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Ben's Soft Pretzels

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122 S Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601-1926
+1 574-287-0725
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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LaPorte, Indiana, United States
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We stopped in on a cold December day to warm up with a hot chocolate. Staff was pretty busy talking to each other. They weren't much interested in waiting on us at all. Lots of trash at tables. I was disappointed as I heard so much about the place before my visit.

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Thank Kelly L
South Bend, Indiana
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93 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

I was here a few months ago, and I got poor service , poor food, and thoroughly Gouged. World's largest Chocolate company my eye! More like worlds's most pretentious gougers! Order was wrong, took 20 minutes to make 1 sandwich and 1 coffee. Gave wrong change. Will never return to this tourist trap. No manager around to complain too.Maybe the... More 

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1 Thank Laszlo N
Platteville, WI
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170 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

All the locals come here to hang out with coffee, chocolate, and desserts. This is a fun place to go. Great to buy gifts and souvenirs

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Thank MrandMrs5
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

i've been here several times and each time the staff was so helpful and they really had a lot of selection, I've always wanted to take the tour of how they make the chocolate but I'm never there when they start one.

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Thank newlywifed
Madison, WI
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

We like to get bread bowls of soup and hot chocolate here every time we're in South Bend. This time, the bread bowl was dryer and less delicious than they used to be, but the soup itself was still good. The hot chocolate is always delicious, although for some reason it's slightly cheaper at the Indiana Toll Road plazas than... More 

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Thank DEHDC
Galveston
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

Drive by on evening, stopped for lunch next day. Good food at a reasonable price. Soup and sandwiches were very good. Live music during lunch is a nice touch. Loved all the decorations. Would have loved to bring the full sized Moose home for the grandkids!

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Thank 3530cp
Piscataway, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

My kids went without me so I could watch their little one, but, it was worth it, because they came back with some good things to say and some yummy chocolate to share!

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Thank Julie F
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

Stopped for lunch. As long as this restaurant has been in business, you would think everything would run smoothly. Not so. Our soup was lukewarm, asked them to reheat the soup, took at least 5 minutes. They couldn't get anyone's order correct. Supervisor should have been helping the kids at the beginning of the ordering process rather than standing behind... More 

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1 Thank Georgette S
San Marcos, California
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888 reviews
407 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

If you love chocolate this is a place for you to visit. Stopped by after seeing the huge sign out advertising the worlds greatest chocolate store and we weren't disappointed.

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1 Thank JimmyJackk
Horseshoe Bay
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90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Unique restaurant in a candy shop! Great ham and cheese sandwich ( huge!) and lobster bisque. Price was very reasonable and the counter staff was very friendly and helpful. Friends bought a variety of sweet treats and none disappointed! If you're in South Bend, hang out at this place. You won't be disappointed!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Fast food
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?