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Curly's Ice Cream

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30 State Rt 23, Riverdale, NJ 07457-1619
+1 973-839-0198
10:00 - 22:00
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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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229 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bottom Line: Great ice cream from a family run NJ favorite. Details: I have probably driven by this place about 100 times in the past but never stopped. I'm not a big ice cream person but when my daughter was craving it and we were in the area I decided to give it a try. The long line that night... More 

Thank 8pixel
Oakland, New Jersey
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

My dad used to take me here. Now I take my kids. The ice cream is one of the best. They have soft serve and hard ice cream. You can order ice cream cakes as well. During the summer months it does get busy. It's worth the trip. One of my favourite, almond joy.

Thank Diane B
Riverdale, New Jersey
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Great place to stop for ice cream, sit outside and people watch. People are nice and laid back. I highly recommend.

Thank cosmo32460
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Yum! Basically it's a tradition. Great old school walk up window with lots of options. They do cakes too!

1 Thank Susan K
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Never had a flavor I didn't fall in love with at the first lick! I prefer vanilla, coffee, pralines 'n cream, peach in season, and all the holiday specific ones too. My friend who introduced us to Curly's has been going here since her teen years and moved to the area one year ago. When we visit- which is often-... More 

1 Thank Anne W
Kinnelon, New Jersey
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Small soft vanilla cone with cake crunch. Check Vanilla milkshake with fresh banana. Check Black and white milkshake. Check "Chocolate covered banana" flurry. Check

1 Thank luv2trvl43
New Jersey
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Remember when you were a kid and you actually pulled up to a family owned ice cream stand to get your treat. Well this place is it! Homemade Ice cream in tons of flavors. They even have frozen yogurt. ( a couple different flavors each day). Staff is friendly and nice and they have all the traditional toppings ect that... More 

1 Thank rgetways
Riverdale, New Jersey
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

When ever my grandaughter visits we stop at Curly's. She has loved their ice cream for years. Her favorite is a Mint-Chocolate Chip double cone. I like the seasonal Pumpkin and Apple flavors. The rapsberry chocolate is incredible! We never had a flavor that we didn't like.

1 Thank fran07444
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

My favorite thing to get is the soft chocolate and vanilla twist with sprinkles. You really can't go wrong. Their icecream cake is delicious if you ever need a bday cake. My only wish is that it had better seating. I don't like sitting in the parking lot off 23. They did add picnic tables though.

1 Thank MLVCJJ25
Riverdale, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Very clean and professionally run establishment. The place is always packed! And, they move people quickly so the wait is not long.

1 Thank 938charlesk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 State Rt 23, Riverdale, NJ 07457-1619
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Morris County  >  Riverdale
  • Phone Number: +1 973-839-0198
Making Homemade Ice Cream for 3 Generations!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?