We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Emma's Lake Placid Creamery

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2507 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3305
+1 518-523-8201
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun - Tue 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 am
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

159 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 157: English reviews
Norwich, CT
Level Contributor
41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Emma's offers multiple flavors of soft serve, Dole whipped and hard flavor ice cream. The raspberry soft serve was very good. My husband stated his coffee cappuccino was excellent. Staff was pleasant. Worth a trip while you are in town.

Thank sjeffers
portsmouth, NH
Level Contributor
34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ice cream was as expected - pretty cool little place which was a surprise- close quarters buts that's how we met fun people. Also really cool stuff there I hadn't seen since I was a kid like old time candy bars etc. where did they get them?

Thank scott b
Level Contributor
77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little ice cream shop in the middle of Main St. is a hit. There was always a line out the door. Many items and flavors to choose from.

Thank Shelly A
Watertown, New York
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Couldn't believe the lines to get ice cream but it was worth it. In all fairness however,I believe it is the only choice for ice cream in Lake Placid at this time. Wonderful cappacino crunch!

Thank mjkaton
Newton, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A tiny place on Main Street in Lake Placid, that serves the best ice cream, and also soft serve. It is usually very busy in the evening, but the line moves very fast. Great and unusual flavors.

Thank Bob L
Queens Village, New York
Level Contributor
27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this nice little store. They have souvenirs on one side and ice cream on the other. Service was efficient. Ice cream was good. Its a tiny place so does get crowded. Sitting is limited to 4 chairs. A further stores down is a little park in which you can see the lake. A very nice view while enjoying one's... More 

Thank fh0294
Milford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
122 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great way to end lunch. Delicious ice cream, friendly service in a very convenient location if you're strolling through town.

Thank huskiesfan2015
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were tempted all weekend but wary of the line. I finally made my hubby wait on our last night in town. The line moves fast they have a good system. Lots and lots to choose from. We did hard ice cream in waffle cones. Prices we good, service was good, ice cream was great!

Thank Heather Z
Rochester, New York
Level Contributor
121 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are walking on Main Street in Lake Placid you should stop in for a cone. They have many flavors to choose from in soft and hard ice cream.

Thank mrscleo
Level Contributor
57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When one sees a line out the door, it is tempting to move on and look for another ice cream store. But don't skip this one! Instead, get in line and start contemplating what you want to order, as you will have way too many options! Emma's is best known for its soft serve ice cream, serving the traditional vanilla,... More 

Thank 602sethh

Travelers who viewed Emma's Lake Placid Creamery also viewed


Been to Emma's Lake Placid Creamery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $19
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2507 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3305
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: +1 518-523-8201
Emma's is a 50's themed ice cream shop featuring creamy and delicious soft serve cones, sundaes, old fashion milkshakes, malts and speciality items. A must try is our famous Maple Creme Soft Serve! Five flavors are featured daily, including Dole Whip, a fat free, lactose free, dairy free frozen soft serve dessert (Pineapple, Raspberry and Strawberry are rotated each week). Retro gift items, cards, classic hooded sweatshirts and wood signs round out the fun selection of items found at Emma's!

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Emma's Lake Placid Creamery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?