Crown Candy Kitchen

Ice Cream Shop and Diner$$$$
Old North St. Louis, St Louis
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  • Mallory O.
    Mallory O'BrienApril 2, 2014
    As everyone says, get the BLT and Chocolate malt your first time. You'll be astonished at the amount of bacon! You'll def need a to-go box. Super friendly staff and cool old timey atmosphere!
  • Riverfront Times
    Riverfront TimesJune 13, 2013
    Make sure to check out the Ozark black walnut and black cherry ice cream or the legendary milkshake -- if you can drink five in half an hour, they're all free.
  • Barbara A.
    Barbara AndersonDecember 28, 2013
    Think Charlie & the chocolate factory candy & soda shop! BLT = bacon lovers dream. Both the chocolate & marshmallow malt shake's are scrumdillyumptious! Wait for a seat or place your order to go.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan ScherffFebruary 14, 2016
    A MUST if you're in Stl. Fast & friendly service. Credit cards accepted. Get th. Unbelievable milkshakes & candy is delicious & sold by the 1/4 pound. Will visit again. 3-🌟
  • Michael C.
    Michael CJune 26, 2015
    A true classic.... ... that is disappearing from neighborhoods. Crown Candy Kitchen was simply special; excellent, simple sandwiches, chili, chili mac (!), and lunch counter staples.
    RONALD KIMBREWNovember 19, 2011
    This is a St. Louis landmark since 1913. This place makes its own candy. The milkshakes are made the old-fashioned way & there's a BLT Sandwich that's loaded with large amounts of bacon.
  • drew t.
    drew tarvinAugust 4, 2015
    There's usually a line out the door and for good reason: the chocolate milkshake. The only reason not to get it is if you are lactose intolerant. And even then it's still a toss up.
  • Riverfront Times
    Riverfront TimesOctober 10, 2012
    RFt 2012 Best of St. Louis Winner - Best Milkshake- Crown Candy is a St. Louis tradition that everyone should experience no matter their age!
  • Ted M.
    Ted McFebruary 3, 2016
    This place is cool, love the early 1900's vibe. The area around it is a bit downtrodden unfortunately but it is worth the trip...during daylight hours.
  • PureWow
    PureWowJuly 26, 2016
    This retro St. Louis spot has been around since 1913, which means it’s doing something right. PSA: If you can drink five malts in 30 minutes, they’re on the house. Do you have what it takes? Read more
  • Nicole B.
    Nicole BeckhamJuly 23, 2012
    My personal favorite thing there is definitely the cherry lemonade, its delicious. iAlways get the chili as well but the shakes are great.
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinFebruary 24, 2014
    come for the BLT or breaded chicken w/ miracle whip!!! also great candy and sundae selection (fruit salad sundae & fire chief special). get the rice krispy on a stick
  • lindsey o.
    lindsey olsenJune 18, 2015
    The area is a little sketchy but the malts were worth it. Chocolate banana and chocolate fudge
  • Nick G.
    Nick GreifJuly 8, 2012
    In a less-than-great neighborhood, crown candy is a shining star of milkshakes, snacks, and old-fashioned candy heaven. Worth the visit for the sugar high and the East St. Louis experience.
  • Dakota D.
    Dakota DancyNovember 17, 2015
    The Heart attack BLT is so good! Bacon was cooked perfect. Not too hard, not too soft!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithAugust 10, 2013
    Grab a cup of water from the jug sitting to the right of the entrance while you wait in line at this St. Louis institution.
  • Jerry K.
    Jerry KleebApril 20, 2014
    Home of the 5 milkshakes in 1/2 hour challenge. No worries about the "B" in the BLT.
  • Scott M.
    Scott M.August 4
    The sandwiches and malts are awesome!! Massive bacon on the BLT and fresh cut meats - can't beat it - great for kids and families too!
  • The Artificial
    The Artificial2 weeks ago
    Crown Candy is a family-owned diner that's been in St. Louis for over 100 years. Serving traditional lunch fare, the real reason to visit Crown Candy is for the malts, milkshakes, and sundaes.…
  • Annie S.
    Annie StithApril 1, 2014
    Best to go on an empty stomach. :) Between the gargantuan sundaes, huge shakes and malts, and handmade candy, you'll need all the room you can get.
  • Matthew H.
