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Prized, Traditional Family Recipes.

Business Description
The Bagel Restaurant & Deli proudly serves Chicago, IL. Our mission is to consistently provide our clients with the most unique and pleasurable eating experience in our old world style restaurant. Our staff is very friendly and attentive to you, and our restaurant is family friendly and full of charm! We've got: • Entrees • Piled High Deli Sandwiches • Award-Winning Soups • Tempting Desserts • And More Our background includes a lifetime of prized, traditional recipes. Armed with these marvelous family secrets and a desire to provide authentic Jewish cooking, the owners established The Bagel in 1950 as a premier ethnic eatery, dedicated to serving delicious traditional cooking. As we continue in our second half century with many of our original staff still aboard, we invite you to come home to The Bagel and join us soon for a taste of tradition. Call us today for Award-Winning, authentic, old world Jewish cooking.

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Fish & Seafood Menus|Appetizers|Chicken Menus|Mediterranean Menus|Chinese Menus|Italian Menus|Steaks|Asian Menus|Pizza|German Menus|Desserts|American Menus|French Menus|Soups & Salads|Barbeque Menus|Kosher Menus|Burgers|European Menus||Healthy Menus|Family Friendly|Breakfast|Delicatessens|Food Delivery|Food Delivery|Catering
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Lake View East, North Side, Lakeview
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southern fried chicken neither fried nor southern

i am sure some people may be fooled but this southern boy was not. I was convinced to order the southern fried chicken after listening to the manager go on and on about the best ever southern fried chicken fresh never frozen and just finished cooking. Upon arrival the 1/2 chicken looked good, in fact there was nothing wrong with the chicken, except it was not fried . the skin was not even crisp. i would dare to say this chicen was made with shake and bake, maybe the southern style. a huge disappointment and false advertisement. next time i will ask him a question or two such as ,what type of oil is the chicken fried in? is there a cast iron skillet involved? what makes this chicken southern? hmm. i wonder.



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Last of the true Jewish deli's

In a world of foo-foo fusion cuisne, the art of honest, traditional home-style food is lost. Not at The Bagel. Everyone who knows their deli know its the only game in town. Best meats(sliced to order), soups, and old world deli favorites, that will never be found at the fly-by-night fad sandwich shops. Over 50 years and run by the same family, it's a Chicago institution. Have a hot pastrami and a matza ball soup. Fanstastic.



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They're a bit pricy, but their food is good. I've gotten a bagel there twice and have not been disappointed. Their veggie cream cheese is amazing. I wouldn't go very often because of the price, but its worth it for a once and awhile thing.



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Best french toast ever!

This place has fabulous food--I've never had anything I didn't love. The challah french toast is absolutely out of this world. The Bagel is one of my favorite restaurants in all of Chicago.



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No delivery until 4P!

Everyone knows when you are sick to get matzo ball soup. The Bagel does not start delivery until 4P! That's just not right....even my grammie said so.



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This restaurant is very aggresive about your parking. If you visit nearby Gap or a coffee store after your breakfast (even for a couple of mins), they will boot your car and charge you $100. The service and taste are not worth a risk and a cost.



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Bad service

I like the food at the Bagel, but year after year the service gets worse. They may or may not bring bread and butter to the table. The ice tea tastes like soap BTW. At least it is clean. They say they deliver but do not always want to. When the do they do not want to bring it to the apartment. They want you to go to the lobby. Delivery to me means to the door. At the restaurant you have to order ""to go"" at the deli not the table. So if after a meal you want to order something extra you have to stand in line. I would rather sit at the table and enjoy the coffee while i am waiting. All in all I do not think it is worth it. There are so many places to go in the Lakeview area. I hope they get it together and maybe I will go back.



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Soup and sandwiches have never tasted so good...

A favorite spot when I'm in the area, The Bagel serves up delicious soups and sandwiches. While I'll usually get any of their deli sandwiches and some matzo ball soup, the server recommended that I try the kreplach soup to compliment my patty melt. Outstanding! Bring an appetite as you definitely get fed - pickles and bread come free. Yum!



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Nosh Nosh Yum Yum

The bagel has the yummiest chicken soup, matza balls, cabbage soup, challah, and the chopped liver is out of this world!



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""You look thin . . . .""

The Bagel serves up good old fashioned Jewish favorites the way Bobbeh always did . . . pickled herring, matzoh balls as big as your head, sweet and sour meatballs, and fried matzoh. Yum! The servings are enormous and the prices are great.

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