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The Bagel Resturant

50 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, IL
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Ranked #18 of 153 restaurants in Skokie
Cuisines: Israeli
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: It's a family owned jewish resturant. It also has a location at 3107 N. Broadway, Chicago,il.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: It's a family owned jewish resturant. It also has a location at 3107 N. Broadway, Chicago,il.
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English first
Wilmette, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I chose to eat at The Bagel for lunch. When we first entered, we were drawn to the sweets counter. The desserts looked amazing. We were quickly seated. Once seated, we were given water and a bread basket. The bread basket had a variety of options, but none were very good. However, no one came to take... More

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Northern California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Eating at The Bagel is a fun experience, but come hungry! Portions are large, and there are sooo many choices in the classic Jewish Deli style. Corned Beef, Pastrami, Salami, Chicken Soup, Matzah Balls, Kreplach, Potato Pancake Latkes, house-made pickles, bagels and lox, and the list goes on and on!

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Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is a gem of a restaurant hidden in the Old Orchard Mall. Right when you sit down they bring you a good old fashioned bread basket, including bagel chips, and a pickle bowl. I love that. As for the menu, I can only review one dish because I order it every time I eat here. I get the 1/2... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This is an icon. After 40 years, it's a staple. Whether for family or meeting friends, it's Hamish, delish, and accessible. Friends catch up with the food of their youth, friends catch up after saying good bye to a loved one. This restaurant never disappoints. Reminds me of, but isn't the old deli's of the day, it's really good.

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chicago
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Top notch service! I was with a friend I have not seen in a few years so we had a lot of catching up to do. The waitress was so nice she said stay as long as you like. After we ate we did more next door to the starbucks because this place fills up quick. We went on a... More

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minneapolis, minnesota
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We had a late lunch, and wanted a smaller dinner. The Bagel is one of many restaurants in The Old Orchard Shopping Center, We picked it, and I had 1 cold appetizer and 1 hot appetizer. The portions are so large, that was enough for a meal. . One interesting note: at many tables, there were families of 3 or... More

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Washington DC
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117 reviews 117 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Have known the family owned bagel both in Skokie and in Chicago for 40+ years and it NEVER misses. Yummy Deli treats with a large take out section as well so that nearby hotelers can stock up. Always get corned beef to go - you can't miss out. This trip I ate both in Skokie and at the Bage l... More

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Knoxville Tennessee
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

And the pastrami on rye... oh my! Not to mention the half sour pickles, bagel chips and excellent bread that's automatically delivered to each table. We will make an effort to get back here next time we are in the area.

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Spanaway, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We travelled from Seattle to the Chicago area to visit family and catch up on some great food that you only find around Chicago. When we sat down the waiter brought us a basket of rolls and breads along with some of the most perfect pickles I've ever had. Our group was comprised of my father in law, my wife,... More

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Princeton
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95 reviews 95 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We've eaten at this restaurant countless times, but our last visit involved a bit more planning as we had 14 in our group and I was doing all of the planning from my home in NJ. While I had hoped to use the “party room”, it was already booked, but I was promised a table “in the back”. Even though... More

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