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.
Great food, great environment, A+
Very good food, staff very pleasant and was nice sitting out on patio.
Great food and drink at The Charles. We had the calamari and classic hamburger. Very flavorful and fresh. Also Excellent Cocktails!
We have a variety of dishes but the calamari in the ginger sauce was our fave.
Wait staff a little rusty but friendly. Don’t ask the dinner to hand you the plate!! Go get it.
They were following the covid rules so we made a reservation and so glad we got in. Simone took great care if us. We had crab cakes, brussel sprouts, steak, meatloaf and chicken palliard. Everything was hot, delicious and plentiful. Highly recommended! Enjoy
Wonderful, as always. The Charles is doing Pandemic dining right!
We enjoyed a pleasant evening at The Charles. Food was well done, and Jesse did a nice job of serving us.
Reserved 10 am brunch for 2 the night before. Nice variety of breakfast and lunch menu items. Very attentive waitress. Sat outside on the covered patio; fans were blowing.
Best local food! Love this place, missed it so much.
Enjoyable atmosphere outside. Great social distancing pre-cautions and the food was delicious. Great service!
Our waitress was awesome very informed on the food gave great suggestions. I was only disappointed on not having bread with the meal, but understand why.
Service was horrible. Brought me cream cheese icing instead of mayo. Waited 15 min for Shirley temples because no could find the grenadine. Overall horrible experience. Won’t be going back.
We opted to sit outside which was very nice and comfortable. The service was excellent and the food was prepared quickly and tasted amazing!
Everything about our experience was amazing. Started with a margarita which were phenomenal and the spinach & crab dip for an appetizer. With dinner we ordered a bottle of Pinot Grigio and ordered the Salmon and crab cakes. Both meals were cooked perfectly and it did not take long to be delivered to our table. We will be back again!
Great food, but disappointed that we had to wait more 20 minutes to get seated for our reserved table, then another 50 minutes to get our entrees. Since it just recently reopened after being closed for the pandemic, I will chalk it up to having to adapt to the new social distancing, 50% capacity and cleaning mandates and hope for a better experience next time!
Food took awhile but other then that the experience was very good!
We enjoyed our first experience at The Charles. Dani was our server -she was wonderful and gave several delicious suggestions! We will be back!
Food was delicious and the spicy margarita was fantastic!
So great to be back at The Charles! Great service and I felt at ease with their safety modifications. We dined on the patio.
They’ve upgraded the menu with some nice new selections. And our server, Danny, did a superb job of taking care of us.
Had hot chicken, chicken paillard and lettuce wraps for an appetizer. The server did not bring out plates with lettuce wraps which were very messy but delicious. The entrees were also exceptional and I’ll be having the fried chicken again soon. The ambiance lacks because of covid restrictions. We were seated inside which was fairly cold with the air conditioning blowing directly on us. Excellent food for the price and will be back soon and requesting an outdoor seat when we make our reservation which was what the hostess recommended to guarantee a patio seat.
Food is excellent. Unique, high quality, everything we've tried has been fantastic. Cocktails are also delicious, good wine and beer selection. Our favorite local restaurant. I feel good supporting this restaurant. They seem to treat their employees well, they get benefits. I also think they handled the shut down ethically.
Its not the food that is worth the trip, but the service is top notch! Jesse is attentive and always attentive to my tables' needs.
Last day of school for teachers, and without FOP, this was the place I wanted to be. The margaritas are fresh and delicious!
Everything was okay except we had to wait 10 minutes for the table that had been reserved for two days
I'm so excited my favorite local restaurant is open again!! They've done a great job setting up for COVID safety. The food is still just as excellent and the cocktails can't be beat. Welcome back Charles! We missed you!
The Charles never disappoints. The LP Burger is fantastic. The service and cleanliness was excellent. So happy to see them back open.
Obviously our favorite burger too! Happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience - Glad to be able to serve you again!
Fantastic crab cake and the service was excellent.
We're excited to be able to serve you again, thank you for joining us! Happy to hear everything was delicious - looking forward to your next visit!
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!
The Charles offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 392-5116.
The Charles is rated 4.5 stars by 449 OpenTable diners.
The Charles does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/Order/?h=bf00bf18.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.