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789 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4731
+1 781-646-2662
06:00 - 15:00
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Sat - Sun 06:00 - 14:00
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Arlington, Massachusetts, United States
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This friendly neighborhood spot is part bagel bakery and part diner. We come back again and again for the tasty bagels and many regulars pick up bagel sandwiches to go (the BLT is straightforward and usually perfect). The breakfast and lunch diner is fine, but once in a while service has speed hiccups.

Thank Stewart D
Garner, North Carolina
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91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

On a weekend away, my wife and I wanted a nice breakfast in a local diner. This was perfect. Food was fantastic, service was exceptional. Plenty of parking along Mass Ave. Price was very reasonable. No complaints.

Thank waxrash
Richmond, Virginia
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130 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Visiting a friend in Arlington, we had Saturday morning breakfast here. They have both eat in and bagels for carry out. I had two scrambled eggs and a toasted everything bagel. The eggs were fine, the bagel amazing. Friendly (New England friendly) waitress, good coffee, a place populated by regulars. Great stop.

Thank Catiebeth
Arlington, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Their breakfast menu (runs through lunch, I think) is quite good, built on the bagel (although other stuff is there too) -- sausage, egg and cheese are my favorite.

Thank doncant
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

I just can't get over the fact that this place is named "Bagels by Us", but they don't make the bagels! Maybe they meant "Bagels by U.S." because supposedly they are from NYC. The bagels themselves are pretty good, and the breakfast sandwiches are good. However, the prices are high, significantly higher than any other bagel place. The non-bagel breakfasts... More 

Thank Greg W
Arlington, Massachusetts
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107 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

While I enjoy the bagels, other offerings leave a lot to be desired. Although it tries, Bagels by Us is not a diner. The breakfasts are expensive for the quality and quantify served.

Thank usuallyhappyguy
Buffalo, New York
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

We visit the Arlington area a few times a year and every time we're here, it's kind of a tradition to stop here and pick up a dozen fresh bagels and cream cheese. The Mrs. And I find the bagels to be outstanding. The variety is plentiful as is the types of cream cheese you can buy. The people there... More 

Thank davbuff
Kingston, New York
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013

This place has a lot of crummy reviews, but I have to say, they make the best reuben ever. Tons of sweet, tender corned beef, layered - that's right, layered - with sauerkraut and thousand island. A slice of swiss completes the sandwich, but in my opinion, you don't really need it. Really the best reuben I've ever had. (Okay... More 

Thank sumersfree
Medford, Massachusetts, United States
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52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2012

They claim to serve bagels by H&H bagels in NYC. H&H Closed, so are they really NY bagels??? I live in NYC the cheesecake is not even close, JR's on Flatbush ave is real cheesecake. The waitress was gruff and very anti social. A second cup of coffee was out of the question. When I went and bought a second... More 

1 Thank Kris K
Boston, Massachusetts
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164 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2011

A bagel place that wants to be a breakfast place just doesn't work. The menu is, of course, heavy on the bagels. The seating area is cramped and the service certainly doesn't usually come with a smile. A group of friends tried this place out on several Sundays for brunch and quickly tired of the limited options and slow service.... More 

Thank rickiboston

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 789 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4731
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-646-2662

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