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Caruso Candy Kitchen

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130 S Front St, Dowagiac, MI 49047-1737
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Dowagiac, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

All kinds of chocolate, old fashioned soda fountain and good ice cream. Service is excellent and the prices are good for a small town.

Thank Mark B
Sevierville, Tennessee
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Revisited this summer, and had a nice time. When I lived in Dowagiac (growing up), I used to go in all the time, after school. Plus, I used to hang around with one of the family members, so it was a real personal place to visit. Will revisit when I return to town.

Thank adv5878tm
Traverse City, MI
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

I was impressed with the 2 page menu of just ice cream desserts, a malt/soda menu, and one for lunch items. Everything was very inexpensive. I had an ice cream treat that was presented in a nice glass sundae bowl. They also had their own homemade chocolates for sale. Decor looked like it would have 50 years ago.

Thank upnorth50
Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Excellent candy. Really good old fashioned home made chocolates. A great place to cure a sweet tooth

Thank MBKR1
Centerville, Utah
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

One of my favorite places to stop in for lunch and some home-made candy. :) Family-owned, original wood benches, charming.

Thank kacorner
Dowagiac, Michigan
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69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Oh my Goodness! If you miss the days of having a true vintage soda, this is the place, Having been there in Downtown Dowagaic for over 100 years, Caruso is the place to go for fresh handmade candies, and old fashioned candies from the past. Offers nice faire of sandwhiches which are all made from scratch on site, and dont... More 

Thank Veronnica T
Dowagiac, Michigan, United States
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Caruso's used to be an awesome place to go for handmade candy. However, as of late there has been hardly any selection even after multiple visits.

Thank Jessica S
New Lenox, IL
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208 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2014

Hand made milk shakes, reasonably priced meals, and great service. Three reasons we always return - not to mention, where else are you going to get a Phosphate??? :)

Thank Bob_B_NewLenox_IL
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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93 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2014 via mobile

Not being a chocolate lover & more of a Carmel person - you have many options! I purchased Carmel's and they were very good! My friend like the chocolate turtles and would recommend! Love the nostalgic feel of old soda shop with candy cases you buy by the pound! Recommend if your in the area to give them a try!... More 

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Buchanan, Michigan
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86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2013

This candy store took me back to my childhood growing up in the 50's. There is a fountain bar for ordering ice cream delights with original equipment. Remember the green Hamilton Beach malted machines? They have a great selection of chocolates like we used to eat many years ago. They also have some of the "penny candy". This is a... More 

Thank Marilyn M

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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 S Front St, Dowagiac, MI 49047-1737
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cass County  >  Dowagiac

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