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Pearl Ice Cream Parlor

207 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI
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Ranked #2 of 163 restaurants in La Crosse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Dessert
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95% Recommend
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English first
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Walk in and smell the waffle irons making the waffle cones! Lots of choices for ice cream flavors. Cute seating outside otherwise a short walk to the river front!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Very good ice cream in an old building (where there is a nice coffee shop too). It was a real delight. The location is great, there are several restaurants and shops in Pearl street, and it is close to the river. I enjoyed my treat watching a steamboat on the Mississippi.

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Sudbury, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

My spouse and I were on a Midwest road trip when we happened across the little town of La Crosse, WI. What a charming town!! While we were walking around downtown in the hot August sun imagining what this quaint American town must have looked like 40, 50, 60 years ago, we stumbled across the Pearl Ice Cream Parlor! And... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Old world charm and delicious ice cream - a perfect afternoon break. It was quite crowded when we visited but the staff handled it smoothly and we had a great time. There is also a wonderful coffee place right next door which is worth a visit - my iced mocha was a perfect treat and energy boost.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We went to the ice cream parlor after our walk along the river front while staying at the Holiday Inn across the street. The young staff was friendly and helpful with making our decisions for which flavors to choose. We chose waffle cones and sat at the tables outside to eat. Highly recommend.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

There's good reason Pearl is rated so highly--wow! The smell of fresh waffle cones wafting thru their doors is irresistible, and there are many tempting flavors. The taste is creamy, fresh and delightful! On top of all this, the consistency of the ice cream is thick and rich--not the typical "hurry up and eat it before it starts running down... More

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Rockford, Illinois
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121 reviews 121 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Downtown and close to the park! Walking into this ice cream shoppe you will first notice the sugar sweet aroma. Since we were planning on taking ours to go for a walk along the river we got it in a cup but it would have been interesting to try their homemade waffle cones. Our flavor was cappuccino Oreo. It was... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My family and I visited Pearl Ice Cream Parlor in the middle of the afternoon on a Saturday in June 2014. The wait actually wasn't too bad since the line moved quickly. I think it took longer to find a parking spot than it did to get through the line but it was all worth it! The ice cream and... More

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Ice cream was yummy. Waffle cones were being made fresh. The people were friendly. Be prepared to wait during peak times.

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Lake Hallie, Wisconsin, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Hand dipped cones, old time candies, great wood interior interior....what's not to love!! All the workers are smiling & efficient! Always seems to be busy, but the lines go quick. Great homemade ice cream

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