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“Great bagels, friendly service but nowhere to SIT” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Wally's place

Wally's place
1 Rt 314, South Hero, VT 05486
(802) 372-4666
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Ranked #2 of 6 Restaurants in South Hero
Cuisines: Bakery, Delicatessen, Bagels
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Canton, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great bagels, friendly service but nowhere to SIT”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I needed a place to meet up with an old friend - we chose Wally's from the internet and because of its location mid way between our homes in upstate NY and VT - and we loved the bagels and there was an excellent brownie as well. Our main disappointment was that it has really no place to sit - it is a bagel shop/delicatessen, not a diner! So we took our orders out to the car park and sat in my car - not what we had planned. Also, it shares restroom facilities with the gas station next to it - and that is a porta loo - we understand that there is a limit to the sewage system on Grand Isle!
The coffee was good too!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“The bagel lives on at Wally's Place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

As a native New Yorker whose late father would make his own yummy, old school bagels on occasion (but sadly never passed on those particular baking secrets to me), I had given up on bagels as all but a lost art. Until yesterday when we found Wally's Place while camping on Grand Isle in VT. Heaps of freshly made bagels from fresh, local ingredients in perhaps a dozen different flavors. And they had bialys!!!!! I have only been able to find a bialy from one artisan baker in upstate NY over the past, say, 20 years, so this find was BIG. And delicious. So was their cream cheese. And their still warm cinnamon buns. Wally's Place is an expert at its craft, and the staff were great. Hope to be back soon!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saranac Lake, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Love me a little Jersey in the Islands”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Have to admit, didn't eat a thing, but my family went every day, at least once, and LOVED it. Now, don't get me wrong, Wally’s friendly, chatty, quick witted sense of humor definitely keeps the place moving but it’s his team that makes the place run like melted butter on a bagel. You can see their dedication and commitment in just one visit, something not often seen with a younger crew. My family loved the sandwiches, bagels and maple flavored cream cheese. The gingerbread biscotti was a favorite as were the ginger cookies and whoopee pies. For me, any place that has REAL New Jersey Taylor Ham, straight from Trenton, on the menu, deserves more stars than Tony Soprano had toothpicks.

Visited July 2013
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Auburn, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great bagels”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This place had amazing bagels and you have got to try the maple cream cheese. The breakfast sandwiches are hearty and made fresh to order.

Visited August 2013
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Smithfield, Rhode Island
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great bagel shop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

Friendly service but just a bagel shop not a restaurant. Loved the bakers dozen and maple cream cheese.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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