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Jiffy Treat

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223 S. Pete Ellis Dr. #3A, Bloomington, IN 47408
(812) 339-9981
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout, Delivery

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice locally made ice cream

You can't go wrong heading to Jiffy Treat. They make their own ice cream and have plenty of interesting seasonal specialties like persimmon in the Fall. I'm puzzled by another review that that said they got bad ice cream, I have been going 30 years and never been disappointed. Make sure you tell... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2014
southernjenny
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Bloomington, Indiana
Good for:
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
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Bloomington, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

You can't go wrong heading to Jiffy Treat. They make their own ice cream and have plenty of interesting seasonal specialties like persimmon in the Fall. I'm puzzled by another review that that said they got bad ice cream, I have been going 30 years and never been disappointed. Make sure you tell them if you are not happy so... More 

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Indiana
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

I see people standing in line and I know this is a local favorite. So we went (again). Asked for two scoops of ice cream. The bottom scoop (the biggest) was so "freezer burned" tasted like bad ice. I took it home and threw it out. The small top scoop was pretty good. The apparently have many flavors - but... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

I was afraid to sit down it was so dirty. I don't see what the hype is about. It's ice cream...and it's just OK ice cream. Sad little store.

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Bloomington, Indiana
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

I prefer the Ellettsville location, but their homemade ice cream is so delicious! The Rocky Road and the Caramel Praline are the best!

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Bloomington, Indiana
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148 reviews 148 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Jiffy Treat is a native Indiana traditional place to visit on hot summer days. You will find locals meeting up at Jiffy Treat to relax and catch up over a giant banana split or a double mocha fudge hand dipped ice cream cone. Watch for pumpkin or persimmon flavors in the fall.

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Ellettsville, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Hot spring evening and stopped and got fast service thru drive up. Got 2 milkshakes and headed home to give my husband his milkshake suprise!!

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Louisiana
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100 reviews 100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012 via mobile

We visited Jiffy Treets and had ice cream and milkshakes. All were very good. The staff was very helpful with our choices. They gave us several samples to help us pick the right flavor.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

Nothing special for ice cream! Little over priced

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Bloomington, Indiana
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

This place is disgusting to say the least. It's probably because it's owned by the same people on the west side. yuck yuck yuck.

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Poland, Indiana
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

This is a ice cream joint referenced in Jack & Diane by John Mellencamp. "Suckin' on a chili dog, outside the Tastee Freeze" is actually the Jiffy Treat that he enjoyed visiting as a youngster. This place has great ice cream and is a Bloomington tradition when it comes to ice cream. It's just really tasty and homemade. You gotta... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 223 S. Pete Ellis Dr. #3A, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: (812) 339-9981

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Ice Cream
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 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?