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Pumphouse Creamery

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4754 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407-3515
(612) 825-2021
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Sweet little place

Had a little bit of a tough time finding it because it is so neatly tucked in between a couple of larger businesses, but it was a sweet little find that I wish I had discovered when my kids were younger BEFORE they got used to the gigantic portions of other ice cream shops. I love that the waffle... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We've tried this place a few times, and every time it disappoints. The flavors always sound good, and they never deliver. Much better off heading over to Grand Ole Creamery where they know how to make real, homemade ice cream that tastes great!

Thank eatplaylove
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Had a little bit of a tough time finding it because it is so neatly tucked in between a couple of larger businesses, but it was a sweet little find that I wish I had discovered when my kids were younger BEFORE they got used to the gigantic portions of other ice cream shops. I love that the waffle cones... More 

1 Thank MarleeTravels
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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781 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 393 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

After a nice walk around Lake Nokomis, I made my way over to the Pumphouse for a treat. The inside is pretty small, and several families had the same idea. The two girls behind the counter did their best to keep the line moving and people happy - There were lot's of smiles. I got a double on their cone($5)... More 

Thank TryppAdams
Nashua, New Hampshire
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I found this neighborhood gem because of I heard they made ice cream for dogs. I was always the type who could "take or leave" ice cream, until I had my first Sea Salt and Carmel ice cream and i was sold on this place. Of course, I then found the Door County Cherry to be unbelievably awesome. Go in... More 

Thank JohnZ1961
Madison, Wisconsin
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489 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

I was in town visiting family and friends and they took us here after dinner one evening. I don't often eat ice cream other than an occasional soft serve on the hottest summer day so I was doubly shocked at how good the ice cream is here at Pumphouse Creamery. Everything is made here, even the cones and you can... More 

1 Thank gadgetguy63
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

So many tasty flavors - go for the sampler so you can try 5 tiny scoops of different kinds! Tiny inside, but usually an open bench out along Chicago that you can snag.

Thank Flutterlove25
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is the perfect creamery! Organic, local ingredients and plenty of unique flavors as well as seasonal specials. I can truly taste the quality of the organic cream. The perfect balance of sweet to flavor to cream absolutely tops the over-sweetened Sebastan Joe's and the over-sweetened Izzy's and many others, that my delicate taste buds have rejected for years until... More 

1 Thank Alexandra A
Bradenton, Florida
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208 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I've had ice cream here before, and it's always been pretty good. No so, today. The ice cream, although on the soft side, tasted icy. Tried a couple of flavors, before choosing vanilla, and they all seem to have some deep freeze in them. The cone was terrible! It had the consistency of slightly soggy cardboard and it's taste was... More 

Thank Randy K
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I frequently stop at Pumphouse Creamery because the offerings are consistently unique and delicious! They choose to use local, organic ingredients which impresses us, and this attention to ingredients keeps us coming back! They create several dairy-free options which are so delicious you do not miss the creamy cone. Highly recommend this neighborhood spot!

Thank Janan J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

Excellent choice of flavors to choose from and they are always ready to let you sample the ice cream.

Thank AIMEEMinneapolis

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4754 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407-3515
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: (612) 825-2021

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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