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Original Rainbow Cone

9233 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60643-6733
+1 773-238-7075
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“palmer house” (12 reviews)
“ice cream” (29 reviews)
“orange sorbet” (13 reviews)
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12:00 - 21:30All hours
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9233 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60643-6733
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1 - 10 of 61 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

When you're in Chicago and you want to get Ice cream all the locals will directly recommend the Original Rainbow Cone. Lucky for us when we were at the Navy pier we found their parlor which only opens in summer days. The traditional rainbow cone...More

Thank Osman B
Reviewed 17 August 2017

It brings back such good memories as a child. I remember waiting in line in the summer. It was worth the wait. The ice cream cone is the best.

Thank joanndx10
Reviewed 25 July 2017

took our out of town guests here for ice cream with kids 3, 6, 10, 12. Everyone was happy with the uncomplicated order. Just a lovely sunny day strolling on Navy Pier with family. This was an ice cream stand, not the original shop. It...More

Thank Glenview_mom
Reviewed 24 July 2017

When I was growing up in south suburban Blue Island, my parents would take me, my brother a sister to Original Rainbow Cone at least once a week in the summer. Located at 9233 South Western Avenue, it was a relatively short trip, about 30...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Wow! We were not at the least disappointed! It was everything you could imagine and then some. The rainbow come was delish, each flavor was so creamy and tasty! So glad I got to partake in this Chicago staple!!!

Thank Meshell M
Reviewed 4 July 2017

The ice cream is tasty, and like the restaurant, it doesn't have that "cookie-cutter" aspect of the ice cream chains. There is outdoor seating which is very pleasant when the weather is nice. Good prices and friendly staff too.

Thank lauralei99
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

The original rainbow cone has been around over 90 years- most of it in the same building on Chicago's Southside in the Beverly neighborhood. The rainbow- comes is 2 sizes- get the largest. Chocolate on bottom followed by palmer house(a new york cherry), pistachio, strawberry...More

Thank Marybeth K
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Childhood, memories, best ice cream ever. I moved and I miss the drive, the line to get a Rainbow Cone I don't even like ice cream really. But this is one of my favorites. Then it happened they put a Rainbow Cone stand at Navy...More

Thank debbiedoestheworld
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Been going here for years. By far my favorite ice cream parlor. Try the birthday cakes, will not disappoint. It's a little pricey but worth it .

Thank bboopy1
Reviewed 22 May 2017

They now have an outpost on Navy Pier outside. Make sure to stop for a cone when you visit the Pier this summer. It's 4 layered scoops of ice cream on a cake cone- chocolate, strawberry, Palmer, pistachio, topped off with orange sherbet. The perfect...More

Thank Go_Ask_Eddie
Nearby
Beverly
One of the South Side’s most architecturally arresting
neighborhoods, Beverly is a quiet area where you’ll
find more residents than tourists. You don’t have to
travel far to see an Irish castle: the Beverly
Unitarian Church sits commandingly on South Longwood
Drive. This traditionally Irish neighborhood is now a
mix of cultures but still maintains its strong roots
in the neighborhood pubs lining Western Avenue. Though
...More
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Average prices
US$20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:30
Monday
12:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9233 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60643-6733
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Beverly
  • Neighbourhood: Beverly
  • Phone Number: +1 773-238-7075
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