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Bloomington, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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108 reviews 108 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
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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Address: 1019 S Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone Number: (309) 829-6022
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
Cuisine: Dessert

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