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“Soft pretzels at the flea market was the best EVER!!”

Ben's Soft Pretzels
Ranked #4 of 25 Restaurants in Shipshewana
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
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Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Ben's Soft Pretzels, founded in 2008, is a gourmet pretzel bakery serving legendary, fresh, hot jumbo pretzels and other pretzel products, at a great value. The Amish-inspired, fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth taste pairs perfectly with our 11 gourmet dipping sauces. Try one of our Bake N’ Shake toppings to further customize your flavor.  Our famous Pretzel Dog features and all-beef frank and Swiss Cheese wrapped in a pretzel. Ben's Soft Pretzels are almost 2x the size of other soft pretzels and feature imported salt from Germany. Each Ben’s Soft Pretzels bakery makes all of it's pretzel dough from scratch every day, all-day. Our gourmet pretzels are hand-rolled and baked on-site to produce that perfect, warm, delicious pretzel you have been craving! Looking to turn dough into dough? Come roll with us! Franchising opportunities are available. Ben’s Soft Pretzels has more than 80 locations across the US and we are growing rapidly! Have a pretzel day!
Oxford, Michigan
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Soft pretzels at the flea market was the best EVER!!”
Reviewed July 29, 2014

Ok, so it might sound like an exaggeration but these were better than any other soft pretzel we have ever had! There was a line of 15 people in front of us, but the line moved very quickly. We bought 3 - one original, one garlic and one parmesan. $10 for 3 and they were piping hot! Crispy on the outside, super soft on the inside. Just writing about them is making my mouth water all over again! The pretzels are the size of an entire paper plate and one makes for a meal.

  • Visited July 2014
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SUMMERVILLE
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Delicious”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

We needed a snack while shopping and didn't want to eat a heavy lunch because we knew we would be eating a large but early dinner that evening. Fresh and very well priced.

Visited July 2014
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Thank DIANNA P
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Pleased with the pretzels”
Reviewed July 21, 2014

Our pretzels were delicious - these are soft pretzels by nature. Ours were done perfectly. They made a very filling snack after seeing what little there is at the flea market (sorry, we were totally disappointed!)

Visited July 2014
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Thank 7mlf
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great if you like raw dough”
Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Ordered a hot dog from the red bud cafe. Was like hot dog soup. Bun disintegrated to a sloppy mess. So I skipped the $7 hot dog and thought I would get a pretzel instead. It was no better. It was like eating a raw ball of dough. Severely undercooked. Probably the worst lunch I have had in years.

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Detroit, Michigan
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48 reviews
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“Doughy and blah”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

Couldn't wait to grab a pretzel as we were leaving the flea market. The smell was sooooo pleasant when we walked in. My sister and I split one and both of us agreed, Jo Jo's purchased in downtown Shipshewana's were far superior. Ben's were not as fresh and were very doughy tasting. If we weren't on the road when we read the 'guarantee', we would have returned and asked for a "perfect" pretzel. Lesson learned.

  • Visited June 2014
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