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Carroll's Bakery

416 Grand Ave, Spencer, IA 51301-4050
+1 712-262-4575
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good5%
  • Average2%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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“pastries” (8 reviews)
“cookies” (7 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 AM - 2:30 PM Hours
$$ - $$$
416 Grand Ave, Spencer, IA 51301-4050
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Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

This is a must stop location in Spencer. It’s a historic location with historic equipment and great, knowledgeable owners. They always have something special. I stop every Friday when I’m in town

Thank Ben C
Reviewed July 23, 2018

I've been there twice and both times I was disappointed. Pastries are very good but when asking for a little butter for one of them, I was charged for it. Another time when I asked for a plastic fork, I was charged for it and...More

Thank Jim H
ColleenPaul T, Owner at Carroll's Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Thank you for your comments. I think you're mistaken on the soup bread bowl. We haven't offered soup in over 8 years. At that time they did run approximately 7.85. We do not include the cost of butter or silver in or products because most...More

Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

We go weekly for rolls. Also once in a while we try a different kind of bread. But we favor the cinnamon bread.

Thank Jackie M
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Carrol’s bakery is Spencer’s hometown bakery. It has the best baked goods around. The atmosphere is cheery and welcoming:) We always appreciate having coffee, a pastry, and visiting with friends:) Colleen and Paul are the welcoming owners:)

Thank Walt K
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Their doughnuts are in a league of their own. Fresh and delicious. They are more expensive than a gas station doughnut and for good reason. The quality is off the chart and the service was amazing. Will return!

Thank Adam W
ColleenPaul T, Owner at Carroll's Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Thank you for the kind words. We work hard to bring the best in products and service.

Reviewed September 20, 2017

I just returned from visiting Spencer last week (Clay County Fair week), and the one thing outside of the fair on my agenda was a visit to Carroll's Bakery. I have not been back in Spencer for since 1963, but I have never forgotten just...More

Thank RNL008
ColleenPaul T, Owner at Carroll's Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2017

Thank you . Thank you. Hope to see you next year for the fair.

Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

This is the go to place in Spencer for bakery items or donuts. I also recommend the hot beverages. It's as good as you will find anywhere. The food, people and location are genuine. If you are nearby it's worth a try. They tell me...More

Thank Ben C
ColleenPaul T, Owner at Carroll's Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2017

Thanks Ben we try everyday to create that experience. Let me know next time you're in and I'll thank you personally.

Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

I come from Des Moines. I lived near the Highland Park Bakery. When I go back, I still stop there. This is not that kind of Bakery. They occasionally have powered sugar, cream filled donuts at Carroll's, but not routinely. When they do, they might...More

Thank jodyv180
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Great bakery great service! Good variety of items. Delicious baked goods, cakes and cookies. We go there quite frequently. Eat in or take out!

Thank pjkenny98
ColleenPaul T, Owner at Carroll's Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2017

Thanks guys we aim to please

Reviewed April 27, 2017

I used to live near Spencer and it would be a treat to go to Carroll's Bakery for a dessert. I hadn't been back in many years and forgot how truly good this bakery is. I ordered dozens of chocolate chip cookies as the dessert...More

Thank minnesotans4
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating
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Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 416 Grand Ave, Spencer, IA 51301-4050
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Spencer
  • Phone Number: +1 712-262-4575
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Homemade goodness is our tradition! Carroll's has been serving the Spencer, Iowa area since 1928. Quality ingredients, quality products, and quality service are the foundation of our success. Our wide variety of products allows all customers the opportunity to find a delectable treat. From the traditional Glazed Donuts to the not so traditional O'Boys and Whole Wheat Danish, there is always something for everyone.
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