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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 - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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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  • 81
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  • 8
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  • 1
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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
Really Good Ice Cream

This place has a great location next to the canal. There are bunch of different flavors to pick from. I tried the chocolate chip cookie dough and it was great. Next time I'm going for the peanut butter epiphany! It's a little pricier than an average ice cream shop, but it's well worth it. Can't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
aking724
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Lockport, New York
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Buffalo, New York
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114 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Lake Effect has now moved into a beautiful new scoop shop overlooking the locks in downtown Lockport. With this move comes indoor seating, a beautiful view, and a larger selection of ice cream. We came out for Fathers Day and enjoyed a "Pint for Pop" sundae. It consists of Guinness chocolate stout ice cream drizzled with a sweet Guinness syrup... More 

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Lockport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This place has a great location next to the canal. There are bunch of different flavors to pick from. I tried the chocolate chip cookie dough and it was great. Next time I'm going for the peanut butter epiphany! It's a little pricier than an average ice cream shop, but it's well worth it. Can't wait to go back!

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North Tonawanda, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Absolutely awesome ice cream! I had loganberry. They have lots of unique favors - many of them with chocolate, and plenty of space to sit and enjoy your treat. Free parking nearby ( at least in the evening ) Will go here again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I bought a peanut butter epiphany cake for my office. We all loved it. It was a slice of heaven. Will definitely buy another.

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Lockport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Right on the Erie Canal, this ice cream shop is a gem. It is contemporary with a decor reminiscent of old fashion ice cream parlors. The staff is friendly and fast, and the seating/bathroom areas are clean and upscale. The favors are locally-inspired and completely unique!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is not to be missed! It is truly a jewel along the canal. The flavors of ice cream are unique and delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

For someone who has a super sweet tooth and invariably visits an icecream/gelato/dessert shops during travels, this place is really good. Went with a dozen friends and tried a lot of different stuff. Good prices, great location (by the canal on a cobblestone path) and awesome flavors. This is a must go for WNY residents.

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Lyndonville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Super outrageous ice cream flavors! Nice location, fast service and lots of unique flavors. Won't kill your pocketbook but a little more pricey than your average ice cream shop.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Loved all the unique flavors offered at this nice spot. Paula's donut ice cream, sponge candy, and my son's favorite..bright blue tutti fruity. Can sit in or out. Very nice spot!

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

After the grueling tour of the Lockport Cave this shop is very welcome. We stopped in just to see what they offered and were taken by the very large selection of speciality ice cream flavors. You can't go wrong, there is something for everyone.

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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

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 - 10:00 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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