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J.P. Licks - CLOSED

352 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115 (Back Bay)
+1 617-236-1666
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Bakery, Dessert, Ice Cream
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch
Neighborhood: Back Bay

131 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
Rating summary
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Sure, there are several places in the Boston area where you can get homemade ice cream, and most of them are excellent single stores. J. P. Licks has managed to create a chain of several ice cream shops in the Boston area that are all consistently excellent. They've got a nice range of flavors, the ice cream is always fresh... More

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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews 82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I'll be honest, this was some of the best ice cream I've ever had. However, this place seemed to run about $1 to $1.50 more per scoop than other places where I've had similar ice cream. 3 small scoops ran us $13 - doable for a young couple visiting a friend, but I can't imagine a family stopping by this... More

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Glenside, Pennsylvania
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Ice cream was good but there was nothing that stood out for me. It's worth it though don't get me wrong. Nothing special though.

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Bountiful, Utah
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

The location on Newbury street is no longer open, we walked to Boylston instead, but it was very good and worth the walk. Great selection and unique flavor selections. I had one of the flavors of the month, Strawberry Rhubarb. I thought is was okay, but I would have made it with large chunks of strawberry, this had no real... More

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Oh c'mon, who does not go for an ice cream cone practically skipping into the store with a smile on!!! The anticipation of a great ice cream was overwhelming...until you got to the counter where there was no one, but at the entryway to the counter two girls just standing. Of course you don't get to sample any, so once... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

this ice cream is so good. it is expensive but if you put in the 5 bucks for a sugar cone you get a mountain of ice cream on top. it is amazing. i am also clearly really easy to please...

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Boston, Massachusetts
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Sometimes my friend and I go to JP Licks just for their coffee. They roast and brew their own and it's great. The ice creams are delicious and I love that they're the only known place that has lactose-free ice cream besides sorbets and many other options for all dietary restrictions.

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Boston, Massachusetts
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

A flavor they had was a chocolate ice cream with a touch of cayenne pepper. Like a frozen Mexican Hot Chocolate (without the cinnamon) but still, nice. They use a base that is smooth without being overwhelmingly sweet. The flavors of the ice cream are not washed away in a sea of sugar but rather in waves of flavor.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

There are several J.P. Licks stores in the Boston area -- the one on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain is one I have visited several times. There is a great selection of flavors, generous portions, and a great place to hang around outside enjoying the ice cream on a hot summer evening.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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356 reviews 356 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

One of the better ice cream stores and products produced in the Boston area. Located right in the heart of the upscale shopping area it is like a magnet that draws you to it - especially during the warm months (but not exclusively then). Consumption here places one in the middle of the great New England debate of whether this... More

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