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Pearl Ice Cream Parlor

207 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI
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Ranked #1 of 160 restaurants in La Crosse
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Dessert
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Chicago
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

This place is a gem. It makes its own waffle cones, and the smell wafting upon entering is tantalizing. The licorice selection is excellent and fresh. The woodwork is original- or at least it looks from that era of old fashioned ice cream parlors- and is gorgeous. Excellent old fashioned candy selection too.

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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108 reviews 108 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is definitely a place our family needs to visit each time we come back to LaCrosse after moving away 9 years ago. This time we were visiting family and enjoyed the fresh waffle cones filled with yummy ice cream. This is the best ice cream ever! Go!!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I love the walking into The Pearl and smelling the scent of fresh baked sweets! Their chocolates and candies are awesome, fresh, and reasonably priced. I cannot go to La Crosse without stopping and getting a pound.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Cute place with great ice cream and candy! Loved the old fashioned atmosphere! We have stopped twice now when passing through LaCrosse and I will make a point to stop again.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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139 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Historical store with a very good selection of ice creams as well as candies. They had a good selection of cones too and the prices are reasonable.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

It's a quaint little ice cream shop. It's like stepping back in time. Love that they have kept the old feel. Great ice cream and treats! Hard to be good in this place!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

If you're looking for an ice cream shop with, old world charm, this is your place. They have a plethora of flavors at an affordable price, along with MANY other sweet treats. Outdoor seating is popular, weather permitting. Make sure to allow time if you visit on a warm day, it's VERY popular!

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Porsgrunn, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

The pearl is a old-style ice cream parlor located very central in downtown La Crosse. Their homemade ice cream is excellent, especially their cookie-dough is very good. Definitely a stop you want to make if visiting La Crosse

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Sullivan, Illinois, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is one of the nicest ice cream parlors I've ever been to. They have a nice variety of ice cream and chocolates too. It is also right next to the Cheddarhead store...Worth a stop...Enjoy!!!

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La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

What is not to like about ice cream, and the parlor is clean, nostalgic and fun, if you are in the downtown area of La Crosse I'd definitely recommend stopping for an ice cream cone or a shake.

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