    Matthew HurstJanuary 9, 2013
    Hwy61's @gbuallrd once cracked the code for unlimited ice cream for only $6.50 using sound mathematical reasoning, and added "don’t forget to show your work" when ordering desert. Read more
  • Kadee W.
    Kadee WhiteMay 21, 2016
    The malts were worth the wait. Cherry and a marshmallow malt - so creamy/thick! Great service too
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HerzogJanuary 14, 2012
    BLT is delicious, but u have to be a true Bacon lover. Ice cream soda is delicious. First time here? Split the malt with a friend. It's a lot!
  • Michelle A.
    Michelle ArakakiNovember 7, 2014
    Turkey melt is to die for! Warm with tons of cheese and crunchy bacon and fresh sliced turkey is savory and sweet.
  • Karen>ArchCityHomes
    Karen>ArchCityHomesOctober 22, 2011
    Don't get scared off by the line, it moves really fast. If you visit during the summer, cross the street and check out the farmer's market for all local produce.
  • Daniel O.
    Daniel OertherDecember 22, 2013
    BLT with one full pound of bacon, and a cherry shake. Absolute belly bomb! Try the chocolate nonpareils for dessert.
  • Alaina D.
    Alaina DonovanJanuary 22, 2013
    Super packed 24/7 but TOTALLY worth the wait. be prepared to wait outside. Order: the signature crown sundae! Phenomenal.
  • Erine B.
    Erine BustamanteJuly 27, 2012
    Fish Fillet is good and BLT too! Strawberry Malt was good. But, the line was too long. We've waited for like an hour and half, but it's worth it ;-)
  • Alexander
    AlexanderMarch 30, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't wait til the last week to start getting Easter figurines...(unless you couldn't make time. ) Especially don't wait to Holy Saturday! They sell out b/c its homemade!!!
  • Brittany S.
    Oh the malts are SO GOOD!!! Turkey special (add cheese) is delicious. Oh the ice cream, it's so delicious!!
  • Dianne M.
    Its a St Louis tradition to try at least once, but we really got turned off by crowds, lines, rude waitresses, tiny booths and unbelievable din inside.
  • Aaron W.
    Aaron WilliamsMay 12, 2013
    Bucket place for residents and visitors. This photo is taken just before 11 am on Motger's Day 2013
  • Jay L.
    Jay LottMay 18, 2015
    Try the Turkey Bacon Melt - Turkey bacon melt - turkey breast, Swiss, provolone, bacon, on sourdough bread. Crown candy kitchen. (via @Foodspotting)
  • Liz W.
    Liz WatkinsSeptember 1, 2013
    Best malts as I just got a classic chocolate.
  • Chris D.
    Idk why it took me 25 years to visit!! I've missed out on so much I feel lol. The chocolate malt is excellent!
  • Paula H.
    Paula HeislerAugust 14, 2013
    Great malts and shakes! The sandwiches were also good. Great a atmosphere!
  • Suzanne R.
    Suzanne RichardsonJuly 22, 2016
    Line out the door - be patient it is worth it! Great portions, nice selection.
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelNovember 7, 2011
    Can you handle the Malt Milkshake Challenge? All you have to do is drink 5 malt shakes in 30 minutes or less! As seen on Travel Channel’s Man v. Food Nation.
  • EMCjoe
    EMCjoeJune 12, 2011
    Try the Chocolate Milkshake - Big line 2 get in-bigger tasting Chocolate Milkshake at this great #diner! Try the candy too.
  • James G.
    James GroveMay 20, 2012
    Drink five chocolate malts in thirty minutes -- you get your name on the wall and your malts are free!
  • Zach H.
    Zach HedrickNovember 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Order a chocolate-marshmallow shake! This place is one of the best in STL!
  • Ricky H.
    If you like bacon or the All-American BLT, you must try it at Crown Candy Kitchen!!
  • Cindy C.
    Cindy CrookOctober 24, 2014
    Malt or bust! Also, there is a pound of bacon on the BLT as far as I can tell.
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph BlewittAugust 25, 2014
    Rough neighborhood, great desserts and sandwiches. Plus the olde time feel is great.
  • Melissa R.
    Melissa ReedAugust 7, 2014
    The sundaes are so good here!!! It is just a really neat place.
  • Jane W.
    Jane WilliamsSeptember 7, 2013
    Be prepared for a long wait! One of those things you need to do once if in St Louis.
  • Anthony A.
