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Bennison Bakeries

1000 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201-3610
(847) 328-9434
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Ranked #63 of 228 restaurants in Evanston
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Bakery
Most recent review
- Apr 29, 2014
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English first
New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Bennison's has always been surrounded by a lot of hype. Personally, I've only tried the donuts, the raisin pastry, and the macaroons. Overall, the donuts and the pastry have just been average. The macarons, however, are so delicious! They have the perfect balance between crunch and that bread-like texture. Unfortunately everything is pretty overpriced. If you have the money to... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Got some chocolate croissants and had high expectations due to many high reviews. So disappointed. My photos should tell the story.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Maybe I'm spoiled by bakeries I've been to in the past, but I was not impressed by Bennison's. Over-rated and over-priced are the best words I would use to describe this bakery. Sorry, Yelp - you over-hyped this one. I originally planned to come here after reading all the glowing Yelp reviews and was really excited about it. Upon entering,... More

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Chicago
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95 reviews 95 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

EXTREME DISAPPOINTMENT...... for our Pop's 90th birthday, we called all around to find a special German layer cake which he loves - a Dobos Torte. They claimed they made one and we ordered a small for our 8 person party..... Ordered for pickup and NOT ready..... waited around for way too long for an order called in days in advance,... More

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Evanston, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Good bakery items been in Evanston for ever, but prices are a little high. Service is ok not the most welcoming group.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

It's nice to enjoy a REAL BAKERY where they make everything on the premise. In fact, they have cameras so you can watch them make the goods. The lines can get long on the weekend but this adds to how good it really is. I ordered a birthday cake and it was ready when promised. Very good, just a little... More

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Chicago
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Bennison's is a neighborhood bakery where you can watch cakes being decorated thru the window. They even have a step for kids to use. Pastries are very good. Cakes ordered for birthdays have been hit or miss which is too bad. Bread and croissants are fab. Good coffee too. Cookies are pricey per pound but maybe that's a good thing.... More

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Evanston, Illinois
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

This bakery is always crowded and you can see why. Yummy treats. I love the Bienenstick (may have spelled it wrong) which has an almond top[ping with a creamy center. Very tasty!

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Evanston, Illinois
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165 reviews 165 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

It is great to have a good bakery in the neighborhood. It is conveniently located where you can grab a cup of coffee and Danish pastry before catching the early morning commuter train. Not only they have artisan breads, cookies and pastries, they have hearty sandwiches - all made fresh within the premises. One Saturday morning, I was craving for... More

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Evanston, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

I love this place because it reminds me of the old family bakeries I used to go to. Great variety of doughnuts, eclairs, pastries, breads, cakes and even pretzels baked daily! Fresh cheap coffee and hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows! Corner spot with big neon sign! I love it. Please go there- you will, too.

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