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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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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Description: We are a cool little artisan ice cream shop that specializes in amazing...
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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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
Most recent review
Yummy!

The shop was small and not particularly appealing in decor. But it was packed- which speaks to the excellence of the ice-cream! It was delicious! The prices were moderate but the portions were a good size and the flavor was great! All in all, a nice place to stop on a summer evening after a little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Lockport, New York
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Lockport, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The shop was small and not particularly appealing in decor. But it was packed- which speaks to the excellence of the ice-cream! It was delicious! The prices were moderate but the portions were a good size and the flavor was great! All in all, a nice place to stop on a summer evening after a little canal sightseeing.

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Lockport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What's not to like about homemade ice cream in an amazing array of unique flavors?! Don't miss this when visiting the locks!

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Lockport, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lake Effect is hands down the best ice cream I've ever had. They continually create unique flavors that amaze the taste buds. In addition to artisan sundaes, they make the best ice cream sandwiches. The cornflake marshmallow sandwich is one of my favorites. If you like ice cream, you'll LOVE Lake Effect!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Lockport is a charming town to stroll, and it's even better with some ice cream. And Lake Effect is delicious ice cream. They use local ingredients, so going there is a great way to support the local economy. There are plenty of tables inside, and lots of great flavors to satisfy grownups and kids. I had the Peanut Butter Epiphany,... More 

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Lockport, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

To die for! Lots of flavors and all homemade. You won't be disappointed if you're an ice cream lover.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is the best ice cream parlor ever. Located near the Erie Canal museum this artisan ice cream option was the recommendation of several locals, including the farmer’s market vendors lined up on the street outside. The flavor options are hard to describe. It could take 30 minutes to read through the menu, with each choice including a wide variety... More 

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Lockport, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This ice cream parlor is so cute and it's my favorite place to get ice ream. They have so many good and creative flavors to choose from. I always try a sample of a new flavor every time I go. My favorite flavors are peanut butter epiphany and omanhene chocolate. They are reasonably priced for the high quality homemade ice... More 

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Lockport, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Lake Effect ice cream is a hometown owned and operated parlor in downtown Lockport on the Erie Barge Canal. Right outside the parlor steps lead directly down to the locks so during the season, there is a historical point of interest to explore. A few hundred yards away is Lockport Cave's Tour - a added bonus to the location. The... More 

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Niagara Falls, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Went here after dinner nearby and had a hard time selecting w flavor! The workers were excellent and offered tastes of any flavor. I finally settled on 2 in a dish. My wife got a single flavor and we shared - they were all good. Good thing it's not closer or we'd be there a lot more!

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Buffalo, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Finally made it to Lake Effect. I have tried it from the supermarket & Allentown Arts Fest. BUT you get to pick from SO many different ice creams. I didnt know which 1 to get, so I got 5 to try. I had the 'flight of 5 sampler' You can mix them up, I got loganberry, Paulas Donut, Amaretto Cherry,... More 

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

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
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?