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American, Cafe
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Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
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Reviewed November 24, 2021

This about pre paid pre-order, arriving to find out they don't have ready because they are short staffed. Come back at time they specified only to find out someone sold one of the pies to my order that was paid for weeks ago. Marilyn's products...are good but they seem to not care about their me as a customer? Why is that?More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed March 20, 2021 via mobile

Was so excited about the possibilities, but ended up so very, very disappointed. Called to see if I could order/put a hold on one of their “available daily, year-round“ signature cakes. Was told no, not in advance - but I could call the day that...I wanted the cake, and they could hold it for pick up that day. Seemed a bit odd that I could reserve it the day of, but not a couple days before, but I went with it. Anyway, followed instructions and called the day of at 8:30 in the morning. Was told “no problem” and that they had the cake and could have it ready by noon for pick up - even asked if we wanted anything written on it. Arrived around 12:15, and no cake. No one seemed to remember taking the order or anything. Ended up making arrangements to get one frosted, if we could wait. We waited and after about a half an hour or so it was brought out. The girls running the front saw it on the counter, but instead of checking us out after the “lost” order and long wait, one girl helped a customer who walked in after our cake was brought out while the other was busy with a call. By the time we were finally checked out, the frosting was failing on one side of the cake and exposing the cake itself. It was taken back to be fixed, but the fix didn’t really help and the cake sort of looked like a slanted ski slope - half a word was falling off the top onto the side in a “puddle”. Apparently the frosting needed time to firm up or something ... and it just got worse and worse. Really, I can’t believe they still sold us the cake as it was looking (at full price too) ... and I really wish that we had a Plan B that we could have fallen back on. Of course, since the frosting wasn’t properly set, the whole thing looks even worse now. Even though we were super careful, only live about 6 miles away, and turned the car temp as low as it could go (it was still a chilly March day), the cake layers were separated/sliding off one another by the time we got home. So now we have a skewed and slanted cake with areas of missing icing. This is a disappointing disaster to say the least - and an embarrassment for us as we were tasked to get the cake for the celebration. Never again will we patronize either of the Marilyn’s Bakery locations. Oh, I should also mention that we could hear the girls lie to the person who called in to place an order - whatever the person wanted (I think it was the soup of the day) wasn’t made that day (so much for their “made daily” items), so the one girl told the other to just tell the person on the phone that they ran out already. Kind of makes me think that we were hoodwinked too when we called in the morning to place the cake on hold - there was no “lost” order, they just didn’t care and follow through with it when I called. Never again!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed November 28, 2020

What a disappointment, for Thanksgiving this year I ordered 3 pies a week in advance. My pies were horrible the crust was absolutely so hard you couldn't hardly cut a piece let alone get it out of the pan. The apple pie was more gel...than apples. The lemon meringue hardly had any meringue. The pies were just not not Marilyn's taste at all, and not for the price.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 19, 2020

I wouldn't go to this bakery if they were the last one open. They didn't put my wedding in their system and then thought my wedding day was saturday instead of friday. I received a basic white crap cake at the last minute, because obviously...they didn't care or want my business. Glad we didn't have to pay for their mistake but way to ruin my wedding day. Not sure how you guys are still in business since you obviously don't want to make your customers happy. I will make sure none of my friends or family ever use your business.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 6, 2019

I called to see if they had Key Lime Pie, since it is my husband's favorite and I wanted to get it for him for his birthday (since he said, "Don't buy me a cake!") I was able to put one aside, and was reassured...that they always had key lime. When I arrived at the appointed time to pick it up, it was ready and boxed, so all I had to do was pay $12. OK. Now for the important part. THE PIE WAS DELICIOUS. So good! My husband said it was the best Key Lime pie he'd ever had, and we used to live in Florida. The whipped cream stayed fluffy for 2 days, until the pie was gone. Great experience. If I hadn't been getting something last minute, I'd have gotten them to make a custom cake, to see how that went. Also want to try them for lunch. If I do, I will update you!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 15, 2019

We had lunch and we choose the boxed lunch , which consists of 1 sandwich or other stuff you can pick from and one side and a pastry item. All for just 9.00, we had the maple peppercorn bacon BLT with potato salad, both were...amazingly delicious! The service was good and all staff were friendly even though they were very busy. I had a cupcake with mine and it was delectableMore

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 8, 2019

Marilyn's made cake pops for my son-in-laws birthday. I do cake decorating as a hobby, and was amazed at how uniform each one of them came out, They were very good! Also recently stopped in and purchased cupcakes, kolacky, and lemon bars for work. All...of them were very tasty. I definitely will be stopping here more often.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed May 24, 2019

Outstanding key lime pie! The perfect kombination of sweet and tart nestled in the loving embrace of a golden brown krust. All the baked goods are delicious but the key lime pie is just krazy good.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

I have lived in 8 states and out of the country.... Marilyn's Bakery has the best baked goods I had ever tasted! Their customer service is on point and their facility is clean and smells amazing when you go in!!!! It is a must try!!!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Marilyn's is the best, from their sweets, to their lunch offerings, coffee and their wonderful staff, this place really is a gem!

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Everything I have ever purchased from Marilyn's bakery is absolutely delicious. I really like her Strawberry Rhubarb pie. I also love her lemon torte's.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

I stopped into Marilyn’s Bakery to but a dessert to take to my sisters. I bought the Lavender Lemon cake & my goodness! BEST CAKE EVER!! My husband now gets one for my birthday & Mother’s Day!

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

We drive from illinois to go there.Delicous brownies, cupcakes,cookies. We always leave with a huge bag

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed January 6, 2018

Lemon pound cake, pineapple upside down cake, ant tort cake you can think of, coconut cream pie, chocolate meringue pie, lemon meringue, kolackys, strawberry anything in season, pumpkin everything in season, daily cookie/cake bars, ......Have I wetted you appetite for Goodies? Best place ever...best lunches,...chicken salad, home,are soups....only con, they close for two months every year...January and February....stop by see Ted or Barb....LUNCH ONLYMore

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Nice little country style bakery they do lunch specials. They have great kolacky cookies, real good holiday cakes, and pies, and much better and fresher doughnuts than county line orchard. We normally stop by during the season specialties strawberry doughnuts are to die for and...a real good pumpkin cheese cake during the holidays. order ahead during the holidays so you don't have to wait in line.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4