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South End Buttery

314 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-2190
+1 617-482-1015
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (52 reviews)
“cupcakes” (18 reviews)
“pancakes” (16 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
314 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-2190
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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

This place was very busy on Saturday morning because it’s a favorite in the area. Definitely make a reservation or else you’ll have to wait an hour+ for a table. It’s a fairly small restaurant to you’re really packed in. That being said, the food...More

Thank AMW9219
Reviewed 27 January 2018

Stopped in for an impromptu Sunday night dinner and we were practically the only ones there, so it was super private and romantic. Sat near the bar which was quaint and cozy, TV on the wall with the game on, attentive service from the bartender...More

Thank HeathaMartin
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed drinks at the bar. The bartender is imaginative and super creative. Stop in for a drink or stay for a meal.

Thank SusieH327
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We just ate there for the third time in the last year. We are only in Boston every few months but if we lived near this place we would be there more often. The menu is not extensive but all the meals that we have...More

Thank PatrickMcc
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Took a tour through Bay Village and wandered down to the South End. Had to stop into the Buttery to get a Molasses cookie; however, they were out of them that day. Opted for a chocolate chip. Surprised that 4pm in the afternoon generated a...More

Thank o2bcre8ive
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Delightful unpretentious but professional cafe/restaurant. Ground floor looks OK but the basement is charming and cozy and the place to go for a really pleasant experience. Menu is not extensive but well thought out and offers something for all tastes. The apple dessert is wonderful....More

Thank pogee06
Reviewed 27 November 2017

To be honest I stopped here out of desperation after trying to find brunch in Back Bay but it turned out to be a good coffee shop with a relaxed vibe. The bagels and coffee were good and the staff were fine, just not the...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Make a reservation - this place is packed on the weekends! Great brunch and very reasonably priced. Try the French toast! It’s heavenly!

Thank Cara C
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I had dinner recently with several girlfriends. We were seated right away, even though we were not all there, which I really appreciate. The waiter may have been new, he seemed a little unsure, but he could have been more attentive in terms of getting...More

Thank Bos7474
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Solo dinner while on business in Boston. Food was excellent (Brussels sprouts were amazing!) staff was very nice. The downstairs atmosphere was so cozy and quaint. This is on my list of places to return when I am in Boston next.

Thank Angelique H
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Buzz M
1 July 2017|
Response from FlyAaron | Reviewed this property |
The cafe opens every day at 6am but you may want to call or check their website about lunch or dinner times.
Eleanor A
24 August 2016|
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Response from Bill V | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure. Great place I'm sure they will help you if you call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-2190
    (Union Park)
  • Public Transportation: Back Bay Orange Line -- 5 minute walk
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-482-1015
  • E-mail
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