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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
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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
Lockport, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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Buffalo, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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
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71 reviews 71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream

Address: 79 Canal St., Lockport, NY
Phone Number: 716-201-1643
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lockport
Cuisine: Ice Cream

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