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Fran's Chocolates - Downtown Seattle

) #9 of 136 Dessert in Seattle #76 of 3,606 Places to Eat in Seattle $$ - $$$
1325 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2002
+1 206-682-0168
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“truffles” (18 reviews)
“sea salt” (13 reviews)
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09:30 - 19:30All hours
$$ - $$$
1325 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2002
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing chocolate truffles, express , orange, dark, semisweet, caramel all are super- do try- some of the best fresh chocolates you will find in USA- even the coffee is superlative and well served in proper cups , much better than so many speciality coffee shops...More

Thank Jiten H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the starting point for Salted Caramel. Fran's chocolate was exceptional, as good as Swiss Chocolate.

Thank Luxetravelmom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Soooo good. The salted caramel chocolate was total high quality and delicious. A little expensive, but worth it.

Thank karen w
Reviewed 15 July 2017

It is such a great place to pick up a little candy. The dark chocolate is amazing and then add a little sea salt and you are in heaven.

Thank Becky M
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Fran's Chocolates may be the best in the country so don't be scared off by the prices...they are all worth it! I cannot say anything else right now because I am salivating too much just thinking about Fran's Chocolates!

Thank salmon42
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Just stayed a week at the Seattle Four Season, where Frans is located and visited everyday because it is so good! Loved the dark chocolate pistachio!

Thank EGRap
Reviewed 30 May 2017

If you're downtown and want some excellent chocolate be sure and stop at Fran's on 1st Ave. The truffles are wonderful.

Thank Alec D
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I read about this place on-line and really wanted to buy some chocolates. We walked past it ever day but we were in a hurry to site see. On our last evening we finally got to the store just before it closed. They were very...More

Thank cherylflea
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We stopped in by accident. We were looking for another candy store.. This place is elegant and high end and the employees were extremely nice. It didn't hurt that we got to sample the best sea salt caramel ever!

Thank bld333
Reviewed 25 April 2017

As you stepped into the store, the aroma of chocolate fills the air and as you look around you may think you have stepped into a jewelry store at first. Each piece is elegantly placed and displayed. My only regret from this Seattle trip is...More

Thank agbells
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Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
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Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
09:30 - 19:30
09:30 - 19:30
09:30 - 19:30
09:30 - 19:30
09:30 - 19:30
09:30 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1325 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2002
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-682-0168
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Fran Bigelow's passion for chocolates began with her first taste of French confections in 1969. The rich and delicate flavors captivated her senses unlike anything she had experienced.
In 1982, she opened Fran's Patisserie and Chocolate Specialties in Seattle, finding special satisfaction in sharing the pure joy of chocolates with her customers. Her pursuit of perfection led to intense, exquisite confections and earned Fran's a following that has never stopped frowning and has expanded to international recognition.
Devotion to furthering the art of chocolate is reflected in every recipe and method, and each confection is made in small batches with meticulous care and skill. Dedicated to partnering with producers who have strong ethical, social, and environmental standards, Fran's proudly creates handcrafted, artisan confections using Fairtrade and Organic ingredients.
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