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Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream

79 Canal St., Lockport, NY
716-201-1643
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Ranked #1 of 105 Restaurants in Lockport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Description: We are a cool little artisan ice cream shop that specializes in amazing ice cream in flavors that will astound you.
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Description: We are a cool little artisan ice cream shop that specializes in amazing ice cream in flavors that will astound you.
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English first
Buffalo, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This ice cream shop is adorable and loaded with choices to meet every taste bud! I had the Guinness flavored ice cream and thought that I actually had a Pint in my hand...delicious but without the alcohol. Be prepared to read an extensive flavor board in order to decide which flavor to enjoy. The staff are very personable and friendly... More

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Buffalo, New York
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Something for everyone. But, this brand is for the real ice cream aficionado. Amazing flavors that are very Buffalo/western ny. The texture and creaminess is truly a work of art. The mouth feel has a smoothness even after being in your own freezer. Crazy crazy good, also found in local Wegmans by the pint.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Very nice place. Very good ice-cream and the portions are huge. We had 2 scoops each and could not finish it. So if you are not very hungry, ask for one scoop.

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East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews 114 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is gourmet ice cream at it's best---the varieties are very unique. The parlor is beautifully decorated and very CLEAN! Nice staff~ The lock is nearby and it is a pretty area to walk--

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Lockport, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a great find right here in Lockport! You can sample any of the ice creams before purchasing. Highly recommend.

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NJ
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A friend kept posting FB check ins at Lake Effect, so when we were nearby, decided to try it. The ice cream was fantastic. Interesting flavor choices (like corn/blackberry) as well as less exotic choices for the kids. Creative sundae choices too. I had the macaron sundae, and it was amazing. Also tried one of their icicles (grown up freeze... More

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Buffalo, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I originally discovered Lake Effect at a tasting event at The Buffalo Zoo and became addicted thanks to their salty caramel ice cream. I love going to the shop and getting the flight of five that allows you to sample five flavors at once. The originality of the flavors is amazing, even if (in my opinion) there have been a... More

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VA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We found this shop while walking along the locks and flight of 5 attraction in downtown Lockport at 8 PM at night. Everyone we saw was eating ice cream, and so we followed the trail to find out what was up. The shop is divided into 2 rooms, one for standing in line to order and another with chairs and... More

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Locust Grove, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

This shop is located right at the locks, so it's a great place to stop and have a treat after visiting and touring the lock. They have all kinds of different flavors you just don't find anywhere, and it taste really good. For those who bring your dog out for a walk. They have something frozen just for dogs. It's... More

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Batavia, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Love the atmosphere. Love the ice cream. This cute little shop has a great variety of unique and delicious flavors. They all sound amazing. I always have such a hard time choosing which flavors to get, and I've never once been disappointed. The shop is well-lit, and just has a very fresh feeling when you walk in. If you're in... More

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