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Great Lakes Ice Cream Co

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901 E Ashman St, Midland, MI 48642
(989) 698-0173
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12:00 pm - 9:00 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, Takeout

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Best icecream in Midland

They have a huge selection of flavours and the servings are large, we usually have the smallest kids cone and it is plenty. They do icecream cakes as well and they feed a lot of kids! Look for the $10 special deal on cones for the family.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2015
Mikey88
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Midland, Michigan
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midland, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Incredible selection of unique flavors; the Michigan-themed ones are family favorites! Something for everyone, including floats, sorbets and cakes. Prices are reasonable, and servings are larger than expected (a "single" is two large scoops, and you can have different flavors!). The owner is very friendly, and has great employees working-they are always helpful and smiling. Great place to get a... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is like the old fashion ice cream shop. They have a variety of flavors that rotate. My favorite has always been the Wake Up Call. If you like coffee ice cream, this one is for you. During the winter they have a limited selection but offer a variety of nuts and other goodies.

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Thank dew-s02
Midland, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This a great ice cream shop! I have several quarts in my freezer! they have great seasonal flavors, and reasonable prices. the serving sizes are large!

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Thank Ben L
Midland, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

They have a huge selection of flavours and the servings are large, we usually have the smallest kids cone and it is plenty. They do icecream cakes as well and they feed a lot of kids! Look for the $10 special deal on cones for the family.

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Thank Mikey88
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Great homemade ice cream! I love the wake up call, but enjoy trying the unique flavors they create too! Supporting a local business is a plus!

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Thank Manageot
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

They have a really great sprinkle waffle cone for the kids. I still get it anyways and filled with really great creamy ice cream.

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Thank Liz M
Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

But... They all contained brownie, and we didn't want that. The ones online looked a bit better, and were quite large for just two people, so we decided to try something else... :) We tried the strawberry sorbet (DELICIOUS) and the root beer float. We didn't care for the root beer terribly much, but, the vanilla bean ice cream in... More 

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Thank Mrs K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

I frequent Great Lakes and I have never I've been disappointed. While going through these reviews I was also disappointed to see how out of date most of them were. It has been 5+ years since you paid for your ice cream by weight. They prices really are quite reasonable for their quality. The variety of flavors is incredible, especially... More 

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Thank Joey K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Denfamily
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 901 E Ashman St, Midland, MI 48642
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Midland
  • Phone Number: (989) 698-0173

Restaurant Characteristics

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