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American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed October 25, 2021

The bacon, egg, cheese breakfast bagel was tender, great flavor, and delicious! The staff was super nice. Inside is clean, and they also have outdoor table options.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed August 10, 2021

I love the bagels at this place. Closest to what we get when we go to NYC. However, recently we have ordered bagels, cream cheese and lox sandwiches multiple times. Every time we get them home, we can barely see the lox on them. The...lox don't even cover the entire bagel and are paper thin. We realize lox are expensive: however, the amount we get on our two sandwiches cannot be more then 3/4 of an ounce. Our charge for two with tip is close to $22. and it is certainly not worth it. We will continue to buy just bagels here but will never order the sandwiches. Too bad.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed February 6, 2021

My food was handled between 4-5 confused people who seemed to care less about their job. I came in just before noon and my bagel tasted like bleach. I think it was their cutting board. I’m pretty sure their was meat in my bagel and...I’m a vegetarian. The hash browns tasted like they came out of a box and then fried in fake butter and bacon grease.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed November 17, 2020 via mobile

Bagel Nation on Folly Road on James Island is one of my favorite places to get a quality bagel and breakfast throughout the day. Everything here is fresh and delicious and well made. The staff here is very attentive and works hard to make sure...that you have everything that you need. They have consistently provided an excellent experience and have been reliable each time I have been there.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed September 13, 2020 via mobile

Staff unprofessional and very disorganized, stood and waited for an order that we never even got for over 35 minutes.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed January 7, 2020

Fresh/ homemade bagels and spreads made daily. Quick and easy bagel sandwiches and full breakfast menu. Great coffee selection, too.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed April 15, 2019

We regularly visit this place versus the chain joints! One of the freshest and best bagels in town!!

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

Took the whole family for bagel this past weekend and my son also ordered the pancakes .. kids love the bagels and parents we love their coffee choices as well.. sat at table and waited 5 minutes and we all just talked .. ( no...phones at breakfast !).. My wife and I meet for lunch as well because they had great sandwiches and not as crowded .. great vibe and A good place to hang and people watch as well .. will go back again this week for bagels for the office..More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed March 11, 2019

I still can't understand why it takes 30 minutes to get a simple bacon, egg, and cheese bagel sandwich. The bagels are good, and once the sandwich is assembled, it's actually a decent breakfast sandwich with good, quality ingredients, but the wait will kill you....They have a new location in West Ashley -- service is worse, if that's possible. Located near a major hospital and lots of retail...unfortunately hospital workers can not eat lunch there because it's impossible to get in and out in an hour. Apparently it takes just as long to make a tuna salad sandwich on a bagel.....30 mins, at least. Such a shame for them to lose out on a major lunch crowd. They do have good coffee...which you will need to occupy your time while waiting for your bagel sandwich.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed February 15, 2019

We went for breakfast. Lots of coffee choices. The southern bell bagel was great. Service was fast an d friendly.

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed October 16, 2018

I was looking for an alternative to a local coffee-donut chain and a friend recommended Bagel Nation on James Island. I visited there on Sunday and came away disappointed. First, I got there before 8 AM. There was nobody in line at the cash register....I ordered a simple salt bagel with cream cheese. I knew that I was in trouble when I was asked for my name. I moved to the pick-up area and there were two customers in front of me. Still not too bad. And then I started waiting and waiting and waiting. At one point, I saw my bagel placed on the work table, but nobody bothered to slap some cream cheese on it and finish my order. There were maybe 5-6 employees behind the counter but they seemed to be doing more talking than pre-work. FINALLY, after close to 15 minutes, someone did finish preparing my bagel. But it should not have taken that long. Then when I took the bagel home to eat, I didn't think it was anything special. In fact, the inside of the bagel looked downright doughy. The restaurant itself offers lots of varieties of bagels, different types of breakfast items and sandwiches, and a large number of different coffees. It definitely seems to be a happening place. But the interior of Bagel Nation looks like it could use a good cleaning and even some updating. After my visit on Sunday, I am one-and-done.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

Great little place for fresh bagels. Great breakfast and lunch with a great and friendly staff. Lots of wonderful bagels to choose from both savory and sweet in addition to the usual. One of our favorite placers in the morning!

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed July 2, 2018

We did bagels and cream cheese as take out breakfast. They really need to do some cleaning and fleshing up of the place so I’m glad we didn’t stay to eat there. Bagels we chewy and lacked any great flavor. Service to pick up 4...bagels and a small tub of cheese was surprisingly time consuming, even though they were not particularly busy.More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Busy unkempt feel in a strip mall. Crazy large menu with tons of options. Warren like setup of booths and tables outside, decent line to order then wait for order. Bagels were very good for the south, equivalent of Manhattan. Very good salt bagel. The...southern Belle (Cajun spiced eggs) was unique. Coffee was an array of flavors, most meh.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

Okay first off the wait is ridiculous. On top of that I watched the cook clean the grill with the cleaning block and she didn’t even rinse the flat top before cooking more food. Enough said!!! The staff are very unfriendly as well.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Yes, Bagel Nation Cafe offers takeout services.

Bagel Nation Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3