We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Real Deal

736 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130-2518
+1 617-325-0754
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good54%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“subs” (3 reviews)
“sandwich” (9 reviews)
“pie” (3 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Pizza
736 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130-2518
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (44)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 44 reviews

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Do NOT order from this place. An HOUR AND A HALF later and when I call to check on the status they tell me what must be the script there when people call to check on things, "it's moving out the door right now". Really,...More

Thank W Augustine D
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Patty melt is bomb. The choices they have are great. Sometimes they burn the chicken in the Texan but, it still tastes good.

Thank Sean M
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I have been dropping by TRD for years now, and NEVER a disappointment. They even have turkey burgers. Although my favorite has always been The Green Monster, yesterday I tried the special grilled cheese sandwich that includes their own homemade barbecue brisket. It was awesome;...More

Thank SheShopsforyou
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

You can't go wrong something for everyone. Awesome staff! I love the adult grill cheese. My wife loves the DArth Vader sandwich. Pizza is awesome. Great wings. My youngest loves the chicken fingers. Priced right! JP and W. ROXBURY. locations always filled with cops firefighters...More

Thank bigchuck68
Reviewed 1 March 2017

AMAZING. If TripAdvisor would let me leave a one word review that would be it....AMAZING. The Darth Vader sandwich is one of the best i've ever had. My father had their cordon blue and it was a close second, but nothing could beat the pastrami...More

Thank Tooch81
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I had a half hour to kill in JP and I was starving. I ordered a large steak and cheese and sat down. Shortly after a smiley young guy brought me my sub and then went and got me some napkins! So nice! Sub was...More

Thank MyLuckyChicken
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We had a Joe Sap wrap and a salad with fresh corn and cherry tomatoes. Both were lovely. Lots of people eating pizza and burgers. Huge pizza slices. Attached to a lovely bake shop that even makes whoopie pies!

Thank aggada
Reviewed 11 September 2016

The first time I visited The Real Deal was seven years ago. I've visited twice in the past two months, and it's just as good as I remembered. I got a veggie burger with guacamole and cheese and it was delicious!

Thank Nicolette P
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We ordered lunch and most of us were extremely happy. The salad was a generous portion and very tasty (Asian Chicken Salad) except for the soggy wontons. The chicken sub was big, juicy, and yummy. The pizza crust, however, was a big tough. All in...More

Thank sheilal921
Reviewed 4 June 2016

The best I've ever had. Their sandwiches and salads are just okay - but I really, really like their pizza. Good crust, not too much sauce on the cheese pizza. Their buffalo chicken pizza is the star - they don't use marinara or BBQ sauce...More

Thank Eliza D
Jamaica Plain
This Boston neighborhood feels like a distinct
community unique and separate from the bustle of other
areas. Beautiful Victorian homes, restaurants with an
emphasis on being eco-friendly and providing local and
organic food, and a large Hispanic community. Visit
Centre and South streets for restaurants, cafes, and
little shops. The Arnold Arboretum is a beautiful,
large green space well worth a visit if you venture to
Nearby HotelsSee all 86 hotels in Boston
enVision Hotel Boston - Longwood
649 reviews
2.15 km away
Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston Brookline Longwood Medical
241 reviews
2.34 km away
The Inn at Longwood Medical
1,215 reviews
3.16 km away
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Brookline
505 reviews
3.47 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Vee Vee
60 reviews
.06 km away
JP Licks
68 reviews
.25 km away
J.P. Seafood Cafe
59 reviews
.00 km away
78 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Samuel Adams Brewery
2,064 reviews
1.03 km away
Arnold Arboretum
579 reviews
.63 km away
Trinity Church
799 reviews
1.35 km away
Jamaica Pond
50 reviews
1.16 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Real Deal staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 736 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130-2518
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Jamaica Plain
  • Neighbourhood: Jamaica Plain
  • Phone Number: +1 617-325-0754
“Real” is a popular term used virtually everywhere, real or not. In in our opinion, if you use that word you had better be prepared to back it up every day. What’s Real? Real is knowing your neighbors, creating a friendly environment where smiling faces are the norm, not just a pleasant surprise.Real is giving your customers more than what they’ve come to expect. We’re all more food savvy these days. We know quality when we taste it and we demand the same quality that we insist on at home. At The Real Deal we strive to use only the freshest ingredients to create genuine food at affordable prices for your family. So what’s the deal? It’s simple. It’s real fresh, real good.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing