There are bagels and then there are bagels: Doughy, delicious deli icons that are good on their own, as a sandwich, or with the ever-classic cream cheese.
Every neighborhood has its own go-to bagel shop, but which one is best? Here is a list of the best bagel shops in Morris County according to Yelp.
The following are the highest-rated bagel shops in Morris County, determined by Yelp's methodological algorithm that combines the number of reviews and star ratings. Quotes are from customer reviews.Hot Bagels, Fair Lawn; 4 stars, 52 reviews: "Still going strong after all these years. They have every sort of bagel, including less common varieties like whole-wheat everything. Their onion bagels are generously coated all over, but alas their garlic bagels usually are not, with just a part of the top of the bagel coated (perhaps my only complaint, here--if I could I'd have the bagel encrusted in garlic and garlic baked into the dough as well)."
Griddle This, Dumont; 4.5 stars, 31 reviews: " The service is what put this place over the top. It quick, kind and polite. Yet, their seating is very limited which is why I had to eat at home. If you haven't tried this place...give it a shot."
Bagelicious, Ridgewood: 4.5 stars, 53 reviews: "Their bagels are first rate and they make in kind donations to Paterson Habitat for Humanity, so every time you buy a bagel there you're supporting Paterson Habitat for Humanity a really terrific organization."
Teaneck Road Hot Bagels; 4.5 stars, 68 reviews: "I ordered their flat everything bagel with chive cream cheese. Despite he bagel being flat and ordering it toasted it was still soft and loaded with everything seasoning! Their mini bagels are also super good!"
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The Bagel House, Lodi; 4.5 stars, 64 reviews: "When you get a breakfast sandwich they actually pile that stuff on. The sandwich will fill you up."
Fisher's Cafe, Fair Lawn; 4.5 stars, 61 reviews: "This place is a little hidden gem... very cute and quaint. The food is great with reasonable prices. Also. The coffee is really GOOD.. not that watered down crap you usually find in most places."
Boxcar Bagel & Deli, Bogota; 4.5 stars, 61 reviews: "Huge, fresh bagels! Can't beat the freshness and you can tell because they are still warm when you bite into it. They are definitely double the size of a normal bagel."
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Bagel Nosh of Waldwick; 4.5 stars, 61 reviews: "It's a small place with long lines and quick service and they always succeed at fulfilling my bagel cravings. They've got a multitude of spreads (vegetable is my fave!), very filling hot bagel sandwiches, and they take cash and card."
River Road Hot Bagels, Fair Lawn; 4.5 stars, 127 reviews: "Their bagels are soft and tasty. The egg sandwiches are amazing... This is a family run business. They're nice people. They've snuck a few extra bagels into my bag a bunch of times. I love it here. My favorite bagel spot in Bergen County, hands down."
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