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Pearl's Cupcake Shoppe

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5812 Grove Ave, Richmond, VA 23226-2662
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always looking for gluten free goodies. They are always dry and crumbly. Had the chocolate cupcake with vanilla frosting. The cupcake was very moist and the frosting was great as it wasn't too sweet! Will definitely go back when in Richmond.

Thank sds1966
Richmond, Virginia
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

My friend had been raving over Pearl's for some time before we finally planned a time to go and it did not disappoint. I rarely eat baked goods since discovering my gluten intolerance several years ago, but Pearl's is changing that. I was impressed with the number of gluten free cupcake options in addition to the many options for regular... More 

Thank Amanda C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Excellent flavors and fresh, fresh , fresh! All the cupcakes were incredible. Service was exceptionally fast and friendly on a very busy Saturday morning!

Thank chiefmom
Midlothian, Virginia
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460 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

STILL my FAV BEST EVER cupcakes, unless I make them myself and it's really close; they use plugra......european butter, makes them fantastic My hubs surprised me tonight when we came back from the city with two chocolate chocolate cupcakes.........outstanding!!

Thank jeannette y
Richmond, Virginia
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Ordered the Beerylicious Wilma Ray flavored cake for my BFFs birthday and it was so delicious! A nice hint of pink champagne next to the richness of the buttercream frosting was delightful! It was perfection! The staff were so accommodating and worked with me being both indecisive yet a tad specific simultaneously. I highly recommend going. Only reason I didn't... More 

Thank jtthompson719
Richmond, Virginia
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I LOVE cupcakes!! And I have to say I love the cupcakes at Pearls. They are my absolute favorite in Richmond! They have great presentation and taste amazing. Definitely worth a try.

Thank MittensP
Richmond, Virginia
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

These cupcakes are, hands down, the best cupcakes I've ever eaten. They are rich and creamy and fluffy, all at the same time (is that possible?). They have a wide selection of flavors and at one point, they offered gluten-free cupcakes. Definitely a place to stop if you are in Richmond!

Thank JJOCOTravels
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My friend can not eat gluten. She frequents this store because they have excellent gluten free cupcakes. I had a gluten free cupcake with peanut butter icing today. It was the best. I didn't notice it was gluten free. My favorite regulare cupcake from here is a chocolate with vanilla icing. It reminds me of a giant oreo cookie. My... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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128 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

The cupcakes are a work of art, but to me they had a manufactured taste and were too sweet. We sampled four different ones with plans to buy the best for dessert for a dinner party, but chose none.

Thank phu14
Richmond, Virginia
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Came here last year for my birthday dinner during restaurant week. Ordered mussels but they weren't that great...but everyone else's food was really good. Came back for happy hour one Friday evening and ambiance was great. Really good specials on food and drinks, and they were really good. Would definitely return.

Thank camikins99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5812 Grove Ave, Richmond, VA 23226-2662
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: 804-285-2253

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