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“Brilliant”

Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe
Ranked #120 of 3,556 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 0 - US$ 20
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Neighbourhood: Back Bay
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 the day, the Harriet Tubman park and memorial. Such serendipity. Charlie's is an old school diner, with great atmosphere and a wonderful selection of classic dishes - suitable for breakfast or lunch. My Reuben was very tasty (not the best I've had, but more than acceptable). My companion had a very good Caesar salad. Bottomless coffee, service friendly and effective. The Mexican? manager has added some great Central American options to the classic US diner fare. Excellent place, could hardly recommend more highly.

Thank Ross T
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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
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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 food (without water and refills for coffee), and when it got there, one of the orders was wrong. No apologies, no nothing. We waited and waited and never received the right one. We finally had to go to the register, and when we brought it up, they said that it wasn't on the check. That's great, but where was the food? Any apology?

That's not to mention the fact that the pancakes and food itself aren't as good as it used to be. The fruit was still partially frozen on the pancakes, and the portions don't seem as nice as they used to be either.

There are so many other places to go, why deal with this? They are still trying to ride the reputation of hard working people who ran that shop for years (and even the owners after that). I would just pass....

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Thank 389dan
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Reviewed 1 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 was excellent quality. The Diner itself is nicely decorated and there is lots of history on the walls. The service was probably more functional than outstanding, however we still give it 5 Stars because we enjoyed the experience.

Thank Matthew M
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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 Rachel was very friendly and efficient and then helped us w/directions to the next stop on our day in Boston. Would highly recommend. Wish we lived closer!

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Thank Stafford50
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