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“Food Allergy Friendly Ice Cream Shoppe!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cathy's Ice Cream & Candy Shoppe

Cathy's Ice Cream & Candy Shoppe
108 Hwy 70 East, Saint Germain, WI
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Cuisines: American
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Muskego, WI
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
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“Food Allergy Friendly Ice Cream Shoppe!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My parents have a cottage about 15 minutes from Cathy's. We come here at least 1-2 times every trip....it's a MUST!

Our oldest daughter (who is now 8) has life threatening food allergies to all tree nuts. Due to that, we never go out to restaurants, as it's too risky. However, Cathy's Ice Cream is so "sweet" for accommodating us! Every time we are in there, they allow us check the labels on the ice cream in the case. If it's safe for her, then they open a new container from the back that hasn't been used before. They also use a clean scooper so they don't contaminate my daughter's ice cream with any previous ice cream they scooped. The best part??? They don't act like we are being difficult. We are just making sure our daughter remains safe.

This last time we were in, they were SUPER busy, and I didn't know what would happen. The employee took her time with us, and allowed us to make sure my daughter was safe. I couldn;t thank her enough for making our family feel "normal" with us all eating the same food.

Oh, yeah! And there ice cream is YUMMY! Honestly, with all the great customer service we receive there the ice cream is secondary for us! It's so special to us to be able to have our daughter eat out like other people get to do! We've always had different employees, and all have been outstanding!!

Thank you Cathy's! We will be back in a couple weeks!!!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great selection ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

They have a huge selection of ice cream and sundaes as well as a huge selection of candy. The turtle sundae is amazing on a hot summer night !

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Highland Park, Illinois
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“The best ice cream around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Delicious, rich ice cream, lots of choices, friendly staff. A camp favorite. The lines can get long when the local camps' parents are in town, but it's worth the wait.

Visited July 2014
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Watertown, Wisconsin
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“What could go wrong with ice cream?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Of course everyone should give this a 5 star? It's Ice Cream people! This is a great place, small, not fancy, great malts/blizzards, good ice cream. You can sit outside with the Mosquitos or find one of the few tables inside.
The place is packed when it's raining and you get the wet-dog smell with 50 people jamming into a place that holds 20. A surprise is the candy. Great selection. On a warm summer night you better eat all that you buy.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Ice Cream Galore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Went looking for our traditional vacation ice cream shop and was not disappointed. Tons of flavors - three different types of ice cream - great outside sitting area. Staff was very friendly to first-timers even though they were very busy. Love frozen custard - but nothing beats hand-dipped ice cream!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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