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“Best bagels ever”
Review of Once Upon a Bagel

Once Upon a Bagel
Ranked #4 of 106 Restaurants in Highland Park
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Highland Park, Illinois, USA
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best bagels ever”
Reviewed October 16, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Sunday mornings at OUAB have been a tradition at my house for over 25 years...they have the best bagels around, fast friendly service, and generously donate to local schools!

Visited October 2013
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
“Fast, fresh and tasty deli food, hold the glamour.”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

I love stopping by this popular spot and having a bagel sandwich in this no-frills environment. Very casual, not intimate. Service is fast and pretty friendly. Make sure you don't assume anything about what they add to your sandwhich -- if you want it in there, make sure you ask for it.

  • Visited September 2013
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Bagels the way they're supposed to be...”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

For some reason, bagels have become like pizza "anyone thinks they can make it". At Once, I remember what bagels were when I was a kid. I like to carry out and buy stuff to take on a plane when I'm visiting. It's one of the places we always stop at.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Irie2U
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Dallas, Texas
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748 reviews
514 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
“Go for the Bagels - Seriously”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

Okay, it is a deli in the classic sense of the word deli. They offer great deli stuff including outstanding bagels of many varieties including a new twist or two - "balls" and "skinny"
Plus pretzel variety also new and quite tasty.

Highly recommended by locals (and they are always busy!) who really know their food.

Totally agree - not to be missed if in the area.

If you don't know what to order just ask for help from anyone in line ....

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank yellowpixels
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“When you need a Matzoh Ball”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Great choices of Jewish style cuisine! Came in for a bowl of Matzoh Ball Soup and Toasted Bialy. Delish! Enjoy omelettes, boats, and take out for parties.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Marji B
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