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Back Bay Sandwich

31 Saint James Ave, Boston, MA 02116-4101
+1 617-451-1561
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good18%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
1 Feb 2017
“Great spot”
5 Oct 2016
“The Line is Long for a Reason”
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Delicatessen, Fast food
31 Saint James Ave, Boston, MA 02116-4101
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

I've been getting lunch sandwiches here for years and they consistently provide high quality sandwiches. The place is well run. There are often lines, but the wait is pretty short considering the amount of business. They use great breads and the meat tastes of good...More

1  Thank BeantownGlenn
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is a must do for a sandwich in Boston. Fresh sliced lunch meats and veggies, sub sauce on fresh baked roll. There was a short line out the door when I visited but it was quick and well worth the 15 minute wait.

Thank Rebecca85234
Reviewed 26 August 2016

If you are looking for a place for a nice breakfast sandwich that is worth you're bang for your buck, you are in the right place, The Back Bay Sandwich is a no joke, no fuss, no muss kind of place. They strictly do sandwiches...More

Thank Christine K
Reviewed 19 August 2016

I've tried several different sandwiches here, and they all have been excellent! Price-wise, they are the best deal around. Most sandwiches are under $7.00 and portion is large, quality is high. They offer breakfast sandwiches but I've never gotten one; I'm addicted to their blueberry...More

1  Thank kelleyking55
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Food is fabulous, staff is great and the owner loves his customers. Sandwiches are huge - be ready to take some home - and Dominique understands what lite ice means!

1  Thank Maureen D
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

One, of the highlights of our visit to Boston. The family only wanted breakfast here. The food was delicious and the staff were very friendly. I couldn't believe how cheap it was, would gladly have paid more. You know how good a place is when...More

Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite place for lunch in the area. Local shop high quality and affordable. I always customize my sandwich and every order has been correct.

Thank klegendre
Reviewed 11 January 2016

One of the few very fairly priced sandwich shops in Boston. They offer a wide variety of options to satisfy any tastes possible. Their specialties are definitely their Italian styled sandwiches. Owner is very friendly and is always present making sandwiches and talking with guests....More

Thank mroscoe93
Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

I happened across this sandwich shop looking for a quick breakfast one morning. The western omelette wrap was superb and so large I couldn't finish it. The place is no frills but priced reasonably well and had great tunes playing. Great find!

Thank Jski529
Reviewed 5 May 2015

This shop has real French bread for a sub sandwich. I had the "North End" Italian sub and the bread, meat, cheese and dressing were great. The shop is in somewhat of a food court in side the first floor of an office building. A...More

Thank 47MER47
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Saint James Ave, Boston, MA 02116-4101
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-451-1561
Casual, owner-operated breakfast & lunch restaurant with a focus on quality ingredients, hearty portions and a creative menu. Don't let the lines scare you - they should entice you! Great staff keeps things moving quickly. Try one of our 4 egg omelette wraps, like the Mexican with chorizo sausage and potato, or the Fenway with Italian sausage, peppers and onions. Or come by for lunch and enjoy one of our huge chicken cutlet wraps - the BLT Chicken Rancher is a fave. Or one of our Italian specialties, served on Iggy's perfect baguette.
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