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1103 Jefferson, Lafayette, LA
Today
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Ice Cream, service and facility needs help.

Visited Bordens because of the glowing reviews online and overall I was a little disappointed with the visit. The ice cream was great, but they were understaffed and the staff that was there seemed very stressed. Angry customers in line didnt help the issue, but the employees reactions were on the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Andrew C
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Visited Bordens because of the glowing reviews online and overall I was a little disappointed with the visit. The ice cream was great, but they were understaffed and the staff that was there seemed very stressed. Angry customers in line didnt help the issue, but the employees reactions were on the rude side. I wouldnt call this an employee issue,... More 

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Easton, MD
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86 reviews 86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Enjoy a generous portion of wonderful ice cream (I recommend the praline pecan!) in a true ice cream soda shop; not a replica! Worth a stop any day.

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Nederland, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Original ice cream shop...great ice cream and friendly staff. We have come out of our way many times traveling through the area to swing by for some delicious treats here

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Columbia, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I was looking for a place for lunch and found this gem on TripAdvisor. However, their menu is mostly dessert favorites - I think only hot dogs and chili were other items on the menu. Go to one block down to Cedar Grocery for food then go to Borden's for dessert in clean vintage setting

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Larose
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Since I was in Lafayette on business my sister told me to go eat ice cream here since this is the last Borden's ice cream shop in the country. This shop is a throw back to a 50's ice cream soda shop. We had a hot fudge sundae and a cone of banana nut ice cream. Maybe my hot fudge... More 

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Medfield, Massachusetts
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97 reviews 97 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I remember going here as a child, and wanted my grandchildren to experience it too. It's the last Borden restaurant left in the world. They loved their first banana split with all the toppings! It was really reasonable for the quality and size. This was a highlight of their trip to Lafayette. (I marked "lunch" but actually went for dessert.)

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

I truly love the ice cream! My usual is a single scoop brick dip cone!! Oh so good!!! And the awesome crushed ice with coke!!!!! I love Borden's!!!!

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Lafayette, LA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The only thing that's changed is the personnel--well most of them anyway. Oh, and even though it's under new(ish) ownership, the only things that I can see that have changed are that it's even more kid-friendly. I usually enjoy a medium sundae with the chopped walnuts in a gooey syrup. I'm so glad that they still have it. And the... More 

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Carencro, Louisiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This place has been a staple near the USL campus in Lafayette for more than fifty years. At one time, Borden's had a chain of ice cream shoppes across the country. This is the LAST one! After going through a number of ownership changes over the years, it was purchased by the Lerille family (yes, *those* Lerilles of Red Lerille... More 

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Friendly service, best ice cream & relaxing atmosphere. Lots of old Borden memorabilia on display. Nachos are good as well. Outside dining available.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1103 Jefferson, Lafayette, LA
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 5
  • Cuisine: Ice Cream
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?