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Carlo's Bakery

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$$ - $$$
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95 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
+1 201-659-3671
Today
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Rockaway
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

I had two cakes from his bakery. The first one was definitely stale so I gave it another shot. The second was just as bad. I had friends that bought some other goodies there and they were not impressed at all. His restaurant at the Sands in PA is not so good either. All hype, no substance.... Sorry..

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NY, NY
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I know he has a TV show, but this isn't the best bakery in Hoboken. It's not even the third best. Hobokenites who know what's really good go to Giorgio's on Washington between 11th and 12th for their Otalian pastries and cakes.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Carlo's Bakery is famous for both its longevity and for the TV show Cake Boss. They're specialty is custom cakes. We had some of their Lobster Tails and mousse and they were both good. Like most bakeries, the pastries are best when they come out of the oven. If you are able to figure out when that is, you'll have... More 

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Thank Tony R
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely not worth the hype. No cues and no one inside. Couldn't finish our food as it wasn't good. Too commercial.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to go apart from the very long que they don't show you on the tv. I waited in line for 2 hours too que up outside the shop to then get in.

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Cambridge, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Plan to stand in line in the evening... but the treats are well worth it! The staff are efficient and lines move easily. We visited several times during our stay in the area and enjoyed every bite.

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Thank TBAMS
Miami, Florida
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very unique bakery that has risen to stardom because of its owners' charisma and expertise in the baking field, Carlos and his wonderful family. My family and I always visit Carlos' Bakery in Hoboken every time we go to New York City which is every year. Even though we use the Big City as a destination, we... More 

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Billingham
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite looking forward to visiting Carlos. Got the Path to Hoboken and 5 minute walk away on Washington street is Carlos. NO queue outside as you see on TV. Walked in, long display cabinets full of small, mid and big cakes at various prices. We ordered 4 individual cakes and got a free cup. I had a caramel cup cake,... More 

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Dresden, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was close by our hotel (didn't know there was a tv show to it). We went at around 9am so there was no line at all. Had the lobster tail and cupcake. It was yummy but tooooooo much sugar! The lobster tail was pretty interesting. You should try the one with cookies and cream it was awesome. As we... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just as good as expected. Visited with family, everyone very friendly. All the cakes we tried were great, but the cannoli won hand-down.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 95 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hoboken
  • Phone Number: +1 201-659-3671

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