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La King's Confectionery

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2323 Strand St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1517
+1 409-762-6100
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10:00 - 19:30
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 19:30
Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat 10:00 - 21:30
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Arlington,Texas
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Old timey ice cream parlor and taffy pulling venue. Huge place, great ice cream, many kinds from which to choose... Wish we could have brought the grandkids... (all in school).

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Thank welovecozumel
The Woodlands, Texas
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bring the kids for a real treat. Old fashioned soda fountain, hand scooped ice cream, and live salt water taffy making. Fun for adults to mill around too.

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Thank Craig V
Tomball, Texas
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368 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stepping through the heavy wooden doors is the moment the nostalgia washes over me. La Kings has been a family treat since I was a child, and I love that I get to share it with my own son now. The place is now broken into sections, you can order fudge, saltwater taffy, and other treats on one side, and... More 

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Thank Susie M
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139 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

La King's is probably the nicest and only historic store on the Strand. This is an old ice cream and candy store that stretches from block to block and is filled with metal ice cream parlor tables. By and large, stores like this have given way to larger chains. So, it's nice to shop in an old setting with salt... More 

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Rochester
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good chocolate. Excellent taffy. You can watch the taffy maker using the machine and he will throw you free samples. Definitely stop in this place of you are on the Strand.

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Thank JennyFromTheRoc
Manvel, Texas
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This old fashioned soda fountain and candy store will give your kids a taste of a long lost era. I would suggest ordering a chocolate malt, an ice cream soda of any flavor and a cherry phosphate to cleanse everyone's palate. Ask for a glass for every family member and share. Then order more or try some old fashioned candy... More 

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Thank 4Mack
Robbins, North Carolina
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A step back in time. Even the soda jerk was in full regalia. Everything was wonderful but the prices! They are definitely in the 21st century. $5.00 for half pound of chocolate peanuts.

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Thank Twin2Garner
Galveston, Texas
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kings is one of those rare treats that is getting harder and harder to find. It is more than an old fashioned malt shop, it is sweet tooth heaven. A must see when on the island.

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Thank Mary C
Arlington, TX
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484 reviews
405 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hubs n I were shopping the strand do we had to stop for candy! We love the milk chocolate sandollars! My grandmother loves the little old fashioned peanut patties so I got her some of those. My friend loves their taffy, especially tutti fruitti so mixed him a bag. The young lady helping us was sweet and so were our... More 

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Thank BeachbumAggie
Houston, Texas
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248 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The staff in this place are the worst in the whole of Galveston, totally into themselves and not the customer. Don't expect to pop in for a quick coffee or ice cream. We where just 6 people in the whole place, unfortunately it was payday and the staff ignored us and just wanted to talk to each other and get... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10
Meals
Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 19:30
Monday
10:00 - 19:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 19:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 19:30
Thursday
10:00 - 19:30
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2323 Strand St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1517
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-762-6100
Description
Candy store, Coffee shop, Ice Cream Parlour, and Old Time Soda Fountain

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?