the heart of historic La Plata, Maryland.
The Charles is a neighborhood gathering place for the local community and the county, where all folks can dine, drink, celebrate and always feel welcome. We serve unique twists on American favorites along with local fare that
highlights the culinary traditions of southern Maryland. We source much of our produce from our own local EatWell Natural farm and other local
purveyors. We offer all at fair prices. We feature American and regional beers, hand crafted cocktails with a large selection of bourbon along with a well
chosen wine list. We seek to provide great employment for our team, always respect the environment and give back to our community.
Fabulous place. Will do again next year when in the area.
Plenty of parking. Met at the door and was seated right away. Staff was very helpful and friendly. The food was outstanding, I had the blackened salmon and my wife had the meatloaf. We will definitely visit again.
Sadly, despite wanting to celebrate an anniversary and being a regular, I was denied alcohol. I certainly look my AARP age and thought it was ridiculous.
A group of girlfriends getting out on their monthly 2nd Thursday happy hour/dinner. We rotate local locations each month and had a great experience at the Charles! The food was outstanding, the drinks were good and our waitress, Jamie H was the best! She was so personable and fun! Her evening was a complete joy!!!!
We loved everything we had! What a cute spot! We also loved that they had round tables that accommodated 6 people, it makes it so much easier to talk!
The visit to the Charles was fun. It was a friends bday. Waitress was really nasty to our table. Very rude . But the food.... soooo delicious!!!
Had a wonderful meal! The food was delicious and our waitress Jaime was the best! Will be back soon!
Best meal we’ve had at the Charles! Drinks were great and served in a timely manner as was our entire meal! Hancock Farms meats were amazing, as always and my scalloped potatoes were possibly the best I have ever had!
Unfortunately, the kitchen overcooked my eggs on my Eggs Benedict. I could have sent them back but decided not to. The staff was friendly and attentive and the restaurant has a good location.
This was the second time dining at the Charles on Sunday morning. It was not as good as the first time, we were seated in the bar area and the service was very slow. Next time I will ask to be seated in the dining room.
The Crab Benedict and Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts are amazing. Definitely worth trying!
My family and I have gone to this place almost weekly the last three weeks! The food is awesome and we ALL absolutely love the brussel sprouts as the appetizer....so delicious! Definitely a place we will visit as much as possible. So happy that it is so close!
First time diners at The Charles. What a great meal. The Kung Pao Brussel Sprouts were incredible. I will definitely be back.
Hreat service and food.
Went for Valentine's and was told the special Surf and Turf dinner had already run out but then it was offered to a couple who sat down 15 minutes after us. We weren't happy with that aspect of our Valentine's Dinner.
Quality food, well prepared. Attentive to food allergy. Nice ambiance. Will go again. And the kitchen is open late on weekends!
The food & service was amazing! We will be back to bring the entire fam!
Excellent food and service! Highly recommend!
Ambiance and service was great. But things started out a little rough with our cocktails served improperly. That was cheerfully corrected. We choose from the Valentines Day special menu for our meal. The apps were great as was the dessert, but the entree of “Surf & Turf” was a real disappointment. It was billed as a 12 oz ribeye with prawns. What we got was ONE small heads on shrimp and a piece of steak so thinly sliced that it could have been roast beef. The flavor was good and it was almost cooked to the temp I requested (hard to cook a steak that thin to rare). This was the third visit we have made to this establishment and each time we have been disappointed! We are not hard to please, just expected more of a place operated by a company with such a good reputation.
Went for lunch on our anniversary (valentines day). The food was amazing. We definitely plan on returning to try out the rest of the menu. I highly recommend trying out this place!
Wasn’t busy for lunch on Valentine’s Day. Food was awesome and so was the service
My fiance and I had brunch on Sunday 2/09/20. I made reservations, so when we arrive we had a short wait before being seated. The food was great the only complaint was that the bar had an issue with our drink order and we were well into the meal when his Bloody Mary arrived. Other than that the experience was very pleasant. We agreed that we plan to come back. Glad to have another nice eating option in Southern Maryland.
