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Michael's Deli

256 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2904
+1 617-738-3354
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“corned beef” (28 reviews)
“sandwich” (25 reviews)
“knish” (9 reviews)
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256 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2904
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Reviewed 14 September 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

Thank Rory d
Steven P, Owner at Michael's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 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 7 September 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 28 August 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

Thank supersums
Steven P, Owner at Michael's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 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 6 August 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 8 August 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 10 July 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 12 July 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 12 June 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

Thank kcchin
Steven P, Owner at Michael's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 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 29 May 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

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

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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