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Ingram's Busy Bee Bakery

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5126 Main St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-4601
630-968-8830
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6:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great sweets and to die for paczkis!

Busy Bee Bakery sells 10,000 paczkis in many different flavors on Paczki Day or Fat Tuesday before the start of Lent. People come from all over the Chicagoland on this special day to pick up this Polish treat. All the bakery's items are always fresh and delicious. You won't be disappointed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
BancyN
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Palos Hills, Illinois
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Palos Hills, Illinois
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Busy Bee Bakery sells 10,000 paczkis in many different flavors on Paczki Day or Fat Tuesday before the start of Lent. People come from all over the Chicagoland on this special day to pick up this Polish treat. All the bakery's items are always fresh and delicious. You won't be disappointed. Parking, if not available on the street, can be... More 

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Westmont, Illinois
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is for sure one of the best bakeries in the Western suburbs. This is not a restaurant, but a place to buy delicious breads and sweets.

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Thank Evangelina1944
Chicago,Illinois
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the Western Suburbs (Downers Grove area) and you have a taste for pastry, coffee cakes or just doughnuts make your way to Busy Bee. In addition to the aforementioned "goodies" they also offer great rye bread with or without caraway seeds. If stop in on a Saturday morning allow a few extra minutes as the crowd... More 

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Thank 89ironman
Darien, Illinois
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is not the best due to inadequate parking but, once there, you'll find the vast selection and quality of the pastries well-worth the wait.

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Thank S N
Downers Grove, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Owner run. Outstanding bakery products. Quick and efficient service. This is not a formal restaurant but coffee is available.

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Thank gbuckun
Downers Grove, IL
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99 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Have been visiting Busy Bee for 20+ years and have never been disappointed. From donut holes to breads to cakes, everything is yummy and fresh!!

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Thank Patti51
Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Very friendly people who wait on you, it is a bakery only but they have all kinds of cakes, cookies and any special cakes that you want made

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Thank Mike J
Downers Grove, Illinouis
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A large collection of pastries and cookies. Saturday morning it's a meeting place for the locals. Excellent coffee cakes and Danish rolls!

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Thank jtc1043
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

You can not go wrong with anything they offer here. I love the bread. Around the holidays they have great cookies

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Thank Cyndie T
Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is the best bakery in Chicago's Western Suburbs. Unfortunately no tables and chairs. Selection is excellent. Plenty of help when busy. Can't beat it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5126 Main St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-4601
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Downers Grove
  • Phone Number: 630-968-8830
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm

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