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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
Dining options: Late Night

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  • 7
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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
Nostalgic visit to the past with extra good ice cream!

Have lived in the area for 30 years and never stopped in until this weekend. Even on a blustery cool day, the place was hopping, which tells you something about its popularity. Great decor makes you feel like you're in a 1950's store. They make their own waffle cones, which is quite a treat and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
christine102262
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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202 reviews 202 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Have lived in the area for 30 years and never stopped in until this weekend. Even on a blustery cool day, the place was hopping, which tells you something about its popularity. Great decor makes you feel like you're in a 1950's store. They make their own waffle cones, which is quite a treat and topped off with their own... More 

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55 reviews 55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Step back in time to an old fashioned candy store with ice cream shop! Beautiful woodwork and delicious homemade chocolates make this a hidden jewel along the Mississippi waterfront. We stop here every time we pass through La Crosse!

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La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Best ice cream in the region hands down!! The place is in a very cool historic building and has a great candy shop next door.

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Mitchell, South Dakota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

When we travel through Wisconsin we always search out an ice cream shop. Pearl's is in downtown La Crosse and quite a ways off I-90, but it's worth the extra time it takes to stop. There are numerous flavors of home made ice cream just waiting to be tasted. I disagree that the best time to visit is on a... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you are staying downtown, wander into the Pearl on a warm summer evening .... actually get in line cause sometimes its out the door .... But the ice cream and old fashioned candies are worth it. Candies will take you back to childhood and the treats you looked forward to as a kid. Definitely a must see if you... More 

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St. George, Utah
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Wow, old school ice cream parlor, great chocolates too. Don't miss the sea salt caramels😉. The staff super friendly and helpful.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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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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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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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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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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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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