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Borden's

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1103 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501-7917
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Grew up with one of these in Lake Charles, LA but it closed years ago. We went there every Sunday night after church. They've come a long way from just being an ice cream counter. You can enjoy wonderful Borden ice cream (of course) as well as coffees, cookies and muffins, hot dogs, nachos, etc. Made 2 trips here during... More 

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Thank Christene S
Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
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144 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last of the Borden ice cream parlors. Great treats and limited lunch menu. Super place for kiddos to visit and enjoy what grandparents enjoyed years earlier. Easy parking and located just off downtown.

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Thank RiverCajun
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The neon lighting serves as a cheery welcome also reflected by the staff. Ice cream is delightful, though not a standout. Quite enjoyed the hot fudge sundae with pecans. Article inside the shop says it's the last Borden's ice cream shop in America!

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Thank Kay J
New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to take your kids on a hot day! Very clean kid friendly place. Staff was super patient. Loved the old pictures on the wall.

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Thank katyheeren
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I stopped in on vacation .the young man that greeted us was so friendly and helpful. Suggested the gold brick topping and I was not disappointed. The ice creAm was amazing and the service matched.

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Thank aphagans
Lafayette, La
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114 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Borders has been around since probably the late 40's and although under new ownership it hasn't changed. Same great ice cream and service.

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Thank sxtt38a
Opelousas, Louisiana, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if you had the good fortune of growing up in the 50's/60's, you may have enjoyed GOOD ice cream at a local, non-chain establishment. Such is Borden's, which is an iconic Lafayette eatery, in the heart of downtown!

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Thank Jim L
Houston, Texas
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

This tiny little ice cream shop is bustling! They have all the sweet treats you want: cones, dip-cones, sundaes, milkshakes and more. So glad we stopped in and the kids loved it.

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Thank rachl143
carencro
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Its the perfect ice cream parlor , you experimenting old time traditional ice cream parlor with up dated flavor, candies and nut toppings. The small tables with crayons for all ages. Elsie the cow is a classic trade mark to represent ice cream.

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Slidell, Louisiana
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114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

The vibe is an old-fashioned ice cream parlor with very friendly teenage staff. My young granddaughter appreciated the small tables and chairs set up with colors and coloring pages while we waited for our orders to be taken. We easily shared a "one scoop" cup of birthday cake ice cream with whipped cream and 2 cherries between 2 people. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1103 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501-7917
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Lafayette

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