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Handel's Homemade Ice Cream

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399 W Olentangy St, Powell, OH 43065
(614) 766-1255
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Really Great Ice Cream

Our family loves this ice cream shop. It is some of the best that we have every had. My wife and kids love the Graham Central Station flavor. They also have no sugar-added options for me. The are open all year-round, even on the coldest days. We went there a couple of winters ago when the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
Brad N
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Our family loves this ice cream shop. It is some of the best that we have every had. My wife and kids love the Graham Central Station flavor. They also have no sugar-added options for me. The are open all year-round, even on the coldest days. We went there a couple of winters ago when the thermometer showed -11, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Definitely a favorite local ice cream shop! Worth the wait if there's a line outside. Seasonal flavors & they let you taste any kind you want. One of the best!

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Thank Bonnie P
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I believe this was voted the best ice cream in the USA not to long ago. I believe it. Selection is very large, portions are good sized and priced under some of the other premium ice cream parlors in town. A favorite is Praline Pecan, but everything I have ordered is excellent quality and creamy rich taste.

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Thank Freqtrvlrdrc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

Tons of variety, very efficient staff. I am very impressed with Handel's. I sometimes go elsewhere to try something new and always question why I did so afterwards. Handel's is the best!

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Thank Amy3254
Colu,mbus, OH
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

This ice cream is excellent! I used to make ice cream for a living and this is as good as it gets. Chocolate pecan and Spouse Like a House ( vanilla ice cream with pretzels peanut butter and chocolate )are both excellent flavors. They use nuts provided by the Hilson Nut company in Cleveland which are buttered and salted before... More 

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Thank mjboone
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

So much variety-almost never ending! Nice prices. Friendly staff. Awesome atmosphere. Open year round even though it is only outdoors. Great park for kids. Just outside of downtown Powell so location is good. Perfect for families and groups of friends. Always my favorite :) needs so much more publicity and credit than it gets !!!

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Thank Madison T
Powell, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I grew up in the Youngstown area home of Handel's ice cream. Was so excited to have this ice cream come to Powell. The chocolate pecan is my favorite. The chocolate is creamy and the pecans have a nice saltiness to make a great combination. Many great favors to try.

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Thank JEH7837
Columbus, OH
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Powell has a relative abundance of ice cream places - Jeni's, Handel's, Graeter's, Rita's - as well as froyo places and chains like DQ. Handel's is ALWAYS our first choice. Super fresh (made daily) and never out of flavors. I also like this shop the best over others because I'm a fan of more traditional flavors, which other shops don't... More 

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Thank GT20
Powell, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My daughter worked here for over a year. They make small batch ice cream, it is pretty good stuff. Everyone's taste in ice cream varies, but they are making it daily/weekly onsite. As an employer, they treated my daughter very well for her first job as a 16 year old. Powell had something like 6 ice cream shops 4 years... More 

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Thank Ken241
Upper Sandusky, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I really like the Graham central station,it's Graham Cracker and chocolate.I get a scoop of that and usually something to compliment it such as rocky road or chocolate-peanut butter.they have so many flavors that everyone will find something to their liking.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 399 W Olentangy St, Powell, OH 43065
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Powell
  • Phone Number: (614) 766-1255

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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