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Once Upon a Bagel

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1888 1st St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3102
+1 847-433-1411
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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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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The bagels we bought was good. Really recommend lox cream cheese. The staff was quite uninterested in customer service. They didn't had coffee when we were there and that felt strange?

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Orlando
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Great family owned business. ..wonderful deli bagels and all the nosh that comes with it. If they could only make gluten free bagels for my celiac daughter, that would be perfection...(they have udis in the fridge..but they 're not great)

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Thank Karine B
Highland Park, IL
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Cafeteria style Jewish deli with very good prepared foods and made to order meun. The best chicken soup, omlettes, sandwiches around, with good pricing. You order at the counter and food is delivered to your table. Lots of kids around, as well as regulars.

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Thank SRQregular
Highland Park, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Always a great place to eat and take out. Randy is the bomb always friendly and makes you feel like he has known you forever very giid

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Thank michael i
Highland Park, Illinois
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The food is always fresh. The bagels and breads are delicious. You can get anything you want. Think deli food, local diner combined. Great staff with most who have been their for years. You can eat in or carry out. If you eat in you place order and someone brings food to you. Good sandwiches, omelettes, soups and house specialties.... More 

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Thank Stuart60645
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

The best egg white salad, excellent chicken salads and chopped liver, delicious soups. Lots of fresh bagel choices, and when you're trying to resist them, the little bagel balls are great for a mini carb fix. Perfect place to run in and grab things to bring to work or over to a friend's for lunch.

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Thank Susan L
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Probably the best Jewish Deli in the north shore. You have to try the m ball chicken soup. Unlike the other delis up here that service the soup with just broth, Once Upons soup is loaded with chicken, carrots and celery!!!!

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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, Kosher
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?