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Hoffman's Ice Cream

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569 Church St, Spring Lake, NJ 07762-2204
732-974-2253
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Seating, Takeout

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  • 90
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best ice cream around

If you can deal with the long lines during the summer, the ice cream is worth the wait. Creamy, delicious, great flavor selection and huge it with the kids. My favorites are the caramel nut cluster (think pralines and cream meets vanilla swiss almond), coffee oreo and mint chocolate chip. Kids... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Buffalo1125
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you can deal with the long lines during the summer, the ice cream is worth the wait. Creamy, delicious, great flavor selection and huge it with the kids. My favorites are the caramel nut cluster (think pralines and cream meets vanilla swiss almond), coffee oreo and mint chocolate chip. Kids love the blue colored cookie monster even though it... More 

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New York City, New York
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Creamy and rich with a variety of flavors, this old-time shoppe is a must visit if you're in the area. It never disappoints.

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Thank GregMasters
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

It's worth a trip to the Jersey Shore just to sample Hoffmann's ice cream - the best! Many selections and all sorts of toppings. Double dip will put you in heaven!

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Thank shoregal150
Flanders, New Jersey
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This place is one I MUST stay away from. Tons of great flavors, toppings and large portions. It is an ice cream lovers paradise, and I'm one of those. Unfortunately, I need to watch the waistline, mine that is. So, sometimes I have to look away and drive by. But you don't, I hope.

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Thank Bob B
Philadelphia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Our favorite stop in Spring Lake. So many flavors, all ffesh. Tip. If yiu want to save calories order a Kid's cup which is one flavor - a large scoop. The "Small is two huge scoops (or more) and yiu can have two flavors. Get in a cup if yiu want the most - and easier to east. The Large... More 

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Thank SteveinPhilly
parsippany, nj
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95 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Mocha salted caramel ....need I say more. Our post beach snack the 2 days we stayed in Spring Lake! Really great flavors!

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Thank benton1220
nyc
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Love the ice cream! Can't go wrong.This one and the one in Point Pleasant are excellent! Great size cones, delicious homemade ice cream.

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Thank drmaccomputer
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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110 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

After a relaxing picnic dinner on the beach, we came for ice cream. Not being from the area, we depended on the other couples' knowledge of the area. When they said that Hoffman's had good ice cream they weren't kidding. Not only was it good, but but the selection of flavors was tremendous. And the small is three large scoops.... More 

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Thank Nonnieandpops
New Jersey
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130 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

This place is a must when in Spring Lake. We made the mistake of trying to stop around 5 on a Sunday afternoon....lines out the door. We went back on Monday evening - no lines. I couldn't believe the size of my small chocolate chunk cone which was delicious. My husband enjoyed his raspberry ice cream too. Yummy is right!

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Thank LL28
Spring Lake
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We celebrated my BF birthday with a birthday cake from Hoffman's. What a treat. They will make a cake with whatever combination of ice creams you select, and whatever center you select. We had a layer of mocha and a layer of mint ice cream with crushed oreos between the layers. Everyone was ohing and ahing over the cake.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 569 Church St, Spring Lake, NJ 07762-2204
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Spring Lake
  • Phone Number: 732-974-2253

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?