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The Chilly Cow

451 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA
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Ranked #41 of 88 Restaurants in Arlington
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Most recent review
- Jul 21, 2014
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Albany, New York
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110 reviews 110 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
8 helpful votes 8 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 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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32 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Boston
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Awesome ice cream and sorbet. The service is always quick & friendly, even when it gets busy (which is often). Convenient to the bike path and a great way to cool off on a hot day.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Why'd they have to replace J.P. Licks with The Chilly Cow? J.P. licks had better ice cream AND better toppings!

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