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Rubin's Kosher Delicatessen

500 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2493
(617) 731-8787
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Ranked #48 of 171 Restaurants in Brookline
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Kosher
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I have been going to Rubin's for at least 30 years. It is one of the few kosher restaurants in Boston. Usually I have a deli sandwich, salad or omelette, all of which are good but none of which comes close to the meal I had there tonight. It was a special-a salad with pecan encrusted chicken, lettuce and spinach,... More 

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New York, New York, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I came here all the time as a kid while visiting relatives in Boston. Now that I travel to Boston on business I always stop by (I am kosher,don't have much choice). I was disappointed by the experience that I have had here in the past couple years. The food would come out cold, bread was stale, pastrami was tough,... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Delicious, 'traditional' Kosher deli. Although the prices were a bit high, the portions were generous and good was quite tasty. We split the two knish platter for an appetizer, and enjoyed the sweet potato and meat knishes. A bit small, but tasty. My wife and I split two sandwiches, the Soho (turkey, roast beef, cole slaw and chopped liver) and... More 

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New Hampshire
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91 reviews 91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A great sandwich starts with real dark rye bread, blended mustards and freshly cooked pastrami. The Ruebens are my second favorite but, its so hard to only pick one. Pickels, coleslaw, old fashion sodas and the pastries make Rubin's our lunch heaven whenever we go to Brookline. Easy parking off street.

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Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had two meals from/at Rubin's. We ordered Shabbat dinner from Rubin's and it was delicious. We ordered the JD Brisket, Zucchini and Squash and Mashed Potatoes. Everything was amazingly delicious and the quantities were very generous! We also went to Rubin's for breakfast one morning and had the chance to enjoy the rest of their menu. Delicious meat!

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Ashkelon, Israel
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

we had lnch to day July 1st at Rubins. we ordered pastramy and corn beef sandwich. bread wasdry not fresh. meet was not tasty. even the cookie we order was not cooked enough. sevice was ok.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Great small deli. No counter seating, only tables. Recommend the "overstuffed" size sandwiches for $18. Ha! Beer served as well, bonus!

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New York City, New York
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110 reviews 110 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

Very good place. Portions are big, not too expensive, food is good. Try thd hot dogs-they're not the cheap rubber but the real stuff.

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West Hempstead, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I grew up eating at Rubin's and continue to love it to this day. Some of the staff have been there since I was a kid. It is kosher and therefore there is nothing dairy in the restaurant, but that doesn't detract from the food. Their burgers are amazing and so are the deli sandwiches. If you stick with good... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Coming from NY, the best way to rate this place would be between Mr. Broadway and KD. If you are looking for a quick Kosher bitre, this would be a good solution.

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Additional Information about Rubin's Kosher Delicatessen

Address: 500 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2493
Phone Number: (617) 731-8787
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Kosher

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