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Ultimate Ice Cream

1070 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC
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Ranked #48 of 602 restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Ice Cream
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Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
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107 reviews 107 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

There are a lot of different and unique flavors. Very good ice cream. It is a little hard to find. Definitely try it when you're in Asheville.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Little hard to find tucked away on the back side of a shopping plaza. Ice Cream was awesome. Had the sundae with wet walnuts. Loved it!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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95 reviews 95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

When it comes to original, flavor, and service... you will not find any other place in Asheville to top this joint. Made freshly in Asheville... this ice cream will knock your socks off. Fresh waffle cones also compliment the wide variety of flavors Ultimate Ice Cream boasts. A must try when visiting the area, hands down!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

This is some of the best ice cream I have ever had- tried the pumpkin and the molasses gingerbread. It was absolutely delicious, no artificial flavor taste. Definitely plan on returning.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This seems to be a must stop during a trip to Asheville, but for the life of me I cannot figure out why. Maybe it was my fault. When we went there were only a few interesting flavors available and I selected the Flavor of the Month--a Mountain Medley. Unfortunately, I didn't sample it. It was awful--dried berries and pecans... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
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67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Good ice cream and flavor selection. Way better than the Biltmore ice cream, and cheaper. Try this place if you are in Asheville.

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The name rings true! Ultimate Ice Cream is an Asheville tradition and has the best and most interesting (and interestingly named!) ice cream in town. Homemade, hand-dipped and served with a smile - a great way to top off a dinner out in Asheville!

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High Point, North Carolina
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

but I disagree. We tried several varieties, but I was not blown away by any of them. The shop allows a few benches for outside seating and one or two for inside seating.

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Port Orange, FL
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18 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

My children and I stopped here after whitewater rafting. They have unique flavors like Bleu Cheese Ice Cream. We had some more "normal" flavors like Blueberry, Kahula and Espresso, and Black and Blue (Black Cherry and Blue Berry). They were all delicious! The two young ladies who waited on us were very polite and patient as my children wanted to... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

There are a number of ice cream places in Asheville. This is my favorite. There are two locations. Lots of varieties of homemade ice cream The mocha almond is my favorite--altho they seem to run out of it if you go too late in the day. Service is good. Large variety. There ice cream is featured in a number of... More

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