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Sweet Pete's

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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What a delightful day with 4 year old granddaughter! We took the tour and designed our own candy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carol F
Jacksonville, Florida
Unique and noztalgic.

Great place for unique sweets and ice cream as well as nostalgic candy. Recommend this place to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jacksonville, Florida
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“candy apple”(29 reviews)
“candy making”(26 reviews)
Peter Behringer, owner of Sweet Pete's, was raised in the chocolate industry. In 1985, when he was eleven years old, his mother opened a family chocolate business that grew to encompass 32 locations. In 2010, Behringer opened his own whimsical candy...more
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400 N Hogan St, Jacksonville, FL 32202-4104
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a delightful day with 4 year old granddaughter! We took the tour and designed our own candy bar. What fun! Learned the history of Sweet Pete's. Very entertaining. A fun day and followed it with a home viewing of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Thank Carol F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for unique sweets and ice cream as well as nostalgic candy. Recommend this place to the young and not so young. Parking can be a little bit of a challenge depending on the day and time

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a local. Heard of this place & went. Finding parking was a pain. I was not greeted at all. I finally asked an employee for the location I was looking for. I got to the section where the gummies were, which is what...More

1  Thank Danelea K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beautiful large building in the middle of the downtown will take your breath away. First - good luck finding parking, but walking a few blocks, it is worth it! You'll see huge colorful chairs on the front porch to greet you. They do a...More

Thank jmlucas33
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We ventured here to see the factory tour and initially were put off when we encountered the candy and gift shop and restaurant thinking we had been had. Not so! True there is a restaurant on the ground floor and a gift shop full of...More

1  Thank kenmac1
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

The tour of the factory was nice and interesting. Our guide Sarah was awesome. The place is fascinating to look thru. The candy we tried was delicious. They did have a Gummy Fest..this was only their second year of it..and we enjoyed it but it...More

Thank chrisstirose0608
Reviewed July 16, 2018

I have visited twice. Once in December with a group (we made candy canes) another more recently to tour their candy making (we made our own candy bar). A definite must go, especially for family's with kids.

Thank David S
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

If you are anywhere near Jacksonville Florida, you must stop by Sweet Pete's for the awesome variety of candy! Better yet, schedule a Taffy pulling or lollipop making class! Tim, our instructor was awesome! You can also go for lunch at The Candy Apple Cafe,...More

Thank cynthiarM749UJ
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Like going back in time! So many candies and sweets! There is also a place to watch them making the candies. A nice trip for kids of every age! Check out the rocking chairs on the porch! This was formerly a men’s club, and the...More

Thank mary e
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

The tour is fun! The Salt Caramels are above terrific and the Key Lime Pie is the best I have ever had!!!

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Elida D
March 8, 2018|
Response from GilfromPikesville | Reviewed this property |
There are so many selections to choose from. You can't go wrong.
Joanne A
January 30, 2018|
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Response from greg t | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any dogs inside. By Florida State Law, only a registered service dog can be brought inside of any restaurant or business. I did not see any signs outside saying no dogs on the porch.
August 13, 2016|
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Response from Andrew C | Reviewed this property |
Street, a letter on weekends, there is a parking garage by jax moma.. the skyway is a fun way to get there, get off at hemming park...