25. 9-22 Charlie's Kitchen, Eliot Street. Summary - Very good "diner" food, fun setting, friendly but extremely slow service.
Charlie's Kitchen is a throw-back. Not only is there vinyl booth seating, mirrors everywhere, "classic rock" piping in thtrough speakers, TVs turned on in most corners, but just inside the kitchen there's a bell - the kind that has a wooden handle so you can call the kids in for dinner - dangling from a string that gets tugged by the chef when an order is ready. I bet that bell has been used for decades.
Everything was great about our experience except the slowness in the service. Maybe it was just us, but we watched many other tables receive their food despite the fact we ordered before they did. Our server, a lovely older woman, might have slipped up in communicating our order to the kitchen.
We had the normal diner fare, including burgers, a lobster roll sandwich, fries, etc. No complaints about the food.
About $7 per person.