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Sonny's Bagels

123 South Orange Ave., South Orange, NJ 07079
(973) 763-9634
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Ranked #3 of 54 restaurants in South Orange
Cuisines: Bagels
Most recent review
- May 28, 2014
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English first
South Orange. NJ
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Maplewood, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Nothing fancy here. You line up - they are making bagels where you can see in the back. You bring home a bag of warm fresh bagels everyone at home likes you.

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Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

These really are the genuine thing-- real bagels made there. The taste fresh, not too sweet as some places do and of course you can get cream cheese etc. They have coffee and some other things but its all in the name. This is the place for bagels. So glad to have this place in South Orange.

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

This place looks like its been around since South Orange was first established. I think the bagels at Hot Bagels Abroad (across the street) are just a tad better and the shop has way more options (and better tasting cream cheese).

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fauxmaven
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

Always go here for the biggest freshest bagels .Not much else except the usual beverages .Go elsewhere for the salads ,etc .

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NJ
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

old and tired, but real bagels, not the supermarket bready stuff.

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