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Whitey's Ice Cream

112 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3924
319-354-1200
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Ranked #25 of 206 restaurants in Iowa City
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
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English first
Champaign, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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150 reviews 150 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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73 reviews 73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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105 reviews 105 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

Flavors and selection competes with some of the best ice cream places around. Atmosphere/store- meh. Help/service- meh.

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