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Once Upon A Grill

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2758 Dundee Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062-2609
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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, Seating, Takeout

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A Mexican Jewish deli that works

It took a moment to get our bearings but this place works like Once Upon a Bagel in Highland Park, Illinois. You order at the front counter, pay, get a number, find an empty table and wait until a server brings you your food. Three different dishes: an egg whites spinach omelet, a pastrami Reuben... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Highland Park, Illinois
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Highland Park, Illinois
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It took a moment to get our bearings but this place works like Once Upon a Bagel in Highland Park, Illinois. You order at the front counter, pay, get a number, find an empty table and wait until a server brings you your food. Three different dishes: an egg whites spinach omelet, a pastrami Reuben, and a New York corn... More 

Thank GerfnitAuthor
Northbrook, Illinois
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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 

Thank Marshawillner
Round Lake, Illinois
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168 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 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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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

Thank Dnb1234
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
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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 

Thank Paul P
2 reviews
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 

Thank Chad C
New York, New York, United States
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184 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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.

Deerfield, Illinois
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

Thank menschls
Deerfield Beach, Florida
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244 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 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.

Thank grantham353
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85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2758 Dundee Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062-2609
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Northbrook
  • Phone Number: 847-562-1411

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American


Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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