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Carlo's Bakery

95 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 659 - 3671
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Ranked #22 of 243 restaurants in Hoboken
Cuisines: American, Italian
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
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Halifax, Canada
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159 reviews 159 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

It was so packed you could hardly move around to see the store or baked goods. This was after a 20 minute wait outside. Then it was 30 minutes inside before we could order. Try going when it first opens. All the food was thoroughly enjoyed. There's no place there to enjoy it in the store so we walked around... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Our great nephew, from SC, comes up just about every year for spring break. This year he wanted to go to NYC and wanted to stop at Carlo's on the way. I personally wasn't thrilled after reading a lot of negative reviews and comments on the forum, but wasn't going to let this 16 year old down. I let my... More

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Maui, Hawaii
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Decided to come over from Manhattan to see the famous Carl's bakery. Very disappointed. Not worth the long long wait for the baked goods. Cupcakes were mealy and the frosting seemed to be made from lard, not sure. Same type of frosting you get on a grocery store cupcake. Magnolia bakery in Manhattan now that was a cupcake and the... More

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Hoboken, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I live in Hoboken and I like Carlo's Bakery. I would not stand in line for hours like I see all the tourists doing, Especially in the Summer heat! Here is a tip. Call ahead or order on line for a pick-up a few days before you are going. You get to beat the line. You still have to wait... More

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Carlo's Bakery is a waste of time for mediocre goods. Stand in the hot sun for hours then deal with rude people who want to get you out as soon as possible. The cakes etc. are very unmemorable. This is why the locals don't shop here. Cake Boss does have good marketing skills, the only reason unwary tourists flock to... More

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Look the place is on TV, so obviously if you are a fan of the show you should go. Just be prepared to wait on a long line that stretches onto OTHER blocks. When you get inside you get to see everyone you see on the show (I am guessing here as I am not a regular of either the... More

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New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I don't know what's the long line about to get into this bakery. The cakes are nicely decorated but the taste is so so. I could buy same or even better tasting cake than Carlo's in any bakery that's not highly rated. The only difference is the price tag. You pay too much money on any thing you buy at... More

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Rugby England
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23 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

As a fan of Cake Boss I just had to go, we went over to Hoboken on the ferry but don't go Sunday or it is quite a long walk. Go weekdays from World trade centre area it is only a short walk then once you get there. We queued for about 20 mins but it was a longer wait... More

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Yes the lines are long. Yes the wait is long, 2+ hours,however if you are a fan of the show it is fun to see the shop. I have been there twice with my teenage daughters. We waited in line and once we got in, both times, the.store was over crowded. My girls were excited to see the store. We... More

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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Taste like European but expensive! We had few variety- and all tasted like supposed to! But it's very expensive ;( one time is ok to try

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