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Our party of 4 adults arrived just after 11 AM on a warm Monday in early March, and we only had to wait outside about 5 minutes before a 4-place table opened up for us in the small dining space. Our server Latoya gave us...the best table service I've had post-pandemic, handling several tables attentively & efficiently. Our group ordered three CCK Signature Sandwiches (Heart Stopping BLT, Turkey Bacon Melt, and Reuben), all very generous in portions with high quality ingredients. We washed those down with delicious chocolate shakes & malts, and we were each very full when we left with substantial sandwich leftovers in hand. We also bought some of their Heavenly Hash chocolate-marshmallow-nuts confection to go, and I purchased a branded T-shirt for my local collection. We were all very satisfied with our visit & our meals, and we will definitely return to this long-running St. Louis favorite.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed November 18, 2023

In the summer this place can be a mob scene, but in November we got seated within 10 minutes of arriving at 11:45 am. The menu is brief, but iconic. The sandwiches are crazy big – The turkey & bacon melt turns out to be...“adventures in bacon”, while the tuna salad sandwich is equally overwhelming. We took half each home as leftovers. It’s not surprising they called the chocolate malt ‘a favorite’ because it’s just terrific. Again, one is easily enough for two people. We finished by buying some of the homemade chocolates to take as gifts; it would be a shame not to do so.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed October 4, 2023

While visiting St. Louis we all hoped to eat at Crown Candy Kitchen. We were there for a nearby historic homes tour so the line was long, but boy was it worth it! It’s a rare chance to experience an old fashioned soda fountain with...a charming white & black interior that hasn’t been Ruin-ovated. It’s nice that the same family has owned it for 100 years. The staff is wonderful and they serve the best Egg salad and BLT sandwiches any of us have ever had. The bacon is so thick we couldn’t eat it all! And their wide variety of ice cream dishes is a wonder. I can’t wait to go back!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 27, 2023 via mobile

We heard they have a huge BLT so we had to try it. Once we started to get there we definitely realized we were in a fairly bad area of town. There was a small line out the door so we had to wait a...few minutes. Was fine except for the crazy lady across the street screaming the whole time. It’s cool inside. A step back in time with very friendly staff. The BLT was massive. Even almost too big split in half with the wife. The malts were big and worth it. Would definitely recommend if you want to brace the neighborhood.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed June 25, 2023 via mobile

Friendly staff working hard. Portion size is huge. Definitely get the chili and add cheese. So many delicious sandwiches - but the show stopper is the BLT.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed April 8, 2023

This is your basic historic candy/soda/sandwich shop. Comfort level in the neighborhood 5/10. It's very small so you have to wait outside for a table and they'll let you in. Milkshakes were great. The heart stopping BLT literally had 10 pieces of bacon it. Way...too much for me. The wow factor was there, but not appetizing. We came, we saw, we checked it off our list.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed April 1, 2023 via mobile

It’s a chocolate and candy wow factor mixed in with a 50’s style luncheonette. People wait on the street for hours for a table. The wait to buy chocolate wasn’t as long but they limit the number of people inside at a time. So much...to choose from you may have a hard time or buy too much. Go visit and enjoy a trip back in time.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed February 4, 2023 via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful meal at Crown Candy Kitchen. Everyone was very nice. Service was excellent. 3 straight day I was there. Absolutely loved the turles and the Sunday.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed November 12, 2022

It's been a few yrs since we've been to Crown----and it's still GREAT. Best BLT around---bar none. Make sure you get a dessert and some take home candy. You might find a line---try at mid afternoon---but its worth it!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 18, 2022 via mobile

Good ham and cheese sandwiches, chocolate milkshakes and candy. Extremely friendly staff. So glad we ventured off the normal path to find this gem.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed August 13, 2022

We had two sundaes at this location. Both were served up real fast and tasted great. This is a cool business. Try it out!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 4, 2022 via mobile

This quaint restaurant is historic and delicious. I loved their chicken salad sandwich (only available on Thursdays) and my friend had the BLT with sooo much bacon. Yum, for both. We even saved room for a fabulous shake to take. The menu had so many...options that when I come back in a few weeks I’ll be exploring more of it. Go hungry and be ready to take some home for later.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 21, 2022

When you get there, if there are no tables, a line forms outside and they do a fine job of managing it. The menu is limited to sandwiches. We had a turkey, bacon and cheese sandwich. It was good. We also had a peach malt...to go, also good. They were very attentive to our wheelchair. I got a 1/4 lb. of chocolate turtles to go. They were good too. Iced tea was good.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 1, 2022 via mobile

I have been wanting to dine at Crown Candy Kitchen for about two years! My wife finally brought me today and I loved it!! The service, the sandwiches, and the milkshakes were so delicious!! We both loved everything!!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 8, 2022

My first trip lived in Missouri my entire life. Took my 12 yr old grandson from Denver and 10 month grandson from here. It was a lot of bacon and a huge malt. A great adventure just for lunch.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Response from ChrisWilkerson | Reviewed this property |
I just looked it up online. It’s the heart stopping BLT and it’s $10 dollars.
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NO none needed first come first served.
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Response from Naples77 | Reviewed this property |
I always recommend getting their food to go unless you have lots of time and no other appointments.
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