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Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe

429 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA - (617) 536-7669
Charlie’s is a modest sandwich shop that opened in 1927, its specialty: turkey hash. Omelets also are big at this breakfast-and-lunch institution.
93% Approval Rating (15 votes)

Scorecard

3 - Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Home Fries
Omelet
Turkey Hash
Pancakes
Hamburger
Pancakes (with sausage)

Highlighted Reviews

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Stephen Rushmore - Photos (5)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Charlie’s is a South End institution that earned a local reputation before desegregation because it was one of the few late night eateries that opened its doors to patrons of all colors. It’s hard not to feel right at home when you walk into this restaurant that looks ..."   [Read More]
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Bill Homan - Photos (3)
September 12, 2007
"I had read about the good breakfasts at Charlie's here on Roadfood.com and decided to give it a try when I was in Boston recently. I arrived 9-ish and it wasn't crowded at all. I liked that the place had a real lived-in feel and one could tell that it has been around ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

429 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA
(617) 536-7669

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
These pancakes weren't
"These pancakes weren't "plate-wide" as described on the menu, but they were mighty tasty and the sausage was cooked to crusty perfection."
Bill Homan





The home fries, while crusty on the outside and soft on the inside, were lacking in flavor.
"The home fries, while crusty on the outside and soft on the inside, were lacking in flavor."
Bill Homan


The awning in front of Charlie's.
"The awning in front of Charlie's."
Bill Homan


I had to arrive very early to get a photo with the place this empty.
"I had to arrive very early to get a photo with the place this empty."
Stephen Rushmore


This turkey hash with eggs is high octane fuel for the body.
"This turkey hash with eggs is high octane fuel for the body."
Stephen Rushmore


Look for this while driving down Columbus Ave while trying to find a parking spot.
"Look for this while driving down Columbus Ave while trying to find a parking spot."
Stephen Rushmore


The burgers are juicy and they cook it correctly when ordered rare.
"The burgers are juicy and they cook it correctly when ordered rare."
Stephen Rushmore


The omelets are light and flavorful.
"The omelets are light and flavorful."
Stephen Rushmore



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