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Charly’s Waterfront, Essex, MD

Charly’s Waterfront

4.3
4.3
110 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Pizzeria
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Sat 11:30 am–5:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (443) 234-3350
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 110 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

110 Reviews
  1. VanessaP

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a fun place with friendly staff! My lobster pasta had so much lobster and the presentation was amazing! I must have taken at least 10 pics of every dish that came out before we ate it. Everything was beautiful and the food was full of flavor! They had really fun options like old bay duck fat popcorn, and shrimp boa buns! The special valentines menu had something for everyone and we definitely got our moneys worth!

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  2. Owen

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great meal and signature cocktails. Tried the blue cheese bacon burger with parmesan truffle fries and the blackened chicken tacos which were very yummy. Can't wait to go back to try some of their other dishes.

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  3. MichelleH

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful cocktails and delicious food. The homemade focaccia- spectacular. Nice menu with something for everyone. Fresh seafood and pork chops were on point.

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  4. Ross

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ll definitely be back! Great service and food.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was a little slow getting our drinks and the waitress getting back to take our food order. The staff however is very friendly. Drinks were ok not great. The green beans were amazing. The burgers were Average .

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  6. Ashh

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance & great service! Would go again & recommend to a friend

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  7. JacquelineH

    Baltimore

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We ordered 4 different appetizers and none of them had any flavor. We did not order dinner because the appetizers were not good. A fall special drink was ordered and they were out of some of the ingredients. We tried to order a lobster roll and were told the steamer was broken. The bill was over $70.00 just for appetizers. Will not go back.

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  8. BeachbumBeachbumbeachbum

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointed that I wasn't properly notified about discontinuing the Sunday brunch. And seafood omelet was a bit undercooked but I ate it anyways cuz service was slow 🐌 and I was starving already. Won't be back. Took super long with a simple breakfast my mom ordered as well and paying for refills on coffee and sodas is ridiculous 🙄 I wanted 2 experience yhe dunfay buffet , guess it's my fault 4 discovering it late. Booked reservations month ago come back 2 twilight zone... won't come back ever. Please do better with notifications if u make future changes to restaurant

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  9. WilliamG

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was bland and unseasoned, crab soup was watered down and had no crab meat in it. Lobster roll is just plan cold lobster on a hotdog bun with a piece of lettuce for 33$ Food is very over priced. Mosquitoes there are terrible!! and they do not lite the outdoor fireplace that they boast about.

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  10. RaeG

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this restaurant! I ordered a margarita, and my husband ordered an orange crush - both drinks were perfect. We split the seafood nachos and the duck fat fries - so good! Our server was attentive, and the ambience was exactly what we hoped it would be. A musician was performing, but the sound wasn't so loud that we couldn't have a conversation. We sat outside, and it was lovely.

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  11. CurtisH

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was overpriced for the quality of food that was served.

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  12. Grkmom

    Baltimore

    56 reviews

    3.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our anticipation for great food was squashed when our food arrived. We wanted a nice burger, fries, and fish tacos but what we got was, "Sorry, we are out of fries". Who runs out of fries, I ask? So the substitute was a Caesar salad. Uh, who's wanting a Caesar salad with a burger? Not that I'm for sure, but usually fries go with a burger. I thought my fish tacos, were safe to order but they came out with mushy taco wrap and overcooked brown tiny pieces of breaded nibbles of fish. Terrible. We ordered a mule drink and a couple IPO beers. The bartender brought out a tall drink to another customer and so I asked what it was which she graciously replied that she had some leftovers in the blender and if I wanted it. So I said ok. And it was just ok. It looked better than it tasted as a Pina colada. Overall we won't be returning because of the food. The waitress and bartender were very nice.

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  13. JimS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    They ran out of crabcakes and no shrimp. The pizza was horrible.

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  14. Maria

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    When we arrived, the indoor was completely empty. The hostess sat us right next to the band and didn’t ask if it was good. So we decided to move to the bar. At first, the bartender was great! Got our drinks out fast, chatted with us, put in our apps and food. However, once the restaurant filled up it became impossible to get service. My husband’s food came out and mine was no where to be found. He finished his food before the bartender asked us how everything was. I said, “I don’t know! Haven’t gotten my food.” My food was sitting out for almost 10 mins… wasn’t thrilled about that. To top it all off, it wasn’t good. It barely had any taste. I got the lobster grilled cheese with crab soup. I don’t know how you make something so salty, so flavorless. Overall not the greatest experience. Won’t be returning anytime soon.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the water vibe and food is good! Tiki bar is also nice

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was our first visit, and definitely not our last. We sat outside near the water. The food and service were outstanding. I had a beautiful and unique crush to start. We got the mussels which looked and tasted fantastic, as well as the crab cake and spicy fried chicken sandwiches. All were very good. Our waiter was terrific.

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  17. FRANCISM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I really wanted to like this establishment. The menu seemed ok but I wish it offered a little more. It appeared that the kitchen could not keep up with the demand of the crowd for some items such as the shrimp and sausage. I had an issue with the shrimp where I had some that was undercooked. The eggs were made to order in the kitchen. The mimosas were a little slow in coming out but they were strong so that made up for wait time. The biggest issue that was very apparent was the plates. They could not keep up with the demand for plates where at some times it was a line of five or more waiting for plates. As soon as some were put out they were gone just as fast. The wait staff started out a little slow but became more consistent as time passed.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    There were never enough plates… Need to add grits

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  19. KarenG

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is very good and consistent except for the crab dip appetizer which we order almost every visit. The spiciness and flavor is always not the same and the amount of crab meat and cheese is also inconsistent each time. Wish they gave you more breadsticks with the crab dip. The food doesn't come out at the same time for everyone in the party who orders. The wait staff seem a bit overwhelmed at times and other times too laxed and often forget to check in on their customers; offer the daily food and if any drink specials and the wait time on your drinks from the bar tend to take awhile; and too much time in between to check on rather you need anything else after the food comes out. Drink refills take longer than expected in my personal opinion. The food however as far as the entrees go are excellent. The quality of the food is always on point.

