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Zebra Striped Whale

12 S State St, Newtown, PA 18940
(215) 860-4122
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Ranked #6 of 70 restaurants in Newtown
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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192 reviews 192 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

If you grew up with a local ice cream store instead of the big chains, like I did, you'll love thinking back to your childhood by going to zebra striped whale. Cute neighborhood ice cream place that has a 2 cases of ice cream flavor choices, and tons of toppings. They mix it together similar to a cold stone creamery,... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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263 reviews 263 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

With good competition from Goodnoe's, this comes out on top because it has more flavours and a nicer area for sitting. Our daughter gave the thumbs up as the best ice cream she had on this trip - high praise indeed. I have to say, the "Jersey Shore" (vanilla with salted caramel) and the "Gold Medal Ribbon" (dark chocolate, vanilla... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

Our family love this place. My husband works not far from this place. He goes almost everyday. My favorite us Jersey Shore with M&M, strawberry shake is good too. Open late which is amazing for late dessert.

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Washington Crossing
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Lines are too long and prices are too high for the value. Opens at 11 for coffee? Ridiculous. Are you selling books or ice cream? Choose one.

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Brooklyn, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We came with kids at 9:30pm on Sunday for some desert. We did not know they were already closed for the day since the door was open. The staff was very friendly and the whole ambiance was very nice. We had all the time we wanted, never were rushed or anything like it. Kids got giant marshmallows and juice boxes,... More

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Zebra Striped Whale has lines almost out the door in summer months. They have a cute seating area in the back with local artists' work for sale on the walls. Thomas Sweet ice cream is for sale and you can order your toppings mixed in which is a big hit. They also have baked treats, though their ice cream concoctions... More

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

This is an interesting neighborhood ice cream shop with comfy seats and tables in the back and local artists pictures on the walls. There is delicious ice cream, tea and confections. The shop is on the main street of the borough of Newtown. You can window shop while you eat.

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Hopewell, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We had ice cream and sorbet. The flavors were good. The store was cute. Great comfortable seating in back. The displays were very attractive. Everyone inside was having an enjoyable time.

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Newtown Grant, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

My daughter had her birthday party here....and she loved it....All the kids loved the ice cream and the adults loved the coffee...this is a must visit for anyone who loves ice cream!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

ZSW is a local favorite for sweets, especially ice cream. With many unique flavors to accompany the staples it never fails to deliver. The staff has always been more than willing to allow me to sample their flavors prior to making my decision. That said, I usually end up with chocolate. There are other goodies available, too, but I stick... More

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