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“great for brunch” 4 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 #17 of 92 Restaurants in Highland Park
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Bakery, Delicatessen, Bagels, Family Fare
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Highland Park, Illinois, United States
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“great for brunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

this deli has seating but you have to stand in line to order then they bring very good food to your table
they also have a very busy carry out business
sandwiches piled high with lots of meat and chesses and on very fresh bread or great BAGLES
THE HAVEE A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF BAGLES AND BIALIES
WE GO ALL The TIME

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Willow Springs
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Beat Bagels.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This is a bagel shop but there is a small restaurant in the back. It is a "go to the counter and order" place, but it is very good. The bagels are baked daily and the food is great. I am not comparing this to a top restaurant, but for breakfast, sandwiches and things like that, there is none better!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Highland Park, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“OK deli”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Town is lacking a really good deli--food begins to taste a bit institutional after a number of visits--service is good.

Visited December 2013
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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Best Bagels”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Once Upon A Bagel's bagels are really special! They're chewy with a light crust and worth going out of your way for. In addition to bagels, Once Upon a Bagel offers a full-service deli menu. Your order at the counter, wait at a table and they bring your food to you. The food is very competent deli food. You get your own drinks. The atmosphere is busy and business-like. It's a good place to eat, but it's not designed for lingering.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Middletown, Connecticut
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323 reviews 323 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 109 cities Reviews in 109 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Yummy breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

I'm not much of a breakfast eater, but I'd go back to this place. I loved their corned beef hash and the chicken soup. It was all so yummy, huge portions too!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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