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Zaftigs Delicatessen

335 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2907
+1 617-975-0075
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (80 reviews)
“potato pancakes” (32 reviews)
“pastrami” (40 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, International, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
335 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2907
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Zaftigs Menu is very comprehensive. Great location and appears to have a good list of breakfast/brunch items to choose from.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank yqoykuk
Reviewed 3 days ago

This restaurant replaced Joan and Ed's deli's location. Let's put it this way - I miss Joan and Ed's. Zaftig's quality doesn't meet the former tenant's quality. Corned beef is dry. Pastrami is at times like a shoe sole and unchewable. It's only good point...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Marplon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't wait to go again. Worth every pound to gain! I had someone order for me a selection of everything that is typical of a delicatessen.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Aghalayini
Reviewed November 6, 2018

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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MikeBirdman
Reviewed October 30, 2018 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.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank theeggert
Reviewed October 23, 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank StepMorris1
Reviewed October 18, 2018 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!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Freestyle1980
Reviewed October 16, 2018 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!

Date of visit: October 2018
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.

Date of visit: October 2018
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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Karen S
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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
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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