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Purple Cow Ice Cream

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2685 Main St, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-1036
+1 609-896-0050
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“purple cow” (10 reviews)
“ice cream” (14 reviews)
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11:30 am - 8:00 pmAll hours
2685 Main St, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-1036
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been customers since the Purple Cow opened several years ago. It was a welcome addition to our small town adding a great post dinner dessert option to the various white table cloth restaurants within easy walking distance. Their ice cream and other options...More

Thank sra2801
Reviewed June 12, 2017

Purple Cow continues to get the crowds on a summer hot day as the creamy treats always seemed to have an extra topping, which the kids love. Prices are a bit high but the taste tells you it would be hard to find any better,...More

Thank tomkozlowski1 .
Reviewed April 5, 2017

We are frequent customers of the Purple Cow; the ice cream is always good and the service friendly and efficient. It offers both indoor and outdoor eating options; or they package it nicely if you need to take the order home.

Thank sra2801
Reviewed March 10, 2017

This is delicious ice cream and an awesome environment. You are sure to run into someone you know while at this ice cream joint. The ice cream is homemade and super tasty!! It is evidently delicious by the constant young crowd.

Thank Tyler B
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Although having the standard selections they did have a few others but were out of a few as well. Also watch the ice crystals in the ice cream which is from temperature change.

Thank Sebastiano S
Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Loved this place! The black raspberry ice cream was the best I've ever had. The staff was friendly and helpful as we were from out of town and asking questions about the area. I highly recommend!

Thank traceysD4401CV
Reviewed September 20, 2016

I enjoy riding bikes over to the Purple Cow. I can take kids down the bike path, have a wonderful ice cream treat and then ride back.

Thank Karen_C08648
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Welcome air conditioning on a hot summer day and ample outdoor seating as well. Very friendly service, unhurried place. But a surprisingly limited menu, and no non-far options.

Thank steventobolsky
Reviewed June 18, 2016

Purple Cow is a small shop with limited seating .Has some good flavor ice cream, some also with a very creamy taste but $5.50 for 2 scoop was over priced. I do have to say it is convenient for near by residence but could find...More

Thank tomkozlowski1 .
Reviewed February 14, 2016

In this area there is no better. Ice cream is expensive, but worth it. Large choice of flavor to chose from.

Thank SteveNGini
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2685 Main St, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-1036
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lawrenceville
  • Phone Number: +1 609-896-0050
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