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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“ice cream” (57 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 10 November 2017 via mobile

You go to Homer’s for the ice cream, but the food is great, and varied enough for kids and adults. It’s been a North Shore tradition forever.

Thank embryo1949
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I bought banana, coconut, strawberry and chocolate chip. I defy you to find a better version of any of them anywhere. It’s the freshest, richest, most flavorful ice cream I’ve ever had! I also bought a jar of their homemade caramel sauce, which was good...More

Thank nshorefoodie
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Homer's is a local favorite. I have taken my children here since a very young age. It's the place you go with your best friend and her kids, it's the place you go with your baseball team-win or lose. When I had oral surgery it's...More

Thank Frostydrink
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Having seen this place featured on Chicago's Best, we just had to try it. We should have realized it wasn't great when the place was almost empty at 9:00pm on a Sat. night following a 90° day. I ordered a hot fudge sundae; my husband...More

Thank Scarlettdm
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Local spot for ice cream,burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches. Known for peach ice cream, but they have other flavors. Counter service fast food and ice cream parlor setting with a number of tables. Parking is on the side of the building.

Thank charleskP2468RA
Reviewed 26 August 2017

This is an old fashioned ice cream parlor. You order your ice cream on one side and food on the other. I didn't try any of the food, but did try the peach and coconut ice cream. The peach was OK, but I really liked...More

Thank travelchiks
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.

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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

1  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

1  Thank jprome64
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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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