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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: Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, 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
Outside tables are good

Ice cream is not too sweet and tastes good. The interior is pretty and antique. Outside tables and chairs are so good to enjoy the sunshine and breeze.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Ice cream is not too sweet and tastes good. The interior is pretty and antique. Outside tables and chairs are so good to enjoy the sunshine and breeze.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The ice cream isn't the best I've had, but the good location and effort to re-create the old ice cream parlor feel made it worth the stop. Also look for candy from the past - for those approaching senior years it may bring back some memories

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Medina, Minnesota
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Don't sell yourself short by getting a regular cone. The waffle cones here are homemade and delicious and you smell them as soon as you walk in. Very quaint with good mix of traditional and new flavora.

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Their ice cream and homemade waffle cones are fantastic but they never make enough cones! Lots of flavors, old fashioned charm.

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Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Very busy place but still quick service indoor and outdoor seating. Very Good ice-cream. Lots of choices and old fashioned candy galore.

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New London, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Rarely do you get to Pearl and find there is not a line stretching out the door and down the sidewalk. Don't walk on by, take your place in line. It move quickly and the ice cream is worth the wait. Fresh, real ice cream in every configuration you can imagine. You can't make a bad choice!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The Pearl is an old fashioned ice creak parlor, with a variety of traditional and unusual flavors to choose from, as well as a sizeable selection of candies. Obviously a popular destination, the line went out the door. Once we sampled our ice cream, it became clear that the attraction is more than just the décor. We all enjoyed our... More 

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Wake Forest, Nc
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169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This ice cream parlor reminded me of the ones I used to see as a child that were at that time built about 40 years before I was born. It is cozy, with an adjacent shop featuring good coffees so it is possible to sit in either. The ice cream itself is extremely creamy and quite delicious, whether served in... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We went in not for ice cream but for chocolate! Lovely smells, lots of people in line for ice cream and plenty of people through the line eating outside. Very friendly staff. Only bummer was the butter mints that we bought were hard as rocks. Must not be a big seller and been on the shelf too long.

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Blue Mounds, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

They completely nailed Blue Moon ice cream, which isn't easy to do! The selection of ice cream and ice cream dishes is great and the confectionery is out of this world. They have a terrific mix of handmade and premade candies to choose from. If you can't find something at Pearl that you like, then you must not be human.

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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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