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“NOT original New York Bagel”
Review of The Bagelry

The Bagelry
Ranked #6 of 49 Restaurants in Potsdam
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Massena, New York
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“NOT original New York Bagel”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is the only "bagel" place in the area for my husband and me, so we thought we would give it a try. Their sign says "original new York bagels". Let me tell you----they are NOT New York bagels! I lived in Long Island New York for 5 years and their bagels are light and fresh. The Bagelry's bagels are anything but that. Their bagels are thick, dense, and do not taste fresh at all! You could get a better tasting bagel at the local grocery store (cheaper too)! We paid almost $3 a per bagel (which is not a bad price for a GOOD bagel). Now for the service part. The people are friendly but it took almost 15 minutes for us to get our bagels. All we ordered was one with cream cheese and the other toasted with apple butter. Everyone else BEHIND us was getting their sandwich orders. When I approached the worker behind the counter and asked about our bagels, she asked another gal who said, "oh yeah, I put them over there." Our bagels were cold. We were so hungry and the store had gotten busy so we didn't want to send it back. The town in which this store is located is not big nor were there that many people in there. We won't ever go back and I seriously recommend that you save your money and just get a bagel at the local grocery store.

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
Arlington, VA
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Surpassed All Expectations”
Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

Let me first start by saying that in my hometown (Arlington VA) I have the choice of 3 bagel joints within a mile. This place beats them all! The bagel was as good as any but they win hands down on the quality of their other ingredients-- fresh cracked eggs, real cheddar cheese and well spiced sausage all added up to a superb breakfast sandwich. Now, these individually crafted sammies take time so be prepared to be patient. It's worth it.

  • Visited July 2013
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nkdewitt
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good bagel, decent coffee”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

I was staying at the Clarkson Inn for a business trip, and instead of paying for the overpriced breakfast there, I decided to grab a bagel and coffee at The Bagelry. It was a great choice. I got a plain toasted bagel with veggie cream cheese and I was not disappointed. Had I stayed in Potsdam longer I would have gone there for breakfast and lunch every day. They have a variety of bagel sandwich options (breakfast and lunch) and at a decent price. The coffee was fresh and hot, and it was pump yourself which is always nice because you can control how much of everything goes into your cup. The service was also very friendly and fast. Great little shop! I hope Wal-Mart doesn't run them out of business like other little businesses along this same strip. It would be a shame for The Bagelry to go.

Visited February 2013
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Boone, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great Place for Locals and Visitors”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

We used to live in this town and made this a weekly visit. Great bagels and bagel sandwiches. Nice place to hang out and read the paper, visit with friends, or just pick up a bakers dozen for the road!

Visited August 2012
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Lynn, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very good”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

And inexpensive perfect place for a breakfast. Yummy bagel sandwiches that rival that of New York City.

Visited August 2012
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