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2758 Dundee Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062-2609
847-562-1411
Today
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food but too many wild children

The food is deli food and some Mexican food. It's basically a deli with a variety of egg dishes,salads, sound and sandwiches . The heating and ccoling system is so noisy that it's hard to talk in there. It's small so you're on top of people when you eat. It seems that the kids that eat here are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Marshawillner
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Northbrook, Illinois
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Northbrook, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The food is deli food and some Mexican food. It's basically a deli with a variety of egg dishes,salads, sound and sandwiches . The heating and ccoling system is so noisy that it's hard to talk in there. It's small so you're on top of people when you eat. It seems that the kids that eat here are allowed to... More 

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Round Lake, Illinois
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168 reviews 168 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The title of my review may seem odd, but Once Upon a Grill is a Jewish Deli (to cater towards the large Jewish population in Northbrook, IL), Mexican Food and American Food restaurant. You can order matzo ball soup with tacos and buffalo wings all in one stop. The staff is extremely nice, and this is a great restaurant for... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Everything is great! They have everything from tacos to doughnuts and everything in between. On Tuesdays, tacos are .99 cents and on Wednesday wings are discounted as well. I enjoy the curly fries and egg white salad. It is a great place to eat lunch or to pick up for dinner. Sometimes the lines are long but it is worth... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I'm not from the area, but was looking for a reasonable place to take my family for breakfast. Saw the great reviews on TripAdvisor and decided to give it a try. I was more than amazed at the wonderful selection and the great prices. You order at the counter and the bring your food to you. I ordered an Omletes... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Ordered a Ruben. The sour krout and meat were cold so they COOKED them AGAIN together on a dirty griddle. NOTHING like a Ruben from a good deli. Good delis have undercooked corned beef in a warmer, as same with sour krout. No COOKING them together on a dirty griddle. Smells and tastes rotten. Also, there were 3 people working... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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155 reviews 155 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great soups, sandwiches, omelettes, bagels (and Mexican specialties). There is something for everyone here and the service is great! Great for brunch, lunch or a lite snack. The place is small and get really crowded on the weekends though so its best to go at off hours on the weekends.

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Deerfield, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Great little spot! Order at the counter, take a number and food will be brought to your table. Food is good! Menu is extensive and reasonably priced. I usually go for breakfast and choices range from Huevosla La Mexicana to lox & bagels. Yes, you can get more traditional French toast and scrambled eggs too. I go with friends and... More 

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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207 reviews 207 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Food was good, served nicely. Noticed lots of locals. Friends in the area brought us here. Service was pleasant. Bagels are good. We were there for breakfast. My husband and i shared a meat lover's omelet. More then enough for two. My bagel was tasty.

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Chicago,illinois
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78 reviews 78 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Just like they're sister place in Highland Park, Once Upon a Bagel. Great sandwiches , soups and salads. Place your order and it's made within minutes. Nice menu on the wall. Extensive list of sandwiches . Breakfast also served. Jewish style menu. Great corned beef sand. Pastrami sand. etc. and the soups are matzo ball, beef and barely , etc.... More 

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Northbrook, Illinois, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Our biggest question on each visit is do we share a sandwich or do we take home half of our sandwich. Take hoem wins out everytime. Everything is great but no matter what I order i need a side od sweet potato chips. Unless you are really hungry order the small bowl of soup if yo order the large bowl... More 

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Additional Information about Once Upon A Grill

Address: 2758 Dundee Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062-2609
Phone Number: 847-562-1411
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Northbrook
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2758 Dundee Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062-2609
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Northbrook
  • Phone Number: 847-562-1411
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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