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Homer's Ice Cream Company

1237 Green Bay Rd, Wilmette, IL 60091-1643
+1 847-251-0477
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good19%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“ice cream” (60 reviews)
“oreo cookie” (4 reviews)
“pineapple” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
American, Fast food
1237 Green Bay Rd, Wilmette, IL 60091-1643
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a great place which has been in business forever. The quality and flavors of their ice cream is superior! If you have a chance, do stop there, it is well worth your time!!

Thank riverlgal
Reviewed 5 days ago

Homer's had been a fixture on the North Shore for decades, and there is a good reason why it is still around. Great choice of ice cream, top quality, old time atmosphere. The kind of place you go to as a child with your parents...More

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This ice cream restaurant has excellent desserts in a multitude of ice cream flavors. Although the scoops were surprisingly small, they were delicious. This place is always crowded, and for good reason.

Thank Bonnie T
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Ordered the coffee malt, which should have been transcendent. But the malted milk powder was not fully blended into the drink, and I kept getting little, unpleasant globby bits through the straw. I was too far away to come back for a re-mix. My advice...More

Thank illinois travelere
Reviewed 7 April 2018

A family owned favorite for locals and visitors alike. They have every flavor you can think of and also they have lots of options for grilled foods, too. My kids love it!

Thank MaggieChicago_IL
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Delicious ice cream for a summer's evening. Numerous flavors and great sundaes. it is my second choice for ice cream. My first is Oberweiss in Glenview, Illinois.

Thank 547hb
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

You go here for the superior ice cream but the grill provides terrific sandwiches and the like. You HAVE to bring the kids here!!

Thank embryo1949
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Widely known as the best ice cream parlor in Chicago, it just might be the best in the USA. Everything you'd expect for an ice cream parlor, with the ice cream made right in the back of the shop! Family run for many decades, they...More

Thank William A
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Homer's is looking a little long in the tooth these days, like it's 1989. The food was probably made the same year. Strictly kid fare. Mystery dogs, barely edible burgers, and weak, greasy fries. BUT. They have the best ice cream on the north shore....More

Thank Svensota
Reviewed 20 December 2017

All time favorite for seasonal and traditional ice creams. Don't miss the Peppermint stick ice cream now. Also a great place for quick dinners. Our granddaughters love the macaroni and cheese for dinner. Can't beat this iconic Wilmette spot!

Thank Eileen020
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1237 Green Bay Rd, Wilmette, IL 60091-1643
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Wilmette
  • Phone Number: +1 847-251-0477
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