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Sonny's Bagels

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123 South Orange Ave., South Orange, NJ 07079
(973) 763-9634
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Best bagels inNew Jersey!!!

As someone who was raised on authentic Brooklyn bagels, I can attest with authority that Sonny's Bagel bakery makes the very best bagel in New Jersey. They use the old fashioned method, boiled then baked to produce delicious tasty bagels with chewy insides and a hard crust, and offer a choice of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Alicesolomon
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South Orange, New Jersey
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South Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

As someone who was raised on authentic Brooklyn bagels, I can attest with authority that Sonny's Bagel bakery makes the very best bagel in New Jersey. They use the old fashioned method, boiled then baked to produce delicious tasty bagels with chewy insides and a hard crust, and offer a choice of poppy, sesame, salty everything onion, whole wheat, raisin,... More 

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South Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

New owner has made sonys even more popular. For years this has been the best bagel in the metropolitan area. Get hot ones early Saturday and Sunday you won't be sorry

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South Orange, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The bagels at Sonny's are superbly fresh and authentic. If you get there early enough in the morning, you can watch the baker draining the boiled bagels, putting different toppings on, and running them through the oven. Yum. It's great to order whatever is still warm, buttered. All the spreads I've tried are delicious--whitefish, tuna, egg salad, veggie. This is... More 

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New Egypt, New Jersey
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The place is the off shoot of the old Watson Bagel in Irvington. They are the best bagels you will ever eat. Enough said

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South Orange, New Jersey
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Sonny's makes old fashioned bagels by hand. These are not the cakey mass produced "perfect bagels" you get at fast food outlets etc. There may be considerable variation in any batch but that is part of the experience. As often noted they are the best bagels around and have been for many years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Best bagels you will ever have, amazing and friendly service! They have been around a long time for a reason

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Florham Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

What it lacks in atmosphere, it makes up in quality. There could be a line on Saturday morning, but the wait is not very long.

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South Orange. NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you want the best bagel around, make no mistake and find this place. I have been coming her for the last 20+ years and it's still the same.

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South Orange, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

While one of the better bagels in the area, the fact that it's missing breakfast sandwiches and a sit-in area make me less likely to go.

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South Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I eat bagels in NYC all of the time but I still think Sonny's are the best bagels out there. There are equals but not better. Most of the bagels even in NYC are not boiled enough and are too large and bready to be an outstanding bagel. Russ and daughters is great, there are other great bagels but Sonny's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 123 South Orange Ave., South Orange, NJ 07079
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  South Orange
  • Phone Number: (973) 763-9634

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bagels

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