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Once Upon a Bagel

1888 1st St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3102
+1 847-433-1411
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bagels” (76 reviews)
“sandwiches” (18 reviews)
“chicken soup” (7 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 17:30 Hours
American, Soups, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1888 1st St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3102
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great deli, breakfast, lunch, and dinner choices. Only problem is how the adoring suburban moms and grandmas tolerate without any regard for anybody else the loud, obnoxious little kids yelling and running around the place.

Thank SuperChief49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my favorite place in the Chicago suburbs to grab a quick breakfast or lunch, and my go to place to carry out a dozen of mini bagels for breakfast at home. Their bagel is chewy not also soft. For lunch, I always add...More

Thank dee203
Reviewed 7 October 2018

The food is always plentiful and delicious. This is a busy place and you take a number when you walk in and order at the counter. Take a seat and the meal is delivered. I say it is busy so that you will know that...More

Thank Sandy B
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Visited the place during Port Clinton Art Festival, place was packed at the time we were there..(noon). Ordered a plain bagel -$1.10 and wanted some cream cheese with it--$3.22.. How can adding cream cheese on a bagel become triple the price??? Something was not priced...More

Thank Abe N
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Wide selection of deli foods, great breakfast and lunch. Friendly and prompt service. Been a local restaurant for over 20 years and good quality food and friendly service

Thank 565hillaryr
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Many varieties of bagels, lox, a variety of cream cheeses, pastries, deli meats. All the treats of a traditional Jewish deli, but with modern recipe twists and a restaurant. This bagel operation also has a few other locations in nearby suburbs, as well as two...More

Thank Bill L
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

This is a classic old-school Jewish deli. Great bagels, matzo ball soup, and pastrami. The bagels are made in-house daily. You really can’t go wrong here.

Thank Cheesehead753
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

The restaurant has several interior tables and a few outdoor tables. Lots of selection. We had brisket, barbeque beef and skirt steak sandwiches. All we're good.

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Old world deli food well prepared. Numerous kinds of New York bagels. Delicious prepared salads. Take our or eat in.

Thank stewart s
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Locally known for their bagels, lo, white fish salad. Tries to imitate a NY bagel nosh but this New Yorker doesn't think it compares.

Thank worldtraverler2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
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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