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William Dean Chocolates

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2790 W Bay Dr, Belleair Bluffs, FL 33770-2600
+1 727-593-0656
10:00 - 21:00
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Clearwater, Florida
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

For a truly special dessert experience, head to William Dean Chocolates. Each truffle is a unique and flavorful work of art. I especially love the tropical flavors such as mango, coconut and key lime,but the coffee, salted caramel and other varieties are also delicious. They are decorated so beautifully, that they make a sensational gift. The Gelato also does not... More 

1 Thank anne d
Port Orange, Florida
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

If you like high quality chocolate, and/ or gelato, this is the premier place in the Tampa area. Gorgeous presentation, and all made in-house, in small batches. Winner!

Thank Randee51
Belleair Beach, Florida
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116 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Not really a restaurant as much as it is a place to buy chocolates to WOW. I mean WOW! Every piece is a work of art ... I swear it's incredible. They are expensive and they are worth it. Seriously ... it you have a date or a customer you want to impress the is a sure deal!

1 Thank MikeT545454
Bill B, Owner at William Dean Chocolates, responded to this review

Hi Mike, So glad you enjoyed your visit to our shop. I hope you also had a chance to try the gelato. Thanks again for the kind words! More 

Kingsport TN
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229 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We had an opportunity to sample his chocolates and gelato. Every thing we had was delicious and we had an excellent lecture about chocolate and how he learned the business. We were able to make our own chocolate bar before leaving. If you like chocolate or gelato and are in the area, make a special effort to sample out of... More 

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Thornton, Pennsylvania
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121 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

I want to preface this review with the fact I am a life long chocaholic and absolute chocolate lover. That said, I can confirm the chocolates made here are of exceptional taste and texture but the chocolate gelato is by far the best I have ever tasted. It easily compares favorably to the top home made gelato of Italy. If... More 

Thank cmetravel2
Minneapolis, United States
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

William Dean chocolates are known all over the country, but it's especially fun to visit the Florida store (the chocolate "factory" is adjoined, but not open to the public). Beautiful colors and creative flavors. Try the Mexican Mango. It was perfect.

Thank Robyn D
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323 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I can see why they chose these luxury pieces of chocolate to feature on the Hunger Games. They are so luxurious and beautiful they look like works of fine art too pretty to eat! They taste even better than they look! From the colors to the shapes: pure perfection! Try these if you are anywhere near a location!!!

Thank Linsey H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Do not need a bakery when you have William dean serving up the best desserts! Chocolates outrageous, feel like you visited Paris to pick some up. Great service, heard great gelato, but haven't tried it as yet.

Thank Barbara A
William B, Owner at William Dean Chocolates, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us and I'm so glad you enjoyed the chocolates. We also have pastries with the gelato. Next time you are in be sure to sample the gelato, we make it in house every day. Thanks! More 

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119 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

If you have a sweet tooth, this is your place. Love the handmade candies and dessert options. Expect to spend some money as the prices range on the high side. Service staff are very helpful.

Thank Mike C
Bill B, Owner at William Dean Chocolates, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed it!!! More 

Spring Hill, Florida
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413 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We enjoyed a wonderful afternoon tea. There were so many choices for tea that it was hard to decide. It was a lovely complement to the the delicious finger sandwiches, scones, and yummy sweets. The experience was made even better by the people who work here. If you'll are looking for something a little different, this is it. They offer... More 

1 Thank Batmom7
Bill B, Owner at William Dean Chocolates, responded to this review

Thanks for coming for our Afternoon Tea and I'm so pleased you enjoyed it! More 

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
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Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2790 W Bay Dr, Belleair Bluffs, FL 33770-2600
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Belleair Bluffs
  • Phone Number: +1 727-593-0656
Award-winning, handmade artisan chocolates, macarons, confections, gelato, & pastries

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?