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Kettleman's Bagels

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Elizabeth Ave, Somerset, NJ
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  • 12
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
The best bagel shop (right now) in Central Jersey

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
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Somerset NJ
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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.

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Somerset, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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.

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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.

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Ocean Grove, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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.

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Somerset, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 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 

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Boston
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118 reviews 118 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Stand in line, order and then wait a LONG time. What is this -- the Soup Nazi on Seinfeld? However, just like "no soup for you", the place knows how to cook. Probably the best porkroll, egg and cheese I've had. Outstanding multigrain everything bagels. Worth the painful process.

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Newark, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Bagels are the best in the area. Good Breakfast and Lunch Meals - unfortunately their service is extremely poor. IF you can bear the wait - go here, if not - go somewhere where they appreciate your business.

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Gladstone
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I like the food here, always have, although they tend to be a little expensive. But their operation is horrible. The last three times I went here the line just to order has been out the door. This morning I it took me 25 minutes to get a breakfast sandwich that would normally only take 5. Bagel places should not... More 

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Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Food is great but it takes FOREVER just to order and even longer to get the food. They aren't organized at all and they don't smile. I go because it's close but you will always wait, even if you call ahead, and no one will smile at you and tell you they hope to see you again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bagels

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