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Sonny's Bagels

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123 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079-1901
(973) 763-9634
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South Orange, New Jersey
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bagels taste fine. They seem to be shrinking in size and the little old ladies that work there are nice but VERY slow.

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Thank Richard W
West Orange, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Are used to come here most Sunday mornings and then stopped about two years ago. I decided to check them out again, particularly because they used to take the bagels at the end of the day and freeze them and sell them for a discount. It appears they no longer do that. They just don't seem to be as good... More 

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Maplewood, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

They do a great job on the bagels, and a decent job with the cream cheese. There's not much else to say about this extremely simple place. They make really good bagels. The size and consistency of the bagels seems appropriate. The flavors are traditional. Nothing fancy.

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Thank Knot_my_reel_name
Wuhan, China
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

Sonny's used to be so good. .. the bagels are huge and doughy and seldom if ever fresh out the oven, even in the morning

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Thank David B
South Orange, New Jersey
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

You can find slightly better bagels in Manhattan, Brooklyn and The Bronx, but when it comes to suburban NYC, there is no better place for bagel than Sunny's.

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Thank Mark M
New Jersey
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

buy bagels here, they are delicious, and especially fresh Sunday mornings. A classic bagel store with genuine NY style bages. delicious

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South Orange, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

One of the original Amster family bagel shops. Made the old fashio way by boiling in water. Anyone of a certain age remembers how bagels are supposed to be, definitely not the big soft doughy concoction that passes for a bagel today.This is strictly takeout so questions about atmosphere etc. not applicable.

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1 Thank edward f
South Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

As someone who was raised on authentic Brooklyn bagels, I can attest with authority that Sonny's Bagel bakery makes the very best bagel in New Jersey. They use the old fashioned method, boiled then baked to produce delicious tasty bagels with chewy insides and a hard crust, and offer a choice of poppy, sesame, salty everything onion, whole wheat, raisin,... More 

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South Orange, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

New owner has made sonys even more popular. For years this has been the best bagel in the metropolitan area. Get hot ones early Saturday and Sunday you won't be sorry

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Thank ackeyes
South Orange, New Jersey
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41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The bagels at Sonny's are superbly fresh and authentic. If you get there early enough in the morning, you can watch the baker draining the boiled bagels, putting different toppings on, and running them through the oven. Yum. It's great to order whatever is still warm, buttered. All the spreads I've tried are delicious--whitefish, tuna, egg salad, veggie. This is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout
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Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079-1901
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  South Orange
  • Phone Number: (973) 763-9634

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?