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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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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“ice cream” (49 reviews)
“oreo cookie” (4 reviews)
“pineapple” (3 reviews)
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11:00 - 22:00All hours
1237 Green Bay Rd, Wilmette, IL 60091-1643
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

The best ice cream around for many years. Summer only fresh peach is the best! Large portions. Good variety of flavors, but do not miss the peach!!!!

Thank Dansker58
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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

It used to be a 5 out of 5; now it barely is a three. Making business on their fame not on current outdated and plain ambience. Ice cream and hot fudge is still above average but new management and new look is very needed.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 28 June 2017

According to legend, notorious Chicago gangster Al Capone, who had a lakefront cottage in nearby Glencoe, was a frequent and very satisfied customer of Homer's Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor, which opened in 1935 at 1237 Green Bay Road in Wilmette. Well, Homer's has been...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Homer's is synonymous with the North Shore. It has been around longer than this reviewer, and has never missed a beat on quality, size of portions, and ambiance (if one can call lots of families with kids running to and fro, and lots of noise,...More

Thank jprome64
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I've been here a few times now. It is a really great local ice cream place and is well known all around Wilmette. The ice cream is delicious and is given in a substantial amount. The line is usually a little bit long. Food is...More

Thank Jake R
Reviewed 16 February 2017

It's been awhile since I've had Homer's ice cream and it is still as good as ever. Even though it may not have as many flavors as other ice cream shops, their ice cream is one of the best I've ever tasted. You can't go...More

Thank BayAreaTraveler6338
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Family came in from out-of-town, and everyone wanted to visit Homer's for dessert. Three generations all found flavors to enjoy.

Thank JGSchwim
Reviewed 13 February 2017

They make very good Ice Cream with their own secret recipe that tastes a lot better than many famous brand names that sales in the super markets.

Thank Beefeater2206
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This is the local ice cream/burger place popular for little league baseball players after the game. Also popular for local high school students and after movie goers. Peach ice cream is their specialty. Other flavors are available. Burgers, hot dogs, chicken breast sandwiches are on...More

Thank Wanderlustrover
Reviewed 17 January 2017

if you have come to Wilmette or Winnetka, you must go try Homer's Ice Cream, the most delicious ice cream in the town, carry many favors for you to choice.

Thank GreenTea88
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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