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Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream

79 Canal St., Lockport, NY
716-201-1643
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Ranked #1 of 102 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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NJ
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Went to Niagara Falls for vacation. Had the urge for ice cream -- and I am an "ice cream foodie." This place came up in my search, and earned close to perfect five stars, so I thought it would be worth the ride. WELL! It certainly was! The place is across the street from Locks 34/35 in Lockport, which gives... More

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Brampton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Stayed open a few extra minutes for us at closing…what service.…super friendly…and of course..great ice cream…

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Lockport
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

ice cream is ok. but you can't get in or out of this place without going through the line of people waiting to be served. only one entrance and exit makes this place complete gridlock while trying to be served. staff is very friendly but they needed an architect while they were renovating this space.

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Rochester, New York, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Be sure to cool off after your stroll along the locks with one of their amazing homemade ice creams. I had the salted caramel double scoop in a waffle cone. Mmm good!

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Buffalo, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My wife and I stopped at Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream after dinner last night. The restaurant was busy, but not too busy. To us, this is a good sign. The selection of ice cream flavors was amazing, with choices we had never seen before. The ice cream was excellent. Along with a large ice cream selection, they had unique... More

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Williamsville, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

If you are looking for excellent quality, homemade ice cream with some unique flavors, then get yourself over to the Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream shop in Lockport. Really, I love ice cream and I don't eat much of it anymore for two reasons: I'm watching my sugar intake and, I won't eat ice cream that just isn't worth the... More

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Niagara Falls, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Awesome ice cream, innovative sundaes, nice environment, right at the Famous Flight of Five Locks on the Erie Canal. Everything they serve is great, nice and clean place, lots of inside and outside seating. If you like Ice Cream, you own it to yourself to try Lake Effect!

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Lockport, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This great little ice cream shop should be a definite on your itinerary when visiting historic Lockport NY. Amazing flavors, deliciously interesting combinations and a really friendly staff make it worth the wait (depending on the time of day, there's a good chance they'll be busy). It's conveniently located right beside the locks, and within walking distance of several other... More

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Lockport, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Fabulous and unique ice cream with high quality ingredients. A decent selection of flavors available to suit most people. The peanut butter epiphany is my favorite - not too sweet and over the top but very creamy. I wish they had more choices of cones such as chocolate dipped waffle cones. Also I think they skimp a little on the... More

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Lockport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Lake Effect Ice Cream takes unique ingredients and comes up with different, desirable, yummy treats. Definitely try Nickle City Heat (chocolate ice cream with a bite) or Brown sugar whiskey ice cream, but then there's.... Wow, there's way too many combinations to mention. You have to experience it for yourself. You're in for a real treat!

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