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Ranison Ice Cream & Candy

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706 16th St S, La Crosse, WI 54601-4901
608-782-1987
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Portage, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My kids and I have a tradition of going here on the last day of school. We have always loved the local, small town neighborhood feel this store has. And the ice cream has always been excellent. However, this last time we went, the ice cream was different. Instead of having a home made flavor, it tasted like it had... More 

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Thank Doris F
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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140 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Young people working that evening. A long line of people waiting. One of the staff was more interested in counting money than assisting the customer. Not worth the wait!

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Thank clemab
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Homemade ice cream....need I say more. Fun little shop filled with goodies. One of my kiddos favorite stops for sure.

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Thank lacrossefoodiefreek
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Homemade ice cream made the right way. Throwback candy from our childhoods are plentiful. Variety chocolates and sugar free too...just in case.

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Thank Udovich
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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271 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I have the devil mint ice cream. The texture and consistency of the ice cream wasn't my preference and the mint flavor was almost too overpowering. The staff were very friendly. However, I would go to the Pearl over Ranison.

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Thank nursetraveler87
Onalaska, Wisconsin
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This is a little neighborhood store that features home-made ice cream and candies, along with retro candies. Their ice cream is fabulous - I think better than the Pearl. I have had the blueberry cheesecake (not too sweet) as well as blueberry swirl, one of their best sellers. Go there any afternoon/evening in the summer and it is packed with... More 

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Thank Nancy5940
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Perfect ice cream, great neighborhood location, nice people. Get the New York Vanilla! They also sell chocolates and candies.

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Thank David B
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I love this little place. The ice cream is delicious and I love the handmade chocolates and things! We love to stop in the evenings and head to the park a block away.

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Rio, Wisconsin
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288 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My wife and I argue about which is better, Ranisons or the Pearl. I think Ranisons has great ice cream. The have a unique decor of a small town ice cream shop (not the Mayberry 1950s style like the Pearl, but that of a real small town Wisconsin ice cream shop). It is much cheaper than the Pearl as well.... More 

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Thank Richard M
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I just stopped by and picked up a couple of pints of ice cream to take home. I opted for the caramel swirl and a cranberry. The first one I tried was the caramel swirl and the only problem was, no caramel and no swirl. It was just vanilla with minuscule globs of what I assumed were caramel. I couldn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 706 16th St S, La Crosse, WI 54601-4901
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  La Crosse
  • Phone Number: 608-782-1987

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