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South End Buttery

314 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-2190
+1 617-482-1015
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (47 reviews)
“cupcakes” (17 reviews)
“pancakes” (16 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
314 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-2190
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1 - 10 of 238 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped by for breakfast after having spent the prior 2 days eating at local diners. A very different experience. I preferred the food here, but the diners won hands down for service and seating. We had to wait in a confused gaggle to place...More

Thank giffenk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner at the South End Buttery on a Friday night. The hostess was not particularly welcoming, but our server was lovely once we had a table. The seating was at a banquet style table, and chairs on the outside of the table were...More

Thank 60745Mary
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were having lunch at Coppa down the street and one member of our party had a birthday. Prior to lunch, host at Coppa suggested going here to get a cupcake for birthday. When I got to bakery side of this restaurant, I got pieces...More

Thank BostonTravelalot
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I have eaten at The Buttery several times - dinner and brunch. We recently went back and were enchanted all over again. A lovely, simple salad with a really fresh dressing started our meal. Then I ordered the vegetable bolognese which had...More

Thank Laura02116
Reviewed 16 September 2017

I have been going to the buttery for years and have always found my food to have been prepared well. The pastry and bakery items are all great! Personally I like the morning glory muffins. I find the ordering process a little chaotic and unclear...More

Thank CarlaVPM
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The South End Buttery is our favorite place to eat in the Boston South End. Whenever we're taking our strolls there we usually end up reserving a table spontaneously on OpenTable. We like their short and clean menu very much, which tends to get changed...More

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Happy hour - Great prices for appetizers . Fun for a few drinks too. Staff were great - friendly and attentive without being annoying. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Thank lorcanm313
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Located in a nice corner house, the brunch is delicious. Ideal for going with friends, family or with the partner. Nice waiters, good quality service, and tasty food.

Thank Ivar B
Reviewed 6 August 2017

My boyfriend and I went to The South End Buttery to celebrate my birthday, and we were not disappointed. I started with a glass of their raspberry mint rose sangria which was refreshing! We both enjoyed the chicken parm for our entrees- the taste and...More

Thank afoley84
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We had to wait 10-15 mins for a table and the staff were pretty lukewarm in their interactions with us although our actual server was lovely. We initially sat outside then asked to be moved inside as it was pretty cool by the time we...More

Thank slattmun
South End
Stroll down the beautiful brownstone lined streets
while capturing views of Boston’s tallest buildings
from a distance. Some of Boston’s best restaurants are
scattered around this neighborhood. There are many
gems to be found, from jazz clubs to classy bars and
restaurants. It is also home to art galleries,
interesting boutiques, artsy stores and SOWA open
market during the summer months. The South End is a
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Questions & Answers
Buzz M
1 July 2017|
Response from FlyAaron | Reviewed this property |
The cafe opens every day at 6am but you may want to call or check their website about lunch or dinner times.
Eleanor A
24 August 2016|
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Response from Bill V | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure. Great place I'm sure they will help you if you call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-2190
    (Union Park)
  • Public Transportation: Back Bay Orange Line -- 5 minute walk
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-482-1015
  • E-mail
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