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1019 S Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 829-6022
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic soft serve

My husband and I had some time to waste so we stopped at Gene's for the first time and we both had the soft serve. I had chocolate and he had vanilla and chocolate twist. We both enjoyed them.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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frankfort, il
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had some time to waste so we stopped at Gene's for the first time and we both had the soft serve. I had chocolate and he had vanilla and chocolate twist. We both enjoyed them.

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

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  • Cuisine: Dessert

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