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J Foster Ice Cream

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894 Hopmeadow St, Simsbury, CT 06070-1825
+1 860-651-1499
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12:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In Simsbury we are spoiled in the homemade ice cream department, as there are at least 4 of them that I can think of offhand. J. Fosters is my favorite. Their ice cream, is the creamiest and best tasting in my opinion. There is always a large selection of flavors, plus gelato. Their hot fudge is thick and served hot.... More 

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Thank Susan G
New Salem, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

I usually search for an ice cream treat when traveling. J Foster's was just the place. Small place, but lots of space outside to enjoy the weather, the people, and a special variety of flavors.

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Thank Geraldine350
Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Went on a very hot day, basically b/c we were shopping in the area and we wanted a cool treat. The prices are expensive compared to other places that have homemade ice cream. I had 1 flavor, my daughter 2 flavors in 1 cup. Tasted like they start with the same blah base (not even a vanilla flavor was detected)... More 

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Thank MsCasualTravelor
Bloomfield, Connecticut
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This may be the best ice cream that I've ever had. My wife and I tried the Nutella one, pistachio as well as the regular chocolate one. It was really good stuff and we strongly recommend to try it!

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Thank Athistidian
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

J Fosters has great ice cream! They have a lot of flavor options and friendly staff. My personal flavor is the cookie monster. Definitely recommend coming to try their ice cream.

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Thank Kerri L
Connecticut, United States
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

I hadn't been to J Foster in several years, so decided to give it a try again. It's a tiny place with cramped parking, and the setup inside is difficult to discern where the line really is going. We were served fairly quickly, there were many people in front of us in line. We had cashew caramel and a chocolate... More 

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Thank Darcy_W212
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

We stopped in for a quick treat to celebrate the warm weather. We were thrilled with the ice cream cones that we purchased, not one complaint in our group! The server was very pleasant and friendly. Love the seating in the yard! Was a great way to celebrate!

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Thank kagmme
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

This is a bit tricky to find but if you keep your eyes open - you'll get there. It's kind of a whole in the wall but well worth the stop. It's all homemade and reall, really good. make the stop, GREAT snack or dessert.

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Thank BWorth326
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Better prices than Ben & Jerry's and really delicious ice cream! There were multiple flavors to choose from and they were very nice!

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Thank AllsWellsME
West Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014 via mobile

Drove from west springfield ma to enjoy this amazing place! Best ice cream by far that I've had in a long time. Personally i also thought it was better than any ice cream I tried in cape cod( ice cream smuggler, Annie's parlor, and sundae school). Make sure you get the famous graham central station or the Reese's if you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 894 Hopmeadow St, Simsbury, CT 06070-1825
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Simsbury
  • Phone Number: +1 860-651-1499

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