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Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream

79 Canal St., Lockport, NY
716-201-1643
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Ranked #1 of 103 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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English first
VA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We found this shop while walking along the locks and flight of 5 attraction in downtown Lockport at 8 PM at night. Everyone we saw was eating ice cream, and so we followed the trail to find out what was up. The shop is divided into 2 rooms, one for standing in line to order and another with chairs and... More

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Locust Grove, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

This shop is located right at the locks, so it's a great place to stop and have a treat after visiting and touring the lock. They have all kinds of different flavors you just don't find anywhere, and it taste really good. For those who bring your dog out for a walk. They have something frozen just for dogs. It's... More

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Batavia, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Love the atmosphere. Love the ice cream. This cute little shop has a great variety of unique and delicious flavors. They all sound amazing. I always have such a hard time choosing which flavors to get, and I've never once been disappointed. The shop is well-lit, and just has a very fresh feeling when you walk in. If you're in... More

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San Jose, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Lake effects has innovative and varied ingredients in its large menu. On this visit i had a personal favorite, a salty caramel. The ice cream base was soft and flavorful, it blended with the slightly salty caramel with its velvety smooth texture. I have visited Lake effects over the last two years, the quality has maintained, my vote for the... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Had a hit fudge sundae on black cherry. Outstanding. Characters. Characters. Characters. Characters.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I like ice cream, but rarely choose it as my treat. When I'm in Lockport, it's a different story. YUM!! If you love ice cream, you'll love this place. It's as simple as that!

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NJ
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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