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The Great Escape Ice Cream Parlor

221 South Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
(607) 535-7354
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Ranked #4 of 36 Restaurants in Watkins Glen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Dessert, Italian, Vegan, Ice Cream
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Description: Family owned ice cream parlor in Watkins Glen NY for 29 years. Come enjoy dozens of flavors of Hershey's Ice Cream, homemade gelato, Italian ice, vegan ice cream and soft serve. Also serving dessert specialties, ice cream cakes, cupcakes and our famous homemade waffle cones made fresh daily. Perfect for the family and please bring the kids. Outdoor seating and convenient parking lot.
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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was so excited to try some vegan ice cream from their wide selection. But when I went they had just one flavor- which was "too crumby" for a cone. What a massive let done. Fellow vegans, just hit up the supermarket instead.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Very nice father and daughter team scooping up delicious treats! Great location and selection of ice cream! Prices were completely reasonable and the service was excellent! We will return next year to try more flavors!

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California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

There are so many flavor choices, you will want to go back and back again. The quality is outstanding. I would write more, but I am drooling just thinking about the place.

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We were there on Sunday 9/14 and the one girl working there (I think her name might have been Alisha) was extremely rude. There are too many good ice cream shops in the little town of Watkins Glenn for anyone to have to put up with such a bad attitude.

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Spencerport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

If your an ice cream lover, and are wanting real custard this is the place to go. NO ice milk here. Homemade custard the way it used to be, and the serving sizes are correct, a large is truly a large. Worth the trip if your in the area. They also have a great selection of hard ice cream, along... More

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Lancaster, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Children loved the many different flavors and waffle cone varieties. Location near Watkins Glen lower entrance.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The owner makes the waffle cones on site. She has a good variety of flavor, although my favorites, chocolate almond or rocky road were not on the list of options. I made due with chocolate on a waffle cone. The cone was as good as it smelled. My husband had the pretzel cone. I did not like it. It does... More

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Edwardsville, IL
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115 reviews 115 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I could have eaten here for every meal every day of the weekend we were in Watkins Glen. Soft serve ice cream is the one thing I really miss since becoming vegan, and this place has it. And it's delicious! My husband had a vegan peanut butter cookie ice cream sandwich and said it was really good, too. They also... More

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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Clean. Very courteous and quick service. Hershey's ice cream and lots of toppings :) Best to walk so you can work off the calories !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Very cute little place. Amazed at all the flavored of ice cream flavors. Lots of locally made, unique delicious ice creams. Very nice owners, family owned. Great place to go for a "Doggy Sunday". Very dog friendly although like any nice establishment, dogs are not allowed inside. Only at the outside patio table. Definitely will return.

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Additional Information about The Great Escape Ice Cream Parlor

Address: 221 South Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Phone Number: (607) 535-7354
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Watkins Glen
Cuisine: Dessert, Italian, Vegan, Ice Cream

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