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“Good ice cream, but inconsistent” 4 of 5 stars
Review of J.P. Licks

J.P. Licks
1312 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
+1 617-492-1001
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Ranked #65 of 538 restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $1 - $10
Cuisines: Bakery, Dessert, Ice Cream, Café
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
“Good ice cream, but inconsistent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The ice cream is homemade and usually tastes great. But, probably because it's homemade, its taste isn't always the same from visit to visit.

Visited September 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Ice cream, Sundaes, Smoothies, etc.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This place is great!! They have the usual flavors of ice cream favorites and they also have monthly special flavors. The ice cream is delicious and they also roast their own coffee. It's always a delicious treat to go there. Can't wait to go back!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Top Contributor
511 reviews 511 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 96 cities Reviews in 96 cities
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
“Awesome Ice Cream Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

A truly epic ice cream shop - great location near the Harvard Yard, the bookstore and Mr. Bartley's. Parking is tough in Cambridge but try to get a metered spot outside, take a walk in the Yard, eat a burger at Mr. Bartley's, browse through one of the best bookstores in the world and top it off with some ice cream at JP Lick's.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Vegan Friendly Dessert!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

When visiting Boston I heard that JP Licks had a good selection of vegan ice-cream - I ended up visiting twice. The first time I had Peanut Butter hemp which was okay but I don't think I'm a huge fan of hemp based ice creams but the 2nd time I visited I had a dairy-free coconut almond ice cream - I'm guessing this was coconut based and it had chunks of almond in and wow, it was delicious - why don't we have stuff like this in the UK?

The rest of my family seemed pretty happy with their selections - the portions are massive and they had a good menu of the standard ice cream flavours along with their ever changing slightly more whacky flavours of the month! Its open late too so you can come here after dinner if you fancy a change in scenery before dessert!

Only thing is could do with more tables both inside and out.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best Best Best Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Wow... I don't do sweets much... But this was the BEST Ice Cream ever... Coffee Oreo Kicked some serious ICE.

Visited July 2013
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