Best of Boston

2019 Best Jewish Deli

Michael’s Deli

Guest seating may be scarce, but this self-dubbed “corned-beef king” owns the throne when it comes to juicy brisket and other deli delights. That much is obvious when you scarf down signature sandwiches like the Big Lebowski (hot turkey and pastrami) or the so-called dirty selections, which come topped with crunchy potato chips. Round it off with Auntie Bev’s noodle kugel for a blast from family dinners past.

256 Harvard St., Brookline, 617-738-3354,