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Hobby Horse Ice Cream Parlor

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800 Ocean Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226
+1 609-399-1214
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best hard ice cream ever. Look forward to having it every year. Great value compared to that custard place on the boardwalk. I'm done with them and will only go back to Hobby Horse.

Thank fwmaggie_12
Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love the Hobby Horse. Every night , while on vacation, we walk over to the Hobby Horse to get ice cream. We usually get a 2 scoop sundae and I recommend the Expresso chip and Chocolate peanutbutter ice cream with caramel topping, whip cream too.... The Death by chocolate is also a favorite of mine. They have outside seating... More 

Thank Wanda K
Springfield, NJ
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the visit. Lots of variety of ice creams and specialty concoctions. Coffee bar. Parking lot. Definitely worth going.

Thank Steve R
Ocean City, New Jersey
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100 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great ice cream, many flavors and exotic combinations. Always crowded but the service is super. Best sugar free ice cream I have ever tried. Places to sit inside and out. Make this a must go to in Ocean City, you will be happy!

Thank Stewart C
North East, Maryland
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

My wife and I have been to the Hobby Horse several times and each time are pleased with the generous servings and friendly hospitality. There is sufficient seating in the back which is good as some other ice cream places have limited seating. Many great flavors to choose from including yogurt flavors. All in all we have been very satisfied... More 

Thank jeffj31865
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

The homemade sundaes w/ the tiny cone and chocolate covered pretzel is just one of the touches you can't get just anywhere !!! Try my favorite: the spunky monkey, a hot fudge sundae w/ a banana!!!!!

Thank hoffmailman
Camillus, New York
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Delicious, creamy homemade ice cream, generously served at decent prices. The kids who waited us were so pleasant, with long lines that snaked into the seating area. But, they are efficient, and the line moved quickly. An extra bonus is free parking next to it and LOTS of seating inside (air conditioned), which is nice when it's so hot and... More 

Thank We_love_CNY
Fishkill, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Best Ice Cream in Ocean City. We tried to beat the crowds. One night there had to be 50 +people on line.

Thank fuzz1994
Philadelphia, PA USA
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We love going to the Hobby Horse Ice Cream Parlor in OCNJ. We enjoy the cones and also the very tasty waffles and ice cream! Yummy!!

Thank Poodalu
Toronto, Canada
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Due to my diet, I couldn't eat the ice cream, I can only comment on the other aspects of the ice cream parlour and the experience my family had. According to my family, this was the best ice cream of the trip. The place had so many options for cones (they even had a chocolate-chip cone) as well as ice... More 

Thank minivanride

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $12
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Ocean Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 609-399-1214

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