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The Bagel Resturant

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$$ - $$$
American, Soups, Israeli
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50 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, IL
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
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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Wilmette, Illinois
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten at the Bagel for at least 30 years! Nothing fancy, family friendly. I have eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner there. They automatically place a bread basket and a plate of dill pickles on the table when you are seated. Great challah. Recommended: the soups and sandwiches. Especially matzo ball and kreplach (Jewish meat filled dumplings ) in... More 

Thank lukaplan
North Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This north side restaurant offer old fashion Jewish food. the quality is great the portions are BIG! and the service is good. Give it a try if you are into this kind of a food. you will not be disappointed.

Thank Jordan T
Skokie, Illinois, Usa
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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168 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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124 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Israeli
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?