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Mallard Ice Cream & Cafe

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1323 Railroad Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225-4722
360-734-3884
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Okay..so I'm an ice cream lover.

Many years ago I owned an ice cream parlor. So I know good ice cream and this is it. I like the way they try unusual flavors and the quality is there right on the button. The 3 of us had 2 scoops each so we could taste each others. mmmm. Good. I,m glad this place is not around the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Patrick D
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Fresno, California
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Fresno, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Many years ago I owned an ice cream parlor. So I know good ice cream and this is it. I like the way they try unusual flavors and the quality is there right on the button. The 3 of us had 2 scoops each so we could taste each others. mmmm. Good. I,m glad this place is not around the... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Always has wonderful flavors and HUGE varieties. The prices are high & amounts are small. The place is very clean and has a funky decorations.

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Bellingham, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

If you're in Bellingham you need to visit Mallard Ice Cream. This is THE BEST ice cream and the variety of flavors will surprise and delight you. More cream, less air makes for a wonderful ice cream and the setting is wonderfully funky too.

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Sedro Woolley, Washington
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Mallard is a specialty shop that excels at making some of the richest, tastiest ice creams around. You will find them in the menu of many better NW restaurants from Bellingham to Seattle to Portland, Oregon. Many a night out in Bellingham has been enhanced by a trip to Mallards.

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Bellingham, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

There is usually a line but it moves pretty quick and is worth the wait. Interesting flavor combinations. A Bellingham original.

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Poulsbo
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83 reviews 83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The ice cream was smooth and creamy, we stuck with traditional flavors though. If you like Coconut ice cream, you'll be disappointed, as it doesn't have much coconut flavor at all.

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Tampa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I visit here whenever in town. Cool atmosphere in historic downtown Bellingham. Try a sample of the root beer ice cream. Great way to end an evening whether rainy or clear

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Bellingham, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I like the place, but some of the flavors are really harsh. If it says pepper, then that is what it is! Be careful of that when ordering. Also don't sit on the sofas they have not been cleaned in a while and smell bad.

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San Juan Island, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

If you're a visitor to Bellingham, you simply have to go to Mallard's for ice cream. Period. Taste a few flavors first (though I'd stay away from the Rose -- a lot like licking a bar of soap). I recommend the Espresso or the Belgian Chocolate.

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Grimes, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My family of 5 stopped here for an after dinner treat. The ice cream was great with may interesting flavors to try. They offered free tastes so you could try before you buy. It was busy while we were there so seating was limited.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1323 Railroad Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225-4722
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: 360-734-3884

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dessert
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?