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Rubin's Kosher Delicatessen

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500 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2493
(617) 731-8787
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Wonderful Cafe

Great homestyle food and super service. We had the Rubin sandwich and it was the best I have ever had.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2015
Marcia S
Spokane Valley, Washington
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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50 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dover, Delaware
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206 reviews 206 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This long standing authetic kosher restaurant is on Harvard St in Brookline. This has to be a third generation because I remember it when I was a yoingster. Everyhthing is homemade and fresh. The corned beef sandwiches are world renowned. So are the blintzes, kreplach, and the matzoh ball soup

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boston, mass.
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92 reviews 92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Given that it is one of the few Kosher restaurants in the Boston area, I was eagerly anticipating a "taste of New York" and possibly a taste reminiscent of my Grandmother's kitchen. Big disappointment. Although the menu on paper is appropriate for a deli ---with the usual selection of meats, side dishes and sodas, the quality of the meal was... More 

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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123 reviews 123 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Great homestyle food and super service. We had the Rubin sandwich and it was the best I have ever had.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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248 reviews 248 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The service was terrible. The young waitress was nice, but the poor thing was running around waiting on 10 tables.. IT seems that they only had 2 waiters working that day and they seemed overwhelmed. We saw our food get ready, we recognized it, and it sat on the counter for a good 10-12 minutes before we stood up and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2493
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: (617) 731-8787

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Kosher

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?