About Charley G's Seafood Grill
Charley G's is a Lafayette favorite known for grilling aged beef & fresh Louisiana seafood over southern hardwoods. The food at Charley G's is driven by Southern inspiration and the menu changes seasonally with local seafood & produce. The casual yet upscale atmosphere has a bar area with live piano music Wednesday through Saturday & happy hour Monday though Friday from 4:00-7:00 pm. Charley G's also offers a wide assortment of specialty liquors, liqueurs & wines. Once a month Charley G's hosts a wine dinners that features wines from various regions and uniquely paired cuisine.
American, Southern, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am-2:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:30pm-9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm-10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live piano music Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wine
Charley G's Seafood Grill Ratings and Reviews
Well trained wait staff. French Martini ...
Well trained wait staff. French Martini was delicious . The salmon and sides were very good. I really like the bar area with booths for dining. Piano music is a very nice touch to the experience. One of my favorite places! The attention to detail down to the curled peel of lime on my martini with just the right aroma before my first sip brings me back again and again. Thank you Jared and Logan our servers.
I've been to Charley G's twice now, once ...
I've been to Charley G's twice now, once with a group in the evening and once with my brother and our wives for lunch. On both occasions the service was first rate and the food was quite good. I was a little disappointed in what I considered to be a small portion size of stone-ground grits with shrimp, but the flavor was excellent and presentation was great.
There are restaurants that maintain thei ...
There are restaurants that maintain their reputation time and time again by delivering a consistent experience far above that from lesser establishments. That's not to say that you cannot find good food just about anywhere in Lafayette, La., but when one is looking for an experience that brings that food to another level then Charley G's fits that bill nicely. My wife is a carnivore and very picky about her steak. I've seen the repartee between wife and server coming to terms on how it should be cooked, and I've seen that steak sent back more than a few times. So I found it strange that she trusted our server this evening with a simple command. It came to the table not only perfect, but she claims one of the best steaks she's ever had. My lobster pasta was a work of art. I wanted to put down my fork between each bite just to savor the flavor. I cannot commend enough the two servers handling our table. Their attention was prompt but unobtrusive. I felt a welcomed guest rather than a patron to upcharge. Such a wonderful, pressure-free experience. The only downside of our whole experience was a large table seated next to us that was quite loud and boisterous. That is the only part of the evening that diminished the total experience The kicker: our entire tab was less than one would expect to pay for a wonderful evening out. I expect Charlie G's to be on regular rotation from now on.
We went to dinner at Charley G's to celebrate our anniversary. With all the great dining establishments in this area, we chose Charley G's for a nice, quiet dinner experience for 2 mature adults that we knew would not disappoint.
Food and service was excellent. Great atmosphere
Celebrated our son's 23rd Burthday here. They had the table decorated for the occasion which was such a pleasant surprise to us all. The service was excellent! Wonderful atmosphere with a cool vibe. Highly recommend.
This was our first time at Charley G's a ...
This was our first time at Charley G's and I can honestly say that I'm blown away! We made reservations for our anniversary tonight. When we got there, we were seated immediately and we had heart confetti on our table and an anniversary card signed by the staff. The food delicious and was worth EVERY penny! Very attentive staff and very romantic atmosphere.
Excellent food and service
Once again, the restaurant provided excellent food and service. The lunch menu gives enough variety to satisfy anyone, from daily specials to standing items. I had the Thursday special, a bacon-wrapped, smoked meatloaf, and my wife had one of the fish dishes; giving evidence as to the variety available at lunch. The service is, and has been, excellent. Highly recommended restaurant.
It was a birthday celebration. Everythin ...
It was a birthday celebration. Everything was perfect- from the food to the service. A great time was had by all.
Loved it! Mother's Day couldn't have been better
Good atmosphere, Tristan was a great waitress and food was delicious. I would recommend for any special event.
Everything was top notch.
Everything was top notch.
Fantastic as always !!
Fantastic as always !!
We got there early and our table was waiting which was a pleasant surprise. We decided we would like a booth and the hostess was very pleasant about changing our table. Our waitress was very nice and knowledgeable and our dining experience was perfect. A wonderful anniversary celebration!
A local told me about this restaurant and it was OUTSTANDING! The service and food are excellent!!
Great meal and service at a noted neighborhood gem
Excellent food and service Great wine list and soft music filled the air
Great Easter Lunch
Our party of 4 so enjoyed the fantastic food, service and atmosphere. Our favorite dish was the duck and tasso spring rolls with spicy hot sweet dipping sauce. I can't wait to go back to Charley G's!
Great food a service!
The food was fantastic as was our server, he was very knowledgeable about the entire menu(food, wine, SCOTCH). The only issue I have with this place is that it's always warm in the dinning room. Not enough to be totally uncomfortable but still a bother. If you're looking for a quit romantic place this is not it. But if you want to have a few drinks with dinner and get a little loud with friends, this is it.
Our New Favorite Restaurant!!!!
We had dinner on a Saturday night for my husband's birthday. The entire experience was amazing!!! Jean-Paul was our waiter for the evening and was fabulous. The food was delicious, fresh and probably the best I have had in long while. From the moment we arrived to the time we left, everything was absolutely wonderful.