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  20. Courtney

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Bang bang shrimp & fries were excellent. Great place to grab a drink & appetizer. Lobster roll was ok but the crab cake was not good at all.

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  21. Stephen

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great as always and our service was even better. 2nd time here. The singer was not as good as last time. It’s funny how the older group is loud. The restaurant was very busy and it was a beautiful evening

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  22. Brit

    Baltimore

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Cleanliness was not an effort here, plates were dirty. Rules changed for everyone. Buffet was disgusting. Had to wave down wait staff to get refills. These people went above to try and ruin my husbands and Is first wedding anniversary.

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  23. Alex

    Baltimore

    49 reviews

    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Lets just say it was only half true what this restaurant claim to provide. Their service sucked outside of when we first walked in by the hostess. We was seated outside the rock ground they have was un-leveled so half our table and chairs was leaning, the umbrella barely cover the table to provide shade or light rain relief. The waiter didn't even know she was the one serving us and once she did she barley checked on us to see if we was OK. When i asked for orange juice they was out, I asked for lemonade they was out. Just give me water Dam!!! The so called brunch was not a brunch bacon mixed in with the sausage, pancake and waffles was cold and dried out No eggs. I don't think pizza is part of a brunch. The fruit salad stayed emptied. It was not worth $25 for 7 items I could have went to a Marriott or Hilton for better food and service. Their was no room to walk or move around inside the building. This place is not ready to service the public and need to be shut down and owners and managers need to re-think how they are carrying things out. Workers need to be re-trained by real hospitality staff. This place is just good for the water views nothing else.

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  24. Kayla

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and setup love the waterfront atmosphere

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always great! Especially for a shore point joint. The atmosphere is sophisticated but easy. Definitely keeping up with the growth of Essex and the demands for foodies moving to the area. Service has definitely improved since the first few times I went.

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  26. KarenG

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Charly's Sue Creek has wonderful food selections. Everything we have eaten here has been fantastic and keeps us coming back to try everything on their menu. I would highly recommend and worth a visit to try out their menu and love the atmosphere and live music.

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  27. Alaska2MD

    Tallahassee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty and fresh food, attentive service and great atmosphere.

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  28. E43509

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Overpriced and poor serviced. 3 hostesses on a slow wednesday evening eyeballing their phones versus attending to customers. Servers who hardly return to check on you and don't bring items you asked for. Best service was with the sole bartender who was tending to a load of folks but finds time to touch base with you. Big attagirl for her. colossal crab cake was a big misnomer. It tasted ok but very puny for the $. The duck fat fries not worth the extra $3. Your outside view is mostly of the parking lot and trailers and fork lifts.

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  29. NikkiM

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place very calming and off the water.My hubby and I loved it.

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  30. denisem

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The honey old bay wings are the best around. Even had a one man band playing that was excellent.

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  31. DonnaG

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    On Father's Day, how do you run out of crab cakes by 5 pm?!?! The menu was very limited, the food was just okay and the place wasn't very nice inside.

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  32. TimandSusan

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been here a couple times and really like it. Nice setting, on the water with tasty food and large portions. Service is pretty good could be better. They had a live singer that was just ok If I had one request it would be a few more menu options. The Duck Fat fries are awesome but they don't offer any other sides.

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  33. PilarP

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! Very clean and great atmosphere!

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  34. LisaA

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed Father's Day Sunday Brunch. Food was tasty. Lovely place & atmosphere. If doing brunch would suggest a larger area for the food to be displayed & to be kept warmer. The food choices were amazingly varied and delicious. The first serving of caesar salad was perfect, the second was bland and no anchovies! Everyone loved the cinnamon buns, breakfast pizza, bacon, made to order eggs & scrapple, and other food choices. Obviously very busy day, and the servers did an admirable job keeping up with customers, clean-up, etc.

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  35. heatheri

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for father’s day brunch! We enjoyed boating there.

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  36. JillM

    Baltimore

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We made a reservation for outside and had a lovely table under the sunshade. Live music was nice and our server Joshua checked in frequently. The menu looks standard but each item has just a slight twist on it. Very good chicken nachos, fish tacos, crab dip, and salmon wrap. Crushes crushed it!! We will be back for sure.

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  37. missyR

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Wanted to like this place. It is trying. Can't really see the water with all the boats and a parking lot. Tables are set up on rocks. Waitress was kinda rude. Food was ok. I wouldn't recommend.

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  38. PattyP

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Pricey and menu needs more items to choose from. All good ordered was very good. No selection for sides all up grades. A Caesar salad $4… not. Only fries as a side. Service good and atmosphere nice outside fireplace and seating I wanted the pain killer and they were out of this drink at 5pm. Get with the program Charly’s

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  39. Shawnte

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely one of my favorite places. Tried the bang bang shrimp and mussels for appetizers. Absolutely delicious !!!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Waitress took soo long to come back to take our order because she saw someone she knew and was socializing for an extremely long time. The food was pretty good

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Charly’s Waterfront is rated 4.3 stars by 110 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Charly’s Waterfront

2015 Turkey Point Rd, Essex, MD 21221-1733

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Essex
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Sat 11:30 am–5:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Pizzeria
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine
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