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Big Dipper

Ice Cream
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8602 Bancroft Ave, Cleveland, OH 44105-6680
(216) 429-0440
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
Best Ice Cream Ever!!!

The "creamiest" ice cream that I ever ate!! Prices are outstanding, and the varieties are endless! In hot weather, it is a MUST in our house to go here 1-2 times per week!! The theme is like a 1950's ice cream parlor, with a large and interesting Coca Cola collection! You must try it!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2013
Cheryl T
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Independence, Ohio
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Independence, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

The "creamiest" ice cream that I ever ate!! Prices are outstanding, and the varieties are endless! In hot weather, it is a MUST in our house to go here 1-2 times per week!! The theme is like a 1950's ice cream parlor, with a large and interesting Coca Cola collection! You must try it!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This experience was horrible. ..the older man working there was very rude and racist...I am pregnant amd had ice cream craving s....he became angy amd irate and our visit there ended woth him yelling at the top of his lungs?!?!? Please dont waste ur time or money....

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Let me first start off by saying that I am a supporter of many small and family owned businesses, being that I am a small business owner myself. But after my very first visit here I was appalled! There was a middle-aged man at the register who was very rude, sarcastic, belittling and disrespectful! I won't go through the story... More 

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Lakewood, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2011

My Uncle brought me here when I was little for some of the best soft and hard ice cream in town. It brings back nothing but great memories. Situated on a tree-lined brick street, it's well off the beaten path but worth the trip to find it. It has all the charm and quaint feeling of a soda shop in... More 

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Garfield Heights
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2010

Great service, great prices, and fantastic ice cream. The Big Dipper is the type of ice cream parlour you've only seen in movies and read about. You owe it to yourself if you are in the area to give this place a try.

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Cleveland, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2009

The Big Dipper is located in what used to be a local neighborhood grocery store. Now it's a super cute ice cream parlor decorated with a Coca Cola motif and old fashioned scales, boxes, juke box etc. They are open the Saturday after Easter until Halloween every year. The ice cream is awesome! My favorite is the coconut avalanche with... More 

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Garfield Hts, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2008

There Is a large selection of flavors to select from. Prices are very reasonable and the staff and owner are truely likeable folks. We recomend you stop by and sample their NEW YORK CHEESECAKE and BIRTHDAY CAKE icecream. They also feature a FLOVOR OF THE TUB each month!! Good old fashioned ice cream in a charming old fashioned store!!!

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 8602 Bancroft Ave, Cleveland, OH 44105-6680
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: (216) 429-0440

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

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