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The Real Deal

736 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130-2518
+1 617-325-0754
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good56%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“sandwich” (7 reviews)
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736 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130-2518
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

AMAZING. If TripAdvisor would let me leave a one word review that would be it....AMAZING. The Darth Vader sandwich is one of the best i've ever had. My father had their cordon blue and it was a close second, but nothing could beat the pastrami...More

Thank Tooch81
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I had a half hour to kill in JP and I was starving. I ordered a large steak and cheese and sat down. Shortly after a smiley young guy brought me my sub and then went and got me some napkins! So nice! Sub was...More

Thank MyLuckyChicken
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We had a Joe Sap wrap and a salad with fresh corn and cherry tomatoes. Both were lovely. Lots of people eating pizza and burgers. Huge pizza slices. Attached to a lovely bake shop that even makes whoopie pies!

Thank aggada
Reviewed 11 September 2016

The first time I visited The Real Deal was seven years ago. I've visited twice in the past two months, and it's just as good as I remembered. I got a veggie burger with guacamole and cheese and it was delicious!

Thank Nicolette P
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We ordered lunch and most of us were extremely happy. The salad was a generous portion and very tasty (Asian Chicken Salad) except for the soggy wontons. The chicken sub was big, juicy, and yummy. The pizza crust, however, was a big tough. All in...More

Thank sheilal921
Reviewed 4 June 2016

The best I've ever had. Their sandwiches and salads are just okay - but I really, really like their pizza. Good crust, not too much sauce on the cheese pizza. Their buffalo chicken pizza is the star - they don't use marinara or BBQ sauce...More

Thank Eliza D
Reviewed 3 April 2016

We went to Real Deal for lunch today, you know, today, the 3 inches of snow and temps around freezing with nasty winds just 2 days after 70 degree day? Food was good (one panini, one regular sandwich), but the orders were getting all mixed...More

Thank Northern_Traveler00
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Saw this place on tv. Figured it was worth a shot. I am glad I watch TV! I had the grown up grilled cheese! It is now my favorite sandwich! My son had the clogger! Biggest steak sub with bacon and cheese I have ever...More

Thank bigchuck68
Reviewed 14 December 2015

We heard about the Angry Roast Beef sandwich on Phantom Gourmet and decided to try it. We were very disappointed with the sandwich, because it is small, not very flavorful, and comes on a refrigerated sesame and poppy seed bun that was gross (in my...More

Thank Jayme S
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Nice family lunch after a visit to the Arnold Arboretum! Good sandwiches, fine service, enjoyable meal. Several options in the area if it is too crowded. Note that Real Deal has two locations in the area, this is the one closer to the Arboretum, on...More

Thank LarryBoston
Jamaica Plain
This Boston neighborhood feels like a distinct
community unique and separate from the bustle of other
areas. Beautiful Victorian homes, restaurants with an
emphasis on being eco-friendly and providing local and
organic food, and a large Hispanic community. Visit
Centre and South streets for restaurants, cafes, and
little shops. The Arnold Arboretum is a beautiful,
large green space well worth a visit if you venture to
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 736 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130-2518
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Jamaica Plain
  • Neighbourhood: Jamaica Plain
  • Phone Number: +1 617-325-0754
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“Real” is a popular term used virtually everywhere, real or not. In in our opinion, if you use that word you had better be prepared to back it up every day. What’s Real? Real is knowing your neighbors, creating a friendly environment where smiling faces are the norm, not just a pleasant surprise.Real is giving your customers more than what they’ve come to expect. We’re all more food savvy these days. We know quality when we taste it and we demand the same quality that we insist on at home. At The Real Deal we strive to use only the freshest ingredients to create genuine food at affordable prices for your family. So what’s the deal? It’s simple. It’s real fresh, real good.
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