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Address: 105 N Main Street, Panguitch, UT
Phone Number: 435-676-8885
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Hidden GEM!

This was a fun and nostalgic place to stop for some HOMEMADE ON SITE ice cream! The owner served us and was full of information about the surrounding area and was fun to talk to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Farmington, Minnesota
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Farmington, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This was a fun and nostalgic place to stop for some HOMEMADE ON SITE ice cream! The owner served us and was full of information about the surrounding area and was fun to talk to! The ice cream was bursting with toppings and was delicious and refreshing! We wished we had time to watch the movie in the historic theater,... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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38 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We were over-nighting in Panguitch for a visit to Bryce and walked over to Gem after a recommendation. The people who served us were very friendly although perhaps struggled a little with our accents. We had the pulled pork and club sandwiches which were fine, and then a free scoop of butter pecan ice cream which was delicious.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The ice cream is delicious. The meals are more homespun and can vary in quality. The steaks we had were very tough....everything else is very basic. What can you expect from a movie theatre lobby made into an ice cream stand and sometimes serving dinner?

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Missoula, Montana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A trip back in time. A restaurant, ice cream parlor & movie theater and museum all in one unassuming building and open for very long hours. We were only sorry that they had closed for the season on our return trip through Panguitch.

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Orlando, FL
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133 reviews 133 reviews
28 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We ate here earlier this month while travelling through the area. The GEM theatre is located on Main Street (Route 89) in Panguitch, a small town in Eastern Utah. I didn't take note of any parking, having walked here from our accommodation. The server (whose husband owned the café) was very friendly, but she was clearly torn in several directions... More 

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Lenox, Massachusetts
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243 reviews 243 reviews
13 attraction reviews
297 helpful votes 297 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Although the GEM is not currently showing movies, it is worth a stop for their simple good food and friendly service. It is also well worth going out of your way for their amazing ice cream. The food is pretty much a Diner menu but tastes a cut above. We enjoyed our meal there and even got a historical tour... More 

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Illinois
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77 reviews 77 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This place was recommended by our motel and we were not disappointed. The place was crowded at 8:30pm but it was Saturday night. We sat at the sidewalk tables. Our food was fabulous and we got a dip of ice cream with our meal price. There were MANY choices for a side with a sandwich. What a shame the theater... More 

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Lynbrook, New York
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114 reviews 114 reviews
17 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I visited this place to have some food and the owner Mr. Henrie was so nice that he gave us a tour for the no longer theatre, he is out of business because the digital projector costs $60.000, considering this is a very small town with only 1.400 habitants don't make sense to invert that money. He allow us to... More 

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Las Vegas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Interesting combination of restaurant, ice cream parlor and movie theater. Food is excellent, home made ice cream are delightful and the service is very good. All of it for a very reasonable price.

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Hatch, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The staff is friendly and helpful, the seats are really comfy and the movies are family friendly! They have a selection of candy and sodas and when you are done with your movie, they have the BEST HOMEMADE ICE CREAM!!!

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