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Ranison Ice Cream & Candy

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706 16th St S, La Crosse, WI 54601-4901
608-782-1987
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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    Very good
  • 2
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great ice cream

Great homemade ice cream and a wide variety of candies. This is a traditional small town ice cream shop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2013
GMA1957
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Spring Grove, Minnesota
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26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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159 reviews 159 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My wife and I argue about which is better, Ranisons or the Pearl. I think Ranisons has great ice cream. The have a unique decor of a small town ice cream shop (not the Mayberry 1950s style like the Pearl, but that of a real small town Wisconsin ice cream shop). It is much cheaper than the Pearl as well.... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I just stopped by and picked up a couple of pints of ice cream to take home. I opted for the caramel swirl and a cranberry. The first one I tried was the caramel swirl and the only problem was, no caramel and no swirl. It was just vanilla with minuscule globs of what I assumed were caramel. I couldn't... More 

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La Crosse
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This place is a small town ice cream place. Its a bit of a throwback and boarder line dive. But that is part of the appeal. They make their own ice cream and its wonderful. Lots of fun flavors to try and they rotate them in and out. So you don't get bored. Make their own chocolates also. 1919 root... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The ice cream flavors are unique and taste great! Some of our favorites are the Blue Moon and the Red Velvet. Ranison's also has really good candy. A neighborhood ice cream shop is a treasure and Ranison's is a rare find!

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La Crosse, WI
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58 reviews 58 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

The store is small and full of nostalgic candy and sodas, which is interesting to look at when waiting in line for ice cream. As for the ice cream itself, it's average and really nothing too special.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Ranison always has tons of flavor options; some that you'd have a difficult time finding anywhere else. The prices are amazing and you can get any combination in a shake or even half and half in a pint if you can't decide. The employees are friendly and kind, often helping children figure out what they can get with the change... More 

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Spring Grove, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Great homemade ice cream and a wide variety of candies. This is a traditional small town ice cream shop.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We love to visit Ranison's for special occasions and during the summer. I love this place. They have a little selection of nostalgic candy and treats, micro sodas and I believe they have beer too. The sweets and cones are at an excellent price. The only complaint I've ever had is that sometimes my chocolate tastes a little minty when... More 

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Allen, Michigan
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103 reviews 103 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I was visiting some friend in La Crosse for a few days and they brought me here one afternoon for a midday snack. The service from the counter was very friendly with a little bit of joking back and forth. I got a couple of samples, before deciding on the flavors for the main dish. I went with a scoop... More 

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La Crescent, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Love Ranison for their homemade ice cream, and charm! my favorite flavor is the pistachio. good price and yummy treats!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 706 16th St S, La Crosse, WI 54601-4901
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  La Crosse
  • Phone Number: 608-782-1987

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?