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Sweet Pea's Ice Cream

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764 Sheridan Rd, Highwood, IL 60040-1002
(847) 266-1116
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My shake was very good, although I ordered a malt. Everyone I was with said the ice cream was very good. The man who served us was a bit grumpy, but suspect that might be part of the experience.

Thank justin w
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for ice cream. Was pleasantly surprised that Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream was their standard. Numerous selections and friendly service. Had read another review of cleanliness and must agree that attention to detail is something they need to work on here. It didn't hurt the product, but it doesn't help the overall experience.

Thank perrabbitts
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

This ice cream is wonderful and there are so many unique flavors--even for non-fat lovers, the selection is unusual and tasty.

Thank Gennielee
Highwood, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Eclectic little joint serves amazing flavors! We love the ice cream here and it's our location for sweet cream in summer or winter!

Thank brinkleyscott
Highland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

My wife and I will often indulge ourselves with ice cream at Sweet Pea's. They have a unique range of flavors to please our palates. I particularly enjoy their candy barb flavors like Almond Joy. The owner/proprietor is friendly, always ready with a quip. Old TV shows play on a small old school TV set perched at the ceiling in... More 

Thank GerfnitAuthor
Highland Park, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

Can't believe anyone would taste anything coming from this place. I have never seen such a filthy establishment. I don't think it has been cleaned in months. Surprised the health department hasn't shut it down.

Thank Carol L
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I have never seen so many delicious-sounding flavors one after another. As I stood in line in front of the glass case that held the ice-cream bins, I read the descriptions and moaned. I finally settled on a scoop of Zoreos--Zanzibar chocolate with pieces of you-know-what--and a scoop of peppermint, with pieces of candy. The owner, Sandy, asked if I... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

how the heck did they get a peanut butter and jelly sandwich into the shake? and the froot loops ice cream tastes spot-on. i loved the wooden booths and vintage charm of this old-timey local ice cream joint, and i can't wait to return and repeat the flavors and discover some new ones!

Thank McFliege
Highland Park, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We popped into Sweet Peas for the first time last night. The TV was blaring an old Bob Hope show, and we didn't really feel too comfortable sitting in the shop. Note that it was February and there was freezing rain, so our only option was to get in the car. Not too happy about that. Kids liked their choices,... More 

Thank R0cky3
Highland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Back in the day (when the kiddies were young) we used to come here all the time. But the kids grew up and we try to eat pretty clean, needless to say, the rich creamy goodness of Sweet Peas didn't really fit our new lifestyle. For a start of the week treat, we came here on an unseasonably warm October... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 764 Sheridan Rd, Highwood, IL 60040-1002
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Highwood
  • Phone Number: (847) 266-1116

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