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537 W Main Ave, Zeeland, MI 49464
(616) 772-1540
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Ice Cream Shops in Holland & Zeeland

If you visit Holland or Zeeland MI. you must stop and enjoy Ice Cream at Captain Sundae. It's a Holland Zeeland tradition!!! Best Ice Cream selection and best prices. I recommend you visit the location on Ottawa Beach Road on the north side of Holland. It's their best and most visited location... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Holland, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

If you visit Holland or Zeeland MI. you must stop and enjoy Ice Cream at Captain Sundae. It's a Holland Zeeland tradition!!! Best Ice Cream selection and best prices. I recommend you visit the location on Ottawa Beach Road on the north side of Holland. It's their best and most visited location. It is located on the way to Holland... More 

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Zeeland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We took our chlldren there when they were young, and every time they return to the area, it's one of the "must do's" on our list. A Tommy Turtle for me, and every else has their own personal favorite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Not a ton too say about this place. They do Ice cream and do it extremely well. Go for the Turtle Sundae and if it is not your cup of tea try one of the other 50 sundaes. Great stuff!!

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Zeeland, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The ice cream at Captain Sundae is very good. Soft serve is available along with flavor burst and Hudsonville hard ice cream. There are many varieties of specialty sundaes, (Tommy Turtle is my favorite) regular sundaes, and many flavors of ice cream. This place is usually busy and can have long lines. The staff are friendly and keep the lines... More 

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Zeeland, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Stopped here for a quick snack after a trip to Dutton Park in Holland. The service was fast and efficient. We were greeted with a great smile from Monica. The ice cream cones were perfect for the girls. My peanut butter chocolate malt was not toally mixed and there was some plain ice cream at the bottom of the cup.... More 

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Zeeland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Captain Sundae is the type of ice cream place that has lines even in 50 degree weather! President Bush visited and had the famous Tommy Turtle ...which then became more famous. All of the grandkids want to go the Captain Sundae whenever they visit.

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Zeeland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Always great ice cream!! Tommy Turtle is the BEST!! You can always run into someone you know here, great gathering place and a local favorite!!

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Zeeland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Captain Sundae does not do anything any other ice cream place doesn't do but it does it well. They tend to be fast and courteous. They have a done a great job in name recognition (mostly due to the other location's... well location) and they have a following because of that. The ice cream is the same you'll find anywhere... More 

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Zeeland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There have been many ice cream shops in this location. Captain Sundae is the only one that stayed for more than a couple of years. There is always enough help behind the counter even if the lines are long.

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Holland, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Always a wonderful product as well as fantastic service. The people are always quick, polite, and patient with those of us with trouble deciding. Even though there is always a line at every window they are quick to get us through. They also have a very enjoyable area for us to enjoy our ice cream.

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 537 W Main Ave, Zeeland, MI 49464
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Zeeland
  • Phone Number: (616) 772-1540

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