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112 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3924
319-354-1200
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
The Best Ice Cream - Conveniently off I-80

We lived in the Quad Cities (home of Whiteys) for years. I never craved Whiteys until after we moved. Now we're back in the Midwest and hit this location occasionally as it's so conveniently located off I-80. We tend to hit it if we're in Iowa City or driving through. We all love their shakes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
Brian L
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Urbandale, Iowa
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Urbandale, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We lived in the Quad Cities (home of Whiteys) for years. I never craved Whiteys until after we moved. Now we're back in the Midwest and hit this location occasionally as it's so conveniently located off I-80. We tend to hit it if we're in Iowa City or driving through. We all love their shakes more than anything else. The... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you love great homemade ice cream then Whiteys will not disappoint! Chocolate chunk raspberry, peanut butter cup, pralines in butter pecan! Need I say more! My only negative at this location, (that kept me from giving it five stars), was the staff. Every other Whiteys I have been to, (all located around the Davenport/Moline area), the staff is extremely... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

How can anyone go wrong with ice cream?...not Whitey's. This is a classic. There is something for everyone--shakes, sundaes, etc.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Whitey's has tons of great flavors and good service. I've gone there each time I've been in Iowa City in the last 12 years. Somehow I never noticed that they serve a "Boston: a sundae served on top of a shake". I've had ice cream in 25 different countries and I've never managed to find that before. I wish I'd... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Whitey's is a staple for Iowa City, especially in the summer. There's no way to go wrong here, but do yourself a favor and at least sample the Graham Central Station.

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Gainesville, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

WOW! Had some amazing pumpkin ice cream here in late October. So nice to support a local establishment with high standards.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Located in the heart of the UI business district, Whitey's serves up some excellent ice cream! I was recently in Iowa City dropping off my step-daughter for her first year of college and decided to give this place a try. I tried Graham Cracker Station and Ol' Cup of Joe Espresso on a waffle cone. Oh man, so good. I... More 

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Iowa City, IA, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Want some really great ice cream or smoothies- this is the place. Although down the street you can purchase stone cold ice cream I think this is better and its a "made in Iowa" product.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

Whitey's is always our choice for ice cream in the Ped Mall. The best value is to order the hand packed pint and get a couple spoons! Cup-o-joe espresso is always our first choice. The staff members are usually friendly and helpful.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

I expect premium ice cream when I go to an ice cream shop. The ice cream here has too much sugar and not enough butter fat. It's really ice milk. I assume a lot of people like their ice cream that way since this place is popular but I would rather go to the supermarket for a pint of Haagen... More 

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Additional Information about Whitey's Ice Cream

Address: 112 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3924
Phone Number: 319-354-1200
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $5 to $10

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 112 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3924
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: 319-354-1200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $5 to $10
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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