Got our food before our drinks but both were awesome
The server was attentive & let us sit & talk after we were finished eating- no rush. They don’t have music playing in the background, so it’s easy to talk! The specialty burger was delicious & filling. I can’t get enough of the brûlée cheesecake! This is quickly becoming one of my favorite places to eat!
Service was excellent and the food was even better we enjoyed ourselves
Food is amazing and the service to match! One of the best meals our family has had. We are so happy it is so close!
The Brussels sprouts were delicious & the Brûlée cheesecake was yum! The meatloaf was ok. The servers were nice & quick. The restaurant appeared clean & inviting.
Great food, great service!
Celebrated my husband's birthday at The Charles. Great time, great food and great service. We will be going back!
Thank you so much for the positive feedback - We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience! Looking forward to your next celebration with us!
Great food and service! The staff is not only friendly but rather efficient. We were there for several hours and were never rushed to finish. Highly recommend others dine here if you have a large group gathering for dinner.
Love this restaurant. Great food options, friendly service. Will continue to bring family and friends for the dining experience.
Chad was very good as our sever, they were very busy.
Food was great and well paced
Food and drinks were good, Savannah Provided great service.
Great friendly and professional service.
The food was delicious, our server was WONDERFUL!! I’m sorry I forgot her name!!!
I will most definitely go back.
Great servers, food was excellent, great place to go it was my first time dining there and I will definitely be back!!!
The NYE prix fixe menu was just ok. The lobster bisque was great, but had very little lobster in it, taste very close to the old Casey’s cream of crab soup, like sherry. The cobbler was also good. The prime rib was near cold, not cooked that great (ordered medium). I tried my wife’s lamb ribs appetizer and it was also cold. Service was on par, the only thing that stood out. Probably will not do NYE dinner there next year. On other visits this year I would have expected more menu rotations for a farm to table establishment. The menu is getting stale. On one trip in October during the daytime at happy hour, the bartender insisted on trying out a new mixed drink on me, though I didn’t ask for it. It was made and given to me without any words, but it was served and couched as “try this new seasonal whiskey drink,” so I said thank you and then it ended up on my bill—bartender trickster. What else ended up on my bill? An extra beer charge that neither my wife nor I ordered. I should have called the bartender on this, but decided no tip was good enough and to not go back for a while...until NYE when I would give it another chance. It didn’t exactly shine for NYE either. The Charles isn’t winning me over. I only go back hoping it changed because SOMD doesn’t have many good options.
Server was not very attentive & seemed very distracted. Maybe he had too many tables to attend to. He was slow responding to requests for drink refills. We ordered appetizers and then salad. Everything came at the same time. He did not bring any bread to the table. We had to ask, midway through the meal. His response was, "oh the bread was frozen, When it was cooked, I didn't think you would want any". Really buddy? How about you ask the customer if they'd like bread, Better yet, why didn't you mention there wasn't any bread ready yet, even though every table around us had bread. We were seated in a corner with a music speaker right over our heads in the room where the bar is. The music was loud and made conversation difficult. The people on the opposite side of the table couldn't hear each other. They shouldn't even have a table shoved into this corner. I felt this was unacceptable when we had a reservation for a specific time and there were several other empty tables. The food was not anything special given the prices charged.
The server rushed us, which I did not like. However it was new years eve and I understand the need to turn the table over on such a busy night.
Had a great brunch with family. Making reservations was super easy. Savanna was so great! She was super friendly and made sure we had everything we needed from beginning to end. Got the bottomless mimosas and she was there with fresh ones before we needed to ask! 😄
Loved the ambience, food, and that they allowed me to decorate the table. Would definitely recommend!
Thank you Savannah, you are amazing!!
Thank you for letting us host your family Christmas brunch - We're so happy to hear you all had a wonderful time celebrating! Happy New Year to you all! Don't forget to ask for Savanna on your next visit!