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Zaftigs Delicatessen

335 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2907
+1 617-975-0075
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (78 reviews)
“potato pancakes” (32 reviews)
“pastrami” (40 reviews)
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American, International, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
335 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2907
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped on a rainy Monday night before a movie and got seated and served amazingly promptly. Had a hot tongue on rye sandwich with a latke. Lovely and very stuffed sandwich. A great treat

Thank MikeBirdman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very popular Brookline deli I have often brought my family to. Breakfast, brunch and the specialty sandwiches are great. The burgers not so much. On the weekend the wait is often up to an hour.

Thank theeggert
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the classic Jewish deli, featuring all the classics--Borscht, chicken/Matzo ball soup, knishes, blintzes, potato latkes. The dark wood ambiance is comforting, as are the doting waitresses, and there's even a sprinkling of homespun Jewish humor reflected in their t-shirts, featuring clever Jewish puns...More

Thank StepMorris1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Zaftigs is truly a local icon. All of their food is always delicious so you can't go wrong no matter what you order. Be prepared to wait a little bit on a weekend morning, but it is a worthwhile wait. Can't wait to go back!

Thank Freestyle1980
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here twice with family for breakfast and were very happy both times. Food is delicious. Especially liked the latkes with lox. It gets crowded though!

Thank lalalani
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for late breakfast by accident. We were actually looking for another place but landed here first. How fortunate that was! The gravlax and bagel plate was phenomenal. Great coffee as well. Went back the next morning for round two. Highly recommended.

Thank Spanxking
Reviewed October 12, 2018

Parking on the street was easy enough for a 9:30a Tuesday morning in September. Maybe because it was raining. Anyways, Zaftigs was nice and reasonably priced for the HUGE amount of food we got. Omelets, pancakes and fruit were all more than we could finish....More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Met a few friends there for lunch. I was hungry for good deli food with a Kosher flair. Started with chicken soup was just ok, but had a great tongue and chopped liver sandwich on rye, it was awesome. Great lunch, service was good, would...More

Thank mikeyjl54
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Corned beef was rubbery, Ruben came ungrilled, skimpy sandwiches, more bread than filling. All of this adds up to a waste of my time. They have a nerve calling themselves a deli.

Thank publichero
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Had lunch and then breakfast the next day. Servixe outstanding. Food plentidul and of excellent quality. A favorite place when we are in either Brookline or Natick

Thank mutheeman
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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Zaftigs Jewish - Style Delicatessen Serving breakfast (all day), lunch, and dinner ! Come check us out today!
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