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The Sugar Bear

101 W Michigan Ave, Paw Paw, MI 49079-1415
+1 269-657-4841
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“ice cream” (23 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
101 W Michigan Ave, Paw Paw, MI 49079-1415
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

We came across paw paw and were staying overnight so came across this ice cream joint. Loved their service and ice cream! Would def come back here.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank timmccarthy895
Reviewed May 20, 2018

My wife and I stop here often in the summer for a meal and Ice cream because they offer many gluten free choices for my wife to enjoy and great ice cream. Also I love the art work on the ceiling.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank marklynashbrook
Reviewed July 29, 2017

Yes, the ice cream was good but fantastic. But my sister and mother both had to wait outside because the mold smell set their eyes tearing. (We thought it very funny the sign outside proudly announced 'allergy aware'. The floor is filthy, and the inside...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Christean H
Courtney B, Owner at The Sugar Bear, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2017

I am so sorry you felt that way. I am unsure of where you got a mold smell and we actually have the highest rating with the health department. Anyone who knows me knows how clean the kitchen and cone area are. As for the...More

Reviewed June 4, 2017

We enjoyed our ice cream. A little confusing when we said we wanted a waffle cone, and we were going to have 2 different flavors, and then they asked if it was a single or a double. I had to have them explain it. I...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Judy S
Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

THE place for quality ice cream anytime! Family friendly, wide selection, always packed in summertime. They have food specialties now, I hear it's good for lunch.

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank Norm367
Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Over the last several months this place has gone down. Poor service, waited almost 15 minutes to be acknowledged. Food was ok. Waiters were goofing off behind the counter. I've better places to spend my money.

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank Travel7860
Reviewed September 11, 2016

This place would have gotten an "excellent" if it weren't for the inability of the management to MANAGE the unruly tweens running amuck. I get that it's business, but you have to keep other customers in mind, too. That aside, I had a veggie Reuben...More

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank charting-arwen
Reviewed August 3, 2016

The food was not very good, the hashbrown soup was just a big clump of soggy hashbrowns. The thai chicken wrap was tasteless, ice tea was bitter and old. Our waitress was so busy waiting on ice cream parlor people that she didn't have time...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Marlies S
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Extensive menu with vegan and gluten free choices. So many ice cream flavors to choose from. Very good hours for lunch,dinner and treats!

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank ClaudineD87
Reviewed June 29, 2016

Was very disappointed with this ice place. Good ice cream, but the kids (not one adult was there supervising) that work there just complain and talk among themselves. Not friendly at all and very unprofessional. Owners son came in and thought he was the boss...More

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank 395Kim
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards
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Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 W Michigan Ave, Paw Paw, MI 49079-1415
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  Paw Paw
  • Phone Number: +1 269-657-4841
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OPEN MAY-SEPT. Ice cream parlor. We are family owned and operated since 1975. Premium hand-dipped ice cream - Hudsonville, Ashby's, Homemade Brand and some Vegan and Dairy Free options. Allergy aware staff. Gluten free cones available.
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