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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Totally changed :( We’ve gone here for years & absolutely loved it. Could tell as soon as we pulled up, things have changed: new sign outside was a giveaway. Upon entering, huge line with only one cashier. Cashier was on the phone taking an order,...not helping people in line. Customers in line all looked annoyed. One employee quickly trying to complete coffee orders while another employee standing around looking confused. The only thing I saw this employee do for the 10 minutes I was in line was throw away a paper towel. The decor has been nicely updated. I googled & learned the place has been sold “but the same quality” will be ensured. Umm no. The menu might be the same & the decor and lighting updated & pretty, but I left after two customers were obviously upset their orders were wrong. Drove down the road to Wanda’s. Highly recommend avoiding Bagels by the Sea. Very bad the new owners don’t know what they’re doing.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed January 17, 2022 via mobile

Haven’t eaten a bagel that good before! Delicious bagel and cream cheese. Perfect start to a day! Charming atmosphere to enjoy!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed November 22, 2021

I wanted a single bagel which I had so many options to choose from. The Bacon/Cheddar bagel was a great selection. When I asked them to add the cream cheese, I had enough for a 2nd bagel. It was great.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed September 10, 2021 via mobile

I ordered a Harvest Turkey on whole wheat and it was scrumptious. Vern ordered a standard sandwich with lean pastrami. He enjoyed it as well. We had a mango smoothie, excellent. Good staff. Previously a bank, check out the vault.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed June 23, 2021

The 1 star is for the food. It’s delicious. Loyalty, however, means nothing at this restaurant to the manager. When she’s NOT there, I get treated with way more respect and familiarity. I can only imagine she gets the training from the owners, since they...issue punch cards “buy 10 get 1 free” for the value of half a bagel. The fact that my lunch bagel, which I used to get every day they were open, went from $10.50 to $15.00 in a day was infuriating to me. On top of the credit card up charge, the signature bagel up charge, and the avocado up charge, I now just pay $4 extra for my sandwich. Which, mind you, comes with HALF an avocado, at most, and the lox are spared. I understand the summer time need to get $$ as a restaurant. I even understand the cost of inflation and how it affects the entire menu. However, when it comes to serving your local customers, you should always try to make them happy. When I went on Sunday or Monday, I was able to get my bagel for $13.50. The “manager” or supervisor said, “oh, yea this is Ari right? You get this every day”. She graciously substituted the tomato, to which I am allergic, to their sparse avocado. Instead of charging me an extra $2 for avocado. I tipped them close to 50% for working with me, in expectation that I would continue to receive this kindness for my loyalty. That was not the case today. I don’t go out of my way to write a review unless some serious injustice was done. Not only was I refused the kindness, I was treated with disrespect by the manager, who didn’t care to lose my business. They’re thriving over up charging tourists right now, and that shows in their attitude. I tried my best to have a conversation with the woman about common courtesy in the service industry in a local community like ours, and she didn’t even pretend to care or listen. Continually interrupting me saying they didn’t raise the prices enough! If your distributor inflates THAT much on you (which is a huge inflation across their menu), you need to find someone new to work with. I hope the kind people that were courteous enough to me don’t get thrown under the bus for this incident. The issue is with the unseen management and how it comes across to their customers. Owners, get involved. Teach your leaders common courtesy and customer service. Stop screwing the locals. I know I’m not the only one upset with you, and it’s not just over this case of inflation. I will not be returning, and I’ll be actively discouraging the rest of the local community from supporting your business. I hope this can be resolved, but you have to show some consideration and damage control on your part. If things don’t change, you’ll be written off in the winter time… I guarantee it.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 9, 2021

If you need a quick filler for your stomach, and want to be a bit healthy...this place will do. Otherwise, if you are in town on vacation, you deserve better.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed February 25, 2021

Get there early. They run out of the streusel bagels. My son loves the locks and cream cheese. We go as much as we can.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 1, 2020

The staff here are all extremely friendly, the restaurant is nice, the bagels are big and the seeded types are covered in seeds or other toppings. The bagels are only OK though. Big soft and doughy, rather than chewy. At $2 per bagel, a bit...on the high side. They charge $2 per cream cheese spread on the bagel. That would be fine except, compared to other places where the cheese squeezes out, they are a bit stingy on the amount. Only fresh bagel place in Seaside so will probably go again.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 11, 2020

My wife ordered the eggle bagel, I ordered the Santa Fe. Both had a good portion of eggs plus other fresh toppings. Bigger than I was expecting for the price. Only drawback-they charge you for a cup of water.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 29, 2020

I can say that the bagels here are really great. I am originally from NY so I am coming from a state that knows bagels & I was pleasantly pleased!!! They have so many different varieties of bagels. Many choices for sandwiches on them as...well. The price is reasonable. There was a line but it was worth the wait. I highly recommend this place.To bad I went there on my last few hours before I was departing Seaside or Would have been back!!!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed August 28, 2020

My spouse and I went there where she had a bagel with a choice of spread and I had a breakfast bagel sandwich. WE were both pleased with the food. The service was a bit slow and this may have been due to the COVID-19...processes.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed April 1, 2020 via mobile

This was the best bagel sandwich I’ve had. It tasted great. I had the bacon, egg, cheese bagel. I also tried the strudel bagel- it was yummy. Smoothie was great. Coffee good. And my friend tried a couple different sweets. All were amazing. Staff was...super friendly and helpful. The location is an old bank. They have a meeting room in the old vault. There are games and plenty of room to socialize with friends. On our way out we talked with a lady who use to work and the bank. It was fun listening to her tell us about it. Clearly a lot of locals go there and it seemed to be the kind of place they know your name. The vibe was positive and welcoming. I want to go there again and will plan a trip just so I can go there.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 28, 2020

Rude condescending older lady that works here I think her name is Catherine was very rude and quick to argue and food was horrible!!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 9, 2020

This used to be my favorite spot to grab breakfast. I was there on their opening weekend and go each time I visit the Northern coast. I raved about it to my boyfriend. We went this morning and had an unpleasant experience. He ordered an...Asiago bagel with garlic herb spread and I ordered a butter nut bagel with honey butter... after waiting 20 minutes, they gave us an Asiago bagel with peanut butter. We took it back and explained... the cook was rude and slammed the bagel on the counter. The person who took our bagel back was kind but the one who gave it back was not. Upon opening the bagel it was EXTREMELY burnt. I doubt I’ll be going back. I would recommend going elsewhere as the service is lacking and the bagels aren’t cooked the best anymore.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed September 15, 2019

Slow service and very rude employee that argues with customers. Took forever just to get coffee and a bagel.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Bagels By The Sea is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4