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The Chilly Cow

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451 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-5103
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Stopped in because the place looked cute. The Ice Cream selection was amazing!! All handmade as it should be Had the Purple Haze and loved it. Spoke to a lot of locals there and they raved about it. Apparently they also make cakes too Looking forward to my next visit

Thank Traveler02476
Arlington, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Great ice cream and quick service. Can eat indoors or outside. One of best ice cream places in Arlington.

Thank Herb912
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

We were given a gift certificate to the chilly cow and being loyal to the many other great ice cream brands in the area have never visited. We were wrong not to go sooner! The chilly cow focuses on custard-based ice cream's which are better known as gelato. The salted caramel was divine as well as the blueberry ice cream... More 

Thank Paul G
Arlington, Massachusetts
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The mid-west style custard is really worth eating. My children give the ice cream there a thumbs up. Sometimes the floors are sticky and it can smell a bit like sticky ice cream shop but I guess that isn't surprising.

Thank Kat M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great local-made ice cream place. Family favorite, the place to go when you need your ice cream for the day. Plenty of unique flavors available to please most anyone. Recently they have branched out to hot dogs and other comfort food, but this is basically an ice cream parlor at its best.

Thank Jeff P
Madison, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We took our 3 year old granddaughters there. They had grilled cheese sandwiches and hot dogs for $1.00 each; both were good. I had an excellent lobster roll for $6.99, on the small size but yummy! They had fresh blueberry ice cream which was amazing! The vanilla was excellent. All in all a great place for kids and adults.

Thank MJMadisonwi
Arlington, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is an excellent ice cream go-to place. I recommend it to all my friends. They are fast and friendly and serve a great product. It has the hometown feel and good service. Good portions too. Always clean and the only downside if there was one is you may have to get creative about parking. There IS a lot in... More 

Thank AlanT2
Arlington, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

They have a wonderful selection of ice cream and friendly staff, but they are a little pricey. Very kid friendly!

Thank KateMoon
Albany, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I enjoyed the ice cream, which you order at the counter. When I asked a counter person, I was told the ice cream was homemade. They had some interesting concoctions like Tornado ice cream, which contains a variety of ingredients mixed in (Heath Bar, etc.).

Thank fba5
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

this little ice cream shop has delicious flavor choices. It is a raspberry lovers dream, at least in July when the fruit is in season. There was chocolate raspberry, razzle dazzle and plain raspberry. there was ice cream, custard and frozen yogurt. It has seating inside but is especially fun to grab a cone and walk in Arlington and window... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 451 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-5103
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 7816484360

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?