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The Hot Bagel Shop

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2009 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019-7007
+1 713-520-0340
06:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 06:30 - 14:30
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Magnolia, Texas
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I prefer breakfast kolaches but my wife is a die hard bagel person and she suggested we stop. As other's have said, there is nothing about the location that catches your eye but once you walk in that changes dramatically. The food tastes even better than it looks and it looks outstanding. I ordered the everything bagel toasted with butter... More 

Thank Texan_Diner
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Doesn't look like much from the outside but pulled up at 1030 on a Saturday morning and the line was out the door. Lots of interesting bagel choices but couldn't try them all. Settled on an everything bagel and wasn't disappointed

Thank buckeyeinmd
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68 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The bagels are delicious and well priced. Plus they have fast and friendly service. It has the typical bagel and shmear options as well as a few deli sandwich options. It's a counter service type hole in the wall, very cramped. There are a few chairs outside the door, but I wouldn't recommend sitting there...too close to the parking spaces

Thank Enna J
Houston, Texas
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164 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Fresh bagels, many varieties, served to take home or eat there. Several cream cheese choices, a cooler full of drinks. Family owned, in an old building with an oven that must be full of good bagel chemistry. The mini bagel dogs are good for work treats.

Thank L C L
Houston, Texas
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

These bagels taste like they were made on Water Street in Worcester, Massachusetts, and that is the highest bagel compliment I can make. I grew up on those bagels freshly made in the neighborhood bakeries and The Hot Bagel Shop gives my taste buds a savory memory. Don't forget the cream cheese or lox!

Thank Mary L
Orlando, Florida, United States
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

While I like the food at this place, I live right behind it. During one of Houstons floods, I moved my car to the lot behind (has not been used for anything in the 2 plus years I have lived there). I wrote a note that flooding occurs in this area and that I live right next to the lot.... More 

Thank Andrew B
Houston, Texas
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The hot bagel shop, open from 6 am to 1:55 pm, is a gem. Generally only locally known, the shop has the best bagel kolaches (both large and small) that we have ever had. We can also recommend the smoked salmon & cream cheese bagel sandwich highly. Small place almost hidden at the end of a strip center on Shepard.... More 

Thank MMouse001
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Hot Bagel Shop is exactly what its name implies. Excellent bagels with a large selection of spreads, quick service and easy in and out.

Thank Srbiegel
Houston, Texas
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Good quality char-grilled spicy sausage with bagel wrap. Natural casing snap crunch. Jumbo and mini sizes. Arrive early - usually sell out by late morning.

1 Thank HarryKnapp
Houston, Texas
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138 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

This bagel shop is the best in Houston. Get there on a Saturday morning and wait in line (which wraps out the door). As a New Yorker, I am a bagel snob. While I was happy with the bagel, it still did not live up to my high standards. I will be returning because of the limited selection in Houston.... More 

Thank aethomso

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2009 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019-7007
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-520-0340

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