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Merla-Mae Ice Cream

346 Memorial Ave, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
(807) 344-7887
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Ranked #74 of 242 restaurants in Thunder Bay
Cuisines: Dessert
Most recent review
- Jun 30, 2014
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14 reviews from our community

64% Recommend
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Best soft serve, good food too. Has been around FOREVER!! Summer must-visit in Thunder Bay. Twin soft-serve cone is great, really good butterscotch sundae too.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Hi. I first had their chicken sandwich in 1975. I love it. We went today for the first time this season. I'm not sure if they've changed the supplier, but the chicken burger seemed to be of poor quality. Both my husband & I threw away some of the french fries. We used to like them. Today they didn't taste... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

Thunder Bay is not the place for good meat I guess. I don't know what their burger patties are made from, but it's not 100% beef, that's for sure. The ultimate burger came fresh and hot. The bun was great but we threw away the meat after a couple of bites, yuck. Thankfully the fries were perfect and the milk... More

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Minneapolis, MN
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

It's on Memorial Drive and constantly busy. But worth the wait, the shakes were creamy and my cheeseburger heavenly! Exactly what was needed after a long day of driving and exploring.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

New hard ice cream has ground persians in it. Does it get better than homemade ice cream on a hot summer's day? Have heard the gelato is also fantastic.

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NW Ontario
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Not bad but not great. I love the root beer milkshake but their banana split is a disappointment and a tastier one can be found at Dairy Queen.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

It isnt summer until you've been to the Merla Mae for Ice Cream.

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

Like many Thunder Bayites, I have always enjoyed stopping by the Merla-Mae for an ice cream or more substantial snack. Back when I was a poor student, I would save up my money for an ice cream cone, and they kept taking a lower amount from me even though they had raised prices for about three months. You don't forget... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2010

Pricy and nothing special...pity there isn't more competition in town. People don't know what they're missing. A good homemade gelato place would beat it, hands down.

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Thunder Bay
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2009

Terrible Service, would not go back after we have been going for over 45 years -- staff were not trained properly, ice cream melting and did not receive correct order -- basically had to take something because they would not give us our money back -- drove down the street and threw it out -- went to Dairy Queen --... More

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