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764 Sheridan Road, Highwood, IL 60040
(847) 266-1116
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 8
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I Want a Scoop of That and That and That and That. . . .

I have never seen so many delicious-sounding flavors one after another. As I stood in line in front of the glass case that held the ice-cream bins, I read the descriptions and moaned. I finally settled on a scoop of Zoreos--Zanzibar chocolate with pieces of you-know-what--and a scoop of peppermint... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
laurie r
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Sarasota, Florida
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Highland Park, Illinois
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

Can't believe anyone would taste anything coming from this place. I have never seen such a filthy establishment. I don't think it has been cleaned in months. Surprised the health department hasn't shut it down.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I have never seen so many delicious-sounding flavors one after another. As I stood in line in front of the glass case that held the ice-cream bins, I read the descriptions and moaned. I finally settled on a scoop of Zoreos--Zanzibar chocolate with pieces of you-know-what--and a scoop of peppermint, with pieces of candy. The owner, Sandy, asked if I... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

how the heck did they get a peanut butter and jelly sandwich into the shake? and the froot loops ice cream tastes spot-on. i loved the wooden booths and vintage charm of this old-timey local ice cream joint, and i can't wait to return and repeat the flavors and discover some new ones!

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Highland Park, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We popped into Sweet Peas for the first time last night. The TV was blaring an old Bob Hope show, and we didn't really feel too comfortable sitting in the shop. Note that it was February and there was freezing rain, so our only option was to get in the car. Not too happy about that. Kids liked their choices,... More 

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Highland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Back in the day (when the kiddies were young) we used to come here all the time. But the kids grew up and we try to eat pretty clean, needless to say, the rich creamy goodness of Sweet Peas didn't really fit our new lifestyle. For a start of the week treat, we came here on an unseasonably warm October... More 

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Wide variety of high quality ice cream selections offered up by Sweet Pea's friendly owner and his staff. Plenty of options for adults and children alike.

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Ottawa, il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The ice cream was great will endless choices, but the service is fantastic. Friendly and gracious. Fully recommend sweet pea's.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Sweet Pea's carries premium, Wisconsin-made Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream. Don't miss the Zanzibar dark chocolate, made from three kinds of cocoa, or the Fat Elvis, combining banana, peanut butter and chocolate flavors. There are three wooden booths, and outdoor tables. From the family photos on the walls to the painted mural, the atmosphere is fun and homey. There are always... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

The ice cream is rich, creamy and delicious with reasonable prices. The place needs a bit of modernization, but I and others look beyond that to enjoy the large variety of our favorite flavors. Good parking and easy to find, this is the place to go.

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Apiro, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Sweet pea's is my favorite ice cream shop in the Chicago area! That is saying something considering how many I have been to. Zanzibar is my favorite flavor but I have tried most of them and you can't go wrong with flavor choice. If you don't want ice cream their chocolate covered bananas and chocolate cover cheesecake are divine. Highly... More 

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Additional Information about Sweet Pea's Ice Cream

Address: 764 Sheridan Road, Highwood, IL 60040
Phone Number: (847) 266-1116
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Highwood
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 764 Sheridan Road, Highwood, IL 60040
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Highwood
  • Phone Number: (847) 266-1116
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?