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Merla-Mae Ice Cream

346 Memorial Ave, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
(807) 344-7887
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London, Ontario, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Was in town on business waiting for a bus and decided to get a milkshake while I had to stand and wait, what a great decision that was! Can't wait to come back.

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Thunder Bay, Ontario
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The ice cream at Merla-Mae is very good, and the cones are a very good size, but find they are rather on the expensive side, so only go there about once a summer. The service is very good and the staff seems to be very polite.

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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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Additional Information about Merla-Mae Ice Cream

Address: 346 Memorial Ave, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: (807) 344-7887
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Thunder Bay
Cuisine: Dessert

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