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“Great” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe - CLOSED

Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe
429 Columbus Ave, Ste 1, Boston, MA 02116-5940 (South End)
617-536-7669
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Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Diner
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Neighborhood: South End
Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

This is a great diner like restaurant that serves breakfast until 1:00pm when they close on Saturday. Enjoy sitting at the counter or at a table with others who are also enjoying a tasty meal.

Visited October 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“I would eat here every day!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

This food never gets old and never will! The place is an old-style diner which is obviously popular. If you wonder what the food is like, all you have to do is see the crowd waiting to eat here..The wait is WORTH IT! Whether you are craving breakfast or lunch food, you will not be disappointing. I recommend the French Toast. Best I've ever had!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sao Paulo, SP
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93 reviews 93 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Cash only, no restrooms, expect to wait in line...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

You read the title and thought why I gave this place 4/5? If you only made the title you already have all warning need.
It's one of those old style places with good, cheap sandwiches, a couple of main courser and overall good food, and great value.
Service is OK, not great. No credit card, no restroom.
Very important: closed on sundays and closes 2:30 weekdays and 1 pm on Saturday.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hertfordshire
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Loved it, but get there early to avoid queueing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

We arrived early (7.30am) and were lucky they could fit in our family of 4 on a table shared with antoher diner who was very friendly. Anyone arriving after us was queuing out the door. Service was good, food was very good. The interior is old,but this gave it so much character and charm. There are lots of framed photos onthe wall of famous people who have enjoyed eating there too. Look hard and you will spot some of the staff in the photos too.

Visited August 2012
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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem Only Steps from Back Bay T Station”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

I go to Charlie's for lunch about once a month. I always get breakfast, which they serve all day. The turkey hash is incredible. I've seen several people get the turkey club, which is made with real, carved roast turkey, and that looks amazing. It's a small place, and it can get crowded around lunch time. You can call ahead and do take out, or do what I usually do and grab a seat at the bar. This is a real old school, salt-of-the-earth neighborhood kind of place. It's a great way to avoid the tourist bonanza around Copley.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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