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“Many Options Available” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Great Escape Ice Cream Parlor

The Great Escape Ice Cream Parlor
221 South Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
(607) 535-7354
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Ranked #3 of 37 Restaurants in Watkins Glen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Dessert, Ice Cream, Vegan
Description: Family owned ice cream parlor in Watkins Glen NY for 29 years. Come enjoy dozens of flavors of Hershey's Ice Cream, homemade gelato, Italian ice, vegan ice cream and soft serve. Also serving dessert specialties, ice cream cakes, cupcakes and our famous homemade waffle cones made fresh daily. Perfect for the family and please bring the kids. Outdoor seating and convenient parking lot.
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Description: Family owned ice cream parlor in Watkins Glen NY for 29 years. Come enjoy dozens of flavors of Hershey's Ice Cream, homemade gelato, Italian ice, vegan ice cream and soft serve. Also serving dessert specialties, ice cream cakes, cupcakes and our famous homemade waffle cones made fresh daily. Perfect for the family and please bring the kids. Outdoor seating and convenient parking lot.
Niagara Falls, Canada
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Many Options Available”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

My wife and I have gone to the Great Escape a few times before and most recently 5th and 6th of August.

They have so many varities of ice cream hard and soft. If your a vegan, they even have product that you can enjoy.

This place is a must try. This place always seems to have people there, even though there are many more ice cream places in and around town.

There are a few tables inside and a few picnic tables out front.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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USA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Seriously awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Bypass the Watkins Glen ice cream shop and hold out for this one just a block away! Dozens of flavors to choose from in both hard and soft serve. My only wish was that there'd been more tables indoors as we were flat worn out and it was too hot to sit outside. Otherwise, big happy ice cream cone! Delicious!

Sharon Delarose - visiting author

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Elkton, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Fabulous selection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

They even have sugar-free ice cream and gelato. Yummy!

Visited July 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A family tradition”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Ice cream after the lake was almost mandatory for my family back in the day. This is the perfect spot for grabbing a cold, refreshing ice cream cone. Hard, soft, plain, lots of flavors & options to soothe your sweet tooth and cool you off.

Visited July 2012
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Florida
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great little place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

So much to choose from.. Great family owned business.. A must see!

Visited June 2012
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