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“Last anchor store in the downtown.”

Ben's Soft Pretzels
Ranked #1 of 9 Dessert in South Bend
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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!
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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!
Reviewed June 23, 2013

This is probably the nicest attraction in the downtown area. Its a combination chocolate, ice cream, sandwich, coffee shop that also has dinosaur bones on display. For real I guess the owner is a palentologist and has some items on display which is kind of different. The chocolate is top shelf I didnt order any food but from what I saw being served it looked appetizing.

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Thank ddbii
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

They offer two shops in one: a grill and a treats shop. Didn't try the grill but loved the cheesecake. Prices are a little high but the staff seemed eager to please.

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Not good chocolate. Vini's and Kilwin's is much better. They really don't seem to care about customers.

Thank Louc73
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

We just happened upon this restaurant looking for a place for lunch. Loved the decor! Half of it was the restaurant the other half was a candy shop and play area. We were there on St. Patricks day and their special was a reuben sandwich for $6.00. It came with chips (tasted homemade),slaw, and a pickle. They even died the saurkraut green! Very good, and a big sandwich for the cost. They offfered a lot of different candy for Easter and had some old time candy as well. You could get a bottle of flavored soda off the wall. Many,many different flavors! I had black raspberry! The only thing I thought strange- there was no soda fountain option, so all drinks (except coffee) was bottled and they did not recycle. I can't imagine all the bottles they threw away. After lunch we had a ballgame ,at the stadium close by, and it was very cold so one of the people we were with offered to get some hot drinks from the chocolate cafe. I had the cherry jubilee hot chocolate. Awesome! Great hot chocolate which tasted like they put in maraschino cherry juice and it had 2 cherries! We had the ballgame to get to so didn't have a lot of time to look around and buy any sweets.I jwould go back for sure and enjoy some lunch and chocolate!

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

The South Bend Chocolate Cafe serves deserts such as giant slices of cheesecake and ice cream and of course lots of chocolate, an assortment of coffees, lunch style food (i.e. sandwiches, soups, salads) They have a candy/card shop connected to the store along with a indoor play area for children. Very nice for kids to play while parents sip on coffee. In the summer they have an outdoor seating area that we always enjoy.

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Thank smonroe13
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