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Kettleman's Bagels

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Elizabeth Ave, Somerset, NJ
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout

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Great bagels

Usually here on morning of most weekends. Very busy but they seem to have a system worked out. Great bagels and muffins.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2015
Somerset, New Jersey
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Somerset, New Jersey
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Usually here on morning of most weekends. Very busy but they seem to have a system worked out. Great bagels and muffins.

Thank Blueribbonnj
New Jersey
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Excellent Bagels - best in town!! The only place in town i go for bagels. They have a great selection - partial towards the Pumpernickel & Jalapeno bagels. Gets crowded in the mornings - well worth the wait.

Thank Pranay G
Chicago, Illinois
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354 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Love this place for lunch, ordered the Franklin which had roast beef, swiss, horseradish on fresher than EVA rye. LOVE LOVE...Kettleman, please ship me some of these in Chicago!!!! The bagels were huge! Wonderful lunch or breakfast stop!

Thank Opcal
Irvington, New Jersey
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Best bagels in town always fresh and hot, the service could be much better, it is not organized at all, you can call in a order a day ahead of time like I do, and when you get there you still have to wait 20 minutes or so for you order, I order the same order every week and every... More 

Thank Tachina
Somerset NJ
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The bagels are great. Never go here if you are in a hurry. The order taking, food prep and checking out process is poorly organized.

Thank broadwaybrian
Somerset, New Jersey
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Every time I step foot in this bagel place, it is breath taking! All the food is very fresh and prepared in a timely matter. I usually stop by for a snack or a late lunch if I am looking for a quick bite to eat. I am very impressed on how this operation is run and all the staff... More 

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New York
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I am a bit of a bagel connoisseur. This place gets it. The bagels are good. A good crowd. Some wait, but moves fast. Pricing is ok (not sure why NJ bagels are more expensive than NYC). Will be going back again.

Thank nara_NY
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

These are the best bagels in Somerset County. I worry that this place has poor sanitary grades - a 'B". For this reason, I am afraid to eat their meat. The place always looks a little dirty - a little cleanup and this place would rate 5 stars.

Thank Rocky P
Ocean Grove, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We compare everyone else's bagels to Kettlemens. Always a bit of a crowd, popular with due reason. Bagels have a nice little crispy shell with perfect softness inside. Staff couldn't be nicer. Tasty spreads. Bagels always hot and fresh.

Thank donnaanne46698
Somerset, New Jersey
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My wife and I go to Kettleman's frequently, my wife even more than I. We think their homemade whitefish salad is the best we have tasted and both of us are Brooklynites. I order either whitefish salad on an everything bagel or "The Westerner" which is a western omelet on your choice of bagel. Neither one ever disappoints. My wife... More 

Thank Larry K

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Elizabeth Ave, Somerset, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Somerset

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  • Cuisine: Cafe

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