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“I love Once Upon a Bagel, and come here every time I'm home.” 5 of 5 stars
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Once Upon a Bagel
1888 1st St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3102
847-433-1411
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Ranked #18 of 94 Restaurants in Highland Park
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Bakery, Delicatessen, Bagels, Family Fare
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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“I love Once Upon a Bagel, and come here every time I'm home.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

They have a huge range of items, from bagels to bialys to omelettes to soups to burgers to salads. It's a classic Jewish deli, which I craved every day I was going to college in Virginia. I love their low-fat tuna salad, but more than anything I could eat any one of their kugels every single day. They'll heat it up if you ask, which you should!

Their omelettes are great, too, and come with a free bagel which you can have wrapped up if you don't want to it eat it right then.

It does serve kind of an older crowd, but it's the very definition of a Highland Park institution and I love coming here!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Chicago,illinois
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“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Great selection of sands. Quality food. Clean and quick service. Place your order and it's made to order. Not a full service rest. Nice menu boards. Soup, Deli sands., even breakfast is available. Attracts many families and business people. A nice place to have a meal.

Visited October 2012
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South Florida
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“Don't forget dessert after the bagel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Place has been here for a long time and there is a reason for it. The variety of bagels and breads are a plenty along with all the cream cheese spreads and everything else to choose from. Personally, I like the tuna fish better than another place in town and my ultimate favorite is the chocolate coffee cake concoction. I always take one to go to bring back to the office and its gone in seconds. The new flavor of cherry did not disappoint either. The smile face cookies also wins points but the chocolate cake is still the best. Some people might complain about the price, but when you like something, you usually pay a bit more for it and this food is good!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Highland Park, Illinois
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“Great Jewish deli”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Good food great bagels Portions are substantial don't forget to grab a number when you come in unless you are eating in then skip the deli line and say hi to Jerry

Visited October 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Great Food watch the "add cheese" cost”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Main menu items are great and generous portions. What gets me is the unreasonable pricing for "added cheese" on your bagel and some of the pastries.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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