Long Island Bagel & Deli (Boca Raton)

Posted on October 1st, 2011 · American Boca Raton Breakfast Delicatessen


Long Island Bagel & Deli, 21667 State Road 7, Boca Raton, Florida 33428, (561) 218-4506.

A couple of you guys-suggested that I give Long Island Bagel & Deli in Boca Raton a try…so I did.

Just got back from Long Island Bagel & Deli–suffice it to say, I won’t be back.

The joint which opened about 1-month ago, looks like your typical bare-bones bagel restaurant. My friend Mike and I ordered, 2 cups of coffee, 1-toasted everything bagel with cream cheese and 1-everything bagel with chicken salad—with the waitress being told to make sure that the everything chicken salad “bagel” had extra mayo on it and absolutely-positively no lettuce or tomato on it.

30 minutes that’s right THIRTY MINUTES after placing the order, 1-toasted everything bagel with cream cheese and 1-everything bagel with chicken salad-tomato-lettuce and no mayo arrived.

While waiting those 30-minutes, I noticed that the owner was busy sitting/talking with a couple at another table…while his two counter men, were filling orders and handling the register. In all fairness, the restaurant was busy (not crazy busy) but busy—that said, there is absolutely no way that a “small” order like the one my table placed- take 30 minutes to prepare and then find that the order was done wrong. Look! I’m sitting there 30 minutes twiddling my thumbs—same “boredom” for others sitting there and the owner “sits” yapping away at a table. Give me a freaking break…the guy should have been behind the counter, doing whatever-to get food out to customers.

I’ve been to a ton of bagel joints down here…why anyone would pick Long Island Bagel & Deli over nearby competitors is beyond me. Just off the top of my head, I can name at least 6 bagel-delis in the area that run absolute circles around this joint. Let’s try Bagel City, Bagel Works, Utopia Bagels, Nestor’s, Zinger’s and Westside Bagels just for starters.

By the way, the bagels were nothing special—same for the chicken salad. To flesh the food out a bit, the bagel was extremely thin and had the consistency of white bread. The chicken salad, chicken chunks in mayo–if anything else was in the mix, it wasn’t dectectable to this palate. Trust me on this one, this was by no stretch of the imagination “good” chicken salad. This little fiasco before tip was $12.50—trust me, not even close to being worth anything even close to that amount.

Long Island Bagel & Deli is open 6:30am-3pm and Sunday 7am-3pm.

86 Comments to “Long Island Bagel & Deli (Boca Raton)”

  1. TGW says...

    Good bagels and appetizing.

  2. DandyJoe says...

    Give the joint another try. Bagels and food are pretty decent.

  3. Rosa B says...

    Get bagels and other food from there. Really good. Give them another shot.

  4. Mister F says...

    This place has the slowest service ever.

  5. FREDDY B says...

    I like their bagels. Nothing great food wise. But ok for a quick easy breakfast.

  6. Lola G. says...

    The owner is a nasty and uncaring. He doesn’t care about how long you wait and is unapologetic. He has an “I don’t care about the customer” attitude and a big chip on his shoulder to boot. The place itself is unsanitary looking without any decebt ombiance whatsoever. The food is prepared without any care or taste and is overpriced. They need to get new plates and silverware since they in bad shape. It felt discusting to be in this environment. We barely finished our food and walked out. I can name so many other good places to eat in the area where you’ll be treated with respect and you don’t feel ripped off. It was a total waste of money and the people that work there are as unfriendly and cold as their boss. Will never go back and will NEVER recommend it to anyone.

    • Pete says...

      I agree with you Lola. Just awful food, service, and attitudes.

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