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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
Dining options: Late Night, Takeout

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 3
    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
Dog ice cream

Great ice cream and I love hooking my pup up when I go..my girlfriends likes the dairy free ice cream and I am a huge fan of the peanut butter sundae

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
Islandfishmv
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Boston
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Really good ice cream, friendly service. Definitely worth stopping by for a treat. The prices were good too.

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Thank JIQPublic
Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Great flavors and toppings. Quick service. Friendly service. Good for after dinner or walking around Davis Square.

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Thank LiLoKi
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Great ice cream and I love hooking my pup up when I go..my girlfriends likes the dairy free ice cream and I am a huge fan of the peanut butter sundae

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Thank Islandfishmv
Shanghai, China
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68 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Tried their pistachio flavor, love their kiddie size, perfect for a "gapfill". Still far from the lovely Italian gelato but worth a visit

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Thank Jessica Y
Vermont
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227 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We were a party of six, looking for a good scoop of ice cream after dinner. JP Licks has a reputation for being a great locale for ice cream. We must agree that the ice cream was delicious (especially the double chocolate chunks), but the wait was unfortunately LONG. We waited almost an hour. If the line is out the... More 

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Thank Miley2007
Bear, Delaware
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Tried J.P. Licks in Davis Square (Somerville, MA) for the first time Saturday (Aug. 29, 2015). Cookies & Cake Batter is to die for!

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Thank RocheleB115
Port Townsend, Wa
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126 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I've been lucky and not had to experience the 20 minute lines that are not uncommon, but a good place to stop. The variety of "ice cream" is incredible, including vegan, gluten free and even both hard and soft serve yogurt. Today I had the tart cherry and it was deliciously tart. Sit outside on a bench and people watch,... More 

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Thank RestlessFeet
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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Thank P B
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank Elizabeth P
upstate, ny
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161 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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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Thank sealover12

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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
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?