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Emma's Lake Placid Creamery

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2507 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946
+1 518-523-8201
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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
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Lake Grove, New York
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Kids wanted ice cream after dinner so we went to Emma's. the selection was just right. We tasted a few before we made our selections and we were all very happy with our choices. If ever we visit Lake Placid again (I'm sure we will) then we will DEFINATELY visit Emma's again.

Thank Ann Q
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163 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We ordered one scoop in a cup, and it turned out to be a pretty big scoop! Apple pie ice cream was one of the most flavourful I've ever had. Snickerdoodle was fun. Limited seating. Old fashioned place.

Thank dayhikers
york pa
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115 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Very friendly accomadating staff. Ice cream is good Hershey's but not made there. I also had maple soft serve. Good flavor but a little too soft.

Thank homer17402
Rutland, Vermont
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208 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

I guess we're just used to and spoiled by Martha's Dandee Cream in Queensbury NY. We stopped in at Emma's for ice creamy and while it was very good quality (but not near as good as Martha's) the serving was tiny. A $3 small was literally maybe 2 or 3 twists of soft serve around the cone. Very poor compared... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Funky old style decor in a brightly lit small space. Fantastic array of Sundays and other ice cream based desserts such as milkshakes and Malts. Note that there are only 2 tables for sitting but they turn over quickly and offer great people watching right at the front of the shop.

Thank Renee R
Carmel, New York
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

The place was packed and the line was out the door. The ice cream was so yummy. Its a long wait for your ice cream but worth it.

Thank irinadejesus
Syracuse, New York
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

My sister and I really enjoyed the ice cream and the gentlemen who took care of us was very helpful and gave us great carryout dishes so we could take the desert back to our hotel room

Thank NKathyk
Hamilton, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Emma's serves up some fantastic ice cream. There's a huge assortment of favours and toppings. The store has a lot to look at inside which is a good thing as the lineups are long. Long but fast! The long line moves along a good pace, and if you ask you can sample a few flavours before deciding on one. The... More 

Thank Chorney942
Norwich, CT
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 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
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $19
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Kids, 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 Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946
  • 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!

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