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Davis Square, 4A College Ave, Somerville, MA 02144
+1 617-666-5079
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Ranked #36 of 255 Restaurants in Somerville
Price range: $1 - $10
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Bakery, Dessert, Ice Cream, Café
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
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Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Salt Lake City, Utah
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We loved JP Licks and came twice during our week in Boston. I loved the funky flavors like PB Oreo and their Strawberry is fresh and creamy--tastes as good as homemade! Lines go fast and its affordable for dessert.

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Dundalk, Ireland
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

Went to this place for desert and the girl who served us was brilliant . Let us try lots of different Ice creams before we picked which one we wanted . The ice cream and hot choc is the best I have ever tasted . I would highly recommend a visit to this gem.

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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 1 - 10
Cuisine: Bakery, Dessert, Ice Cream, Café

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