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Rubin's Kosher Delicatessen - CLOSED

500 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2493
+1 617-731-8787
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good35%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible4%
14 Sep 2016
“Good but not the Great Eatery as seen on a Travel show”
2 Aug 2016
“Only kosher deli in Boston”
Restaurant Hours Closed
€€ - €€€
500 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2493
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Reviewed 30 September 2015

In NH, we just don't have good Kosher quality. Every few months, I treat myself to Rubins. I have lunch, a few lbs. of their meats, salads and of course 2 dozen bagels. I take a coffee to go and eat my way back home....More

Thank Bobby B
Reviewed 9 September 2015

My first negative post. There is no ambiance that I can complain about, and that is because there is nothing but walls, tables,chairs and poor lighting. Nothing other than colors have changes in the last 30 years or more. The food is kosher, but not...More

2  Thank Pages-Daddy
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Friendly service. Delicious deli sandwiches. Meat...not dairy. Rubin's offers the traditional fare such as matzoh ball soup and corned beef sandwiches, but has a more extended menu, including some Asian influenced items, which my reflect the neighbourhood demographics. Everything was really tasty.

Thank Francesca029
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Old fashion jewish food and sandwhiches to choose from. The food was good and the service was a little slow but we were not in a hurry. While they do have a small lot to park,street parking is available.

Thank bsk_10
Reviewed 20 August 2015

We were met by the owner who was SOOO charming that we immediately felt at home! We had the sweet and sour cabbage soup, fish, and a classic pastrami sandwich. It was all delicious!

Thank Julie W
Reviewed 10 July 2015

From the brisket egg roll to the Southwestern burger, loved every bite. Delicious wings, even a few healthy choices on the menu (but hey, who really goes to a deli looking for healthy food?) They kept the free refills on the fountain soft drinks coming,...More

1  Thank Avi F
Reviewed 2 July 2015

I have been eating at this restaurant for over sixty years. I even remember Mr. Rubin who opened it. Once it served great sandwiches and meals lovingly put together. No more. The sandwiches are served on stale bread. A chopped-liver sandwich contained a pile of...More

1  Thank Yvygv
Reviewed 2 April 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,...More

Thank HKonowitz3
Reviewed 25 March 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...More

2  Thank aliceann1
Reviewed 1 January 2015

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

Thank Marcia S
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
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Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2493
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-731-8787
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