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Once Upon a Bagel

1888 1st St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3102
+1 847-433-1411
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bagels” (75 reviews)
“bialys” (9 reviews)
“soups” (19 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 20:00 Hours
CUISINES
American, Soups, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1888 1st St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3102
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1 - 10 of 121 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Once Upon a Bagel (OUAB as the staff tee shirts say) is the perfect place for breakfast or lunch (maybe even dinner) with bagels and sweets to take home and first rate service from a veteran team of grill and busing staff.

Thank scottagordonsg
Reviewed 8 July 2018

It's cafeteria style food; you line up, place your order, get your food, pay for it, and they bring it out to you. The older locals love this place, but I didn't see anything special about it when I lived in Highland Park. NOTE: I...More

Thank NGJohn
Reviewed 18 June 2018

For a deli it is great. It is loud so if that bothers you it may not be great. Great soup and bagels. Too bad they don't make a New York style really big corned beef or pastrami. It is inexpensive so that is great...More

Thank jjarger
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$20
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, 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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