service was great and the views of the lake was awesome. What a great way to enjoy an afternoon in November.

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JesseK
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been a favorite of mine for years. I love the Walleye.

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bellasavi
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, food and location. Very friendly staff.

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CherylA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!!! Friendly clean and safe environment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Food is great, service is always friendly, but the TV was very loud and annoying.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were great! Jenn was professional and had a great sense of humor.

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AnSt
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was able to get right in and service was great. Both of our meals were fantastic too! I’m very glad this is where we chose to go for my birthday dinner!

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TinaB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Local gem for Prior Lake. Great atmosphere and location. A bit pricy for the quality food served. Great at socially distancing tables and staff wearing masks. Food is decent, nothing to write home about, serves the purpose.

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BJoP
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly service. Masks worn and social distancing. Good food.

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JeffD
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Great place. Excellent beverages. The Gouda hashbrowns are a little too heavy for us, so next time we'll see if we can get something else. We will be back!

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TravisV
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink menu...quick too! Physical distancing protocols were in place (and spaced out more than 6').

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TiffaneyB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend Charlie’s on Prior. They have great food & drinks, service is stellar & the view is beautiful from any part. The fried chicken & the Red Duck drink are amazing.

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Annedelite
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lunch at Charlies on Prior was delicious. All the food we have had there has been wonderful, but we also like to add a side of freshly made doughnuts and hot apple cider to our order. They are the best! I can't think of another restaurant that offers this type of food.

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KimA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Food was alright. Inside eating is kind of blah but service was alright

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

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nancyg
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast food and bloody was great! Our waitstaff was great!

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vipKelleyM
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Table was not wiped off before seating and we had to ask twice to get it wiped off, during CoVid this is unacceptable. Then my Lobster MAC and Cheese was actually fake crab which I guess is fine but change it in the menus.

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EMCR91
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We made a reservation for the outdoor patio and instead were sat in their “half inside/half outside” area. There were open tables on the patio so I’m not sure why we weren’t deemed “worthy” enough to eat on the patio even though we had a reservation. Our server wasn’t friendly at all and acted like we were bothering her by ordering the bare minimum (drinks and dinner). The firecracker shrimp bowl came with tiny salad shrimp, not large shrimp that you’re used to seeing at a nice restaurant. Towards the end of the meal we were not given an itemized receipt, and instead our cards were swiped into a handheld machine and the server told us to sign it, without mentioning that 20% gratuity had already been selected. That seems like a dishonest way to automatically get a large tip. Instead she could’ve mentioned that we have the option to select a tip percentage at the top. This was a night I was really looking forward to with friends/family, and it just didn’t seem like Charlie’s was very hospitable which was disappointing. I’m sure we’ll be back and hopefully will have better luck next time.

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vipGusty
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The tuna poke was served hot and it should’ve been served cold including the tuna.The tuna was cold as it supposed to be but the rest of it tasted lousy because it was cooked and tuna poke is all supposed to be cold what is going on with your chef?

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Rudy
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a beautiful fall day by the water. Barbecue pork sandwich great

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Goooodfood
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful, our server was so friendly and attentive. The host/seating person was a little rude, I made outside seating reservation and he tried to place us inside the semi-enclosed porch. We waited for extra 10 minutes for a truly outdoor seating with view of the lake. Gorgeous

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly staff, great food & drink!

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KristineS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn't been to Charlie's in years, and I was not disappointed. Was awesome! Sat out on the patio on a beautiful Friday (a Bald Eagle even flew over) and enjoyed a fantastic lunch.
The food and service were very, very good! Will definitely return.

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MichelleJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Charlie's is a great spot to eat on the water! We had a beautiful sunset as we were eating our delicious food! We love going to Charlie's!

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vipFood4fun
Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat and look at the lake! Nice ambience, very nice staff, excellent food!

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CraigA
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Charlie’s offers good food, but pricing is a bit high. I had a walleye sandwich with side of fries. Sandwich was okay, not great. A bit on the bland side. Fries were served only warm, not hot. We have had this happen before at Charlie’s. Staff was very good about replacing fries with fresh and hot fries. Staff is friendly, prompt and responsive.
Overall we have had good experiences at Charlie’s.

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Charlie's on Prior is rated 4.7 stars by 587 OpenTable diners.

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