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Hobby Horse Ice Cream Parlor

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800 Ocean Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226
+1 609-399-1214
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2:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Television

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Ice Cream for Dinner

Hobby Horse is a great little ice cream parlor. It's always crowded at night, so we usually go there @ dinner time...............ice cream for dinner happens at least once while we're in Ocean City.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Momma_Pitz
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Pasadena, Maryland
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Pasadena, Maryland
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Hobby Horse is a great little ice cream parlor. It's always crowded at night, so we usually go there @ dinner time...............ice cream for dinner happens at least once while we're in Ocean City.

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Shelton, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

we heard the ice cream was very good. we waited in a long line and when we tried our ice cream, we thought it was just average.

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Wilmington, Delaware, United States
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

One of the best ice cream places in OCNJ. Great ice cream, great sundaes. Friendly staff and large indoor, air conditioned seating area. Give it a try!

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Bridgeton New Jersey
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Prices are comparable to the boardwalk but their quality is so much better. Double Carmel is great and so is the vanilla peanut butter. Friendly efficient staff, clean building with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating and they have their own parking lot. We will return.

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White Plains, New York, United States
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We usually grab ice cream on the boardwalk but it started to rain so we stopped in this shop instead. I've never been so happy for rain at the beach! This place is a gem! Fantastic homemade ice cream, inventive sundaes, delicious chocolate covered treats!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Loved the cozy warm feeling inside. Ice cream varieties are terrific! Your kids will love the old merry go round horse mounted on the sidewalk in front of the shop!

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The ice cream was creamy and delicious. I LOVED the salted pretzel. The place felt "just right." Not too fancy, but not too dumpy. I literally wanted to skip meals so I could try more flavors and sundaes.

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Columbus, Ohio
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great ice cream. A bit pricey. Staff kept the long lines moving quickly. Had no sugar added ice cream!

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Super cute ice cream parlor! Very clean and very friendly staff. Good sized portions for a reasonable price. Lots of great ice cream flavors and toppings. We stop by every time we're in Ocean City. The Dark Side of the Moon is one of our favorite sundaes ~ a must try!!

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Grand Cayman
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

It doesn't try to be trendy, or do sidelines in bad fried food, or charge huge sums because they make the stuff in-house. Nor do they have so many flavours available that half of it has been there too long and dried out. They just make great ice cream and have a back-room for you to sit in and eat... More 

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Additional Information about Hobby Horse Ice Cream Parlor

Address: 800 Ocean Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226
Phone Number: +1 609-399-1214
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Ocean City
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 3 - 12
Cuisine: Cafe

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 800 Ocean Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 609-399-1214

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 12
  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
2:00 pm - 12:00 am

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