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451 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA
+1 781-648-4360
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11:00 - 21:00
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Great little ice cream shop. The ice cream is awesome and the flavors interesting. They also offer frozen yogurt and frozen pudding.

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Thank Jolize S
Boston, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Probably the best ice cream around the Boston area, because I am a dessert fan and have tried everything around. The frozen custards are the reason why I do not go anywhere else.

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Thank DrRoyA
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Stopped in because the place looked cute. The Ice Cream selection was amazing!! All handmade as it should be Had the Purple Haze and loved it. Spoke to a lot of locals there and they raved about it. Apparently they also make cakes too Looking forward to my next visit

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Thank Traveler02476
Arlington, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Great ice cream and quick service. Can eat indoors or outside. One of best ice cream places in Arlington.

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Thank Herb912
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

We were given a gift certificate to the chilly cow and being loyal to the many other great ice cream brands in the area have never visited. We were wrong not to go sooner! The chilly cow focuses on custard-based ice cream's which are better known as gelato. The salted caramel was divine as well as the blueberry ice cream... More 

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Thank Paul G
Arlington, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

The mid-west style custard is really worth eating. My children give the ice cream there a thumbs up. Sometimes the floors are sticky and it can smell a bit like sticky ice cream shop but I guess that isn't surprising.

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Thank Kat M
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Great local-made ice cream place. Family favorite, the place to go when you need your ice cream for the day. Plenty of unique flavors available to please most anyone. Recently they have branched out to hot dogs and other comfort food, but this is basically an ice cream parlor at its best.

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Thank Jeff P
Madison, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

We took our 3 year old granddaughters there. They had grilled cheese sandwiches and hot dogs for $1.00 each; both were good. I had an excellent lobster roll for $6.99, on the small size but yummy! They had fresh blueberry ice cream which was amazing! The vanilla was excellent. All in all a great place for kids and adults.

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Thank MJMadisonwi
Arlington, Massachusetts
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

This is an excellent ice cream go-to place. I recommend it to all my friends. They are fast and friendly and serve a great product. It has the hometown feel and good service. Good portions too. Always clean and the only downside if there was one is you may have to get creative about parking. There IS a lot in... More 

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Thank AlanT2
Arlington, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

They have a wonderful selection of ice cream and friendly staff, but they are a little pricey. Very kid friendly!

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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
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 451 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-648-4360

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