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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best hole-in-the-wall bagels around

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
Marc P
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South Orange, New Jersey
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South Orange, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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South Orange, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Authentic. No frills. Just real bagels. Longer morning lines for a reason. Don't come looking for raspberry-mint cream cheese or a hazelnut latte. Nice staff, too.

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Santa Marta, Colombia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Sonny's makes great bagels. They are fresh made right in the back. Go here if you want a bag of fresh bagels in the morning. They do not put other toppings on the bagels or make them into sandwiches. This is a barebones (yet delicious) bagel operation. I have it 4 stars because they do not have the fixins to... 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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