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Sweet Pea's Ice Cream

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764 Sheridan Rd, Highwood, IL 60040-1002
+1 847-266-1116
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12:00 - 21:00
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Highwood
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We have been going to this place since it first opened more than 10years ago. Named after the owners daughter who is all grown up now. It's a classic small town ice cream parlor serving a wide variety of flavors, malts, sundaes, etc. Fun place to visit, and the owner will engage in a lively conversation with you while he... More 

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Thank highwoodkevin
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

My shake was very good, although I ordered a malt. Everyone I was with said the ice cream was very good. The man who served us was a bit grumpy, but suspect that might be part of the experience.

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Thank justin w
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for ice cream. Was pleasantly surprised that Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream was their standard. Numerous selections and friendly service. Had read another review of cleanliness and must agree that attention to detail is something they need to work on here. It didn't hurt the product, but it doesn't help the overall experience.

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Thank perrabbitts
Indianapolis, Indiana
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

This ice cream is wonderful and there are so many unique flavors--even for non-fat lovers, the selection is unusual and tasty.

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Thank Gennielee
Highwood, Illinois
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

Eclectic little joint serves amazing flavors! We love the ice cream here and it's our location for sweet cream in summer or winter!

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Thank brinkleyscott
Highland Park, Illinois
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154 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

My wife and I will often indulge ourselves with ice cream at Sweet Pea's. They have a unique range of flavors to please our palates. I particularly enjoy their candy barb flavors like Almond Joy. The owner/proprietor is friendly, always ready with a quip. Old TV shows play on a small old school TV set perched at the ceiling in... More 

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Thank GerfnitAuthor
Highland Park, Illinois
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

Can't believe anyone would taste anything coming from this place. I have never seen such a filthy establishment. I don't think it has been cleaned in months. Surprised the health department hasn't shut it down.

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Thank Carol L
Sarasota, Florida
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

I have never seen so many delicious-sounding flavors one after another. As I stood in line in front of the glass case that held the ice-cream bins, I read the descriptions and moaned. I finally settled on a scoop of Zoreos--Zanzibar chocolate with pieces of you-know-what--and a scoop of peppermint, with pieces of candy. The owner, Sandy, asked if I... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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133 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015

how the heck did they get a peanut butter and jelly sandwich into the shake? and the froot loops ice cream tastes spot-on. i loved the wooden booths and vintage charm of this old-timey local ice cream joint, and i can't wait to return and repeat the flavors and discover some new ones!

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Thank McFliege
Highland Park, Illinois
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101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2015

We popped into Sweet Peas for the first time last night. The TV was blaring an old Bob Hope show, and we didn't really feel too comfortable sitting in the shop. Note that it was February and there was freezing rain, so our only option was to get in the car. Not too happy about that. Kids liked their choices,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
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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 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 764 Sheridan Rd, Highwood, IL 60040-1002
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Highwood
  • Phone Number: +1 847-266-1116

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?