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Dewar's Candy Shop
Dewar's Candy Shop

Dewar's Candy Shop

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1120 Eye St, Bakersfield, CA 93304
(661) 322-0933
http://www.dewarscandy.com/
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A friend recommended we come here on a trip through Bakersfield, so we made a visit on a very hot Saturday afternoon. It was really crowded and there was not really any where to ... Read more
sit, nor was the staff very helpful in cleaning tables or counters. Both my husband and I think we ordered the wrong things -- he ordered a black and white sundae and I ordered a shake. My shake was good, though nothing special, but he could barely finish his ice cream because it was too sweet. Looking around after we ordered, we saw people with much tastier goods. If we're ever back in town, we will probably return, but will be sure not to order the same things.

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North Hollywood

Great little soda fountain in the original location (from the 1920s I believe). They have great shakes and Sundaes made with their homemade ice cream and they make their own candies, as well. If you go, plan on spending some time there. They're usually pretty busy and it takes them awhile to hand make each yummy dessert. Don't shy away from it because of the lines, though. It's definitely worth the wait! try a George's Special or, my favorite, the peanut butter chocolate shake.

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I have to laugh at the reviewer who called Dewar's "retro-themed"! It is simply that Dewars has not changed since the mid 20th century! I can go and get the same "George's Special" my grandfather had every day for lunch 75 years ago! I have no idea what it tastes like to non-locals, but for people who grew up here, the treats at Dewars are synonymous with "home". I still remember my Nana taking me and my cousins there, sitting at the counter, and her asking us to tell her if she ever got so old that she mis-applied her lipstick. I remember my dad feeling guilty when he got a place to sit and other people had to stand. It's not just ice cream or candy to me...Dewars is my memories of loved ones.

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San Diego

Lovely retro themed ice cream and candy shop. Service was great! Extensive menu but only few options for non dairy desserts.

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It's the ice cream place in town. Nothing else compares to the peanut butter ice cream here. Also, make sure you get some Dewar's chews to take home with you. The chews make this place famous. The peanut butter ones are always the most popular.

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Los Angeles

A friend recommended we come here on a trip through Bakersfield, so we made a visit on a very hot Saturday afternoon. It was really crowded and there was not really any where to sit, nor was the staff very helpful in cleaning tables or counters. Both my husband and I think we ordered the wrong things -- he ordered a black and white sundae and I ordered a shake. My shake was good, though nothing special, but he could barely finish his ice cream because it was too sweet. Looking around after we ordered, we saw people with much tastier goods. If we're ever back in town, we will probably return, but will be sure not to order the same things.

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Local from Bakersfield

“ Historic Dewar’s Candy Shop”

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Local from Bakersfield

Great local ice cream parlor. They have candy too!

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