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Ben's Soft Pretzels

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$$ - $$$
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122 S Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601-1926
+1 574-287-0725
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Bloomington, Indiana
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Visit the factory and take a tour then take the time to head downtown to visit the Cafe. The food is always delicious and they recently added a soft pretzels bakery. I always like browsing the old time chocolates. Grab some popcorn mixes or something from their coffee bar on your way out.

Thank Sara D
Milford, Iowa
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88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We stopped in South Bend and were too early for the places that didn't open until after 4:00 pm and late for the places just open for breakfast and lunch. A local resident told us to try the South Bend Chocolate Cafe and we took her advice. They have a good selection of soups, sandwiches, salads and even have an... More 

Thank BlueFleck
Tampa, Florida, United States
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419 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped on the way to the airport. They were busy and running behind but the waitresses were working hard to catch up and make amends.

Thank David M
Vineland, New Jersey
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312 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Stopped in for lunch after a stop on our road trip. My wife enjoyed her Reuben because it wasn't greasy (like most places). My Philly Chicken sandwich was OK; the bread wasn't really appropriate for it and I'm not sure it was fresh. The grilled chicken, peppers & onions were good. Lots of different kinds of specialty sodas are available.... More 

Thank Stu C
Portage, Indiana
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I recently visited South Bend for the Notre Dame game time and stopped in here for a couple chocolate covered orange peels. The orange peels were delightfully delicious

Thank SmokingChicken
Northwich, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

A family owned business, South Bend Chocolate cafe is sure to meet your treat needs, from gourmet chocolates to ice-cream there is something for everyone.........they even have a new Ben's soft Pretzels concession in store which is proving very popular. Their factory is also close by where you can have a tour to find out more about their chocolate......including tasters!!... More 

Thank SamJ282015
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

They sell gourmet chocolates by the pound. If you can image it, they most likely make it. Their hot chocolate is made with their melted chocolate & milk. They also sell a variety of cheesecake, cookies & muffins. I love the bottles of specialty drinks (Suds 'N Dogs root beer, Jelly Belly a variety of flavors & my favorite Cheerwine).

Thank Michelle K
Friendswood, Texas
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed some chocolate treats. Loved the caramel chocolate! Yummy!! Staff was very nice. We got some sandwiches to go as well for the road trip. The Grilled cheese was a bit much (very greasy) but the veggie wrap was great!

Thank Agermangirl1
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful relaxed cafe/candy/restaurant. Like going back in time. One of each of every kind of chocolate or candy. They have board games out to play at the table. A separate play area for the toddlers. People strolled and played corn hole board out front. The State Theater was playing Rocky Horror later that night. I'm not sure but I think... More 

Thank Anne H
near Chicago, IL
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Good soups and chili in the chilly winter months; a whole wall of retro soft drinks in nifty glass bottles; and an outdoor patio for when the weather is nice. I appreciate their evening hours as well for a late dinner when traveling.

Thank AnnONymous

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 122 S Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601-1926
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: +1 574-287-0725

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