Come by and enjoy a meal at our ground-floor 50’s-style diner, which is equipped with several high resolution televisions, close-captioned and tuned towards local sports and news channels!

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Harvard Square staple

Dave, January 7, 2020

Great food, great service!

Howie, January 6, 2020

Ambiance was exceptionally intriguing.

Jasmine, January 6, 2020

Service was good, good price, extensive menu

Ryan, January 2, 2020

i love it!

Sara, January 1, 2020

cheap and good food and drink!

Emma, December 30, 2019

Charlie’s kitchen is a cozy and a bit divey with great food at a low price. One of my favorite places!

Gregory, December 30, 2019

$0.50 oysters! The food was pretty quick and cheap.

Kim, December 15, 2019

Delicious fries!

Krystle, December 15, 2019

Quick service.

Gabrielle, December 13, 2019

The owners are very kind! Delicious chocolates

Daniel, December 12, 2019

It's a very loud place with a big menu. The portions are amazing for what you pay for. I've past by this place multiple times and this was my into to it. Thank you Nift for opening the door for me to try other items on the menu.

Henry, December 10, 2019

Charlie's had excellent specials, attention to service and a quick meal at a good price

Andrew, December 9, 2019

Affordable and convenient. I'll be back!

Natasha, December 9, 2019

Great burgers, unbeatable value

Anton, December 8, 2019

Cool environment and pretty tasty food.

Steph, December 7, 2019

Beyond Burgers and good beer.

Brian, November 24, 2019


Saina, November 24, 2019

Really tasty food!

Maya, November 23, 2019

Our server was brand new, I believe they said it was their 2nd shift. They were excellent and it was quite busy. The server made us feel welcomed and we did not feel rushed.

Allyson, November 21, 2019

very good food, great customer service...popular busy restaurant...

MD, November 20, 2019

Good service

Allyson, November 19, 2019

Double cheeseburger came with lots of bacon and mushrooms. Beef not as juicy as other restaurants though. Not that many onions either. Good, big frappe.

Nathan, November 18, 2019

As a mainstay and staple of Harvard Square, Charlie's Kitchen is a good place to go for an inexpensive meal. The place is easygoing, cozy, there are friendly servers and good food. There is a great wine and spirits menu, as well as a good selection of beers, even one that is gluten free. Our server was personable and attentive without hovering. My husband had been there before a number of years ago, but it was the first time for me. I enjoyed myself and would go to Charlie's Kitchen again.

Shirley M., November 18, 2019

It was good but not very memorable

Nicole, November 18, 2019

Charlies is the best bar in the Boston area.

John, November 17, 2019

Average food, great mozzarella sticks. Seems like a good place if you’re out to drink, not great for casual date night.

Yash, November 15, 2019

I got the meat squared and the short rib was delicious!

Jade, November 15, 2019

Good food and very good vegetarian options for my friend.

Anne, November 14, 2019

Good apps and beers

Rocco, November 12, 2019


Connor, November 8, 2019

The food was very good and affordable. In case this is an issue, it's a loud young environment.

Lisa, November 8, 2019


Daniel, November 4, 2019

Different place, but good food

Hanna, October 30, 2019

Delicious food, football, and beer!

Suetortolani, October 29, 2019

Gorgeous outdoor space, great food and beer

Julia, October 29, 2019

Great if you’re in the mood for casual no-frill pub grub 💯. Great value too — double cheeseburger for only 7$. Friendly & relaxed service too.

Celine, October 28, 2019

Awesome outdoor space. Great for summer nights. Never would have known about it if I hadn’t gone in

Samantha, October 28, 2019

Food prices are great for college students like myself. Makes it affordable to eat out!

Allison, October 27, 2019

Found myself at Charlie’s Kitchen eating their Beyond Burger topped with hummus + kale chips. Nice brioche bun and ok fries.

Joanne, October 25, 2019

The burger was good. Fries were very tasty and crunchy. The Quesadilla was soso.

Zenobia, October 25, 2019

good service great atmosphere great people

John, October 24, 2019

One of my favorite places for a burger. Love going in the summer time to the patio.

Meghan, October 24, 2019

Delicious! Very friendly staff!

Brandon, October 24, 2019

nice selection. of veggieburgers

Wesley, October 23, 2019

Good food for a bargain, fast service

Sylvia, October 21, 2019

The food was ok, the chicken tenders were yummy!

Jacquelyn, October 20, 2019

server was a delight, but the food was soggy and somewhat boring, even for a burger joint

Kelsey, October 18, 2019

Nice casual dining with reasonable prices! They also have an outdoor beer garden!

Sara, October 17, 2019

Friendly staff, very accomodating

Eric, October 17, 2019

Good food for cheap. Quick service

Briana, October 15, 2019

Delicious and tasty food, good service

Burning.minx, October 14, 2019

Charlie's has a nice ambiance and the staff is friendly. My food tasted great.

Lisa, October 14, 2019

It was great!

Maya, October 9, 2019

Great burger

Folu, October 6, 2019


Robert, October 1, 2019

Food and service both were great

April, September 29, 2019

Excellent greasy spoon kind of place. Like that they’ve added grass-fed burgers. Portion sizes and prices were excellent

Brett, September 27, 2019

Great atmosphere and service

Tiana, September 23, 2019

Although it was close to me, I have never been there before! I enjoyed the patio and the burger was great!

Fernanda, September 22, 2019

did the oysters deal and the server was very quick

Yen, September 21, 2019

I loved the burgers. so delicious. our waitress was brand new but still did a great job

Joel, September 20, 2019

The value for money was great: ample portions and food was delicious and fresh.

