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Hilo Homemade Ice Cream

#13 of 211 Restaurants in Hilo
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1477 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4941
(808) 935-3895 ‎
Today
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful ice cream

Interesting selection of flavors, probably can't find many of them anywhere else. Don't try to eat your way through all the flavor's, you'll probably die trying. Very nice to eat your cone & walk the garden behind the store.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Denis2727
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Winnipeg, Canada
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55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Winnipeg, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Interesting selection of flavors, probably can't find many of them anywhere else. Don't try to eat your way through all the flavor's, you'll probably die trying. Very nice to eat your cone & walk the garden behind the store.

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Media, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Loved the taste. Loved the flavors. Much richer than home. Dragonfruit was very sweet, but paired well with vanilla.

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155 reviews 155 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great place to ice cream at !!! Take your dish or cone into the patio area to enjoy your ice cream...it was a botanical garden in the 90's so it's worthy of perusal plus the ice cream rocks !!! Large portions, fair price Dee-licious !!! Best ice cream I've found on the big island in my 14 month-long visits

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Columbus, Indiana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We both had a box lunch that includes a sandwich or wrap chips, cookie and a drink for $9.00 I had the tuna and it was delicious. We ate out in the beautiful garden and then grabbed a ice cream on the way out the salted mac nut was incredible ! Oh and the staff are genuinely friendly.

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Carmichael, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We enjoyed a lunch at Hilo ice cream and went back another day for more. The servings were generous and the food delicious. The ice cream is well worth it, with unique local flavors like lilikoi cheesecake. It appears to be a family-owned and operated place, with a friendly casual atmosphere. We'll go back next time we are in town!

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Orange, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This place is very close and on the way to several Hilo area beaches. It does look a little run down, but don't let that bother you. The helping of ice cream is very generous and you can get scoops of different flavors in one bowl. It was only $3. They have a "box deal" that includes sandwich, chips, drink... More 

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Los Angeles
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230 reviews 230 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The place is 'interesting' to say the least. A little, run-down, shack, it has parking and gardens/campsite. The reason to come though is the ice cream and the ladies who serve it. It is so good, and they give generous servings. They are so friendly and welcoming you cant help but fall in love with this place, as long as... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I thought this place was in downtown Hilo but its about 2miles out (no biggie). The homemade ice cream was good. For a single scoop you can mix two different flavors. The ice cream was good, but the best part is walking through the garden in the back. Its a large garden and very quiet / cool. I wasnt sure... More 

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Managua, Nicaragua
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

In addition to having an excellent collection of unique local flavors (ginger, coconut, kona coffee, lilikoi [passion fruit] and much more), and giving you ample portions, this little spot also has an interesting associated garden and hang out spot in which to enjoy your ice cream. so buy your cone, then head out the back door and relax and enjoy... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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81 reviews 81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The icecream is not as super good as we expect from reading the review, not bad though. Nice petite and tidy Botanic garden for a little walk within the shop and cooling to stop by if you are visiting the beaches of Hilo.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1477 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4941
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: (808) 935-3895 ‎
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?