Yes, there’s a New York deli in the heart of Pompano called Bagel Snack. And yes they’re really, REALLY good. I’ve driven by this location hundreds of time, but because of its location in the back corner of the plaza, you really can’t see the restaurant from the road. I also work just around the corner and never realized this place was back here.
From the outside, it’s nothing impressive. Just another strip mall restaurant. But inside, Bagel Snack is clean and updated. You enter through the deli section, with the meat counter in front of you and the bread and bagel shelves to the right. The deli counter was simple, clean and everything well marked. I was immediately greeted and taken to the left side of the room which has the restaurant.
The dining room is surprisingly updated with modern tables and chairs and very trendy colors. Loved the trendy “chalk board” menu. Not at all what I had expected from the outside.
Just as I started to review the menu, I realized I had misjudged my drive time, leaving me only 30 minutes to eat and get to the office. I explained this to the waitress who actually ran my order to the kitchen. Yes, she RAN. I’ve have never seen a waitress actually run this fast. She even rushed back with the bill letting me know I could pay the cashier to help get me to work faster. Damn, she was good!
Minutes later, my meal was on my table. I ordered the #3 Special – two eggs, home fries, bacon and bialys. It looked picture perfect, just like a postcard. The eggs were well cooked. The bacon was easily more than one serving (but I’ll never complain about that). And the potatoes were fresh cut. The coffee was hot and strong.
I was in and out and at work in under 20 minutes. Talk about lightning fast service. Oh yeah, there must also be a cell tower nearby because I had all my bars and the internet service was also super fast. FTLToday will definitely make this a regular breakfast place.
Bagel Snack restaurant and deli is located at 1237 S. Powerline Road, Pompano Beach FL 33069