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Carvel Ice Cream & Bakery

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401 W Main St, Avon, CT 06001-3657
+1 860-409-0582
10:00 - 22:30
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not super premium hand-scooped ice cream but it's good quality and the price is great. Also, the folks who run it are great - always fast and attentive service. They work very hard and are always helpful. We've tried a number of other ice cream shops in the area and keep coming back here. It's friendly and convenient, and... More 

Thank NEM05
Avon, Connecticut
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31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Nothing special here at all. Just an ice cream pick up counter and a couple tables. We tried J Foster last month and preferred that much more. This just seems to have that chain, cookie cutter feel.

Thank LocalFoodFellow
1 review
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

My kids wanted to go here so I took them against my better judgment. Soft serve is loaded with all kinds of junk and this tasted no different than all the other chemically ridden brands. I understand some have a nostalgic connection to Carvel, but the way it's made has changed significantly from the original decades ago. I recommend going... More 

Thank slatts15
Avon, Connecticut, United States
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Love Carvel ice cream especially vanilla. The family here is so nice. Spotlessly clean. We were regulars. Can not think of anything I dislike about this Carvel.

2 Thank CritterK
Simsbury, Connecticut, United States
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2015

Awesome ice cream, great Service Carvel always brings me back to my childhood and this is one of the best shops. the owners are always so nice.

Thank Arlene H
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2014

My husband is diabetic, and the staff was able to make him a special sugar-free cake. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. Their ice cream never disappoints.

1 Thank Alice W
Hartford, CT
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156 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

I love Carvel's. There is no ice cream or frozen yogurt in the valley that compares to their soft serve. Flavor is fantastic and so creamy. Outstanding ice cream. My kids from time to time get their hard packed ice cream and they like it although I've never tried it. The soft serve is so good I don't know how... More 

1 Thank Connecticutguy
West Hartford, Connecticut
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2014

The owners are so friendly and inviting. They, combined with a product I remember as a treat from my youth, make this a worthwhile stop. It's a simple ice cream shop, but the service is fantastic and they really aim to please. Tip: If you order a cake for a special occasion, they will make it with any flavors you'd... More 

1 Thank S W
Avon, Connecticut
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107 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014

I have been a fan of Carvel ice cream for many years. There has been an ice cream supermarket (as they call them) in Avon for decades. I am very fond of their vanilla soft serve. It is creamy and I love putting it into a sugar cone (although I have also developed a fondness for strawberry ice cream sundaes... More 

1 Thank HPLowry
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Great summer treats and owner is very nice. Always remembers a face and has has a smile and thank you for every who visits. Extremely clean and well run

1 Thank ladyloveschocolate

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 W Main St, Avon, CT 06001-3657
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Avon
  • Phone Number: +1 860-409-0582

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