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Hoffman's Ice Cream

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569 Church St, Spring Lake, NJ 07762-2204
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Jersey Shore NJ
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49 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ice cream is good not amazing Hardly any place to sit "in season" people standing around in parking lot gulping cold treats. For the money you would expect some benches chairs an umbrella or two

Thank jerseyshoregirl54
Scotch Plains
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the flavor including Strawberry Bonbon and Cappucinno Crunch. Two large scoops one if each for $3.75.

Thank Richard K
New York City, New York
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After dinner by the beach walked here for a post meal dessert and was a true oasis. Large place with ample staff and seating indoors and out. Of course the ice cream was great but caveat: order a kid size for single scoop, "small" means two scoops. Great ice cream.

Thank earthball
Spring Lake, New Jersey
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

even though you have to wait in line, it is worth it, unfortunately they discontinued rum raisin what can you say about ice cream, seems to be everyone's favorite, Shop is located near the beach so as people are going home,they are tempted to stop

Thank Georgia K
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for homemade ice cream you cannot beat Hoffman's! This is a must stop place for all ice cream lovers. No soft serve or custard here, just the best hard ice cream around. So many varieties but the cookie dough is my favorite. The place is often packed but don't let that scare you away; the line... More 

Thank Laurie W
Bedford, New Hampshire
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

There is no better ice cream than Hoffman's. It's a must try at the Jersey shore. Long lines on summer nights. Best to go during the day and take it home.

Thank NHBob000
Jackson, New Jersey
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Visited Spring Lake location. Delicious ice cream. The line extends out the door. Make sure you take a number and then get in line. The machine is was near the front door. Had the toasted coconut in a waffle cone.... Yum! The line moved quickly so it wasn't so bad. I would definitely come here again. Pleasant staff. A lot... More 

Thank Glamourguuurl
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

After a day at the beach in Avon, we went to Hoffman's for desert. Make sure you plan at least 15 minutes to decide which flavor you want. They probably have 50 regular flavors plus seasonal special flavors of hard I've cream. They also have different flavors of frozen yoghurt as well as soft serve ice cream. Then you have... More 

Thank Nonnieandpops
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259 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Plenty of Ice Cream choices in Belmar - Spring Lake area. This is a landmark and great when not mobbed. However, you really have to pick the right time. Never seems to have enough folks working. Lines can be tremendous. Also corner location is highly visible, but lot is triangular so parking is a mess. Better to walk or bike,... More 

Thank Jnjtiger
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

I miss ice cream shops like this. It is so refreshing to see a family run place that is so busy and so good. Have an octopus sundae.

Thank doctormNj

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 569 Church St, Spring Lake, NJ 07762-2204
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Spring Lake
  • Phone Number: 732-974-2253

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