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Mallard Ice Cream & Cafe

1323 Railroad Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225-4722
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Ranked #5 of 383 restaurants in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Dessert
Dining options: Late Night
Most recent review
- Feb 23, 2014
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Dining options: Late Night
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90% Recommend
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English first
Bellingham, WA
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Went in at 10:30pm Sat. they close at 11p. About 1/3 full. We were told by one they were closing soon and our dishes of ice cream were to go. Chairs were fencing off the center area and a mop was being swung around in an uninviting manor. We hung in the foyer for a while eating some of our... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The flavors were a bit on the crazy side but we both found something we wanted to try and glad we did.Thought it was very good and the waffle cones seemed fresh and great too.

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Ferndale, Washington
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I applaud Mallard's for their creativity in coming up with unusual flavors, but I usually find the taste a bit diluted. I'm usually really excited to go in but a bit disappointed by the actual product. It's still a fun place and a treat after a dinner downtown - I just wish the ice cream had a bit more flavor.

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Oak Harbor, Washington
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

It's tucked away and a little hard to get to but it was worth the trip. Parking meters were a hassle. They have really good ice cream and lots of flavors to choose from. You can have it in a sundae with anything you can think of on top. Very busy even in the middle of the day so that... More

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Bellingham, Washington
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

There is nothing not to like about this Bellingham landmark. They make their own ice cream, in a wide and ever changing palate of flavors. One of the best ice creams I have had anywhere. Nice ambience as well, with both indoor and outdoor seating, and takeout options.

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Seattle, Washington
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Stopped here with our 3 boys (ages 15, 12, and 9) - perfect break after a long hike. Great homemade ice cream flavors. Large area with open windows onto a nice street in downtown Bellingham.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

Basil, coconut with chocolate chunks, peppermint, fresh apricot and cream, blackberry cheesecake, all fantastic! Other flavors and dairy free options. Flavors change as do the fresh local options are available. Only wish there were better seating options but there is still plenty of room. A must go downtown.

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Gifu, Japan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

They have a collection of flavors that changes all year round depends on the season and the available local ingredients. This makes every trip to Mallard a different experience. It is in the center of the town and only five minutes walk from the bus station. It's the best option after sightseeing around Bellingham.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

The ice cream is really good, though it can be a bit of a wait. They use fresh, local ingredients and have special flavors on their menu.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

I had a double scoop of fresh raspberry and coconut chocolate chunk ice cream on a waffle cone. Loved it. Sat outside and watched the locals stroll on by. I will go back for seconds.

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