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Purity Ice Cream Co

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700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3239
607-272-1545
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7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth a visit to get something interesting

This place was packed on a Saturday night! They had a pretty good system for dealing with the volume, though, so we didn't wait long even though the line was almost out the door. Lots of interesting menu items and great ice cream flavors. If only I had more room in my stomach to try more things! :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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St. Jacobs, Canada
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St. Jacobs, Canada
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102 reviews 102 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place was packed on a Saturday night! They had a pretty good system for dealing with the volume, though, so we didn't wait long even though the line was almost out the door. Lots of interesting menu items and great ice cream flavors. If only I had more room in my stomach to try more things! :)

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San Antonio, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This was the biggest ice creamshop I've ever seen. Don't let the lines scare you away. The wait was not bad & well organized. There was a great variety of goodies to enjoy. Advise sending someone to get seating while waiting for your order. Best ice cream venue I've ever been to.

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England
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Pure unadulterated pleasure. The choce is enormous, the quality is delux and the flavours are to die for. This is a must visit for all ice cream lovers, you cannot pass by without sampling the delights on offer here.

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Syracuse, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

If you don't stop....you have missed a treat! My children and I have been to Purity WAY to many times. The flavors, selection and service are the best. Never a bad experience. The folks that work there are nice, patient, (to much to pick from)and always smiling. They work fast and hard...but always friendly. The company just expanded the whole... More 

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Liverpool, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went there for breakfast last Sunday. The system for ordering was a little strange. You got your table number, then stood in line and waited to order. Once food was ready they brought it out to your table. Everything else was very good. Some different types of pancakes, etc. Highly recommend going there.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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52 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great old-fashioned ice cream, and pastries and interesting flavors. Very busy place so be prepared to wait in line. Worth a stop late night or after hiking the many waterfalls!

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Burdett, New York, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

First off, I must say I only occasionally want ice cream but they have the best around. The best secret is they make some of the best baked goods going. Their muffins and pies are delicious. I haven't been to their pancake breakfast yet but all the reviews I've heard have been positive. Highly recommend this as a family friendly... More 

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Wilton, CT
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is no longer the Purity we remember from college and/or past visits but they still serve ice cream, albeit average quality ice cream, in a newly renovated, very large and busy store. Unfortunately, like a number of businesses over the years they have probably had to react to changing times, increased costs, lines of customers looking for a place... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Purity Ice Cream has recently been updated, and wow! What a beautiful update! The ice cream is still delicious with more combinations and possibilities than most people could get through in a lifetime. The new larger facility is just what was needed. Do not be daunted by long lines, it goes quick. By the time you figure out what you... More 

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Ithaca
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I'm proud to say that Ithaca can offer the best ice cream shop in the world - Purity. Ithaca is still a one horse town and vastly overrated as some kind of cultural elite small town, but we do have Purity. No chain store here, just great ice cream the way the founder, Leo Ginthart (sp?) intended. My mother remembers... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3239
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 607-272-1545

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Ice Cream
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?