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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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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Zaftigs has a special spirit. It's got great food, it's cool and never hyper. It's just right. This is a rare thing to say about anything or anybody these days.

Thank Micha1907
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went here for lunch and was disappointed. The Latkas were okay but the cold borscht was terrible, not sure how fresh it was

Thank Dayter
Concord, New Hampshire
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second attempt at Zaftigs. Since it has such good ratings we tried breakfast again. The service is above average but not great (slow to bring check/refill coffee). The french toast, my kids ordered the chocolate and the challah, looks wonderful but is very undercooked. Mushy best describes these dishes. My breakfast BLT had fatty floppy bacon (I... More 

Thank TravelHappyandOften
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not too busy on a weekday. I got chicken matzo ball soup and the sampler appetizer with the potato pancake, noodle Kugel, meat knish, and cheese blintz. The soup and blintz were my favorites, but the knish and potato pancake with homemade applesauce were also good). The breakfast items, breads, pickles, and sandwiches looked good also. I may have to... More 

Thank salsprkle
Westchester County, New York
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186 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Busy for a reason. There was a wait at 10:00 on Sunday, so plan for that! Food choices were extensive for breakfast and sandwich items. The orange juice tasted like fresh squeezed and the quiche was packed with spinach and mushrooms. Coffee was fine, and refilled continuously. Service was attentive and family friendly. This is a popular breakfast destination- Brookline... More 

Thank sailorgirl123
Dayton, Ohio
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

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

1 Thank grannyr0sie
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293 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 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.

1 Thank JCSfoodguy
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

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

1 Thank louisa16
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 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 

1 Thank Mona A
Albany, NY
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

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!

1 Thank Awbinee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
American, International, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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?