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Handel's Homemade Ice Cream

576 Lancaster Ave, Berwyn, PA 19312-1664
+1 610-640-1606
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (65 reviews)
“banana split” (2 reviews)
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11:00 - 22:00All hours
576 Lancaster Ave, Berwyn, PA 19312-1664
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely the only place to go for homemade ice cream on the Main Line. There's always a long and interesting menu with seasonal creations. Everything is hand scooped. It's not surprising there's generally a long line at the windows.

Thank Q4847SJanthonys
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Love the ice cream and flavors you can pick from at Handel's. They offer a wide selection of items to pick from. The staff is usually quite friendly. The lines could be managed especially when really long.

Thank TMazoo
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

It's just okay. The ice cream is served VERY soft. Its already starting melt when it is handed to you. There never seems to be enough staff. That, along with prices that seem too high, keep this place from a 5.

Thank Jaded F
Reviewed 23 July 2017

You cannot get closers to homemade than Handel's. Just be prepared to eat it quickly because homemade ice cream melts very fast especially in the hot weather. Be prepared for a long line and a long wait. However, there is a longer list of ice...More

Thank MadCat42
Reviewed 6 July 2017

I am an ice cream snob and I don't think I've ever been able to write a review praising any ice cream yet. I make my own ice cream on occasion and this is as close as I've found to my homemade stuff yet. For...More

Thank Chris_S_Travels
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Seems like everybody loves this ice cream parlor, as the lines are always long. But, it's always worth the wait to enjoy the friendly service and the fabulous ice cream. Plus, the people standing in line always seem to be interesting and friendly in their...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 24 June 2017

This Ice Cream stand off the highway is always crowded with waiting lines at windows. Good Ice cream and "very limited" seating available but heat and few tables keep most "diners" in their cars eating. Must be some mystical attraction because Ice Cream is good...More

Thank reelwise
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Have been going to Handel’s for many summers. There is a printed page of how TripAdvisor has rated this place as one of the best places to get ice cream. Considering the other choices for that area, it is a good ice cream franchise. I...More

Thank Helen L
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Good old fashioned homemade ice cream! Getting a dish is pricier than just getting a whole darn pint....go for it!

Thank casrunner01
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

This is definitely the best ice cream on Main Line! It is dangerously good, and that would explain the long line up to closing time on most nights. We went on a Sunday night around 8pm, and the line way very long. Thank God they...More

Thank Lissa3891
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 576 Lancaster Ave, Berwyn, PA 19312-1664
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Berwyn
  • Phone Number: +1 610-640-1606
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