Charley G's has always been our "go-to" for special occasions. Everyone has their favorite place to grab a bite to eat. We reserve the special times to Charley G's, which means that we only visit maybe 1-2 times per year but when we do, it's a reminder of how special the event is because of the wonderful experience we enjoy there. Going too often would make it commonplace and Charley G's is too special to be common.
Worth the trip from Sunset
It had been quite a while since we had dinner @ Charley G's, but the experience was certainly worth the trip we made from Sunset and we look forward to returning very soon. EVERYTHING WAS FIRST CLASS.
Great food and service
Excellent menu and very attentive servers. We look forward to the next time. Reservations are a must.
Evening with friends
Great evening with friends who had never been to Charlie G's and they they enjoyed the food thoroughly. As always the food was excellent, the wine was great, and the service was good.
The food and service are consistently sp ...
The food and service are consistently spectacular. I honestly can't think of a better place to dine out in Lafayette!
Food good but service was not the best
We had reservations and were told we had to sit by the door. We asked for another table and they did move us. Our waiter must have been too busy because we hardly saw him. Our drinks and food was delivered by other waiters. Our desserts were shown and brought by another waiter. We finally were able to flag him down for the ticket. I have been there at other times and had excellent service. The food was very good but the service wasn't up to their normal standard.
Charly G's Lafayette LA
This is an outstanding place to take that special someone. Not overly crowded with tables, as so many restaurants do these days. Active, but not noisy. Excellent service and a delicious, creative menu, make for a rewarding dining experience.
Valentine's Day Evening Dinner
Great food, attentive wait staff, and the piano player in the bar was the icing on the cake for a romantic, fun dinner with friends!
Oasis in a Restaurant Desert
In spite of its reputation for Cajun and Creole cooking, Lafayette does not have many good restaurants, unless you're looking for fried or boiled seafood. Charley G's does a good job of gently updating the regional cuisine, especially with their fish dishes (grouper, drum). The dark, thick and smoky duck and andouille gumbo is very good, too. The food does not reach the level of, say, one of John Besh's New Orleans restaurants, but for dinner in Lafayette, Charley G's is one of your best bets.
Great Food and Excellent Old Fashioned Cocktail
I ate at Charlie Gs with some friends on a week day evening. Cocktails were excellent followed by delicious food. We had the appetizer sampler which was tasty and we paired it with a selection from their extensive wine cellar. The fish was perfectly cooked served atop a slice of eggplant. We shared deserts: Creme Brûlée, pecan pie a la mode, and the pecan tower with layers of pecan vanilla and chocolate. Scrumptious!
Trout with lump crabmeat was something v ...
Trout with lump crabmeat was something very special.
We were visiting our son and family in Lafayette and they suggested Charley G's. Everything was very nice. Food was good but not memorable!
My husband enjoyed his meal. HE thought the desert was so so. My meal was too salty and the Corn Maque Choux was not special at all. When I got home I had to drink a lot water. I did not have desert but tasted my husbands and I agree with him. The servers were vey nice.
Enjoyed the winter lunch menu at Charley's. Great seafood and duck gumbo over the top good. Best of all, the staff are so very cordial and accommodating. You feel like the most special person there each visit. Going back soon!!!
Very good food and service and nice atmosphere. Also a very nice reasonably priced wine list.
Had a wonderful time at Charlie G's serv ...
Had a wonderful time at Charlie G's service was great food was wonderful definitely enjoy this again and again!
Birthday Dinner - normally a great experience
Food was not as exceptional as it usually is. It was good, however, our past experiences have always been exceptional. Also, the waiter spilled a freshly poured glass of red wine on my lap. There was not much apologies as you would expect and the waiter tried to blame the incident on the short distance between the table next to us and the booth we were sitting in. The manager never came and spoke to me about the incident. They did offer to handle my dry cleaning and gave us a complimentary round of drinks. I would have handled this incident differently, but oh well.
Our 10 Year Anniversary
For our 10 year Anniversary we decided to visit this restaurant. We are so happy that we chose Charley G's due to the fact that the service was 5 star and the ambience was tops. Together with the food and the pianist playing in the area it made our special day enjoyable. We would recommend this highly quality restaurant to all couples.
Great Times Great Food
We always have a great time at Charley G's. The food and service is consistently good and makes our stay in Lafayette wonderful everytime!
Food and service exceeded expectations!
Food and service exceeded expectations!
Every restaurant says they have the best ...
Every restaurant says they have the best gumbo, but Charley G's has the best I ever tasted; good spice. Also the red fish and the mahi mahi were excellent. Fresh vegetables with some spices. The staff is very friendly and they take their time. All in all an excellent experience!!!
Charlie G's always a pleaser
Charlie G's continues to be a great destination. Dinner was excellent and the service top notch. Order the Escargot for an appetizer as it will not disappoint. The service team is excellent and recent renovation to the interior was nice and very comfortable.
I wanted a nice quiet place to go for our first anniversary and CharleyG's delivered. Food was spectacular, we both enjoy good food and judge it harsh, it was nice to not have anything negative to say.
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