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Sweet Dreams Ice Cream

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3437 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607
(352) 378-0532
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very tasty

Many of the flavors are very good. I usually like a small number (two or three) at a time, which is great, so I can get a 3 scoop during my visit. It's great for dates, friends, family, and the occasional solo trip.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2014
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Ocala, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful flavors to choice form and the staff is very pleasant. You can even sample the flavors if you need help to make a flavor decision. Great atmosphere.

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

My daughter and I tried Sweet Dreams for the first time. They have handmade icecreams that were very good. We were told that each day the owner makes new batches, so no two days will have the same offerings. I had a two scoop waffle cone and enjoyed the mint icecream, but did not like the chocolate. It tasted like... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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336 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Everything is made in house, flavors change frequently depending on season, food truck at local festivals. But the best is annual chocolate night, when tasting scoops allow you to sample an assortment of the chocolate-only concoctions. Sundaes, milkshakes, malts, etc. A great place for a true treat. A bit on the pricey side, but worth it. Even dairy-free options for... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I visited this Ice Cream Parlor with my girlfriend not too long ago and I was surprised at how creative the Ice cream options were. Of course I was interested in more than one flavor so I asked to sample a few. I asked what the ingredients were in a few of their flavors and the MANAGER responded "Look at... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I love ice cream- I have had ice cream all over Gainesville. This place does not compare to even Publix ice cream. They may have interesting and odd flavors, but the ice cream itself is boring and overpriced. I usually come here on a last resort.

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Ocala, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Many of the flavors are very good. I usually like a small number (two or three) at a time, which is great, so I can get a 3 scoop during my visit. It's great for dates, friends, family, and the occasional solo trip.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Every time we're in Gainesville we make it a point to stop by this little gem of a place and get us some homemade ice cream. Tucked away in a little strip mall, this ice cream shop is NOT to be missed if you're looking for somewhere for dessert. I highly recommend the house chocolate and the wife really enjoys... More 

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Gainesville
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65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I've been a fan of Sweet Dreams since they opened. It's the right combination of funky charm and great flavors, served up by a friendly staff happy to get sample tastes for puzzled fans wanting to try out Kulfi or their Jack Daniels blend. The only thing that stopped me from giving it five stars is last time I was... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I've lived in the area for 30+ years and like to support local businesses as as opposed to the chains when possible. This place has 20 or more flavors of home made ice cream or sherbet daily. The constantly changing menu includes things that are way out and I might not try but how creative can you get! I'm not... More 

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Lake Butler, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

With my husband we take time to visit this great ice cream shop at least two times a month! Ice cream or sherbets are a sweet tradition for our family! Sweet Dreams welcomes everyone, there is plenty of seating inside and outside, and toys and games for a longer visit.

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Additional Information about Sweet Dreams Ice Cream

Address: 3437 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607
Phone Number: (352) 378-0532
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Ice Cream

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3437 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: (352) 378-0532

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?