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Big Apple Bagels

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561 N McLean Blvd, Elgin, IL 60123-3241
+1 847-697-9730
06:30 - 18:00
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Sun 07:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 18:00
Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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Glen Carbon, Illinois, United States
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298 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Traditional type place, fills a good need when needing bagels or muffins in the area. In a strip mall, easy in and out. I had to wait a bit, as the line with all the moms and kids took a while to cycle through.

Thank JBretteD
Chicago, Illinois
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89 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

I have been here a few times. I do like their bagel sandwiches, but for some reason everytime I go in the owners, 2 older ladies, make you feel like you are inconveniencing them. For their pricy bagels they could at least attempt to smile at their customers. One should also try bluebox cafe on the east side of elgin.... More 

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Macomb, Illinois
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135 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

This is a place that you need to get to early. They normally are able to keep up with demand but the fact is, their bagels are so good and it is such a popular place, that to get what you want, the sooner you go the better chance of getting the type of bagel you want. Their bagels are... More 

Thank 44ChuckB
Elgin, Illinois
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137 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Their selection of alte has been very picked over no matter when I go. Would like to see a bit of re-stocking

Thank Mommaof5kiddos
United States
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2014 via mobile

Big Apple bakery has the best muffins in the world!!! The coffee is okay and its endless. Everyone is extra friendly. So clean and perfect location. Free Wifi.

Thank webster p
Lexington, Massachusetts
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295 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2014

I've gone here for lunch a couple of times. The sandwiches I get are good. Not all of them are made of bagels, which surprised me, but they're still good. They are a little expensive I think, better value can be had elsewhere. Service is OK. Plenty of places to sit.

Thank tedkirby
Chicago, Illinois
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117 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

I frequent Big Apple Bagel quite often for lunch, usually several times per week. I have seen hundreds of customers come and go over the last six months, and I have never seen any of them leave upset. The employees are very friendly and make you feel welcome whether you have never been there before or you are a regular.... More 

Thank The-Road-Tripster
Chicago, Illinois
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117 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

Big Apple Bagel is consistently very good. We've been to this location a number of times, most recently this morning. The employees are very friendly. The bagels are fresh and taste very good. It tastes like they must make up their flavored cream cheeses fresh in the store. I've had flavored cream cheese at some other restaurants that sell bagels,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 561 N McLean Blvd, Elgin, IL 60123-3241
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: +1 847-697-9730

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