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“Kind of boring” 2 of 5 stars
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The Chilly Cow
451 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA
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Ranked #36 of 90 Restaurants in Arlington
Cuisines: Ice Cream
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Boston, MA
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Kind of boring”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

I want this place to be something that its not. I want it to have frozen yogurt. They have one or 2. Nothing special. I wish Arlington had a really good yogurt shop, but it doesn't. I'm also surprised at how quiet this place is. Every other ice cream/yogurt shop in surrounding towns has lines down the street. This one does not. I think that says it all.

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  • English first
  • Any
English first
Arlington, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Best Frozen Custard”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Really good place for frozen custard. The pumpkin custard is my favorite and it saddens me that it's only seasonal and I have to wait until September to get my fix.
Ice cream is also good, but sometimes I feel like they skimp on the ingredients/candies. Example: They have a really yummy raspberry chip ice cream, but you have to ration the raspberry truffles.
They sell frozen custard pies, which look amazing, but I have never actually purchased one.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good hometown ice cream place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

Lots of delicious flavors and fresh food. Served by local high school kids. What's not to love?

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Boston, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Really good ice cream place in the heart of arlington”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

We love this place, it has great ice cream and atmosphere. The ice cream portions are generous and it is pretty tasty. The parking is really easy and convenient as the city parking is behind it.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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