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Great Lakes Ice Cream Co

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901 E Ashman St, Midland, MI 48642
(989) 698-0173
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 13
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great ice cream

We were just in Midland for four days and went three nights for ice cream. We like ice cream but not that much. However we couldn't resist Cute place inside and has a nice front porch outside with big chairs and tables. A new family favorite.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We were just in Midland for four days and went three nights for ice cream. We like ice cream but not that much. However we couldn't resist Cute place inside and has a nice front porch outside with big chairs and tables. A new family favorite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is a small and cozy family owned business. I am not certain if they actually make the ice cream in their shop, but it is fresh. There was not the taste of preservatives or that gummy feeling that so many ice creams have. There are around 2 dozen flavors plus boutique candies and other sweets. It is one of... More 

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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I had high hopes because friends raved about this place. The flavors were unique, but honestly, it doesn't hold a candle to ice cream from Country Dairy or the MSU Dairy Store (which I would consider the best). I would be curious to know the butter fat content. Service was fine, but not especially helpful. So it's good, but not... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A locally-owned family shop that makes all their ice creams and cakes on site, and all their ice creams are absolutely delicious. Excellent prices, excellent flavors, excellent service. .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Lots of fun. Three singles and a child size was 15.00. I found it reasonable for such great quality and fun atmosphere. Staff was helpful and willing to let us sample all of the flavors :)

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Midland, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I found this ice cream place was very expensive to take the family. It was a different experience. The price of a ice cream varried so much! The price depended on what kind of cone you wanted, then what kind of ice cream, and you paid according on the weight! I was surprised at the cost! It was more than... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is the best ice cream in town. There is a bike rack out back so you can lock up your bike while you kick back on their nice homey porch and enjoy your cool treat after. Go inside to make your order. There's seating inside as well.

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Saginaw, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

I am in love with ice cream, homemade ice cream is another dimension and then make it special unique flavors and you are in ice cream bliss! Once you come here you will have a new appreciation for good ice cream!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We always enjoy "Wake Up Call" (best coffee ice cream we've had anywhere - very strong) and "Pictured Rocks." Prices are reasonable for homemade ice cream and owner is very friendly. See you again soon!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We have made several visits to Great Lakes Ice Cream when visiting family in Midland. This town is lucky to have a community-invested establishment with a wonderful product. There is definitely a homey feeling in the small store with cut-out canoe benches. There is outdoor seating and a yard for the kids to run around on their sugar buzz. Although... More 

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Additional Information about Great Lakes Ice Cream Co

Address: 901 E Ashman St, Midland, MI 48642
Phone Number: (989) 698-0173
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Midland
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 901 E Ashman St, Midland, MI 48642
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Midland
  • Phone Number: (989) 698-0173
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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