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1019 S Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 829-6022
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    2 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best ice cream in town!!!

Gene's is amazing ice cream!!! It is also a town classic! I have been going here since before I can remember and it has never been bad. I always end up getting a vanilla cone because they have the smoothest vanilla I have ever had!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2014
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Bloomington, Illinois
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Bloomington, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Gene's is amazing ice cream!!! It is also a town classic! I have been going here since before I can remember and it has never been bad. I always end up getting a vanilla cone because they have the smoothest vanilla I have ever had!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

I understand that Gene's is a tradition here. I understand that it has a drive-up where people actually provide the service of coming to your car. I even understand that their portions are on the larger side, and their menu is that of a traditional ice cream/drive-in restaurant. What I can't figure out is the current rave reviews for ice... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Summer only (but we wish it was all year). Drive-up window. They have great prices on the most deliciously huge ice cream cones! Old-fashioned twist ice cream & their corn dogs & hot dogs are great, too! Don't know where that picture came from...they don't have an inside place to sit and I don't think they sell anything that looks... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

I like Gene's. I like that you can drive up and a teenage kid comes out to take your order and then delivers your ice cream back to you in line. It's fun, it's cheap and kiddie cones have candy eyeballs on them.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

Great place to get ice cream in the Summer. Nothing fancy. But worth going to.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1019 S Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: (309) 829-6022

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dessert

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