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Zaftigs Delicatessen

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335 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2907
+1 617-975-0075
08:00 - 22:00
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Dayton, Ohio
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

3 Catholic visitors to Boston for the marathon enjoyed Easter brunch at this most delicious Jewish deli!!!!!

Thank grannyr0sie
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288 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking for a great deli. Then stop in to Zaftigs in Brookline. Corn beef done right stacked in a onion role with a slice of Swiss. Sat at the bar and watched as they cranked out beautifully crafted sandwiches. One after another. Coke slaw outstanding. Pickle just right the new kind not to sour. This Texan will return.

Thank JCSfoodguy
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful family diner. Wonderful staff wonderful food and a lot of food too . the long line on WE are worth it

Thank louisa16
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While the reviewer who stated delis are better in NY isn't wrong, Zaftig's is a deliciously decent deli in the Boston area. Loved the noodle kugel, potato knish, potato latke and the like on the combo plate, but also devoured the unconventional black bean veggie burger (that roll!) and fabulous fries. Service was excellent, the waiters and waitresses are quite... More 

Thank Mona A
Albany, NY
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, great prices, great menu and great service. We ate there three times in three days stay because there was so much on the menu we wanted to try. Alll good, some great meals! Staff was super nice and recognized us on our returns. Highly recommend!

Thank Awbinee
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not the best deli, but certainly the best deli in Boston. Boston is only 160 miles from NY, but when measured by corned beef instead of miles, it's a great deal further. Good eggs, and great deserts.

Thank Dahirsch1
Limerick, Ireland
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218 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Doesn't start until 8 Very good coffee service Food a little on the greasy side but tasty nonetheless Booths provide good space and privacy

Concord, New Hampshire
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132 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We came in for early dinner on a Monday night, and were seated in the window area. We enjoyed street views and people coming in for take out while waiting for our meals. Peggy was a fun waitperson, and very accommodating. Son and I split an order of potato pancakes for an app and we loved it. I ordered Nanny... More 

Thank nhpbilt
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Packed but a short wait - waitresses fast, efficient and always with a smile! Food is superb and done well - love the crème cheese that comes with their bagels. Eggs done properly and come with fruit, home fries. Not your usual diner - more for the Harvard crowd. Coffee - can't get enough - delicious!

Thank Sol W
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

One of the few places for real hearty brunch on Sunday morning, which is a problem with long long lines. Great French toast

Thank Shuggiplum

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, International, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 335 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2907
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-975-0075

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?