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Once Upon A Grill

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2758 Dundee Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062-2609
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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348 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Like it's siblings in the "Once Upon" group of restaurants, expect good deli food with a wide variety of choices on the menu. Salads, sandwiches, soups, omelets and many other traditional deli favorites. Service is good. A bit noisy, but maybe because it is so popular at lunch time.

Thank Paul C
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This is a wonderful place for breakfast or lunch. Great service, efficient, plenty of variety and all very tasty. My husband and I go there about once a week and it has been a favorite since we moved to the Northbrook area a few months ago. We've taken friends and family that come visit us.

Thank Vivian A
North Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This restaurant is wonderful. You order when you come in and the food is then brought to your table. This deli/restaurant is great for any meal of the day. I particularly love their breakfast. They have a pleasant staff, fast service, great tasting bagels and their breakfasts are all very good. Big selection for breakfast. It's become a favorite for... More 

Thank vascubhab
Boston, MA
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209 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Our team routinely orders lunch from "Once Upon a Grill." It tastes like a "NY Deli" (if you like NY): fresh breads and meats, just tasty, affordable, filling and fast!

Thank DieselDad
Northbrook, Illinois
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61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Always crowded at lunch time, it's a challenge to find a place to park in this strip shopping center, and then wait for a table after you place your order. This is a very popular spot with the local older set, and they tend to chat and linger over their tables. Mothers and babies/toddlers also fill tables. But if you... More 

Thank Merrill M
Lincolnshire, Illinois
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

Ordered 2 eggs up with a bagel side of cream cheese and a coffee eggs came in a saucer no potatoes no garnish just 2 little eggs by themselves cost 9.25 way out of line

1 Thank Norman C
Chicago, Illinois
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1,015 reviews
375 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

Lots of choices here. Mostly sandwiches but also eggs/omelettes. Couple other suburban locations. Bagels are quite good. Love the whipped chive cream cheese. Comes in a multitude of other flavors. Last time there I have a very large and delicious serving of fried matzoh with onions and salami. After 3pm, bakers dozen bagels are about 1/2 off, $5.89/13

Thank chitownsam
Highland Park, Illinois
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87 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

It took a moment to get our bearings but this place works like Once Upon a Bagel in Highland Park, Illinois. You order at the front counter, pay, get a number, find an empty table and wait until a server brings you your food. Three different dishes: an egg whites spinach omelet, a pastrami Reuben, and a New York corn... More 

Thank GerfnitAuthor
Northbrook, Illinois
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The food is deli food and some Mexican food. It's basically a deli with a variety of egg dishes,salads, sound and sandwiches . The heating and ccoling system is so noisy that it's hard to talk in there. It's small so you're on top of people when you eat. It seems that the kids that eat here are allowed to... More 

Thank Marshawillner
Round Lake, Illinois
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168 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The title of my review may seem odd, but Once Upon a Grill is a Jewish Deli (to cater towards the large Jewish population in Northbrook, IL), Mexican Food and American Food restaurant. You can order matzo ball soup with tacos and buffalo wings all in one stop. The staff is extremely nice, and this is a great restaurant for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2758 Dundee Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062-2609
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Northbrook
  • Phone Number: 847-562-1411

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?