Initial Visit: October 28th, 2015
Rating: 3/5
Price: $

Description: The Great American Bagel. Is it great or is it the greatest?

Panera. Einstein Bros Bagels. Bruegger’s Bagels. Probably your regional coffee shop. Maybe even your local coffeehouse. They all probably offer bagels. What makes The Great American Bagel so… great? Is it better than everyone else?

Well, if you had to go off my one visit. I would rank it as one of the most ‘meh’ bagels I have had. If I recall correctly, I had a toasted chocolate chip bagel. It was too hard/crispy and because of that, the flavor of the bagel itself was lost. 😦 As someone who loves a good bagel, this was a sad start to a dreary day.

A bagel is the only thing I had here and I have only been here the one time. Aside from bagels, they offer your typical large selection of coffees and a wide variety of sandwiches and breakfast items. I like to give places the benefit of a doubt, so if I am ever near one and want a bagel again, I will give them a second chance! Which shouldn’t be too hard since they have roughly 50+ locations in the United States.

1101 Essington Rd
Joliet, IL 60435

(815) 744-9630