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Whitey's Ice Cream

112 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3924
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Ranked #22 of 206 restaurants in Iowa City
Price range: $5 - $10
Most recent review
- Jul 6, 2014
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27 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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150 reviews 150 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Iowa City, Iowa, USA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Well, we got white ice cream, and all those fancy folks made us put in other flavors (Mildred does it... I don't monkey with that). We been here, oh, since muh'Dad built the place. Cows are milked in the alley and the milk is fresh-from-the-teat to the freezer in minutes. I'll tell you one thing.... some folks is hard on... More

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