E, September 19, 2019

Great local institution.

Paul, September 18, 2019

If you're looking for good bar food with a lot of beers on tap and a cool outdoor space in Harvard Sq - this is the place!

Erin, September 17, 2019

As locals call it, chaaaalies. Love this spot. Their cheap lobster rolls are surprisingly good!!

Kelly Ann, September 14, 2019

really really good. Can't wait to go back.

Tracy, September 13, 2019

Great prices for high quality food

Katherine, September 10, 2019

Super fast service! The beer garden looked cute but I ended up sitting on Eliot street. $1 oysters were pretty good and the burgers didn’t disappoint. Waffle fries were a Great choice too. Good ambiance and I’d love to go again and see the beer garden!

Rachel, September 10, 2019

Such a great vibe

Marion, September 8, 2019

Great customer service.

Jesse, September 7, 2019


Rachel, September 2, 2019

The Impossible Burger I got was great!

Alfe, August 29, 2019

Great burgers!

Greg, August 29, 2019

Great location!

Lucy, August 27, 2019

Great location and cool vibe

Jillian, August 27, 2019

Affordable food and a nice outdoor space. Good beer selection.

Nathan, August 26, 2019

Brought my son who eats there often

Barry, August 26, 2019


Glenn, August 20, 2019

Wonderful patio and beer garden

Dale, August 10, 2019

I liked the food and my friend did too. Definitely coming back

Lidwine, August 7, 2019

Charlie's was great - nice patio, good food and lots of drinks.

Sam, July 31, 2019

Food was great, service was great!

Rochele, July 26, 2019

Quick service and delicious food!

Lizzie, July 26, 2019

Great food and service! Nice variety of dinner options.

Jake, July 25, 2019

Great atmosphere, delicious and affordable food!

Georgia, July 25, 2019

Tasty food, nice beer selection, quick service

Rachel, July 17, 2019

Had a great time. Food was good. Service was great!

Masa, July 16, 2019

Very casual, easy-going server, good food.

Bev, July 16, 2019

Solid food, good prices, and a nice relaxed atmosphere.

Clara J, July 15, 2019

Great burgers Very casual Courteous help

Richard, July 12, 2019

great atmopshere bartender somewhat cold

Swim, July 10, 2019

I selected 5, but it didn't register. ???

David, July 8, 2019

I did not have great expectations for the lobster club sandwich but it was great. I was there at a slow hour and the staff was not particularly attentive but they were super kind. The menus weren't clean but this is a rustic dinner/bar.

Laura, July 5, 2019

Fast service. Very friendly

Heidi, June 28, 2019

Food was yummy! The steak tips were excellent, the guac cheeseburger was very average. Service was okay.

Arpita, June 27, 2019

Great portions, good burger.

Peggy, June 20, 2019

Lovely atmosphere, great service, yummy food!

Jamie, June 14, 2019

The place to chill in Harvard Square for sure.

Cat, June 13, 2019

Great burger!

Anna, June 8, 2019

Great outdoor beer garden! Standard pub fare and beer options, but outdoor space is always a nice find in Harvard Square!

Claire, June 7, 2019

Good food, quick service.

Genevieve, May 21, 2019

It was great. I'm a regular at Charlies anyways, so it was great to get a free lunch.

Martina, May 17, 2019

Everyone was very friendly, including welcoming our baby and the chaos that goes with that. The atmosphere was great, the food was pretty good.

Caroline, May 13, 2019

Not fancy just a place to enjoy a beer and bar food and cheer your favorite sports team.

Ann, May 13, 2019

Fun casual spot with good food and beer.

Troy, May 12, 2019

Great service and even better burgers at affordable prices! If you haven’t been, you need to go.

Cailtyn, May 10, 2019

Expansive menu and drinks, solid food, good area.

Regine, May 9, 2019

Delicious and great vegetarian options. Very well priced. Will return!

Zakia, May 8, 2019

Awesome burger!

Brant, April 30, 2019

The chocolate cake was good, the jalapeño poppers were good but the chicken fingers weren't great and the staff weren't very attentive

Kendra, April 30, 2019

Great burgers

KJ, April 27, 2019

Really great beer garden, excellent burgers and waffle fries, wide selection on tap, and killer music all-night from the early 2000s

Stephanie, April 26, 2019

Excellent spot!

Lee, April 20, 2019

Have not been there much.. Food is so-so but loved the funky atmosphere and the staff.. Rekindled my curiosity of the place.

Jin, April 18, 2019

Drive bar with comfortable feel and great outdoor seating

Raphael, April 17, 2019

Had a such good time at Charlie’s Kitchen... was perfect for lobster roll season!!

Rodrigo, April 16, 2019

I loved everything about it— the food was terrific, the service perfect and the atmosphere was fun. Great burgers.

Lisa, April 14, 2019

Great food and service! Thank you

Ben, April 14, 2019

So many good veggie options. :). I’ll be back soon!

Gina, April 14, 2019

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Irene, April 14, 2019

OMG...the burgers rocked and the french fries were perfect. Plus sitting outside was a fun added bonus. Glad to know this landmark.

Marcia, April 13, 2019

Great vibe!

Caroline, April 13, 2019

Always loved Charlie's Kitchen

Danica, April 13, 2019

A really nice spot in Harvard Square. Also their cocktails are so good.

Mohammad, April 7, 2019

charlies has very juicy steak!

Muhammed, April 7, 2019


Jing, March 26, 2019
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