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The Ice Cream Show

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129 Walnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37403-1146
+1 423-702-5173
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1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Description: Located at the south end of the Walnut Street pedestrian bridge, between...
Located at the south end of the Walnut Street pedestrian bridge, between the Aquarium and the Hunter Museum.We can make 17,000 flavor combinations. You can choose from our 40 fresh ingredients including fruits, chocolates and all the gourmet nuts. We have premium ice cream, yogurt, and Wayfare Non-Dairy ice cream. We have the smoothest coffee in the world, and our roaster was voted number one as the best Roaster by the Roasters association. We can make any gourmet coffee drink that you like. Please ask about our seasonal favorites.Our smoothies are made from 100% fresh fruit. We do not substitute ice for fruit! We can also make sorbets out of your favorite fruits. Free WiFi with purchase.Open till 11 pm Daily.
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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Perfect Location!

We walked across the Walnut Street Bridge and it was a hot day. This shop is in the best location. It hit the spot for us. While the ice cream was nothing extra special, it did remind me a little bit of Marble Slab. I had the strawberry cheesecake. It was good, but didn't taste very cheesecakey. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Elvis' Homeland
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Elvis' Homeland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We walked across the Walnut Street Bridge and it was a hot day. This shop is in the best location. It hit the spot for us. While the ice cream was nothing extra special, it did remind me a little bit of Marble Slab. I had the strawberry cheesecake. It was good, but didn't taste very cheesecakey. It is pricey,... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

What else can I add? We spent more than 16 bucks in 2 basic ice cream and 1 child size one. Flavors? What? This guys have not idea what a real ice cream is. In Argentina this would be considered disgusting compared to the very cheapest ice cream there. I'm surprised this business is still open. I would prefer but... More 

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Statesville, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Over 17,000 flavor combinations as it advertises. I didn't do the math but I could believe it once I saw the board with the list of add-ins. The concept is simple but fascinating, start with either vanilla or chocolate ice cream, pick out add-ins, whip together and serve..Delicious! Server was fast and friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We LOVE The Ice Cream Show! Yes, it's a little pricey but it's worth it! My entire family loves it and we can't wait to visit again when we are back in Chattanooga.

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West Branch, Iowa
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Spent the day in Chattanooga on the way back to Iowa from a trip in Florida. After lunch we went for a walk across the bridge over the Tennessee River and saw this ice cream shop. So of course we had to get ice cream. Very confussing on how to order. The person taking the order was very odd and... More 

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Fultondale, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This place was recommended by a friend. While on a trip we decided to stop in this shop. It's wonderful! With several, I mean several, options to choose from everyone can find something. My only complaint is that is was a little pricy.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We found this ice cream place while walking around Chattanooga (Market St Bridge area). Upon entering, we didn't understand the way to order...signage didn't help much, and neither did the guy taking the order. (I guess they will mix in ingredients for you.) We just wanted ice cream- nothing fancy. They were annoyed that we didn't know how to order... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

After walking all over Chattanooga and crossing over the pedestrian bridge after dark, my daughter and I just had to try the Ice Cream Show's special soft serve. SO good! My daughter ordered banana and chocolate which they blend together with vanilla ice cream & make the perfect dense, soft deliciousness! I had a Mexican hot chocolate with marshmallows (which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Loved the sink they where so different i actually played in them lol the ice cream great price are a little high but we had fun

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This place was fine - yogurt & ice cream tasted good, lots of mix-in options, nice place to take a break when walking around downtown. We just highly prefer Coldstone - more ice cream flavors and you can actually taste all the mix-ins you just paid for. ICS's waffle cones were good, nothing stellar. It was just fine for us.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 129 Walnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37403-1146
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-702-5173

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 7
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Ice Cream

Description

Located at the south end of the Walnut Street pedestrian bridge, between the Aquarium and the Hunter Museum.We can make 17,000 flavor combinations. You can choose from our 40 fresh ingredients including fruits, chocolates and all the gourmet nuts. We have premium ice cream, yogurt, and Wayfare Non-Dairy ice cream. We have the smoothest coffee in the world, and our roaster was voted number one as the best Roaster by the Roasters association. We can make any gourmet coffee drink that you like. Please ask about our seasonal favorites.Our smoothies are made from 100% fresh fruit. We do not substitute ice for fruit! We can also make sorbets out of your favorite fruits. Free WiFi with purchase.Open till 11 pm Daily.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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