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Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe

429 Columbus Ave, Ste 1, Boston, MA 02116-5959
+1 617-536-7669
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“turkey ham” (43 reviews)
“pancakes” (21 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
429 Columbus Ave, Ste 1, Boston, MA 02116-5959
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even thought the original owners no longer run the place it's still worth the visit. it's a great place for breakfast and / or brunch. They serve the tradicional American dishes! No latte, expresso ou cappuccinos!!! Service is very efficient and the place it's just...More

Thank Bettina W
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Two of us had breakfast there on a Sunday morning. We got seated right away at a four top. Five minutes later another couple sat at our table which was fine. The only issue was they got coffee and their order taken before we got...More

Thank Katherine A
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Quirky little restaurant with friendly staff. Service was quick, and good food. Great for a quick lunch..good value.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Two things took us to Charlie's: first I wanted a Reuben, and this came up first in my Google search (good reviews, and said to be 'possibly the best Reuben in Boston'); and second, it is over the road from our primary tourist destination for...More

Thank turneretti
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Good hearty food from a diner that has been around since 1927! Particularly recommend the turkey hash. Friendly and warm service.

Thank eeli450
Reviewed 24 March 2018

These reviews must have been mainly from previous ownership - they were great! We used to go here all the time... We have had two bad experiences here recently (out of 2), so I thought that we would share. We waited an hour for our...More

Thank 389dan
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

We were visiting Boston for the weekend from the UK and wanted to get a proper American diner. We found this place on TripAdvisor and made the walk there from our hotel which was the Sheraton. Well worth the walk we loved the food it...More

Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Trekked down from Park Plaza Hotel to this breakfast spot (after reading a review online), and it was worth the walk! Just what we'd hoped for -- old time, cozy feel to the place. Delicious eggs benedict w/corned beef hash, blueberry pancakes...and good coffee! Waitress...More

Thank Stafford50
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

I was disappointed to say the least. We stopped in on a rainy Sunday morning. There was a small wait and then we were seated. The service was fine. I had the Monte Cristo with potatoes. The potatoes has a stale unpleasant taste and while...More

Thank Williamsland
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

I visit here often since I live very close. It is always reliable with yummy food and nice people with a welcoming atmosphere. Breakfast or lunch is offered but be aware that they close at 2:00 during the week (3:00 on weekends). Frank and Diane...More

Thank beetrixx
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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