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Bennison Bakeries

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1000 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201-3610
+1 847-328-9434
06:00 - 19:00
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Sun 07:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 19:00
Sat 06:00 - 17:30
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Evanston, Illinois
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

Good bakery items been in Evanston for ever, but prices are a little high. Service is ok not the most welcoming group.

Thank JC1940
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

It's nice to enjoy a REAL BAKERY where they make everything on the premise. In fact, they have cameras so you can watch them make the goods. The lines can get long on the weekend but this adds to how good it really is. I ordered a birthday cake and it was ready when promised. Very good, just a little... More 

Thank RKK418
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013

Bennison's is a neighborhood bakery where you can watch cakes being decorated thru the window. They even have a step for kids to use. Pastries are very good. Cakes ordered for birthdays have been hit or miss which is too bad. Bread and croissants are fab. Good coffee too. Cookies are pricey per pound but maybe that's a good thing.... More 

Thank Liketotravel2thesun
Evanston, Illinois
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100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2013

This bakery is always crowded and you can see why. Yummy treats. I love the Bienenstick (may have spelled it wrong) which has an almond top[ping with a creamy center. Very tasty!

Thank Maureen M
Evanston, Illinois
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357 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2013

It is great to have a good bakery in the neighborhood. It is conveniently located where you can grab a cup of coffee and Danish pastry before catching the early morning commuter train. Not only they have artisan breads, cookies and pastries, they have hearty sandwiches - all made fresh within the premises. One Saturday morning, I was craving for... More 

Thank Anne S
Evanston, Illinois
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2013 via mobile

I love this place because it reminds me of the old family bakeries I used to go to. Great variety of doughnuts, eclairs, pastries, breads, cakes and even pretzels baked daily! Fresh cheap coffee and hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows! Corner spot with big neon sign! I love it. Please go there- you will, too.

Thank StephArden
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275 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2012

Great local bakery in Evanston. What a choice - all good tasting, if dangerous for the waistline. Outdoor seating in warm weather. Easy walk to local YMCA, so treat yourself post workout. Cool display window where you can watch them decorate cakes!

Thank Jnjtiger
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

My co-workers and I go to Bennison's quite a bit. It got pretty bad for my wallet at one point, we were going 3-4 times a week! What we all really go crazy for, is the pretzel bread. It's amazing. When the pretzel bread isn't available I usually go for a macaroon - strawberry or raspberry. Heck, really I'll take... More 

Thank Geans87
Detroit, Michigan
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226 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2012

wonderful and creative pastries - and a great place to have breakfast. Red Velvet cupcakes - wonderful

Thank dinningforfun
Evanston, Illinois
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2012

The Croissants are better than Paris, Birthday cakes, donuts, torts, Bennison's supplies bread to the very best restaurants- A weekly stop for our family. We drove 15 miles for years to buy their baked goods. We eventual decides to move to Evanston.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201-3610
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-328-9434

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