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Oct 29, 2009 04:35 PM

Homemade Corned Beef Hash-Boston Breakfast

I am pretty sure Charlies has homemade hash (turkey I think). Is there anywhere else that is not overly fancy that has homemade corned beef hash around downtown, Back Bay, Beacon Hill area? This would be for a Sunday morning but not really looking for brunch/fancier place-just a egg/bacon and good coffee place.

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  1. Southie doesn't get a lot of ink here but I recently had a great corned beef hash at L Street Diner.

    1. north of boston at tryst in beverly we make our own

      1. In your target zone, Mike's City Diner is a solid bet. I like their corned beef hash, but haven't tried their new turkey hash. (I'm guessing it will be very good.) Great breakfast food all around, and a bargain for the neighborhood. Expect lines at peak times.

        If you don't mind going beyond the diner route, I highly recommend the corned beef-tongue hash at Toro's brunch. That menu is full of superb, creative brunch food, but it's not all offal-y (thought the grilled beef heart is outstanding) or Spanish the way the dinner menu is.

        Toro also has plenty for the less adventurous (bourbon banana French toast is terrific), and they serve fine craft cocktails to boot. I favor the El Gitano, a gentle, Green Chartreuse based cocktail, as a Sunday mid-day eye-opener. (The old saw locally is that brunch is church for South Enders.)

        Note that Charlie's is closed on Sunday.

        1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118

        Mike's City Diner
        1714 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118

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        1. re: MC Slim JB

          Thanks everyone. I was thinking it might end up being Mikes (because of Charlies being closed Sundays) if we do not go beyond diner. Thanks again.

          1. re: MC Slim JB

            Thisis valuable infomration..many thanks. It has become very hard (even in Manhattan) to get decent much of the stuff out there has a ton of salt. Some salt, sure...but I've taken the fried eggs off the top more than once and just left the Dead Sea on the side

          2. The Columbus Cafe has corned beef has. It's pretty good.

            1. If you're willing to venture farther afield to Malden, the Do Wop Diner (on Main Street) has great corned beef hash. I also love their crabcakes benedict.

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              1. re: gimlis1mum

                Can you say more about the crabcakes benedict? Please?

                1. re: yumyum

        's two fried eggs, on top of two crabcakes, each on top of an English muffin half, with Hollandaise all over everything. Comes with home fries, I think. It's not a gourmet dish - the crabcake is made with the"fake crab" stuff and has lots of breadcrumb filler - but it is delicious diner food.

                  It's not listed on the printed menu - look for the signs up over the counter and kitchen window. They also have kielbasa and eggs, and a few other items listed there that aren't on the menus at the tables.

                  1. re: gimlis1mum

                    The Columbus Cafe also has Maine crab benedict. It's been a while, but I remember it was decent.

                  2. re: yumyum

                    Union Bar & Grill does this with their excellent codcakes for weekend brunch, too.


                    1. re: MC Slim JB

                      I love that dish at Union which is why my interest was piqued on the crab benny's. But I turned off when I read it is faux Krab.

                      1. re: yumyum

                        We went a to Do Wop a few weeks ago and got the crabcake benedict was made with real crab, so I thought I should update my post. I guess they've upgraded! The price is the same, the crabcakes are a bit smaller, but since it's real crab, I think that's okay :-)

                      2. re: MC Slim JB

                        Oh, that's right. Forgot about those. I'll have to head over there soon.