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Gotham Bagels

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112 E Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703-2825
+1 608-284-7145
08:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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Madison, Wisconsin
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76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I've had a couple meat sandwiches on Bagels here - very good portion of meat, tasty, with a pickle. While the coffee may not be great, the bagels and sandwiches make up for it.

Thank Vincent P
Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I was really wanting bagels and found Gotham close by. The bagels are as close to a New York style bagel that you can get in the Midwest. Excellent local coffee. I only had bagels and bialy, but there is a nice breakfast and sandwich menu. Great cream cheese, too. Reasonable prices and fast service.

Thank rJ r
Madison, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Fresh bagels are top notch. The breakfast bagel sandwich is made to perfection. Quality is excellent.

Thank Allen B
Amherst, Massachusetts
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174 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Very very good bagels here. Also good sandwiches. The ambiance needs more yelling for it to be more like a NYC deli. But this far from New York, there's not much you can do. The eats are good! That's what counts.

Thank g0ldengut
Washington DC
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Which is exactly what you want in a bagel! Also, for them to be boiled then baked. With a generous schmear. Which Gotham also does! Wow! It's almost like a bite of New York in Madison Wisconsin!

Thank mortonbrilliant
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

When ever we are in Madison we make it a point to visit this bagel shop. The variety is unparalleled and they use local where they can. I have never had a bad bagel there so I don't understand the negative reviews. I will continue to eat there and hope others do too.

Thank virginia g
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Quality of food, service, and cleanliness steadily declining. Never again after today. Food is clinging to two stars with the rest at one star. Ordered a couple of sandwiches to go. They placed them in baskets with the pickles and chips. I nicely stated it was to go. The women said ok and took the sandwiches out of the baskets... More 

Thank Bigchad13
Madison, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

I have tried all of the other bagel places in town and none of them come close to the quality of Gotham Bagels. They have an amazing lox bagel which is my go to but I have tried many others and they are all delicious. I could eat a bagel from here everyday and never get sick of them.

Thank The_Weary_Traveler87
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Gotham seriously serves the best bagels outside of NY. I'd even say they're better than some bagel places on Long Island. These are real bagels, not the nonsense you get at the bagel chains (Einstein, Panera, Etc.). They are hard on the outside and chewy on the inside, exactly what a bagel should be. They don't come in blueberry, chocolate... More 

Thank David S
Madison, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

When Gotham opened several years ago, I was wowed by the wonderful New York style bagels. They were so tasty with just the right "chew." I also really loved their sandwiches and fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. But lately, I've been disappointed. I ordered many dozen assorted bagels for a brunch the day after my daughter's wedding this past June, and... More 

Thank Kathy L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 E Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703-2825
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-284-7145

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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?