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Grocer's Daughter Chocolate

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12020 S Leelanau Hwy, Empire, MI 49630-8704
+1 231-326-3030
11:00 - 16:00
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Marshall, Michigan
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

If you are on a low carb diet, don't stop here! You won't be able to resist the temptation to buy lots of chocolate treats. Some of the best melt-in-your-mouth chocolate you will ever taste.

Thank Sheri G
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We requested a tasting class for a group of seven. It was great fun. The presentation was exceptionally informative, and "illustrated" with samples for all. Yum!!! Learned a lot while trying the exquisite chocolates. Thank you, Jody, for being such a gracious host and outstanding chocolatier. Everyone left with treats that we savored for the rest of the weekend.

Thank OwnParadise
Souderton, PA
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92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This is a chocolate connoisseur's heaven! We had the mixed hot chocolate and treated ourselves to a variety of truffles. It's important to know that the dark chocolate has a high cacao content and isn't as sweet. The hot chocolate was perfect with a mix of milk and dark and I hated for it to end. I had cravings for... More 

Thank Laura E
Louisville, Kentucky
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I'd heard of this place but had forgotten all about it until we passed it on the way to Sleeping Bear Dunes. We quickly turned around and loaded up on chocolate - barks, bars, turtles, truffles. We bought a few things as gifts but also got ourselves a box of assorted truffles. They had some interesting flavors and they've all... More 

Thank Zan W
Lewes, Delaware
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227 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We just stopped at this chocolatier and oh what a sweet delight. There is so much confection in this little building that will delight your tastebuds...! The chocolates and truffles are totally amazing. The hard part is to not buy too much. I wanted some of everything.

Thank 57RRoberts
northern indiana
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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Super friendly staff with a variety of options - from signature chocolates (bark, bars, and truffles) to hot chocolate, cookies, and brownies. The staff was very helpful and approachable. There's also a little picnic area outside the building.

Thank GoddessOGeekdom
Chicago, Illinois
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79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We were at the Grocers Daughter for a guided chocolate tasting on a cold rainy day. What a treat and the chocolate OMG. It's amazing. So happy I don't live next door get yourself there if you love chocolate and who doesn't?? Oh and on hot sunny days they have homemade fudge sickles Yummy

Thank Cease G
Management response:

Thanks for the visit! We're so happy you enjoyed your visit and the tasting. Look forward to seeing you again on your next visit. More 

Royal Oak, Michigan
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Great find while we were enjoying the National Lakeshore. There are interesting chocolates - we enjoyed all varieties that we tried. Delicious home made fudgecicles too!

Thank MaryDSmith
Management response:

Thanks you for the visit! We're happy you enjoyed the chocolate and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Always the best chocolate around, this place will take care of all your chocolate cravings and if it doesn't then I do not know where to send you🙃👍

Thank Michael F
Management response:

Thanks for the kind words, Michael! We love making chocolate for you (and everyone else). Look forward to seeing you next time. More 

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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

They have a nice selection of chocolates (bars, bark, truffles, and a couple desserts). They also offer a few beverages like coffee and tea. Prices are quite costly, but you pay for quality. Chocolate bar samples were very yummy. I ended up just ordering the truffle brownie because it was large and affordable. It was very rich so I ate... More 

Thank LetTheLightShineIn
Management response:

Thank you for the visit and we're happy to hear you enjoyed the brownie! We hope to see you next time you're in the area. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available
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Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12020 S Leelanau Hwy, Empire, MI 49630-8704
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Empire
  • Phone Number: +1 231-326-3030
OPEN MAY, 1ST 2017
We're currently closed for the season.

We are a small family-owned craft chocolate business that focuses on sourcing as many local ingredients as possible. Our chocolate is all fairly traded from Ecuador and Venezuela and of the highest quality. We LOVE great chocolate and we look forward to sharing it with you. Because we are committed to sourcing the best ingredient - local dairy, honey, fruits, spirits, etc - and chocolate, our prices are higher than what you'll find at a typical chocolate shop.

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