    Anthony AtencioAugust 8, 2014
    Famous for their BLT but the turkey bacon melt is my favorite.
  • Lewis C.
    Lewis ClarkeApril 22, 2016
    One milkshake each, and a grilled sandwich to share - that'll be enough for the day!
  • Riverfront Times
    Riverfront TimesNovember 15, 2010
    RFT Best of St. Louis Winner - Best Milkshake
  • Alan H.
    Alan HedrickSeptember 15, 2016
    Wow!! Love this place! Of course the Bacon Sandwich is ridiculous but incredible. With the calorie intake.
  • Morgan M.
    Morgan McNallOctober 7
    The turkey blt and butterscotch malt were both amazing
  • Mr. Brooks a.
    Mr. Brooks aka THEBlindhomerDecember 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the BLT and thank me later. Just don't pay attention to the guy behind the counter.
  • Brittany W.
    Brittany WurdemanJanuary 3, 2013
    If you're not ready for the massive blt, the turkey bacon melt is great!
  • Ralph G.
    Ralph GiddensApril 5, 2013
    Old-fashioned milkshakes can't be beat.
  • Kassandra H.
    Kassandra HayesFebruary 3, 2016
    BLt Is EPIC! The Crown Sunday is excellent.
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BrandywineJanuary 20, 2013
    The three cheese sandwich was outstanding!
  • Brian B.
    Brian BMarch 22, 2013
    Get a grilled cheese with bacon. It's heavenly.
  • Riverfront Times
    Riverfront TimesAugust 14, 2014
    Favorite flavors include Ozark black walnut and black cherry. Read more
  • Meg M.
    Meg MertzOctober 23, 2010
    They have THE best chocolate banana malt ever! Also, i happen to love their BLT's.. MASSIVE!
  • Jenifer A.
    Jenifer AnsethJuly 20, 2012
    They won't let you mix and match the candy. If you want to try different chocolates, you have to buy a minimum of 1/4 lb each.
  • Flávio F.
    Flávio FurlanAugust 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The milkshakes are out of this world!
  • Molly J.
    Molly JohnsonMarch 27, 2014
    The best sandwiches, ice cream, and shakes in town. Love this place!!!
  • Ron B.
    Ron BrownJanuary 3, 2014
    Great food and a fun "days gone by" environment
  • Wendy M.
    Wendy MorrisSeptember 20, 2015
    Chocolate Banana Malt & Turkey Bacon Melt
  • Mark K.
    Mark KelleyOctober 3, 2015
    The Heart-stopping BLT is insane. Cool old school place.
  • Molly J.
    Molly JohnsonMarch 27, 2014
    The best , ice cream, and Shakes in town. Love this place!!!
  • Chris E.
    Chris EvansMay 10, 2014
    Get there early! But the wait is worth it!
  • METRO magazine
    METRO magazineMay 23, 2012
    At 99 years young, Crown Candy Kitchen has been supplying St. Louis with milkshakes and sundaes for generations. Read more
  • Ron D.
    Ron DanielAugust 7, 2011
    HUGE BLT - more bacon than I've ever seen! Chocolate malt that's amazing.
  • Doug C.
    Doug CouchJune 28, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Deliciously historic.
  • AJay J.
    AJay JohnsonApril 22, 2012
    Butter Pecan...its the best..TRY IT!!!!
  • Miranda P.
    Miranda PhelpsOctober 20, 2009
    Best BLT (86 the T) and chocolate shakes EVAR. You will need a good pair of trainers to hit the pavement and work off that extra ass you acquired, but well worth it. Read more
  • Suzanne R.
    Suzanne RichardsonJuly 22, 2016
    Malts are great, BLT's have about a pound of bacon.
  • Glenn L.
    Glenn LaTerreOctober 27, 2014
    A must do. Great ice cream and food.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Crown Candy Kitchen as seen on Man vs Food , Adam Richman's Best Sandwich Read more
  • Alicia H.
    Alicia HillerApril 27, 2014
    Take outs to the left, eat in on the right!
  • Tracy B.
    Tracy BrasfieldMay 10, 2011
    Best blt anywhere. The only way it could be better is with homegrown tomatoes
  • Paula H.
    Paula HeislerAugust 31, 2013
    Cool atmosphere! Great milkshakes!
  • Paul
    PaulMarch 18, 2015
    Get the heart stopping BLT!
