When deprived of flavorful sustenance, the mouth will often retaliate by shouting your bank-account number at sporting events or turning every sentence into a high-pitched jingle. Tame an unruly tongue with today’s Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of American fare and drinks at Charlie's Restaurant in Newton.
For more than 30 years, the cooks at Charlie's Restaurant have been whipping up delicious American-style sandwiches, salads, burgers, and pies for hungry truckers and truck-loads of hungry families, 24 hours a day. Diners can warm up tummy tanks with starters such as the house specialty cheese fries (large, $4.59) before curving mitts around sandwiches such as a swiss-and-bacon-topped charbroiled chicken melt ($7.99) or a ham-topped Chuck burger ($6.99), which introduces itself as "Charles." Entree-size appetites can find sizeable satisfaction in plates piled high with sugar-cured pit ham ($9.99) or mushroom-gravy-and-onion-smothered baked steak ($6.49), and breakfast and lunch buffets ($6.59–$7.59) proffer a bottomless bounty of sustenance on weekends and weekdays, respectively. For dessert, wedges of freshly baked fruit, cream, meringue, and pecan pie ($2.99–$3.49/slice) await to reward correct answers in tummy Trivial Pursuit, and old-fashioned milkshakes provide sweet, creamy sips in flavors such as mocha, Oreo, and peanut butter ($4.29).
Originally conceived as a place where local families and travelers from across the county could come together over food and good old-fashioned hospitality, Charlie's keeps its kitchen open seven days a week, 365 days a year, and keeps its seats filled with smiling service. Stop in after church to grab some pie and hobnob with the regulars, or swing by on a weekday afternoon to witness the occasional friendly yet fierce bridge match or a rare round of pinochle to the death.