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Crown Candy Kitchen

1401 St. Louis Ave., St. Louis, MO - (314) 621-9650
Posted By Jeremy Raphael on 2/7/2008 4:36:00 PM
Crown Candy Kitchen is a diamond in the middle of the rough that is North Downtown. This classic is a holdover from the days of the soda fountain, with about a dozen wooden booths and a counter lined with fresh candy and chocolate in every shape and size you can imagine. Expect to wait a little while on weekends, but it's well worth it.

Shakes are thick and rich, served with the big metal mixing glass on the side so you can pour your own refills. I always leave with a mini-stomachache of joy. You'll be a real champion if you can finish any of the shakes or sundaes on the menu. Many also say that Crown Candy has the best BLT in St. Louis, but most folks stick to dessert.

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3 - Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
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The silver beaker contains at least three glasses full of a powerful chocolate malt.
"The silver beaker contains at least three glasses full of a powerful chocolate malt."
Cliff Strutz





The best part of this hot fudge sundae?  The yummy toasted pecans.
"The best part of this hot fudge sundae? The yummy toasted pecans."
Cliff Strutz


For those without a sweet tooth, Crown Candy Kitchen offers a fine roster of sandwiches, including this egg salad on toast.
"For those without a sweet tooth, Crown Candy Kitchen offers a fine roster of sandwiches, including this egg salad on toast."
Cliff Strutz


The signature sandwich here is known on the menu as the Heartstopping BLT.  Bet you can guess why!
"The signature sandwich here is known on the menu as the Heartstopping BLT. Bet you can guess why!"
Cliff Strutz


As the name suggests, lots of candy is for sale here, too.
"As the name suggests, lots of candy is for sale here, too."
Cliff Strutz


These were the ice cream flavors available 2/03/08.  From what I've seen on my visits, the flavors don't change very much.
"These were the ice cream flavors available 2/03/08. From what I've seen on my visits, the flavors don't change very much."
Cliff Strutz


Looking for an ice cream headache?  Try drinking five malts in 30 minutes.  If you pull it off, the malts are free.
"Looking for an ice cream headache? Try drinking five malts in 30 minutes. If you pull it off, the malts are free."
Cliff Strutz


In the old Montgomery-Hyde Park neighborhood, Crown Candy Kitchen is a throwback to Victorian ice cream parlors.
"In the old Montgomery-Hyde Park neighborhood, Crown Candy Kitchen is a throwback to Victorian ice cream parlors."
Michael Stern


Stepping through the front door at Crown Candy Kitchen is like going back in time.
"Stepping through the front door at Crown Candy Kitchen is like going back in time."
Cliff Strutz


Crown Candy Kitchen has been a St.Louis tradition since 1913.
"Crown Candy Kitchen has been a St.Louis tradition since 1913."
Cliff Strutz



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