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.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
79 Canal St., Lockport, NY
+1 716-201-1643
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 122: English reviews
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there on Sunday evening with the wife and daughter. So many unique flavors of ice cream to choose from. It took us awhile to pick a flavor but I settled on the blue moon it tasted like frutti pebbles cereal oh so good. My wife and daughter went with the spiced chi latte flavor they both said how flavorful... More 

Thank Russell G
Level Contributor
97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great ice cream and the chocolate milkshake was out of his world Probably the best I've ever had. Nice counter persons and a treat after the cave tour.

Thank TeamJOKE
Lockport, New York
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking for fabulous homemade ice cream in very unusual flavors .. this is the place. Also available in area supermarkets .. its really that good. Location is also on Historic Erie Barge Canal Locks on Canal Street with charming walkway and gazebo park

Thank bowercc
Appleton, New York
Level Contributor
24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious ice cream. Great attention to detail. The flavors are outstanding and very unique. My personal favorites are Frozen Hot Chocolate and Sponge Candy.

Thank racequilt
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level Contributor
43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here with our 4 and 6 year old after doing the Lockport Cave tour which is walking distance. My biggest regret is that I don't live in NY so I could keep coming back. There were so many amazing flavors I want to try ( London fog, chai latte, raspberry chocolate) in the end I got ice wine... More 

Thank Stephanie S
Central Texas
Level Contributor
32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I were in New York and went to Lockport to take a boat tour. Someone recommended Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream and on our way out we decided to try it. I have never tasted anything so heavenly in my life!

Thank MKLCentralTexas
Niagara Falls, NY
Level Contributor
184 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in at lake effect ice cream in Lockport while passing through. The location is in a great spot near the museum, Lockport caves and the city center, and there is plenty of parking. They have indoors and outdoors seating. They have a wide variety of ice cream and many ice creams reflect local favorite, such as sponge candy,... More 

Thank dak1124
Buffalo, New York
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious handmade ice cream. Very original flavors. The line can be long, but well worth the wait. Highly recommend.

Thank Neil B
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was so good we had to go twice during our short stay in Lockport. The sundaes are amazing, and the ice cream is very creamy and comes in some very interesting flavours. Not only that, prices are downright cheap compared with chains such as Cold Stone, or even Dairy Queen. Great value for money, fantastic product, and a... More 

Thank RamblingGal42
Level Contributor
227 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

OMG! Love love love this place! We stopped in town for the cave tour. Read reviews for this place on trip advisor, and knew I had to try. I was not disappointed. I ordered Paula's Glazed Doughnut and the Butter Beer. While the butter beer was tasty, I found myself pushing it out of the way to get to the... More 

Thank Lori H

Travelers who viewed Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream also viewed


Been to Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream? 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
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 Canal St., Lockport, NY
  • 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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream 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?