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Pearl Ice Cream Parlor

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207 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 113
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  • 30
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  • 7
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Trip Back in Time

Walking into the Pearl, you can not help but think of what the "good ole days" must have been like. Dressed in traditional confectionery clothing, the college students who work their are very friendly. The best time to visit the Pearl is on a hot summer night when you an sit outside and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
mike s
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Walking into the Pearl, you can not help but think of what the "good ole days" must have been like. Dressed in traditional confectionery clothing, the college students who work their are very friendly. The best time to visit the Pearl is on a hot summer night when you an sit outside and enjoy the nightlife of downtown La Crosse.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Any visit to La Crosse is incomplete without a stop at the Pearl! Homemade ice cream and candy in the tradition of an old-fashion store. If it's a hot summer night, be prepared to wait in line...but, the wait is definitely worth it.

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Waterloo, Iowa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I love this ice cream shop. They have a great variety of ice cream and ice cream dishes. It is a trip back in time, when you enter the shop with as it is decor is an old fashioned ice cream shoppe. I love the counter candies you can buy, that I used to be able to buy when I... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The Pearl is one of my favorite places to go in the summertime but I also go in the Winter as well for one of their delicious hot cocoas or frappes. Everyone working is always so helpful and welcoming! Great place for all ages but ive been coming here since childhood and have nothing but very positive memories :D The... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I am shocked to see this ice cream parlor ranked as the second best restaurant in La Crosse. Recently had a dish of ice cream that was without flavor and was extremely sticky(sign of corn syrup). My spouse's ice cream was flavorful but had ice crystals (sign of old age.) Will not be going there again.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I tried a turtle sundae, and it was delicious! The fact that they put hot fudge, caramel and pecans in the bowl before AND after adding their tasty vanilla ice cream makes for the best turtle sundae!

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Lancaster, Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Having not been in LaCrosse for 30 years, much has changed. Sadness as there was no Bridgeman's ice cream. My husband had a Jones for ice cream and we were pleased to come across this gem. The Mississippi mud ice cream made me forget about Bridgeman's. They also had wonderful candy and chocolate and oh happiness both milk and dark... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I recommend this please, they have many ice cream flavors, they make their one waffle cones. It's been in business for more than forty years and still giving a great service. Just a few blocks from the park.

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Champaign, Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I absolutely love this ice cream parlor! Favorite flavors are Turtle, cappuccino oreo, and peanut butter chocolate! I use any excuse to pop in for some ice cream! And the prices are great! My fiancé and I can usually get out of there for $5.

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Holmen, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Downtown shop among old building and architecture. Wonderful icecream. It's been there forever. Nearby civic center, but hard to find parking.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 207 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  La Crosse

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dessert
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?