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Michael's Deli

256 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2904
+1 617-738-3354
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good43%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“corned beef” (27 reviews)
“knishes” (7 reviews)
“sandwich” (23 reviews)
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256 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2904
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank kcchin
Steven P, Owner at Michael's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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

Thank krislibertine
Steven P, Owner at Michael's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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 15 May 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
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We just arrived at the Courtyard around the corner and were hungry so we gave it a try. Awesome sandwiches which were filling, just what we needed before heading to Fenway. The guy behind the counter treated everyone like they were regulars.

Thank pingbenz
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

I stopped on for a quick sandwich, and i was very surprised how good the sandwich was! Good bread, good meat, good everything.

Thank John G
Steven P, Owner at Michael's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

John, Thanks for dropping in and sharing the love. Happy that you enjoyed the Corned Beef. We hope to feed you some of our other sandwiches again soon. Thanks, Steven

Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Generous portions, reasonably priced, and very friendly deli. The thanksgiving feast is huge - even a half sandwich was essentially a full sandwich because there was so much meat! Manages not to be dry, will be returning!

Thank Bourdain_ftw
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Be aware this is a cash-only place! The line goes quickly because the staff are efficient - very friendly - greeting everyone, thanking everyone. Snag a table to wait for your order - sandwiches come with pickles but no chips fyi. Good place for a...More

Thank MuseumMom57
Steven P, Owner at Michael's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2016

MuseumMom57, Thanks for taking the time to let other TripAdvisors know about what we do every day. Always great to read how folks appreciate our food, but even better when our service gets a shout-out. Look forward to feeding you again soon, Steven

Reviewed 17 November 2016

Thrilled to start trying the Jewish style delis in the Boston area. Fantastic chicken noodle soup, tuna salad is excellent, great knishes, and of course...what about the pastrami? The pastrami was very good, but even considering that I didn't order it lean, today it was...More

Thank David P
Steven P, Owner at Michael's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2016

David P, glad we could begin your tour of delis in Boston. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. Glad to read that you enjoyed it and we look forward to feeding you again soon. Steven

Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Visiting from out of town. Sandwiches for takeout. Tasty Italian sub but kind of light for the price. Corned beef and pastrami was very disappointing. Shavings of dry pastrami sliced way too thin. Corned beef slightly better. Rye bread falling apart after a three block...More

Thank annapolis123
Steven P, Owner at Michael's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2016

Annapolis123, Thanks for taking the time to post your review. I am truly sorry that we fell below your expectations and the ones set by other Tripadvisors. I am not sure what went wrong with your combo sandwich other than we cook and cut the...More

Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

So you want a real Boston sandwich? Get in your 'cah' or get the Green line to Brookline. He's right there at Coolidge Corner. Order yourself a "Thortys Black and Gold" and start planning to enjoy the best sandwich of your life!! Black pastrami?! WOW...More

Thank Garth_Trelawney
Steven P, Owner at Michael's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2016

Garth, Thanks for dropping in and sharing your experience with other TripAdvisors. The Thorty Black and Gold is near and dear to me as $1 of every one sold goes to benefit the Shawn Thornton Foundation. SO keep stopping in for this great Sandwich! Hope...More

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Cash Only, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
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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