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.
Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
Come bring your freinds and family this Thanksgivng and enjoy our Thanksgiving speical.
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers
Come celebrate The Charles first Christmas Eve and our Christmas special. Bring your friends, family and loved ones and yourself and dine in with us.
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers
The Charles first Christmas come celebrate and dine with us and enjoy our christmas special.
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
Come do New Year's Eve by doing your countdown with us and enjoying our New Year's Eve speical.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Great food, service and atmosphere!
The food was really good. Had the calamari as an appetizer and a burger. Everything tasted amazing!
Good service. Food average. Brulee cheesecake was awesome! Chad was our waiter and was great!
Overall atmosphere very nice. Service was good but a little forgetful. Food was ok but a bit oversalted. Calimari was very good but very small portion for the price. I was a bit disappointed as I had set this up as a birthday dinner but there was no recognition of the event when I mentioned it during service or at dessert time. I would come back bit possibly for a lunch special.
Wonderful as always.
Appetizer Brussels sprouts entree salmon drinks dessert brownie everything yum! Service by Ned great will be back soon!
Service was a little slow but they were very busy. Food was excellent.
Underwhelming. Keep coming back expecting more... not such luck. Each time part of the conversation is “I wish there were more restaurant options in la plata”
Love The Charles!
Our second visit, and it was not as successful as the first. My entrée (Boneless Fried Chicken) was cold in the middle. A new, fresh plate was prepared quickly, but other than a quick apology from the server there was no acknowledgement of the error, nor any discount on the bill. Disappointing, but still one of the better restaurants in the greater Waldorf area.
Lovely first time! I enjoyed the small but varied menu & the service was wonderful. Will definitely return.
It's a nice atmosphere and our server was very friendly but was disappointed with my meal. I got the chicken salad sandwich and a fruit salad. Very skimpy on the chicken salad, though tasty,...nice bread but dry sandwich overall. Fruit salad consisted of cantaloupe and honeydew melon...no berries, peaches, or apples. Subpar.
Great food, great location, and wonderfully friendly staff!
Great evening and location for our anniversary food was great. We had a great time. Didn’t feel rushed. Drinks were mixed to perfection. Starters were unique and delicious. Min meal was fantastic. We had to have desert because all the previous courses were so good. We ended up rolling out very satisfied. We can’t wait to return.
Went to celebrate my birthday! Food and service were great, will definitely be back!
We always enjoy our dinner at the Charles
I ordered a medium steak and it was rare. The service was horrible for a place that wasn't busy at all. The server completely ignored us for the most part. When the food came out all but a salad came out and by the time we got the salad for the last person everyone was almost done eating. Never got drink refills or ketchup one of the kids requested. The food is good but just ruined by the poor service.
Of course I would recommend The Charles, I have and will continue to do so. My husband and I have been there several times and enjoy the people (wait staff & management). This visit was to celebrate a friends birthday and my husband always recommends the Cat Fish. He was just a little disappointed this time because they changed the sauce from an Aoli to a Tarter Sauce. One of our friends is a vegan eater and she was able to find a few choices.
The server, Casey, was inattentive and forgetful. It took her 30 minutes to bring the appetizers, had to ask for drink refills and then got the wrong beverages. I would let it go but this was our second time with her as our server and had the same experience two times. It may be a lo g while before we return. Food was very good.
The service was painfully slow and for some reason the fries were different which we look forward to every time. There was no color to them at all and not crispy, as usual.
Wonderful. Will be back for happy hour.
My burger was overcooked- I ordered it medium it was basically well done.
We were celebrating a special occasion and it was very lovely
Service was exceptional food was great
Was a little surprised our table was not ready since we had a reservation and it was not busy
I tried the herb baked chicken for the first time, and it was exceptional. Service overall good as well. Look forward to returning soon.
If you like local dining, this is a must. The Charles is a great Southern Maryland restaurant. We had a wonderful brunch.
We came here for restaurant week and it was another great meal. The atmosphere was wonderful the food was excellent and the service was great
Did not like the meal selection! Lot of fried food and to spicy!
The food is flavourful but pricy. The staff were pleasant and welcoming. We were seated in the area surrounding the open kitchen which was noisy; kitchen staff noisy and somewhat boisterous, clanging dishes and pots and pans, which made it difficult to have a conversation.
We ate outside and there were a lot of flies. I totally get that food+outside=flies/bugs...was just annoying. Other than that everything was great! Danielle is a great server...hope we are in her section the next time we are there!
The food was excellent. It’s nice to have a local gem that’s local,not a chain. The fact that they locally source their food and beers is a bonus. We will definitely be going back.
Came in for my wife's birthday and 4 out of 5 of us did not like the food. Complained to waiter. He offered to re-make dinners but at that point no one felt like waiting. Did not take anything off bill or offer dessert. Waiter was also average at best. Had to wait for drinks, bread, etc. Overpriced for food quality and service. Have to admit that I have been several times for brunch and that has always been great! May give them another chance, but doubtful.
As always, wonderful time, food and service.
Thank you for your review of The Charles! We love our craft cocktails and glad you enjoyed your visit here! Come see us again!
Noise level was ungodly high. Unable to have conversation with others at table. Ordered ice tea and it was brought to the table with no sugar or sweeteners. Cheeseburger brought to table with no ketchup or mustard. We requested both sweeteners and mustard and the waiter forgot. We eventually had to ask a second waiter who brought them to the table. I will not waste my time or money on a return visit
Very disappointed after reading such great reviews. Our wait staff was more interested in talking with a table in the next room. Will certainly find another restaurant to spend $200.00 for 4 to have dinner.
Eight of us had dinner at the Charles on Friday before heading to the play house to see Guys and Dolls. Our server was Danni and she was the best. We told her we had to make a 8 pm show so she was very aware of the timing. She promptly took our order brought our drinks, appetizers and our meals. Perfectly timed. Food was excellent. Those new spinach dip fries were so delicious. I hope you will keep on the menu.
Thank you for review of The Charles! We're glad you enjoyed our special Spinach Dip Fries - Our chefs are working hard to continue with local specials! Hope you enjoyed the show and come back for your next pre-theater meal!
Restaurant wasn’t crowded at all but it took quite some time to get our food and especially a long time to get dessert. Food was good but nothing exceptional and prices were decent, a little high for the location.
Food, service, and atmosphere were excellent. The restaurant has a folksy southern feel. Menu is not huge but the have a good selection of quality dishes. We plan to only eat here on special occasions as the menu is on the pricey side.
Food is good. the service could be alittle faster.
Food was amazing. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered. My only gripe is that I felt the Cesar dressing was bland and it looked like the lettuce has sat out a bit too long as it was beginning to turn brown. Everything else was OUTSTANDING!
Always enjoy this restaurant. Food is great, service and presentation are always outstanding. It’s a little loud for enjoyable after dinner conversation on a weekend and a little pricey for dining there all the time. But I’d still recommend dinner here whenever you can.