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Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream

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79 Canal St, Lockport, NY 14094-2817
+1 716-201-1643
1:00 pm - 9:00 am
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Mon - Thu 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 1:00 pm - 9:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Port washington, NY
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133 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

We stopped here after doing a little tour of the locks and Eric Canal. OMG, great ice cream. We had dutch apple pie with trick or treat ice cream and caramel. Absolutely indulgent. If it is 90 or 30 degree's you can always have ice cream. And this place does it right.

Thank Christirdh
Queen Creek, Arizona
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424 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

This is some of the best ice cream I've ever eaten in my life. And, trust me, I've eaten a lot of different kinds of gourmet ice creams. It's heavenly. It's rich and creamy. The variety of flavors is different and fun. They also serve sherbet and sorbets and icicles - which are like the icees in the plastic tubes.... More 

Thank lifeisverygood2
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Great variety of flavors. Not your mass produced ice cream. Well worth multiple visits. If you love ice cream this is your place.

Thank David K
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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136 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

It was fairly chilly out, but we just had to give the artisan ice cream a try. We hadn't eaten lunch, so we chose to share a "Flight of Five" which was a great option considering there were so many flavor combos we wanted to sample. We liked the seasonal flavors of Pumpkin Gingersnap & Apple Cider Donut, but our... More 

Thank GypsyGeorgia
Atlanta, Georgia
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99 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Recently we enjoyed ice cream at this wonderful place in a quaint little building right alongside the locks on Erie Canal in Lockport. I had two scoops of vanilla because I am a purist. Their vanilla was superb. We went outside and walked around the locks, which are amazingly accessible and interesting. I started talking with this person on a... More 

Thank JEwing4
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

If you are looking for an excellent treat....this is the place! It's ice cream heaven! Was a little nervous when I read the "artisan" because I immediately thought they would be adding random ingredients to already tasty flavors....oh. man....it is fantastic! Black Raspberry Truffle....to die for!!!! You must eat it to believe it! I would put this on a list... More 

Thank GTCDeb
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76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Very good artisan ice cream. Prices are a little high, but the flavors are very different from any other ice cream place I have ever been too.

Thank Deb M
West Virginia
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210 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

This shop is conveniently located near the steps that lead down to the locks. The staff was friendly, there were plenty of seats, and the restrooms were clean. Although the ice cream is a little pricey, you get a lot for your money. Love this shop's name!

Thank 76desert
Cambridge, Ohio
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Excellent! Unusual, but yummy flavors not found in every ice cream shop. Nice view of the Five Locks of Lock port. Plenty of seating inside and out.

Thank Julie P
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Extensive selection of unique and surprisingly lovely ice cream blends and treats. Place your order, get served immediately, then go out front and enjoy a top down view of both the old, and the new, Erie Canal Locks!

Thank RetiredAFColonel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1:00 pm - 9:00 am
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 Canal St, Lockport, NY 14094-2817
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lockport
  • Phone Number: +1 716-201-1643
We are a cool little artisan ice cream shop that specializes in amazing ice cream in flavors that will astound you.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?