Best of Boston

2016 Best Breakfast

Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe

After almost nine decades of extraordinary history—playing peacekeeper during race riots, serving everyone from presidents to Pullman porters—the Manjourides clan retired from the restaurant business, creating a tragic void in the South End. Fortunately, the family left Charlie’s in good hands with Stella chef-owner Evan Deluty, whose childhood memories of the eatery informed its latest iteration. The old wooden refrigerator might have been turned into the frame for a photo collage, but the recipes remain the same. And thank goodness, because it’s impossible to improve upon that legendary turkey hash.

429 Columbus Ave., Boston, 617-536-7669,