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Kaufman's Bagel & Delicatessen

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4905 Dempster St, Skokie, IL 60077-2256
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Seattle, Washington
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wow - very authentic Jewish deli with a multitude of food options - truly, something for everyone! If you order a sandwich, you may want to share with someone else. They are delicious but huge.

Thank Mark W
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great but, it turns out, despite listing as kosher, this restaurant is not kosher. It is not supervised, and dairy and meat products can be eaten together.

Thank Neal M
Chicago, IL
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their deli meats are worth the premium price -- pastrami is a particular favorite. A little fatty but definitely tender and flavorful. Get the rye bread too. One thing that I've recently noticed though is the bagels have been less than fresh -- a little dry and that's before toasting it. Maybe I got a bad batch of the mish... More 

Thank HappyTrailsChicago
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was very happy to be here I had the brisket it was the best brisket I had in a long time it was lean not dry just great I also took home a pail of m- ball soup home the flavor was great a little pricey I usually go to the bagel there soup is good to but Kaufman... More 

Thank 593blondie75
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

I just had a taste for lox sandwich. Couldn't be better. Server/preparer was friendly. Onion roll was fresh. Seat yourself tables. Dr. Brown Cel-ray. Selfish.

Thank Howard W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I have gone to Kaufman's for years and the service and quality of food have remained the same...EXCELLENT! The corned beef sandwich is my favorite. Their cupcakes, baked goods, deli salad's, and all the many variety of things are always fresh. Now that I have relocated to Illinois, I always take my out of town guests here.

Thank mehrin r
Chicago, IL
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730 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Very tasty deli foods, with the bread for purchase counter totally separate from the lunch meat and sandwich counter. Good quality ingredients, either to take hom or enjoy in the modest cafe seating. The help is quite knowledgable and will guide you through the various styles of meat products available. Make sure you try a pickle from the barrel. Enjoy... More 

Thank Anna H
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

We go here every once in a while usually after our dentist appt. It use to be only certain things we would buy here and then head over to "The Bagel" for the rest. Well.. This last time we stopped here after flying in from San Fran a week ago. We bought Pickled Tongue, which my husband just loves, corned... More 

Thank packwoodmama
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Sweets that we bought were not fresh and bagels were hard. We visit Kaufman's Bagel & delicatessen right after they reopen this deli from being under fire. We have been served by owner lady. So it was some time ago. Prices are very high. Cheep eats at high price.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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233 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

Kaufman's has a reputation for the best bagels anywhere. And that reputation is well-deserved. I've never had a bagel compare, and I've had my share of bagels. The other food is good too - fabulous bakery goods (yummy brownies!) and deli goods (delicious tuna salad, gefilte fish, lean pastrami, lean corned beef). But the bagels are unsurpassed. Try them, and... More 

Thank Bonnie T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Kosher, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4905 Dempster St, Skokie, IL 60077-2256
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Skokie
  • Phone Number: 847-677-6190

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