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Zaftigs Delicatessen

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335 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2907
+1 617-975-0075
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Orange, California
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267 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We love Zaftig. Great selection of Jewish foods. Family favorites include Empire Eggs (eggs Benedict on latkes with spinach and lox), salami and eggs, and the ahhhmaxing Challah French toast.

Thank oyyveyy
Clemmons, North Carolina
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283 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have ordered from here before, and the food was excellent! I really like their smoked fish options and the bagels were outstanding. Delivery was quick, and the food tasted fresh as a result. If you don't live in the immediate Coolidge Corner area, there is a 7 dollar delivery fee, however. Watch out for that when you're ordering.

Thank Andrei S
virginia beach
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our daughter first took us to Zaftigs for a Mothers day brunch in 2007. Since then we try to go there when we are in Boston. There matzo ball soup is fantastic as is there corn beef sandwich. If you are in the mood for comfort food,this is the place. Safeties is located in Brookline. The area also has many... More 

Thank cole1966
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540 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Boston is, oddly, a lousy city for deli food. Zaftigs is a very good-though not great-deli in Coolidge Corner, Brookline. The restaurant is large and comfortable. My Reuben was pretty good. Three of us shared the potato pancake appetizer, which was excellent. Prices were very reasonable. Service was quick and friendly.

Thank Mark P
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was very good and large enough portions, came here for brunch. There was an unexpected upcharge for an extra bagel.

Thank Laura B
Boston, Massachusetts
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Zaftigs used to make a New York sized sandwich. Now I lift up the bread and ask "where's the meat?" Prices have gotten too high for me to go here for lunch anymore. Breakfast is enjoyable, however. We enjoy the mixed fish plate with bagel, one of the better values.

Thank lisa f
New York City, New York
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112 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Over the years, we have had nothing but really good experiences at Zaftig's. It has always been on our "must do" list whenever we visit Boston. Our recent visit for lunch presented a few typical things, a long wait outside and very good service. Some not so typical things were overdone poached eggs and a corned beef hash that was... More 

Thank Mark S
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Zaftigs has for years provided an essential ingredient to Boston area dining -- a real deli, with a "New York" style and feel, and exceptionally good food. For many in the Boston-Brookline area, it provides a comfortable sense of coming home; a culinary connection to our youth; and darned good food. The comfort level is still there. But in two... More 

Thank 66
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is a great place for a meal anytime of the day, but we were there for breakfast, and I thought the food was fantastic. They had a variety of unique dishes too (blintzes, knish, etc) The decor was great. Lots of colorful paintings on the walls.

Thank Sara D
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Not many breakfast/brunch places to go so this place is generally heaving. They will give you a buzzer and you can wait outside or carry on shopping as long as you don't go out of range (2 blocks). Coffee is weak and perculated. On a plus side you do get endless top ups for free. Food is below average. Service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, International, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?