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Brooklyn Bagel Bakery

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2055 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201-3006
703-243-4442
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6:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best lox bagel in Arlington

I'm always on the lookout for good lox bagels, and this place has a great one. I skimmed the other reviews and many people made a mention of bad customer service, but when I was here the staff all seemed friendly and inviting. The only downside to this place is that it's cash only, luckily they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Zwiblemo
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Brooklyn Bagels is the best bagel shop outside of Brooklyn and is better than many in NYC. The bagels are made fresh in the shop. You can watch them being extruded, seasoned, boiled, and baked. The theatre in the store on a weekend morning is also fun to watch. It is almost like a Seinfeld episode. You need to be... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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339 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I am mad at myself for not coming earlier considering that i've lived in VA for 4 years now. The place is absolutely insane yet they managed to make it work. They only take cash so be prepared to use the ATM machine if you don't have enough. There's seating is located in the back area, windows, and directly outside.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I'm always on the lookout for good lox bagels, and this place has a great one. I skimmed the other reviews and many people made a mention of bad customer service, but when I was here the staff all seemed friendly and inviting. The only downside to this place is that it's cash only, luckily they have an ATM on-site.

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Thank Zwiblemo
Sapphire
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The name says it all. Great bagels and the insolent, unfriendly service you would expect at any good NYC restaurant. My first experience was almost my last, I walked in with my service dog (wearing a bright red vest) and the owner snarled at me"no dogs, get out." When I took out my IPhone and began to record the conversation... More 

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Thank Jeff N
Alexandria, Virginia
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I have frequented this bakery on a few different occasions and our consensus is always the same: bagels are good but customer service is AWFUL. The people here are so rude that it's off putting that it makes us want sacrifice quality for a mediocre bagel at Starbucks ( where at least we get a smile). Also,... More 

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Thank Jana N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Very good bagels, super fast service, fresh fruit, good coffee. Bring cash - no credit cards accepted.

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Thank David O
Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Bagels made the right way, fresh every day. They soak the dough in water before baking, which is how real bagels are supposed to be made. There's a good variety to select from, but the selection can become un-even. It seems they try to minimize waste, so they don't bake more later in the day as certain types run low.... More 

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Thank fried003
Miami, Florida
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Ventured into Brooklyn bagel shop on a Saturday and it was bustling. Wait was not long. I ordered a simple toasted bagel w/ cream cheese and it sufficed. If you want a quick breakfast on the go, then you can't go wrong.

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Thank neeko34
Asheville, North Carolina
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My husband and son got breakfast at Starbucks. I've never found anything I liked there so we walked a few blocks up and found Brooklyn Bagel Bakery. I'm so glad I waited and didn't give in to Starbucks. I had a BLT Bagel and it was really good! The bacon was crispy, the tomato was fresh and the bagel was... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

As a long-time Courthouse resident, Brooklyn Bagel is the place I miss most. I can't speak to it's 'authenticity' in terms of claiming itself a "Brooklyn" bagel, but its a delicious bagel, regardless of its origin. The bagels are made in house and are crispy on the outside and warm on the inside. And, they are huge. This place shares... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2055 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201-3006
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 703-243-4442

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?