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Michael's Deli

256 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2904
+1 617-738-3354
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“corned beef” (28 reviews)
“sandwich” (27 reviews)
“bread” (8 reviews)
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256 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2904
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Reviewed June 23, 2018

No matter what you have here you will not be disappointed. Try the hot corn beef sandwich, one of the best i ever had. Add coleslaw and a pickle and you will not leave hungry. the egg salad sandwich was also good.

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Reviewed April 15, 2018

We visited Michael's Deli during our stay in Boston, after watching the episode of No Reservation where A. Bourdain goes there. We went with high expectations and it really exceeded what I was hoping for. Very friendly owner, and super tasty food. We ordered a...More

Thank streetfoodlover2014
Steven P, Owner at Michael's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Street Food Lover, Thanks so much for stopping in during your time in Boston. It always nice to read when folks have tried us for the first time and have such a great experience. I look forward to catching you gain before you leave town....More

Reviewed September 14, 2017

This is a no nonsense deli that offers excellent sandwiches that are stuffed with all the goodies you would expect from a Jewish deli. I've been going here for years and recently discovered that I have gluten sensitivities and was very pleasantly surprised that they...More

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Steven P, Owner at Michael's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2017

Rory, Thanks for being a loyal guest of ours and sharing your experiences with other TripAdvisors. Happy that we can accommodate your new dietary requirements. Look forward to feeding you again soon. Steven

Reviewed September 7, 2017

Fantastic, friendly service. Huge, fresh sandwiches and so much else to choose from. I wish we were in town longer so we could have gone back to try something else. Highly recommend the corned beef sandwich and the REAL turkey carved sandwich. Delicious!

Thank Jenn1975
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

Shamefully this was my first visit to Michaels's deli despite living in Brookline for almost 8 years. I finally made it here on Sunday afternoon for lunch. The line out the door was the first sign that this place is fantastic. The gentleman taking orders...More

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Steven P, Owner at Michael's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2017

Supersums, I won't hold it against you that it took you so long to stop in :) We are thrilled that you found us and thanks for sharing your visit with other trip advisors. Please introduce yourself on your next visit so I can thank...More

Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

My yearly stop in Boston typically includes a stop at Michaels. This year was no different. Stopped by today before heading out of town back to Denver where there aren't many if any great deli's. ordered a 1/2 hot corned beef sandwich which was perfect....More

Thank Andy H
Steven P, Owner at Michael's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2017

Andy, It was great to see you all. Sorry for you folks if it's only once a year, we got a build up your frequent flyer miles. Thanks for sharing with the rest of the trip advisors and we look forward to feeding you maybe...More

Reviewed July 10, 2017

This is a great place - especially the corned beef and the pastrami. I got take-out, but there is a small seating area.

Thank williamaO4184XH
Steven P, Owner at Michael's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2017

William, Thanks so much for stopping in and we definitely appreciate the high praise. We look forward to feeding you again and saving a spot at the table for you. Steven

Reviewed June 12, 2017

I was turned onto this place by an older Jewish man when I asked him where is the best deli in the Boston area in his opinion. He immediately said Michael's Deli in Brookline. Was apprehensive when I seeked out this place but after eating...More

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Steven P, Owner at Michael's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

kcchin, Thanks for taking stock in the word on the street and stopping by. I also appreciate you taking the time to share your visit with other tripadvisors. I look forward to feeding you some more "melt in your mouth" meats soon. Steven

Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

Found this place on our second to last day, amazing little Deli. I just pondered on the menu for a quite a while, gazing at what could be the best choice. I decided upon  The “Disheveled” Brisket  at $11.49, on a light rye bread.  It didn't...More

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Steven P, Owner at Michael's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2017

Kris, So glad you were able to "discover" us on your recent visit. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience to other TripAdvisors. Always great to read when folks try one of my "dirty" sandwiches, and the brisket is my favorite. We look...More

Reviewed May 15, 2017

Small,very cramped and noisy but with great pastrami and Reuben sandwiches and pickles and some people like their whitefish salad but we thought it was too sweet.Huge sandwiches,.

Thank rzamenhof
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June 11, 2018|
Response from Steven P | Property representative |
Big Red - Unfortunately, we do not go out that far. Maybe an Uber? Hope you get a chance to stop in soon. Steven
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 256 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2904
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-738-3354
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