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The Paramount

44 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114-4604
+1 617-720-1152
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (73 reviews)
“french toast” (114 reviews)
“pancakes” (139 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
44 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114-4604
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Decided to pop in for some breakfast before embarking on the Freedom Trail and heard this place was worth a visit. Queue was almost out the door and took a lot of will power to stay, especially with an 11 year old, but we did....More

Thank Iain W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where do I begin? This quaint little restaurant on Charles Street stole my little heart the first time I visited. The line was pretty intimidating, and the seating is a little tight, but the food made it all worth it! Standing in the line really...More

Thank Sarah E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is unique in that you stand in a line to order you food, watch as the cooks prepare it and then go to the register to pay and be seated. It works well because the place is very popular, awkward in the seating...More

1  Thank Suzi H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You stand in a line with the locals that goes out the door; past the heavy red drapes multiple breakfast chefs are flipping eggs and sausages and it’s all very bustling and busy. Get to the counter (finally-be prepared to wait) then place your order...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place usually has a line out the door for breakfast on weekends. Have been to this place a few times - tried blueberry pancakes, avocado sunrise, bacon, cajun home fries, and coffee. Food was OK, not worth the 30min wait. Have been to this...More

Thank Tammy C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a short stay in Boston and this place was highly recommended so we gave it a try. The system really does work! The line was long, but worth the wait. It was hard to chose what to eat because everything sounded so good, and...More

2  Thank Natasha W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On our 1st visit, we stopped in at 11:15 for an early lunch and I ordered a Ruben. The short order cook says, White or wheat? I say, Rye. He repeats himself, White or wheat?? I say, Good bye!!

Thank JVC3515
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Would come every so often and although the food was okay it took a fair about of time to actually ever come and when it did it was distinctly average.

1  Thank Jean-Luc B
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped at the Paramount in Beacon Hill on New Year's morning after dropping our son off at Logan Airport on his way to New York. We were looking forward to the great food at the Paramount and also arriving early to avoid the usual...More

2  Thank Barry G
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

This place is unbelievable. There is nearly always a queue outside but by the time you have ordered your food, there is always a table. We went at around 9.30 on a Saturday and we waited 20 mins if that to be served. The whole...More

2  Thank Cathy T
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Michael C
8 July 2016|
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Response from Alyse M | Reviewed this property |
Follow the line.
nicholle b
3 June 2016|
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Response from Cruzer0610 | Reviewed this property |
The Paramount has a very tried and true process. You essentially stand in line, order your meal, and by the time your food is prepared you have a seat.
Dana S
5 September 2015|
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Response from Sohail_Pk | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the time of day. If you go around 11 am on Sunday then it should take about an 60-70 mins from start to finish. The food is ready very quickly - around 5 minutes, but its the waiting time which takes the most... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114-4604
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Beacon Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Beacon Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 617-720-1152
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