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Handel's Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt

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6601 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188-7206
757-565-3003
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Home Made Ice cream

Handel.s make the best home made ice cream and ice cream desserts. They make seasonal specialty ice cream that is alway great. I especially like the fresh peach in late summer and peppermint stick in the winter.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Kenneth S
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Handel.s make the best home made ice cream and ice cream desserts. They make seasonal specialty ice cream that is alway great. I especially like the fresh peach in late summer and peppermint stick in the winter.

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Thank Kenneth S
Williamsburg, Virginia
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We just visited this store tonight, arriving at 8:15pm. Although your store hours state that you close at 9pm, we were denied service because "we closed early tonight." What terrible service, especially to first time customers. Poor management. How can you run a business like that?

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Thank varesident35
Garfield, New Jersey
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This has turned into one of the go to places for us while in Williamsburg, VA. There's such a variety of ice cream flavors. Even when there's a long line, it moves fast. The servers are friendly and let you sample before you buy. We highly recommend this place for ice cream lovers.

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Hatfield, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We had the pumpkin flavors and they were great. Service was fast and very helpful, Would go again if back in this area.

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Thank 2012Aerolite
Northern Virginia
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I was born and raised near the original Handel's in Youngstown, Ohio, and for a very long time that was the only place to enjoy this awesome ice cream. When I saw it pop up on my phone as we were driving through the area, you know I just had to stop! Handel's never disappoints. I know their signature flavor... More 

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Thank Scrpbkr
Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Great flavors that change with the seasons means that Handels always has something fun to try. Fast service and generous scoops make it worth the drive.

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Thank Marion R
Frankford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

A very creamy ice cream with excellent taste and consistency. Great atmosphere with unique flavors. My favorite is the coconut crème pie ice cream and it is usually in stock. I also recommend the coconut crunch flavor, but it is not one that you can get very often.

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Thank Jr/Robert H
Manassas, Virginia
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

"Midnight Madness," "Spouse Like a House." These are two of the flavors we sampled at Handel's. A very popular local ice cream shop and it's easy to see why. This place is excellent. The ice cream rich and flavorful. Large cones. You can order a four scoop sampler -- great for sharing. Our family went back twice during our stay... More 

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Thank Dave C
Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This place is out of the way if you are visiting Williamsburg but it is worth the drive out. From one ice cream lover to another- the ice cream here is oh so good

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Thank Alison C
Reston, Virginia
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We splurged on ice cream sundae's and they were great. Ice cream was rich and flavorful, hot fudge was very tasty and they didn't skimp. Plenty of flavors to choose from. Not much else to say, except it is worth the visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6601 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188-7206
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: 757-565-3003

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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