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“Conveniently located source of Moravian cookies”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Dewey's Bakery

Dewey's Bakery
Ranked #4 of 27 Bakeries in Winston Salem
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $10
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Since opening in 1930, Dewey's has been baking traditional favorites such as Moravian Cookies, Sugar Cake, and Lovefeast Buns. The bakery is also known for scrumptious cake squares, pastries, dessert bars, and homemade ice cream. Dewey's is also Winston-Salem's destination for cakes for birthdays, weddings and other special occasions. Every Monday is Free Cake Square Day!
New Jersey
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187 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Conveniently located source of Moravian cookies”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2014

Note: a bakery review, not a restaurant review!

Winston-Salem is famous for its thin, delicious traditional Moravian cookies. When visiting the city, I often want to bring a bunch of them back (often in tubular tins) as always-welcome small presents. But they are a specialty item, found in only a few places: Old Salem, Dewey's, and (the best ones) at Mrs. Hanes, about 20 minutes outside the city. So this review is about convenience. South Stratford is the easiest place to get to, Dewey's is open on a generous schedule, they stock a good selection of the cookies at a standard price, and they often have a few flavors on "2 for the price of one" sale.

Honestly, I think the hand-made cookies at Mrs. Hanes' factory (she claims to have the largest hand-made cookie factory in America) are exquisite (and Dewey's are just very good), but I can usually only enjoy hers by mail-order as it is a longish drive.

Advice: At Dewey's, be sure to visit the sample trays! They also have an ice cream/coffee shop that looks very appealing.

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Every Local Knows Them”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

Service is alright. Cake squares are the best and really the key item to purchase here. Cupcakes are always very dry and only the frosting has flavor. Theme cakes are overpriced.

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Elkin, North Carolina
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“Cakes are always yummy, baked goods, not so much”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2014

I always want a Dewey's birthday cake for my birthday, and they are consistently yummy. I am disappointed, however in the quality of their baked goods. I have been in their twice in the past month and tried to get a fresh Napoleon or cinnamon bun. I was disappointed both times. In fact, I just threw out the napoleon because it was stale and the cream inside tasted spoiled.

  • Visited May 2014
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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“Yum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

The pink lemonade cake squares are so delicious! It's almost like eating a bite of spring or summer. There are many other flavors of cake offered along with cupcakes and various other styles of baked goodies and breads. There are wonderful gift ideas scattered throughout the store too. My wedding cake actually came from Dewey's and they did an excellent job. I have purchased birthday cakes successfully here too.

Visited March 2014
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Rural Hall, North Carolina
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“Mouth watering yummiest”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2014

Dont pass up an opportunity to enjoy a sweet dessert before a meal at this wonderful, friendly bakery!

Visited March 2014
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