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Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream

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79 Canal St., Lockport, NY
+1 716-201-1643
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: We are a cool little artisan ice cream shop that specializes in amazing ice...
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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  • 88
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  • 11
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  • 2
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  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Everybody had a difficult time choosing a flavor! This was our first time here after hearing rave reviews from friends. When we finally did choose we were all over the taste buds. Chocolates, salted caramel, decadent and divine.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
Sue F
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Buffalo, New York
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I ordered a special holiday gift box with four different flavors. I was excited to try these new and creative flavors offered specially for the holidays. I didn't even mind driving up to Lockport to retrieve the box during the set hours explained in the receipt. The shop is centrally located, easy to get to and a nice building. But... More 

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Thank Ellary M
Lockport
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

They have some interesting flavors, ample servings. It's located right next to the canal which makes for good atmosphere.

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Thank Mikkido
lockport, ny
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Lake Effect is an artisan ice cream company, owned and operated by Jason Wulf and Erik Bernardi, that specializes in unique, high-quality, handcrafted flavors. They are proud to use local, homegrown ingredients in their ice cream and they make every effort to support the local economy. They're a Pride of New York product. Their ice cream is classified as super... More 

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Thank norug
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Everybody had a difficult time choosing a flavor! This was our first time here after hearing rave reviews from friends. When we finally did choose we were all over the taste buds. Chocolates, salted caramel, decadent and divine.

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Thank Sue F
Lockport, New York
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

they have the best Ice cream i have ever had and some of the strangest flavors as well, like Whiskey and brown sugar(my personal favorite) frozen hot chocolate, paulas glazed donut, sponge candy. they also have some of the best sundaes like a smores and the Wee Bit of Scotland(personal favorite) which is whiskey and brown sugar ice cream, locally... More 

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Thank MikeFerraro
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355 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

I'm not even into sweets and lake effect I'd say makes some of the best ice cream I've ever had. The selection of unique flavors is great.

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Thank Sean B
Lockport, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Lake Effect's ice cream is like no other. Great taste and such a wide variety of different flavors. We buy 5 or 6 pints of different flavors and let our dinner guests have a dessert choice. Don't miss it.

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Thank Molly P
Lockport, New York
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Delicious unique flavors you won't find anywhere else! Ask for a sample and they are more than willing to comply.

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Thank Kim E
Suffern, New York
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197 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Not your run-of-the-mill ice-cream flavors! They all sound interesting, but they have a sample-3-only policy. Although I did enjoy the frozen hot chocolate, one scoop would have been enough; I should have gotten a different flavor for my second. My son enjoyed his vanilla, and my daughter enjoyed the S'mores flavor that she ate. The place is pretty inside, is... More 

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Thank MEEEK
East Amherst, New York
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366 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We have had their ice cream from other vendors but this was the first time we went to their store. It was well worth the trip. Their menu board took us quite some time to read. We finally decided to order and were all pleased with our choices.

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Thank Henry D

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 79 Canal St., Lockport, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lockport
  • Phone Number: +1 716-201-1643

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

We are a cool little artisan ice cream shop that specializes in amazing ice cream in flavors that will astound you.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?