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“Best Bagels...just the best”
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Sonny's Bagels
Ranked #1 of 3 Bakeries in South Orange
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South Orange, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Best Bagels...just the best”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

I eat bagels in NYC all of the time but I still think Sonny's are the best bagels out there. There are equals but not better. Most of the bagels even in NYC are not boiled enough and are too large and bready to be an outstanding bagel. Russ and daughters is great, there are other great bagels but Sonny's definitely on par. They don't do much prepared food, you can get a cup of OK coffee and some cream cheese on your bagel but business is a bagel shop, fresh every day, many varieties. Heaven.

  • Visited January 2014
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English first
South Orange, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best local bagels”
Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

Authentic. No frills. Just real bagels. Longer morning lines for a reason. Don't come looking for raspberry-mint cream cheese or a hazelnut latte. Nice staff, too.

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Santa Marta, Colombia
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Authentic NY bagels”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

Sonny's makes great bagels. They are fresh made right in the back. Go here if you want a bag of fresh bagels in the morning. They do not put other toppings on the bagels or make them into sandwiches. This is a barebones (yet delicious) bagel operation. I have it 4 stars because they do not have the fixins to be a one stop bagel shop.

  • Visited June 2013
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Maplewood, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The real thing”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Nothing fancy here.
You line up - they are making bagels where you can see in the back.
You bring home a bag of warm fresh bagels everyone at home likes you.

Visited November 2012
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Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The real thing”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

These really are the genuine thing-- real bagels made there.

The taste fresh, not too sweet as some places do and of course you can get cream cheese etc. They have coffee and some other things but its all in the name. This is the place for bagels.

So glad to have this place in South Orange.

Visited September 2012
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