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Harvard St, 1312 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-4117
+1 617-492-1001
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (77 reviews)
“frozen yogurt” (9 reviews)
“waffle cone” (5 reviews)
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Harvard St, 1312 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-4117
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very hard to beat the taste of this ice cream in the Harvard Square area. Would always come here every time I come back to the Cambridge area.

Thank salomomatondang
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The ice cream is so smooth and creamy! The chocolate has a wonderful flavor! Delicious!!! We would absolutely go back.

Thank karenbC3615CX
Reviewed 1 October 2017

I remembered this place from two years ago, when I had visited Boston. When I went to Cambridge again, I NEEDED to have this ice cream again! The quality has remained excellent and I was very happy to see that they had a wide variety...More

Thank DespinaKa
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

My friend recommended that we stopped here for ice cream rather than my all-time favorite Ben & Jerry's Like many places in Harvard Square it was packed on a Friday night. This is no inexpensive ice cream at $5 a scoop It was very good...More

Thank bleph
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I visited this place in the evening to get some dessert. The ice cream is lovely and it's hard to choose from all the different flavors. One small thing about this place is that the space is quite small, so there isn't a lot seating...More

Thank AsnTingTing
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I spent many June is Dairy month, celebrating my birthday with grilled cheese & 2 metal containers of milkshake, the special at Rennenbohm's Drug Store luncheon counter, Madison, WI. So when I found out at that JP Lick's had a birthday free sundae club and...More

Thank catz86
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We loved the brownie brownie batter and was a good place to stop after eating at a local restaurant. The line was long, but moved fast.

Thank LoveVirginia
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

This is really good ice cream right off the Harvard Square subway station. They have a kid size in case you just want a small taste without a ridiculous amount of calories. This isn't limited to just kids! I have the maple almond butter ice...More

Thank TheGardners_11
Reviewed 31 July 2017

The go to place for ice cream in Harvard Square. Some like Lizzie's. But I am all about fresh when it comes to home made. So I go to the busiest spot with the most fresh flavors. It's not cheap. But a wonderful treat.

Thank Rick P
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Loved the coffee cookie and cream flavour. Delicious. Kids ordered wrong had brownie sundae and it was huge !!! Delicious but way too big for one person . Walked over to Harvard and enjoyed on steps of library . Highly recommend

Thank lbyrne99
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harvard St, 1312 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-4117
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-492-1001
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