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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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The Best Ice Cream And Frozen Yogurt

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Rachel K
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Somerville, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Somerville, Massachusetts
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Denver, Colorado
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

There is not much open in the morning in this neighborhood so I decided to give their breakfast offerings a try. Must be a new thing for them. The "homemade" waffle was average at best. The brewed coffee is weak and has no flavor. What got me though is the service. 3 staff members and a lot of standing around.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The pistachio ice cream is a must have ! The quality of the ice cream is not on par with luxury brands; however, it is a place that I visit quite often especially when I need to relax for a bit.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Loved the ice creams -- big variety of flavours and choice of sizes from big to gigantic. Plenty of beverages too. Tends to get crowded at times but service is brisk, friendly and efficient and no-one stays long after finishing his or her self-indulgent, slightly wicked treat, so you soon get a seat and a tiny table.

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I am glad I have not disciovered JP Licks before this because I would weigh about 400 pounds. Their stuff is excellent. This location is modest in size and selection compared with the store in Jamaica Plain, so I wouldn;t make a huge special trip, but it's certainly worth a jaunt if you're in the general Davis area.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Well worth the 15 minute wait in line....sat in Davis Square to enjoy our ice cream cones listening the the music!

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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 1 - 10
  • Cuisine: Café, Dessert, Bakery, Ice Cream
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?