I was scrolling down the list of e-mails regarding Boston restaurants and was fairly surprised that no one has mentioned Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe on Columbus Avenue in the South End.
This place has been around since 1927 run by the same family.
It is best known for its amazing breakfasts. They make the best pancakes I've ever had---and all types--cranberry, blueberry, banana, strawberry, plain, etc.
Their omlettes are also exceptional.
What I love about this place besides the food is that it is family owned and operated and it is a place that attracts a wide spectrum of the community.
Everyone can feel at home at Charlie's.
Not a cheap breakfast by any stretch of the imagination. It'll cost you at least 10-14 dollars to eat well, with sides of bacon or ham or sausage, or their famous hash.....but the food is so marvelous that you won't be bothered by the price.
This is a five star recommend from someone who has been going there for the last 19 years.
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