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Ranison Ice Cream & Candy

706 16th St S, La Crosse, WI 54601-4901
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English first
La Crosse
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
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
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 reviews
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
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

We stopped in for ice cream the other day. They have a great selection of ice cream and other delicious treats. The kids enjoy going there. The ice cream is wonderful.

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Sparta, Wisconsin, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

If you are looking for a great treat, try the Ranison. It's a small shop that sells homemade ice cream and candies. Be adventurous and try the Blue Moon ice cream. The also offer diabetic candy which is a plus.

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Additional Information about Ranison Ice Cream & Candy

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

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