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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
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
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
Friendly service, great ice cream items, wonderful PIE

We came in to have ice cream instead of lunch - great idea, right? We'll the ice cream was a great idea but when I saw the pie, I just had to have a piece of apple pie with cinnamon ice cream (a child's portion!!). My companion had a cranberry pie with ice cream and we were 2 happy people!... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
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West Chicago, Illinois
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We went here for a snack on a hot day. The service was fantastic and they make some of their own ice cream (but not all). They also have dairy free ice cream. The scoops are huge, so be prepared! Was a nice snack if you're in the area.

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West Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We came in to have ice cream instead of lunch - great idea, right? We'll the ice cream was a great idea but when I saw the pie, I just had to have a piece of apple pie with cinnamon ice cream (a child's portion!!). My companion had a cranberry pie with ice cream and we were 2 happy people!... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This shop has great hand scooped ice cream! The waffle cones are amazing and you can mix any ice cream flavors you want. The ice cream has a nice grit to it which I absolutely love. It's a cute little place, perfect to sit down and enjoy a cone or bowl any time!

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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Great place to visit for a scoop. Its in downtown FP, so the parking is scarce. Your best bet is to grab a cone or dish and walk around town for awhile. The pie case looks delicious, but I can't turn away the ice cream. Lots of fun flavors for floats!

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Forest Park, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Everyone loves this place and apparently it is ranked #12 in the nation according the US News and World Report. The staff is great if not a little slow sometimes. The waffle cones make the place smell amazing and taste really good. When the ice cream cookie sandwiches are fresh (they usually are, but i had a bad one once)... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 720 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Did you see the recent picture in the Tribune's Dining Section of the root beer float at the Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor in Forest Park? It was enough to persuade my wife and I to get out of a warm house, brave the cold weather and drive to the old-fashioned soda fountain at 7347 Madison Street in the western... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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 via mobile

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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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

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