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The Chilly Cow

Ice Cream
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451 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great ice cream done right!

This is an excellent ice cream go-to place. I recommend it to all my friends. They are fast and friendly and serve a great product. It has the hometown feel and good service. Good portions too. Always clean and the only downside if there was one is you may have to get creative about parking. There... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2014
AlanT2
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is an excellent ice cream go-to place. I recommend it to all my friends. They are fast and friendly and serve a great product. It has the hometown feel and good service. Good portions too. Always clean and the only downside if there was one is you may have to get creative about parking. There IS a lot in... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

They have a wonderful selection of ice cream and friendly staff, but they are a little pricey. Very kid friendly!

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Albany, New York
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138 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I enjoyed the ice cream, which you order at the counter. When I asked a counter person, I was told the ice cream was homemade. They had some interesting concoctions like Tornado ice cream, which contains a variety of ingredients mixed in (Heath Bar, etc.).

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

this little ice cream shop has delicious flavor choices. It is a raspberry lovers dream, at least in July when the fruit is in season. There was chocolate raspberry, razzle dazzle and plain raspberry. there was ice cream, custard and frozen yogurt. It has seating inside but is especially fun to grab a cone and walk in Arlington and window... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I purchased an ice cream cake from them in November. The cake was delicious and loved by everyone. My only disappointment with the experience was the staff when I ordered it. Online they show several different types of cakes that can be made in addition to the standard ice cream cake. When I asked about them the girl seemed a... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Only real option in Arlington. Good in the summer if you're nearby, but not as good as some in lexington.

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Boston
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I'm a bit spoiled when it comes to Frozen Custard. The best 2 places are in Wisconsin (1st Kopp's and 2nd Michael's). That being said, the flavors @ Chilly Cow were good (Mint Cookie and Cookies N Cream), however, I was left thinking, I should have tried the ice cream because the custard itself was nothing special and tasted more... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Very good ice cream, large portions, but on the pricey side for ice cream. The coconut is quite good.

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Boston
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

This place has huge portions of yummy ice cream and frozen yogurt. Highly reccomended. Good location right next to the bus stop, too.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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91 reviews 91 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

The kids' very favorite ice cream store in the US!! The frozen custard is made there and is delicious. Icecream is also super. Friendly people. Our kids love it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 451 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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