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#12 of 49 Deli in Boston
#490 of 1,680 Restaurants in Boston
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American, Deli
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan
3.9 km from Harvard Square
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Reviewed 19 November 2021 via mobile

We would love to go back to this deli for breakfast one day. The cooks are great, the food is excellent, the menu has so many things to offer. We also felt very safe because the entire police force must eat there all day in...shifts. I highly recommend this deli/diner.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 19 July 2021 via mobile

In town visiting relatives and taking the bus to get around. Looked up at the bus stop and saw Jim in the window and my 6th sense told me this was a place for me to catch breakfast after working out at the Y down...the street. Had the eggs, sausage and home fries and they were superb at a good price. Excellent coffee as well. Went back a second time and breakfast was just as good. Can’t wait to try dinner soon. Jim and his brother Nick welcomed me with some great conversation and happy to support a great local joint. Next time ur thinking about grabbing a donut and coffee at DD give this place a shot you’ll be happy you did.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 20 May 2020

Jim's deli never disappoints breakfast lunch dinner is always fresh huge portions and fast delivery I would recommend this to everyone delish friendly

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020

I was suggested to go here from a friend of mine and I must say the food and the prices are amazing. Unfortunately, I’ve been there 3 times and have been treated horribly. I got there around 8 o’clock each time and they close at...9. I’ve left by 8:40 each time. The same two men behind the counter have been there each time and are more than rude. They seemed annoyed at the fact that they had to help us. They were reluctantly making the food and slamming things around and were straight up rude. The first two times I went and they were rude, I just figured that they were having bad days but this last time was the straw that broke the camel’s back. I will never return again and I don’t suggest going unless you wanted to be treated poorly by the men preparing your food. It’s a huge shame because the food is absolutely amazing.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 16 December 2019 via mobile

Title states it all. Jim’s is hands down the best damn restaurant in Brighton. The selections on their menu is tremendous and the food is to die for. Huge portions, great taste. I having been visiting this place almost weekly when I’m oncall at the...hospital and even when I’m not because the food is so damn good. Always busy but worth the waitMore

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 14 March 2019 via mobile

The food here is delicious, best deli I’ve found in Boston, but that’s not why I love this place. Jim’s accomplishes something I have trouble finding these days. It feels like home. From the moment you walk in the door everyone is comfortable and pleasant....Even if they have a line out the door Jim will make sure he says hello and I swear every time I go in there he knows at least 30 people by name. The food is a little on the pricey side but I’m always happy to pay it for the high quality food and service that Jim’s Deli provides.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

I love Jim’s Deli for breakfast. Their French Toast is superb and the Eggs and Bacon and potatoes are outstanding. And Jim is the unofficial Mayor of Brighton!

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Stopped in for a quick lunch and the place was packed, seemed to be locals. Very friendly staff, quick service and really big menu. I wanted a different kind of salad and found a gyro version that was huge and really tasty. My son had...a reuben that he said was delicious.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Notice the long lines and empty tables. Jims is killing the walk in business by online ordering - they can't handle both.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

I ate lunch here on Friday with my sister-in-law and nephew. Apparently, my nephew eats here on a fairly regular basis and has done so for 15+ years and loves it! We were looking for a great place for everyone to get whatever they were...in the mood for and be able to sit and talk and we were able to get both. You walk in grab your tray and silverware, determine what you want off of the vast menu and order from the nice men behind the counter. They make your food to order, grab your drinks, pay and then sit at one of the booths and eat. The food was so good! I got a ham and cheese omelet with a side salad and bottled water for $15.68. Recommend!More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Great little place in Brighton Center that has the best steak and eggs I have ever had. Grilled sirloin makes it amazing! Highly recommend!

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

The food is wonderful, the staff is so friendly and helpful, the prices are very reasonable and the portions are huge! We could easily have shared one entree.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

This is a great place to go for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Good, basic, diner-style food. Even better, the staff are super friendly.

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Just wow. Jims burgers are incredible. Best hangover food in Boston. Huge, greasy and full of flavor. The prices are fair and the service is phenomenal. Always a pleasure :-) This is the first place I will go next time I visit Boston!

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Came here with some fellow students regularly during our time in Brighton and we always enjoyed the food. Great people with heart for what they do. Affordable though, so no reason not to try this one.

Date of visit: April 2016
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Jim's Deli & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4