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The Bagel Resturant

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American, Soups, Israeli
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50 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, IL
08:00 - 21:30
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Met a friend for lunch. Good standby spot to met friends; always reliable. Particularly nice if you want to hang with friends in off-hours.

Thank Janet T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here occasionally in the last thirty years.... Not much has changed! Solid Jewish deli food long with some traditional dinner items is about the best you can do on the near North Shore. If you want the real deal, drive downtown to Manny's! We enjoyed the pickles, challah, toasted bagels..... Then had kreplach soup which was top tier but... More 

Thank Chicagonative_7
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I met a business associate there for lunch today. It is a good place to meet for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, with a complete menu to pick from. Want a pastrami on rye, lox and bagel platter, kosher hot dog, salami and eggs or just a plain tuna or egg salad sandwich? They have it all. Cordial service with plenty... More 

Thank Raphael L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

In the Old Orchard Mall...easy access...a big place...with big portions. Service was a bit lacking....authentic food...bustling for dinner on a weekday....good pickles on the tables..as were the bagel chips.Sandwiches substantial..as were the side dishes...great place to meet and talk...

Thank eyeu
Naperville, Illinois, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Good food, good service albeit a bit slow. I'd love it if they would give you half as much food and charge you half as much.

Thank Laura S
Kildeer, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Meeting family for breakfast, 2 of 4 folks called to say would be late. I asked to seat the 2 of us and we would start eating. Despite the restaurant being half empty, they would not, despite fact my mother is elderly with respiratory problems. The matre d said she could take a stool at the counter. The manger came... More 

Thank Gary G
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

If you want a lot of food, for not a ton of money, especially in the middle of a fairly upscale mall, this is the place. It was a cold day and we got hot soups served with a big, free basket of bread and bialys. Service was quick, efficient. It's not fine dining, but it does the trick. Pretty... More 

Thank vanilarama
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Great family owned feel, my boyfriend had been talking about it for awhile. Very affordable, family friendly, and you can get traditional Jewish dishes like Lox and Kugel. If your near Old orchard and want something different then the normal chains check this place out.

Thank sdickey024
Wilmette, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at the Bagel for at least 30 years! Nothing fancy, family friendly. I have eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner there. They automatically place a bread basket and a plate of dill pickles on the table when you are seated. Great challah. Recommended: the soups and sandwiches. Especially matzo ball and kreplach (Jewish meat filled dumplings ) in... More 

Thank lukaplan
North Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This north side restaurant offer old fashion Jewish food. the quality is great the portions are BIG! and the service is good. Give it a try if you are into this kind of a food. you will not be disappointed.

Thank Jordan T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Israeli
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Skokie
  • Phone Number: 847-677-0100
It's a family owned jewish resturant. It also has a location at 3107 N. Broadway, Chicago,il.

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