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Davis Square, 4A College Ave, Somerville, MA 02144
+1 617-666-5079
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Iconic ice cream catering to all flavors and dietary restrictions

Great flavors - but yikes the lines can be REALLY long. If you go with the idea that you will probably have at least a 20 minute wait before getting your ice cream, all is well. If the weather is nice, the entertainment outside makes the time pass. Don't even think about trying to sit inside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great flavors - but yikes the lines can be REALLY long. If you go with the idea that you will probably have at least a 20 minute wait before getting your ice cream, all is well. If the weather is nice, the entertainment outside makes the time pass. Don't even think about trying to sit inside. There is plenty of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The coffee cookies and cream and peanut butter cookies and cream flavors are incredible. They are literally ice cream with big chunks of oreo mixed in!!

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upstate, ny
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great place to stop and have ice cream after shopping in Somerville. The ice cream was great and the location is perfect to hang for a bit and relax. There is a nice outdoor seating area which is perfect for people - watching or you can take your ice cream and walk over to the waterfront for a quieter atmosphere.... More 

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I brought my family here, and we loved their Gluten Free ice cream cones, as well as their coffees. We really enjoyed it, and would recommend to others. They have an allergen list, and will work with you.

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

JP Licks in Davis Square is a small shop with a few tables, with excellent ice cream, but expensive. I usually get the kiddie size (1 scoop), which is filling considering this is very rich ice cream. They have specialty cones (large waffle cones, dipped in chocolate, etc.). In the spring and summer (especially on weekends) there's always a line... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I am addicted to J.P. Licks and have been since the 90's. If you live in the area, get yourself a Cow Card because you are rewarded for frequent visits... you will be visiting frequently, trust me. The ice cream is creamy and so flavorful. They have their staple flavors, as well as specials like Coffee Oreo Cookie which is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I got the Oreo ice cream on a cone with gummy bears, it was awesome, the ice cream was very creamy, not at all gritty and not so cold that you are freezing your teeth. If you want ice cream come out to Davis Square because this is the place to go!

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

On an unseasonable warm October night, two branches of my family, its members stretching from under two to severity-plus years, met up here, opposite the Davis Square Tube. The kids played in the little park, the adults listened to the blues band playing next door, and everybody chatted, sat on benches outside, and ate their fill of JP's delicious ice-cream,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My favorite ice cream place in the Boston area. All of their locations are great. Their hard frozen yogurt is delicious - my favorites are the mint chip and peanut butter. The coffee is good too! It's more of a takeout place - there's not a lot of seating - and it's worth a visit if you're craving a sweet... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I like that this place has both coffee and ice cream! It's a little expensive for ice cream, but perfectly located in the center of Davis and has plenty of outdoor seating for you to enjoy on a summer day. It also has minimal seating inside if you'd like to enjoy a coffee in the colder months. I will definitely... More 

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Additional Information about J.P. Licks

Address: Davis Square, 4A College Ave, Somerville, MA 02144
Phone Number: +1 617-666-5079
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: Cafe

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Davis Square, 4A College Ave, Somerville, MA 02144
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 617-666-5079

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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