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Ice Cream Heaven & Bar-B-Que Cafe

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5890 Derry St, Harrisburg, PA 17111-4127
717-564-4176
Today
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

About a Mile from our hotel it was a great stop. Lots of choices to pick from. Soft serve or hand scoop. Plenty of flavors. Lots of specialty I've cream. Small playground with picnic tables on site as well.

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Thank Bigj24
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great food and friendly atmosphere. There is also an outdoor playground to keep the children occupied. Soft and hard ice cream are offered and the prices are reasonable.

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Thank JoAnn B
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

My kids love their ice cream and playing there in their play area. Other than the ice cream we only tried the BBQ sandwiches and fries. Food was ok but we mainly stick to the ice cream. They have a nice selection.

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Thank Kevin S
North Canton, Ohio
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267 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We only come to this place for ice cream so I can't rate the food element of it. We enjoy the various choices of soft serve that you can have. The cyclone mixes are tasty and worth it. This past visit we got Angelfood flavored milkshakes. The taste is unique and one of my favorite milkshakes from anywhere.

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1 Thank themanofec
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Food is pretty good for an ice cream parlor. I've gone to lunch here several times, and they have some pretty good sandwiches, soups, and baskets in town. They're ice cream has the best selection in town. They are super friendly here. They also have outdoor seating, and a playground for children.

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Thank CouponKing
Hershey
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Food was disappointing, service was good. We found the Original BBQ which is just a short drive from here to be much better.

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1 Thank 333Abby
Mobile, Alabama
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Went there today and had the BBQ Beef, ended up getting a second one the first was so good. They have an awesome deck for sitting out and enjoying the open air. The staff is great and makes the whole thing enjoyable,!!

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Thank FrancesIII
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

I'm old enough to remember the BBQ Cottage restaurant on Front Street in Harrisburg, and must say that this place continues the great sandwiches we enjoyed there some years ago. This place is not a hang-out or cruising spot like the Cottage was, but the simple atmosphere and great service is what we like. The folks who operated this restaurant... More 

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Thank DataTutor
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Saw this what looked to be a nice little BBQ spot and what turned out to be a waste of time and money. I had the red pork sandwitch combo (which is bassicly just a normal pulled pork sandwitch) with the boardwalk fries they advertise having..and as the title says, dissapointed i was. They have signs screaming about their BBQ... More 

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Thank AceGod
Harrisburg, PA
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130 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

This is a great place to take the kids for some casual "drive in" dinner and ice cream. There is an outdoor service window with picnic tables on the deck and a tiny indoor service counter with a few indoor tables. The kids enjoy the playground area . There are daily specials. They have the standard assortment of fries -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5890 Derry St, Harrisburg, PA 17111-4127
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: 717-564-4176

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?