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Lakota Bakery

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1375 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4101
(781) 646-0121
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Fri 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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lexington, ma
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have yet to taste anything from the Lakota Bakery that wasn't delicious--especially treats dipped in dark chocolate. The taste is enhanced by the opportunity to watch the goodies being made through the window when the storefront is closed. Everything has a melt-in-your-mouth quality that is absolutely heavenly.

Thank Maklot25
Arlington, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lakota is the best place in the world, I think, to buy cookies. They use the finest ingredients, have a terrific selection of kinds of cookies, and excel in making a fine and very tasty cookie. These cookies are special, not like anything you'd find in the store or even another bakery.

Thank FivelMaya
Arlington, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Lakota is one of Arlington's little gems. The cookies, as well as other pastries, are spectacular, the service equal to the product. The Florentines have become famous because they were featured in an America's Test Kitchen segment, and they deserve the rave. This is an excellent place to pick up a box of treats when visiting, or just to munch... More 

Thank wahineNewYorkCity
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Barbara and Lakota Bakery are celebrating their 25th anniversary. They make amazing cookies. Her secret is more butter and less sugar. She is also a great businesswoman who takes great care of her staff.

Thank Lynn B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous cookies and some of the best brownies in the area, both with nuts and without. Large variety of cookies.

Thank C7841RGmelanies
Arlington, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This is my go-to when I need to bring something a little (a lot) indulgent to a friend or neighbor. These cookies are simply the most amazing, delicious things around. Favorites include: Butter Walnut, Raspberry Linzer, Apricot Linzer, and the Coconut Macaroons. Worth the trip and worth the calories!

Thank Christina H
Arlington, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

They have the best cookies and bars. They are kind of expensive. I bring them to people when I visit often. I buy them for friends or family when they have a loss. Everyone is always thankful. The price that work there are kind. The nurses Mt. Auburn appreciated them.

Thank Sandra B
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114 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Simply the best cookies around. With a great service , this small bakery is truly unique. So many flavours to chose from. The peanut butter ones are INSANELY good. I bought a box for guests and one for my hosts and All cookies were gone in no time !

Thank RTrivia
Lexington, Massachusetts
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138 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

OK< this is it - speciality - cookies! Perfect. Nicely made, like homemade shortbread cookies, with frosting. Very cute for holidays their designs are so sweet. Love the bunnies at Easter time, with a chocolate dipped body - MMMMMM!!!!!!!

Thank Lolabowla
Arlington, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

I have been to this bakery many times. Everytime I go there I stand and look at the many cookies in the case knowing whatever I choose it is going to be delicious!!

Thank nanad307

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1375 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4101
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: (781) 646-0121

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?