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Davis Square, 4A College Ave, Somerville, MA 02144
+1 617-666-5079
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10:00 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: Dessert, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent but expensive ice cream, great place to people-watch

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Paula W
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Somerville, Massachusetts
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Somerville, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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
16 helpful votes 16 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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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: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Bakeries, 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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