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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 - 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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  • 8
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  • 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
Love the kids cones

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Liz M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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 While going through these reviews I was also disappointed to see how out of date most of them were.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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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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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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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
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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