Sweet Sensations: A Review of David Burke’s Dixie Lee Bakery in Keansburg, NJ

by Tom Lavecchia
Best Bakery in NJ

Located in the heart of Keansburg, NJ, David Burke’s Dixie Lee Bakery beckons those with a sweet tooth to enjoy its delectable array of cakes, pastries, cookies, and other mouthwatering desserts. Located just off of Route 36, the bakery is on the way to and from the Jersey Shore—a perfect stop along the way. The bakery’s inviting ambiance and warm hospitality complement the confectionary creations, making it an ideal spot to indulge in a delightful treat. After a recent visit, I can confidently say that this bakery is a haven for those with a sweet tooth, and it left a lasting impression on our taste buds.

Upon entering the bakery, we were welcomed by the enticing aroma of freshly baked goods and the sight of an artfully arranged display of desserts. The ambiance was cozy and inviting, with comfortable seating and charming decor that exuded a nostalgic charm. The staff members were friendly and attentive, adding to the overall positive experience.

The highlight of our visit was undoubtedly the cakes and pastries offered at David Burke’s Dixie Lee Bakery. Each item displayed intricate craftsmanship and attention to detail. We opted for their signature “Velvet Dreams” cake, a moist and decadent red velvet creation, and their “Mango Tango” pastry, which expertly rode the line between sweet and tangy. Both desserts were exquisite, and the flavors danced on our palates, leaving us craving more. And more there was. 

The cookie selection at David Burke’s Dixie Lee Bakery was equally impressive. We tried their classic black and white cookie (they now ship nationwide) and oatmeal raisin cookie. Both varieties had a perfect texture – crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. Their chocolate chip cookies were loaded with gooey chocolate chips, while the oatmeal raisin cookies were generously spiced, making them a delight when paired with a strong cup of coffee.

They offer custom cakes (including wedding cakes) as well as an assortment of other desserts that piqued our curiosity. We couldn’t resist trying their cheesecake, and it did not disappoint. Creamy and luscious, with a buttery graham cracker crust, it was a true indulgence. Additionally, we also tried their fruit tarts, which were bursting with fresh fruit flavors and showcased a buttery, flaky crust. It was evident that the bakery’s commitment to using high-quality ingredients contributed to the superior taste of their desserts.

David Burke’s Dixie Lee Bakery has mastered the art of presentation. Each dessert was a visual masterpiece, enticing us to try them all. From the intricate frosting on the cakes to the delicate designs on the pastries, it was clear that the bakery takes immense pride in its craft. The creativity displayed in their flavor combinations and dessert offerings added an exciting element to the experience.

Our visit to Dixie Lee Bakery By David Burke in Keansburg, NJ was a delightful journey of flavors and textures. The cakes, pastries, cookies, and other desserts surpassed our expectations, leaving us thoroughly impressed. The warm atmosphere, friendly staff, and creative offerings make this bakery a must-visit for anyone with a sweet tooth. Without a doubt, we highly recommend David Burke’s Dixie Lee Bakery to anyone seeking a memorable dessert experience that will undoubtedly satisfy even the most discerning taste buds. Dixie Lee Bakery is located on 303 Main Street in Keansburg, NJ.


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Tom is a lifelong New Jersey resident, Rutgers and FDU alumni and the publisher of The Digest.

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ruby August 5, 2023 - 11:25 am

not from here are you


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