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Gotham Bagels

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112 E Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703-2825
608-284-7145
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great bagels, but...

During my last visit, the man at the counter did not use tongs or have his hands covered when he served me my bagel. I hope this was a one-time occurrence. It makes me wonder about how sanitary the place is.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2014
SayheyMadison
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Madison, WI
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Stopped in for Bagel Sandwich after grabbing a coffee a my favorite coffee shop. Person at the counter was very rude about me having coffee! When I explained that I have tried the coffee at Gotham and I didn't like. He got plain ugly... I will never go back no need to be abused while getting a bagel.

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Madison, WI
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

During my last visit, the man at the counter did not use tongs or have his hands covered when he served me my bagel. I hope this was a one-time occurrence. It makes me wonder about how sanitary the place is.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I went there twice. The first on my way to work. I was the only customer there and it took 10 minutes to toast a bagel and put cream cheese on it. Both times the bagel was only so so and the cream cheese was bitter and rather disgusting. I was so excited when moving to see a bagel place... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We have tried to eat her many times only to walk out because the non moving line. We have gone there and actually been waited on once. The bagels are good, but it takes a long time to get a toasted bagel with some cream cheese ready. They don't tell you anything after you pay for your order that it... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Gotham Bagels are leaps and bounds over all the standard bagel places around (Einstein, Panera, etc). They are chewy and tasty and there are great spreads and cream cheeses to go with it. Also good coffee. I no longer work downtown and don't get to come here as often, wish there was another location.

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Madison, WI
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75 reviews 75 reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

The only downside is that this place can get really busy. If you're swinging by for a quick take out, the line will move fast and you'll be through in no time. If you want to sit and eat in, you may have to wait for a table. Worth a visit either way. The bagels are great with a nice... More 

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Milwaukee,Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

If you like bagels large, crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside Gotham Bagel is the place to get them. As I live in Milwaukee, I can't have them as often as I would like. The Everything bagel is my favorite and I order a dozen ahead of time when I come to Madison for football games. Their... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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25 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I have stopped here on the way to work a few times this month since moving here, and the guys who work there are always super friendly, greeting me (and others) when I walk in the door. Their coffee is good, bagels are tasty, and location is very convenient....havent had any real food here yet but I look forward to... More 

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It's almost impossible to get a great (or even really good) bagel outside of New York City. People may poo-poo the theory, but the water in NYC really does make a difference in the taste and consistency of the bagel. That said, technique is important too (hand rolling, boiling), and they know what they're doing at Gotham thanks to their... More 

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Baltimore
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257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I'm pretty sure Gotham Bagels is the best bagel cafe in the area. Their signature bagel sandwiches are mouthwatering. I only wished they had more options. I love the Spanish Harlem with the pork shoulder. Absolutely delicious. Their bagels are always fresh and the meats they have available are great for building your own bagel. What's clutch at Gotham Bagels... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 112 E Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703-2825
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 608-284-7145

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?