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Sweet Pea's Ice Cream

Dessert, Ice Cream
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764 Sheridan Road, Highwood, IL 60040
(847) 266-1116
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Today
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
unforgettable retro ice cream salon

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Vienna, Austria
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Vienna, Austria
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110 reviews 110 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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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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31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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302 reviews 302 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
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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129 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Harrisburg, PA
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I loved the selection of flavors. I had a hard time deciding but ended up with the pistachio nut. They were out of the pretzel cones which I want to try next time. They need to get more outdoor seating. There were only 2 tables and very little seating inside. So we had to stand outside a neighboring store front.

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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

In high school, I came to Sweet Pea's so often the owners knew my name. But their prices rose, I went to college... Gained some weight, found it hard to justify going here when Love's is equidistant from my house, comparably priced, and at least seems healthier. A couple of weeks ago, though, my parents got some groupons for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 764 Sheridan Road, Highwood, IL 60040
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Highwood
  • Phone Number: (847) 266-1116

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dessert, Ice Cream
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?