Dinkel's Bakery

3329 N Lincoln Ave (btwn W School St & W Roscoe St)
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 281-7300
6:00am - 7:00pm
6:00am - 7:00pm
6:00am - 7:00pm
6:00am - 7:00pm
6:00am - 5:00pm
8:00am - 4:00pm

German immigrant Joseph Dinkel opened this Chicago institution in 1922, and it’s remained in the family ever since. It’s changed very little in the past 90 years, and their non-donut baked goods are legendary in their own right. But you haven’t truly experienced Dinkel’s until you’ve tasted their handmade donuts. While they’ve jumped on the maple-bacon bandwagon, you’re best off sticking with the classics: try the chocolate cake donut and try to not to weep. — Dan Myers, 12/14/2012



  • Most Saturdays Dinkel's offers a maple bacon donut. You want this.
  • The ham on Ziggy's Ham Sandwich is thickly cut, salty, still juicymiles away from the usual thin and slimy cold cuts. All it needs is a smear of some potent mustard, and it's good to go.
  • Probably the best red velvet cupcake I've ever had, and I know red velvet cupcakes :)
  • Strudel. Chocolate anything...
  • Tuesday. Cupcakes are buy 1,get 1 free. Consider yourself warned. :)
  • Buy 1 Get 1 free cupcakes every Tuesday!
  • Baking in Lakeview since 1922, this popular German bakery turns out sour-cream doughnuts, German chocolate cookies and its signature sipn whisky cake, a Bundt cake made with sour mash whiskey.
  • I recommend the custard Bismark
  • BEWARE: bread loaves are charged by the pound, not each. Just bought a $5 challah.
  • Their brownies are to die for!
  • First timer-donuts, rye bread and rustic dinner rolls, all delicious. Lots of pastries, donuts, breads, cookies, decoratived cakes, German specialties, along with sandwiches, salads, coffee and more.
  • Dinkels is known for its doughnuts, but we think the cookies deserve some love. Specifically, the oatmeal raisin, which strikes the perfect balance between soft and chewy.
  • Every day there is a different special. Wednesday is donuts. Their cake donuts with choc icing are the best in town!
  • Baker's sunrise sandwich
  • really classic bakery and donut shop. can't go wrong with their sweet and heavy maple walnut cake.
  • What's good here? Everything. Seriously. Sandwiches are great for breakfast or lunch. Donuts/Pastries great.
  • The chocolate donuts are the best! They also have a 6lb pretzel that you can order and make sandwiches. Never a bad experience!
  • Breakfast sandwiches, although not made very quickly, are worth the wait...so good!
  • Yes, there are plenty of cakes and pastries, but don't overlook the boxes of tasty cookies.
  • Beat cookies ever

Nearby places

3201 N. Ashland Ave (at W Belmont Ave)
3356 N Lincoln Ave
3745 N Lincoln Ave (btwn Waveland Ave. & Grace St.)