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Pearl Ice Cream Parlor

207 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI
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Ranked #3 of 163 Restaurants in La Crosse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Dessert
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96% Recommend
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Mankato, Minnesota
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW 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 NEW

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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145 reviews 145 reviews
95 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Florence, South Carolina
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

So many good reviews not sure if my 2 cents will matter but this was by far our best stop in LA Crosse. This old fashion Ice Cream Parlor lives up to the hype. Hand made ice cream in plenty of flavors. They have sundaes, floats and even phosphates (old fashion soda). They also have a nice selection of candies... More

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Onalaska, Wisconsin, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We absolutely love Pearl Ice Cream and make frequents trip there, not just for the ice cream, but also for the delicious candies and old time charm. The atmosphere is wonderful for history seekers or anyone who can appreciate the charm of an old school ice cream parlor.

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Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Stopped in here after a meal for some desert. Great place and quick service. Lots of variety and decent prices. Have been here more than once and will be here more to come!

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

You must stop at the Pearl for the old candy store experience. The chocolate selection is great. The ice cream is delicious! Outdoor seating tops off the experience!

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Happening little spot that takes you back in time. We saw candies in the confectionary that brought us back to our childhood. The ice-cream is wonderful with a nice selection of never seen before flavors. And you know it's good when there's a line-up out the door!

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