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Once Upon a Bagel

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1888 1st St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3102
+1 847-433-1411
Today
06:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 06:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 20:00
Sat 06:00 - 17:30
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Deerfield, Illinois
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friendly, casual place with GOOD food. Jewish style deli, but not kosher. Great sandwiches and salads, delicious omelets, good Jewish style soups. Order at the counter and they bring it to your table. Large carry-out. Busy and bustling at lunchtime, all part of the experience.They also have a large business of deli trays for pick-up or delivery.

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Thank Gerald L
Chicago
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339 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

My go-to breakfast treat - they give you 3 nice blintzes with sides of sour cream and warm cherry sauce. Great every time. Also have a huge selection of breakfast and lunch items - and great service, too.

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Thank smdds
Mundelein, Illinois
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124 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

If you like bagels, corned beef, various salads and soups, this is the place. For me it is worth the 40 minute trip to get great food.

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Thank Stan K
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

A Highland Park classic- eat in or take out delicious food - lots more than just bagels. Great soups, deli meats, smoked salmon, tuna salad, and so much more.

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Thank Debbie S
Rosemont
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very delicious food. Mish mosh is my all-time favorite soup. A bit overpriced but I would say worth every penny!!

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Thank 890ava
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

This is a great deli. Very traditional. Choice of bagels and bialys is great. Get them with a schmear. Soup and sandwiches are excellent. Something for everyone even Mexican entrees if want. Always found staff there efficient and courteous. When you leave grab some bagels, cream cheese and a sweet.

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Thank Livewire2014
Northampton, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

My Chicago culinary exploits were only enhanced by this delicious Jewish deli in Highland Park! Once Upon a Bagel offers a wide variety of food for all ages at reasonable prices. The service is fast and the setting is comfortable. The portions are large enough for just about anyone (one of my most important criteria in rating eateries). This is... More 

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Thank The-Count-of-Tuscany
Vernon Hills, Illinois
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Jerry and his late partner Morris open this place in Highland Park in about 1995. Not only are the bagels the best(!) the staff he put together have been working there for about all the time it has been open. Great sandwiches' and the chicken soup is superb. Happy bagel hour starts at 4PM daily with fresh bagels made in... More 

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Thank niceguyfromchi
Lincolnshire, Illinois
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Traditional bagel options and limited bakery items. If you are looking for old school deli style bagels and sandwiches his s the place. Local favorite. Their donuts are also great but they only have chocolate topped. Great deli style salads. Family owned and all their restaurants are great

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Thank EconGeek
Highland Park, Illinois
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Always good fresh food eat in or carry out. their chicken soup is the best not too salty Though if you buy it frozen it doesn't always mix well! Many choices of bagels shape & size

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Thank Adrienne R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Soups, Delicatessen
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 14:00
Monday
06:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 20:00
Thursday
06:00 - 20:00
Friday
06:00 - 20:00
Saturday
06:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1888 1st St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3102
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Highland Park
  • Phone Number: +1 847-433-1411

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?