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“Ultimate Hangover Cure” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Brooklyn Bagel Bakery

Brooklyn Bagel Bakery
2055 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201-3006
703-243-4442
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Ranked #8 of 25 Bakeries in Arlington
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Ultimate Hangover Cure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

One of my favorite places at Court House, if not the favorite. This is a bagel/sandwich place that focuses on its specialties - freshmade bagels (about two dozen flavors), sandwiches, and a few other things like salads, breakfast sweets, etc. Unpretentious to the extreme, fast line service, cash only (they have an ATM). The place is a license to make money.

Busy times are lunch on weekdays and brunch/lunch on weekends as the hungover/just woke up together crowd rolls in for carbs and caffeine. Price won't break the bank, either. I favor the sausage, egg, and cheese bagel sandwich on a sesame.

About the service - the owners are all about speed and can be gruff sometimes (I like the Soup Nazi analogy), I ascribe that to the fact that they must process hundreds of people every day and tell at least 10% it's cash only. It's a family owned business and they are spending their lives in there (and their success shows it). Come in, make your order, pay up, chow down. It's their model and it works.

There is seating indoors and outdoors, sometimes its crowded and sometimes not.

  • Visited January 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Some of the best New York style bagels you'll find in the DC metro area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

I lived in Manhattan for 3 years, so I'm spoiled by the bagels there. I've been searching for a spot in the DC area where I can find good bagels, and this is the best one I've found so far.

Check out a more complete review, with pictures of the restaurant and food, on my blog: http://hungry-games.com/2012/11/10/operation-rockstar-bagel-brooklyn-bagel-arlington/

Visited November 2012
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Newton MA
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“Great for a Quick Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012 via mobile

Pseudo New York deli with decent pizza at pretty good prices. Typical two slices and a drink for $5.49 for lunch. Not a lot of inside seating that I could see, we sat outside and enjoyed the day.

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“Awesome bagels... Cash only”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

Another reviewer hit the nail on the head... The owner is very like the no soup for you kind of guy. We didn't realize it was cash only and he seemed very agitated! Lol... Customer service may not be their strong suit but they do make a hell of a great bagel sandwhich. The price is pretty average... They charge for refills (a little tacky but whatever) and the ambiance is better then your run of the mill bagel spot. Just bring your cash and know your order!

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“The real thing when it comes to bagel sandwiches!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Are these bagels as good as Brooklyn? Well who knows, but they are authentic (i.e., baked and boiled). Great flavors too, including the "wheat everything" which is a healthy alternative to the typical white dough bagel. Very generously sized, the bagels themselves are light and tasty, and the sandwiches offered are excellent. The salads aren't bad either! A good bet for breakfast and lunch. Right near the Courthouse Metro stop.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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