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Pearl Ice Cream Parlor

207 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI
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Ranked #3 of 164 Restaurants in La Crosse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Dessert
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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134 reviews 134 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The homemade ice cream was delicious. Lots of flavors to choose from and the waffle cones dipped in chocolate were also tasty. They also have homemade chocolates but I didn't try any. There's also a good selection of old fashioned candies.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This place is a dream, from the smell of waffle cones when you first enter to the candy and chocolates to the excellent ice cream and sundaes. I love the homemade chocolate soda with a scoop of ice cream, it's wonderful. Love stopping in here when I've got the chance!

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Ice cream was great price is right on nice place to sit outside and have a treat with the kids on a nice day

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I stop here frequently while driving through La Crosse, and it never seems to let me down. The Pearl offers a great assortment of ice cream and candies (try the pumpkin spice fudge!), and I was pleased to find they recently added a coffee shop as well, offering lattes, mochas, etc. My wife got the pumpkin latte, and said she... More

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Naples, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Pearl Ice Cream Parlor is great homemade ice cream. On a warm summer day you can expect a line, but the service is efficient and the line moves quickly. Even the line is fun!

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Mankato, Minnesota
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

This is a nice, old fashioned looking, ice cream parlor and candy shop. Neat place to stop if already in the downtown area. Line was nearly out the door on a Saturday night we stopped by. Good variety of ice cream and quick service. It is ice cream and candy only but plenty of other restaurants in the immediate area.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a nice little ice cream and candy parlour with some outdoor seating on a historic street near the river in downtown La Crosse. There is usually a line to be served because this little place has become a local tradition. But with the wonderful Waterfront Restaurant nearby, and Piggy's, it seems unfair to them for this place to... More

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Eau Claire, WI
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is worth the wait in line. The line was about 12 people deep when we walked in on a Sunday evening around 8pm and they were so efficient it took maybe 7 minutes from the time we got in line to having a cone in hand and walking out the door. Highly recommend for the taste and the service.... More

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Morehead, KY
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147 reviews 147 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Always a line to wait in for excellent selection and quality. Quaint building and great location near river and convention center and downtown. Recommend it highly.

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Seaford, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a visit back in time to an old fashioned ice cream parlor. BTW, if you'd rather have a coffee, there is a coffee shop connected to the Ice Cream Parlor. Highly recommend stopping in for a look around and to indulge the kid in you.

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