We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gotham Bagels

$$
+ Add cuisine
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
112 E Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703-2825
608-284-7145
Website
Today
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 27 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 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
,
Madison, WI
Add Photo Write a Review

27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Mentor, Ohio
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We visited here for lunch from the Children's Museum and were thrilled with the food! The bagels were absolutely delicious, and created the perfect base for some interesting sandwiches. The kids loved the bagels with cream cheese as well. Service was absolutely lovely during our visit. Employees were helpful, polite, and timely.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Madison, WI
Level Contributor
22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Madison, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
86 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Madison, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Madison, WI
Level Contributor
78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milwaukee,Wisconsin
Level Contributor
39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Madison, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Gotham Bagels also viewed

 

Been to Gotham Bagels? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Gotham Bagels

Address: 112 E Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703-2825
Phone Number: 608-284-7145
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Gotham Bagels staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?