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Patches Family Creamery

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201 Fonderwhite Road, Lebanon, PA 17042 -7932
(717) 273-1983
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tue - Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Ice Cream Plus!

The ice cream and shakes here are terrific, but that isn't the only reason to go. It is a really nice family run dairy and is a great place for families with children. Great ice cream and a small petting zoo for the kids.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The ice cream and shakes here are terrific, but that isn't the only reason to go. It is a really nice family run dairy and is a great place for families with children. Great ice cream and a small petting zoo for the kids.

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Setting very nice, however, seems a bit expensive for ice cream. Service is good, recommend for out of state visitors. Dairy products like butter, milk more on the commercial side, not like "true" pure raw milk one might expect.

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Depok, Indonesia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

A friend bring me to this place to try the ice cream and it was very good. I also become their regular customer for the milk and eggs. I like the simplicity of the place, somehow it feel like a 'warm' place with nice people in there. There are playground for the kids also small animals like donkey, lambs, etc.

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

How do you know what the cleanliness practices are behind the scenes? That question is one of great concern, especially when so many {local ones included} restaurants fail state food safety and cleanliness standards Sometimes ones fail that you would not expect to fail. The Patches family is one of the cleanliest and particular farm families in the county. That... More 

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Want farm fresh milk? Buy direct from the farm. Patches has their own processing plant right on the premises. And they make fantastic ice cream. It is a family run business. Even the kids get involved. Love to sit and watch the animals too.

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a wonderful place to visit with a family. The ice cream is home made and delicious. The cones are very full. There are animals across the drive , goats, llamas, etc. Food can be purchased to feed them. You can sit indoors in the air conditioning or relax on the patio and just watch the animals. Several other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

They make the best ice cream. Whatever the fruit is available, you can be sure they have that flavor ice cream. Vey clean. You can sit outside and watch the farm animals as well. Very well hidden secret place to go. They are open for fresh milk, but ice cream season is limited.

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Patches Family Creamery is a wonderful family run business. Their dairy products are wholesome and natural and with that naturalness comes the flavors we remember as children. We remember sitting on our grandparents porches waiting for the homemade ice creams and butter to be made while listening to the farm animals calling us for treats. At Patches Family Creamery you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Ice Cream, Ice Cream, and Ice Cream. Homemade, and delicious. Other dairy products available, for eating in, or take home. As well as other limited treats. Outdoor animals to occupy and amuse the children, and you!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great place to indulge in some rich, creamy ice cream. The raspberry ice cream was excellent!!! Additionally, you can purchase fresh milk, including chocolate milk...yummy!! Other treats available as well. Nice drive in the country. The petting zoo is a bonus attraction with the kids. Lots of cute animals, goats, llamas, miniature ponys, etc.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 Fonderwhite Road, Lebanon, PA 17042 -7932
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lebanon
  • Phone Number: (717) 273-1983

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?