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Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor

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7347 W. Madison St., Forest Park, IL 60130
708 366 7970
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
It's ice cream!

I had the coconut brownie fudge. All my favorite flavors in one scoop! The prices are reasonable. There was a bit of a wait on a Sunday evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
231Liz
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I had the coconut brownie fudge. All my favorite flavors in one scoop! The prices are reasonable. There was a bit of a wait on a Sunday evening.

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Chicago
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have been going to the Brown Cow for years and years-- we especially loved to go after seeing a show at the old Circle Theatre. Their current parlor is so cute and a great spot for our group of friends to gather on the benches outside. And the inside is really cool too. (Look up! It used to be... More 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Old fashioned style ice cream parlor. Lots of flavors to choose from. If you can't find a flavor that you like here, you're an elitist. Be good to yourself; grab a scoop or two.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great little parlor with an old school Vibe! Awesome selection of flavors and cones. Great location for an even I've cream Stroll.

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Forest Park, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

So great. We take our 3 year old granddaughter here and she loves it...so do we. Ample portions and high quality ice cream.

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Forest Park, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Had high hopes for this ice-cream shop. The ice cream I received had Ice crystals on it! A lot of the reviews mention this particulat flavor. The teen-agers made me uncomfortable due to their remarks made toward me. I am disabled and have a Service Dog. They were loud, they didn't care the whole entire place heard them, yes, the... More 

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River Forest, Illinois
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90 reviews 90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This family-owned ice cream shop is housed in an old movie theatre dating from the early 1900s. Many of the flavors are homemade and they use up to 18.5% butterfat for a decadently rich ice cream. They make their own waffle cones which can be dipped in chocolate and sprinkles. There is always a line. Fortunately, there is plenty of... More 

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Oak Park, IL
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

One of the best ice cream shops around! Old school vibe to the whole parlor! I've been going here since it opened. Generous portions, great ice cream, and a fair price. I'm evening willing to come here in the dead of winter, because it's that good. My favorite item is the Baa's Fudge Fantasy (brownie a la mode). However, try... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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151 reviews 151 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Plenty to choose from, lots of flavors, and conveniently located on Madison Street. After dinner at one of Madison's many restaurants, stop in for a great dessert.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

This place has the best ice cream ever. Even better than oberweiss. We try to hit this joint at least twice a month in the summer and we really don't miss a month within the year.Their Green Tea ice cream is my favorite.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7347 W. Madison St., Forest Park, IL 60130
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Forest Park
  • Phone Number: 708 366 7970

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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