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Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe

) #245 of 2,418 Restaurants in Boston $ American, Cafe,
429 Columbus Ave, Ste 1, Boston, MA 02116-5959
+1 617-536-7669
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“turkey hash” (38 reviews)
“french toast” (15 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner
429 Columbus Ave, Ste 1, Boston, MA 02116-5959
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Great place for breakfast. May have to wait a while for a table but worth the wait. Griddle cakes a must. A breakfast that sets you up for the day.

1  Thank Julia H
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This place has such amazing breakfast food. We stopped in around 8 on a Saturday morning and just had an excellent meal. We both got giant plates of food and every piece was delicious. The bacon slices are big and the potatoes are so good,...More

1  Thank Celina R
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We went here for breakfast last Sunday. Had not come here for breakfast in a year or so . A lot has changed. Gone are the days of communal dining, you now have your own 4 top, when there is only 2 of you dining....More

Thank bethinbbTA
Reviewed 25 January 2017

My wife and I had such a good breakfast at Charlie's on Sunday. This place is pretty much what you would expect - long lunch counter with a few tables serving classic breakfasts with an endless cup of coffee. I had the Spanish omelette and...More

Thank MrMente
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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I have always loved Charlie's and it's institutional history but very disappointed that they've gotten rid of cranberry griddle cakes, as they were something I'd get every time I visited and were a special feature of breakfast at Charlie's for me. Also didn't enjoy the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

After reading the reviews, I thought I would stop off for breakfast. Ordered ham and eggs, the ham was the cheap preformed ham which was disappointing. Eggs and potatoes were as expected. Not worth making a detour.

Thank Marie D
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We just happened upon Charlie's as we were on our way to a different restaurant. Charlie's was busy and smelled really good. One of the chefs took us to a table and recommended we order quickly because they were turning off the grill in 5...More

Thank Jaime S
Reviewed 8 November 2016

The blueberry pancakes were fresh and could have fed 3 people. We sat at the counter and enjoyed watching the master flipping food and creating breakfast magic!

Thank Becky M
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Recently reopened breakfast stop. Next door to Giacomo's in South End. Nice diner with excellent service. Be sure to try the turkey hash!

Thank atxtravlr
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This place felt very authentic. We called in for breakfast - recommended by our American friends who had eaten there the morning before. It's a small diner and we had to wait outside for a table to become free. It was raining but that didn't...More

Thank Jandy44
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 429 Columbus Ave, Ste 1, Boston, MA 02116-5959
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-536-7669
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