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.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
79 N van Buren St, Nashville, IN 47448-7029
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

17 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 17: English reviews
Plainwell, MI
Level Contributor
23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Excellent food and ice cream from this little restaurant. Great place to grab a good hot dog & some ice cream and relax at the umbrella tables while you are shopping in Nashville. Very nice people!

Thank bobkat55
Columbus, Ohio
Level Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Variety of snacks. A great go-to place in the middle of town. It's convenient and you can't beat the prices. A great place to stop if you need to "rest up" before you carry on!

Thank Fancita
Bonita Springs, Florida
Level Contributor
188 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

While walking around Nashville six of us stopped here for lunch. It was the price of the lunch that got us in but, the taste of the food will bring us back. I had the barbecue sandwich which was very good and someone had the hotdog, chips and a drink for $4.95, not bad.

Indianapolis, Indiana
Level Contributor
37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My wife had lunch on great advice from the clerk at the art gallery nearby. It may be an ice cream shop, however they do serve lunch. She had a very good tasting chicken salad sandwich, chips, and drink. The sandwich came with fresh tomato, lettuce, and chicken salad with cranberries and sunflower seeds infused into it. I saw a... More 

1 Thank skittlesandsharky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

My wife and I went here for their banana splits. You get a lot of ice cream and toppings for the price. Definitely worth checking out!

Thank jbnelson26
Ice_Cream_Cottage, Manager at Ice Cream Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. The banana split is deffinately worth it! More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

Everything is so good. One bad thing I can't stop going back every weekend. Very friendly service, and the best Banana splits, best in town, I have tried all in town... This is the place to eat for sure.

Thank Mwash1968
Ice_Cream_Cottage, Manager at Ice Cream Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for your review!!!!! More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

First of all, I'm pretty sure everything here is from a can or premade and the ice cream is def old and not freshly made. The service was rude, and extremely slow and when I complained about the ice cream they refused to give me a refund! If you are looking for good ice cream visit Ferrins and if you... More 

Thank racyoder
jbowmer, Manager at Ice Cream Cottage, responded to this review

thank you for your review of our business I'm sorry that you did not have an enjoyable experience. I would just like to let you know our ice cream comes from Texas. We sell Blue Bell Creamery. The only homemade icecream we serve is our custard in the fall. Our food does not come in a can we use the... More 

Level Contributor
73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Friendly service with a smile and enticing scents. We had a delicious cappuccino that kept us warm on a brisk day. I like the looks and decoration of the building too, very cute.

Thank LadyLacie
Ice_Cream_Cottage, Manager at Ice Cream Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you! We just repainted last week. The walls were white, the green looks a lot better! I am glad we could warm you up on a cold day :P More 

Amelia, Ohio, United States
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Nothing special about this ice cream shop. The ice cream was average in taste and the variety of flavors was not unusual.

Thank Deborah A
Ice_Cream_Cottage, Manager at Ice Cream Cottage, responded to this review

I am sorry you felt this way. But a little review of your review for others so yours does not discourage future customers. We serve Blue Bell Ice Cream so if you have ever had it you will know how good it is, and also you will know that we are not just 'another' ice cream shop. The ice cream... More 

Level Contributor
36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Millers Homemade ice cream is the best. I love the Black walnut. Be sure to purchase a Brown County visitors card to get discounts.

Thank IndianapolisBeckyBob

Travelers who viewed Ice Cream Cottage also viewed

Nashville, IN

Been to Ice Cream Cottage? 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
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Restaurant features
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 N van Buren St, Nashville, IN 47448-7029
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: 812-988-7395
We are nestled in the Iris Garden Gallery Complex one Block North of the Courthouse next to the Copperhead Gem Mine. We have no indoor seating available, but offer two cafe style tables on our porch as well as four tables with umbrella's in front of our business. There is no street parking but you may pay to park in the next block, or find parking along any other street in the village. We serve Blue Bell ice cream, we also have many food items.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ice Cream Cottage 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?