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BalaskiApril 14, 2015
    Chocolate milkshake with deli sandwich and fries!
  • Lisa E.
    Lisa EichholzJuly 1, 2013
    Deeeelicious!! Worth the wait!!!
  • Emily B.
    Emily BarklageAugust 15, 2011
    Best reuben in town. Read more
  • Blair I.
    Blair IlsleyJuly 24, 2015
    BLT and the banana chocolate shake
  • Angie F.
    Angie FOctober 13, 2012
    The big cheese and hot fudge sundae. Yum.
  • Pete W.
    Pete WungAugust 11, 2011
    Get a real milkshake and a comforting burger. The best!
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff CarterJuly 17, 2015
    The BTL is to die for.
  • Fatima C.
    Fatima CarterAugust 28, 2013
    Have the BLT with a vanilla malt
  • Seth T.
    Seth ThompsonJune 28, 2012
    BLT believe it or not a must do!!!
  • Amanda B.
    Amanda BromwichFebruary 5, 2012
    Banana chocolate malt. The. Best. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Michael C.
    Michael ComptonMarch 27, 2013
    AWESOME food and CANDY!
  • Laura B.
    Laura BApril 30, 2012
    Get the chocolate banana malt!
  • Ty H.
    Ty HabeggerAugust 26, 2013
    Good milkshakes in a not so good looking part of town
  • Matt F.
    Matt FerchFebruary 2, 2010
    Get the chocolate malt!! Also, reserve 3 hrs for nap afterward.
  • DealChicken
    DealChickenJuly 27, 2011
    Order a chocolate malt and a BLT to go!
  • Travis B.
    Travis BrownApril 9, 2016
  • Jaes O.
    Jaes OverleyApril 23, 2011
    You cannot go wrong with the BLT!
  • Galen T.
    Galen TaylorMarch 19, 2013
    Fire Chief is THE BEST!!!!
  • DudeItsDana
    DudeItsDanaOctober 26, 2009
    Order the BLT. Best I've had anywhere. Ask for an extra pickle!
  • Jennifer L.
    Jennifer LandOctober 17, 2013
    Great chocolate milkshake!
  • Debbie Y.
    Debbie YeeAugust 19, 2016
    try the malt/shakes!
  • CodiAnn W.
    CodiAnn WhiteAugust 1, 2012
    I freakin love crown candy!
  • Shannon K.
    Shannon KellerOctober 28, 2013
    Great egg salad sandwich!
  • Chad B.
    Chad BakerJuly 3, 2013
    Unbelievable ice cream!
  • Rosanne B.
    Rosanne BirchJuly 30, 2013
    Best Milkshakes evah!
  • Steve P.
    Steve PattersonJuly 24, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The fresh banana malt is a classic!
  • Mike L.
    Mike LeGayNovember 16, 2010
    STL Classic: BLT with a chocolate malt shake.
  • Phillip M.
    Phillip MaenpaaOctober 23, 2011
    121 ounces of Milk Shakes.... YES PLEASE! Milk shake challenge here I come!
  • Joe L.
    Joe LoaneMay 17, 2016
    The heart stopper
  • Laura C.
    Laura CraigJuly 8, 2012
    Thank you CCK and Adam Richman!
  • Shawn A.
    Shawn ArtisJanuary 19, 2013
    Chocolate banana malt
  • Kyle H.
    Kyle HartmannFebruary 7, 2016
    Turkey Bacon Melt
  • Always Above J.
    Always Above JohnsonApril 29, 2014
    Wonderful food
  • Dani A.
    Dani AnniMarch 26, 2015
    Those milkshakes!!!
  • Howard
    HowardNovember 9, 2010
    Marshmallow malt is the best
  • Shane P.
    Shane PaltingJune 22, 2011
    Great Milkshakes! Read more
  • B. W.
    B. W.January 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Egg Salad Sammich and the Fire Chief. Heaven.
  • Kevin
    KevinJune 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    BLT... Enough said...
  • AJay J.
    AJay JohnsonApril 22, 2012
    Butter Pecan
  • George M.
    George McGowanJuly 21, 2010
    Chocolate malt was off.the.chain!
  • Rachyxo
    RachyxoDecember 30, 2012
    Sorry but the wait is not worth it.
  • Elena L.
    Elena LagoFebruary 27, 2015
    Milkshake ottimi ! ! !
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