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The Bagel Resturant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Soups, Israeli
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50 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, IL
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Skokie, Illinois, Usa
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bagel is a Deli and Restaurant. It has unique items on the menu, and one of the best is their omelettes. The Spanish omelette is very different, The combination of vegetables are saute' and then folded into the omelette. The challah bread is like cake. They give a great bread basket. Another unusual dish is the polish whitefish. You... More 

Thank Carol T
Skokie, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bagel has been around for a very long time, perhaps too long. It continues on mostly relying upon its "name", its perceived reputation. I have been going there for years because it is local, convenient, and I can pick up a decent dessert at the bakery counter on the way out. The food is good, nothing special, but, for... More 

Thank Lewis S
Huntsville, Alabama
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You go there for the food not the service. We were seated quickly, but it takes a while for a waitress to come by. By the way you can't substitute anything just add on you to what ever you order. Our waitress left a lot to be desired. Forgot our drinks then our orders were all mixed up. We made... More 

Thank Karalee9641
Wilmette, Illinois
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the closer-in northern Chicagoland suburbs, The Bagel in Skokie's Westfield Old Orchard is almost all there is in the deli department without going further north to Glenview or Highland Park for pretty much the same food. (As far as I'm concerned, the best deli in Chicagoland is Manny's, but that's on the near southside and it's a whole production... More 

Thank siouxtw
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Food is very tasty, staff is very attentive and knowledgeable. Great restaurant to meet with friends or family for lunch or dinner. I will strongly recommend.

Thank 967deannan
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

You really can't order anything bad at The Bagel! This is the best restaurant in which to collapse after walking the mall or shopping. From mile-high rubens (my favorite) or giant matzah balls in the soup (our boys' favorites), everything here is wonderful! Ironically, it is our family's traditional meal after a long day of Christmas shopping . . .

Thank CarolineChicago
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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163 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

The guy behind the counter could care less about your schedule. He took his sweet ole dearly time getting the bagel and a package of Kraft Cream Cheese to go. I was at least expecting their own cream cheese. They don't have much of a variety either, i.e. No chocolate chip bagels. This didn't even impress my 8 year old,... More 

Thank Kapanda
Genoa, Nevada
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122 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

After enjoyably walking through an outdoor mall that is beautiful but populated by stores you could find anywhere in the US, we found an authentic deli that is in no way a programmed clone. The menu had things I haven't seen since visiting grandparents in Brooklyn, before Brooklyn was "cool". Whitefish, borscht soup, knishes, matzoh ball soup, and all the... More 

Thank DrKeithEvan
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

I work in Old Orchard so I'm a frequent flier here. I have never been disappointed. Soups are outstanding. Kreplach are filled with ground briscut. Vegetable soup on Monday's outstanding. Always special whitefish for lunch. Of course there's the corn beef. Wanna be healthy? Great salads. I'm a regular for a reason. There are 14 restaurants in the mall. Bagel... More 

Thank Howard W
Chicago, Illinois
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99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This is a place I'd been to many times in the past and have only started going there again recently. It's in a very busy outside mall in the northern suburbs of Chicago. I was there yesterday with a couple of friends for lunch. We arrived at 11:30 am and it was maybe half full. By the time we left,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Soups, Israeli
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Skokie
  • Phone Number: 847-677-0100
It's a family owned jewish resturant. It also has a location at 3107 N. Broadway, Chicago,il.

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