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2049 East Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
479 253
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Yummo!

We visit Eureka Spring at least once every summer and we absolutely have to stop in here for a couple of scoops of their delicious ice cream. The staff has always been very friendly too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Becki B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We visit Eureka Spring at least once every summer and we absolutely have to stop in here for a couple of scoops of their delicious ice cream. The staff has always been very friendly too.

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Tebbetts, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This was within walking distance of our hotel, needed the exercise after eating. The salted caramel ice cream was superb, a must try. I also loved the black walnut. I would highly recommend stopping by and having a cone or cup.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Literally one of the best chocolate shakes I've ever had, this coming from a chocolate shake connoisseur. The two young ladies who served us were extremely gracious and kind. Recommend highly.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We really enjoyed eating desserts here. The pies are delicious, especially warmed with a scoop of ice cream. This place gets busy, but it's worth it. One odd things is they don't take credit cards, so take some cash. They have many ice cream flavor options, sundaes, and shakes.

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Belleville, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

As an ice cream shop, this was a pleasant place. Good service and good ice cream. It does not feature much else, but it doesn't pretend to be anything else. It is located in a strip mall area featuring a steak house, a playhouse, etc. Good for beating the heat...

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Friendly relaxed atmosphere with fabulous ice cream! Real whipped cream!the hot fudge was to die for. I had salted caramel ice cream - yummmmm!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Just a fun place for ice cream. All kinds of treats, friendly people, and high quality. We went there every day for a week.

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Katy, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We've been here twice on our vacation! It has been hot and humid in Eureka Springs. This is a great place to cool off with cold drinks, ice cream or floats! Clean, charming and friendly! Highly recommended!

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Derry, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The girls serving here are super friendly and helpful! They served Yarnell's ice cream when we were there (an Arkansas company). They also have delicious apple dumplings just like are served at Silver Dollar City! That was SUPER cool to find!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The girls that worked there were sweet and friendly! The ice cream hit the spot on a hot evening! The whole seating area was clean and there was even some gourmet snacks to take along with you if you chose!

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  • Address: 2049 East Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Eureka Springs
  • Phone Number: 479 253

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