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736 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02132
(617) 325-0754
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout
Description: “Real” is a popular term used virtually everywhere, real or not. In in our...
“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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Good for:
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
First Time Here

I'll make this one short and sweet. Parked in a space on the street. Entered and was met by a huge menu that was up on the wall. Best part is they explain what is in each sandwich. I'm boring so I got a large steak and cheese with bacon. The bread was fresh and not crunchy, I hate it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
Tommy B
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Boston, Massachusetts
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  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I'll make this one short and sweet. Parked in a space on the street. Entered and was met by a huge menu that was up on the wall. Best part is they explain what is in each sandwich. I'm boring so I got a large steak and cheese with bacon. The bread was fresh and not crunchy, I hate it... More 

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Boston, MA
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Is pretty good. They have a great variety to choose from with pizza, sandwiches, salads and other semi-random things like hot dogs and burgers. The prices are reasonable, the service is quick, and pleasant. Whenever we are passing through this neighborhood, we know this is a reliable place we can stop for a decent meal.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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77 reviews 77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I have gotten takeout from this restaurant several times over the past few months. Their sandwiches are huge and excellent. In addition, their slice selection for pizzas are always decent (5-8 varieties with simple to complex options) and very cheap. The only downside is that the people taking the orders sometimes act like customers are a nuisance and they tend... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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70 reviews 70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Ah, the Real Deal. This place is a favorite of mine, whether eating there or ordering in. Their portion sizes are huge, so order a large with caution. The Uncle Junior is my favorite sandwich. My friends love their salads as well. The Real Deal is delicious and affordable, a wonderful place to grab some lunch or dinner.

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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We've eaten at the Jamaica Plain location a few times and have brought friends here as well. Not a fancy place (it's a pizzeria!) and the bathroom is so-so but the food is great. We always order the Classico veggie and at $17 for an 18" pizza, it is a real deal. The thin crust was crispy and the cheese/veggies... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We visited Jamaica Plain for a week in October and ate here twice. My family loved it. They have very affordable prices and many options - salads, sandwiches, pizza, burgers and wraps. Most if not all selections were less than $10. I had the corn/avocado salad and it was fabulous. The chicken pesto sandwich and the portaballo mushroom sandwich were... More 

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Kinshasa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Ate pizza. They were very accommodating about making it with less cheese and a variety of vegies, but the major complaint I had was that the crust was like cardboard.

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boston,ma
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Stopped by this restaurant while exploring different neighborhoods. I ordered the Green Monster which has 1/2 lb angus beef, avocado and maple apple bacon. I was asked how I wanted it cooked. I said medium. Now either the cook on the burger station doesn't know what that means or I got a burger that had been sitting around for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

I'm a big fan of The Real Deal. I have been going here for a few years now and I have never had a bad experience. My favorite sandwich is the Pesto Chicken. Mhhm yum! It's a family owned business that really makes sure the food is fresh as can be. The customer service is always so friendly, especially the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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138 reviews 138 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

This is my 2nd time eating here; both times I really enjoyed the sandwiches. Chicken parm had an amazing tomato sauce and the bread was great, chicken very moist. They also have free refills on fountain drinks. My only complaint is that the menu is really hard to read on the wall because the print is so small. Casual place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 736 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02132
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: (617) 325-0754

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

Description

“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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?