We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Emack & Bolio's Ice Cream

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
107 E Beaufort St, Normal, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-3026
+1 309-454-9375
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 57: English reviews
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's good quality, but you're going to pay a premium price. A lot of kids con their parents to paying up for something that the kids don't know the difference between the janky ice cream truck products. For those who are discerning, it is above average.

Helpful?
Thank redrider1000
Normal, Illinois
Level Contributor
120 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

If you love ice cream, E Mack and Bolio is the place for you!!!!! They offer quality chocolate. No shortcuts on amounts of nuts or candies. A fun date place, guessing the music questions for extra card stamps. Our favorites include the fall seasonal pumpkin and the year-round goodie coconut chocolate chip almobd.

Helpful?
Thank normalwriter
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

If your sweet tooth needs your attention...this little gem will certainly hit the spot. We happened upon this treat out on a Sunday drive. Between us we ordered a smoothie, ice cream, frozen yogurt and a hand made cone covered in chocolate and chocolate chips. Yum Yum Yum. The outdoor seating was the cherry on top. Make the time to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Michelle H
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

This is the second time we've been to this ice cream/yogurt place and it didn't disappoint! The staff is friendly. The flavor choices are interesting. There is a nice patio space on the side with benches, tables and chairs. For train enthusiasts, the Amtrak passes behind the patio. There are cute shops and restaurants all along the street so you... More 

Helpful?
Thank Beth C
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Great ice cream with unique but delicious flavors at a reasonable price. The service was excellent. It was very busy on a Saturday evening and the server still happily obliged my daughter who needed several samples to make a decision. Well worth seeking this place out.

Helpful?
Thank jake t
Bloomington, Illinois
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Super yummy ice cream with interesting choices. Located in Uptown Normal which is fun to walk around in and out of all of the stores.

Helpful?
Thank dhone4
Normal, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

This is a campus scene ice cream shop with varied flavored and varieties of containers (cones, bowls). Can't be beat.

Helpful?
Thank Foggy52
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Really nice ice cream, smoothie and espresso shop. Truly outstanding chocolate ice cream. My wife had the strawberry ice cream and she loved hers too.

Helpful?
Thank Victor J
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
Level Contributor
26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Nice to be able to get sorbet when going out with non vegan friends. Not sure if the cones are vegan but the toppings are not.

Helpful?
Thank Gretchen S
Normal, Illinois
Level Contributor
20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Wonderful ice cream in beautiful uptown Normal. A wide variety of flavors from which to choose. Servers work hard and are always pleasant. Not the cheapest ice cream in town, but exceptionally high quality with great places to sit indoors or outside to enjoy your cold treat.

Helpful?
Thank AlanLacy

Travelers who viewed Emack & Bolio's Ice Cream also viewed

Normal, Bloomington-Normal
 
Normal, Bloomington-Normal
Bloomington-Normal, IL
 
 

Been to Emack & Bolio's Ice Cream? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 E Beaufort St, Normal, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-3026
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington-Normal  >  Normal
  • Phone Number: +1 309-454-9375

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Emack & Bolio's Ice Cream staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?