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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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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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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  • 8
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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
Oh YUMMY !

What an ice cream joint. They mix your toppings into your flavor you pick and put it into a waffle cone (that was my choice). Maybe priced a little high, but it's darn good and you can sit outside and people watch on the Walnut Street Bridge.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Rob and Tracy H
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Landen, Ohio
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Landen, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

What an ice cream joint. They mix your toppings into your flavor you pick and put it into a waffle cone (that was my choice). Maybe priced a little high, but it's darn good and you can sit outside and people watch on the Walnut Street Bridge.

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Smyrna, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This shop is located at the downtown end of the Walnut Street Walking Bridge. There is limited free on-street parking in front of the shop, which we were there twice during the week and were able to find a spot both times. It is unusual in that they only have chocolate or vanilla but have about 50 different things to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Favorite place in my (currently) favorite city. I've only been like, three times, but every time I visit downtown Chattanooga I hit The Ice Cream Show; it's tradition now. Great ice cream, but even more so, outstanding location, atmosphere, and service. Love y'all. Keep it up!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Ice Cream was excellent you can get pretty much any combination you can think of mixed and served in a waffle cone or cup. My daughter had the raspberry dark chocolate, myself strawberry banana and my hubby mango blueberry. All of them were yummy

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is the place to stop and take in the city after crossing the bridge during long sight seeing days. The locals are very cordial and enjoy the treats as much as the patrons. If you like Iced coffee drinks the "Barrel Racer" will change your life.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I was expecting much, because I heard this place did not make their own ice cream. However, they do use quality products. You choose a base, then add your custom ingredients. Then they put it in a blender so it comes out sort of 'soft serve'. The vanilla with pistachio was fabulous. Also, this was the only place in town... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Never been to a place like that but it is simple, you choose chocolate or vanilla then any one of the massive amounts of toppings. They use a tornado mixer (not site what to call it) and bam a mixed delight. Better than cold stone. Don't miss this place. It is at the end of the bridge walk.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This ice cream shop is located in downtown at the end of the walking bridge (Walnut Bridge,) which comes out of Coolidge Park. You have a basic choice of chocolate or vanilla, yogurt our ice cream, then you pick your mix ins. ..50 cents for each mix in. Can be pricey but a nice treat. They put the hard ice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We first had ice cream at The Ice Cream Show two years ago and haven't stopped talking about it since. We were in town today and despite having birthday cake after lunch, we had to go to the Ice Cream Show. It's way better than all the frozen yogurt places and way better than Coldstone. It's the best - ever!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Found this place thru trip advisor. Was an excellent choice. The owner was there and explained how to order. It was amazing. I got the vanilla and added strawberries and cheesecake. My husband got vanilla with butterfingers. We will definitely be back!!

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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

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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