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Ranison Ice Cream & Candy

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706 16th St S, La Crosse, WI 54601-4901
+1 608-782-1987
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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West Union, Iowa
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in LaCrosse for a funeral and had some time to kill. My wife decided she wanted some ice cream if we could find it nearby. I punched it into the Tom Tom and it took us right to the front door of Ranison Ice Cream and Candy. It was a warm day and we had my mother in... More 

Thank cigar614
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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113 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Discovered this place in our neighborhood as we were walking the dog. Stopped in to get some ice cream. Not the best ice cream we had, but far from the worst. A few chairs outside. Seems like a local favorite where kids and neighborhood people like to get their ice cream fix. Have gone back a few times.

Thank Roland K
Madison, Wisconsin
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230 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

We were told this was the best, least expensive ice cream in La Crosse. We went out of our way to find the store in a residential section of town. The store was empty when we arrived in the early afternoon. A woman appeared after a couple of minutes from the back room. She seemed a little distracted and served... More 

Thank aquadroplet
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Cherry Cheesecake ice cream was yummy! I love this place and my entire family does! The waffle cone was still warm, the ice cream delicious, and the service amazing! The line gets a bit long but for sure worth the wait!

Thank James S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

Ranison's is a locally owned Ice Cream shop that makes its own ice cream, root beer, and chocolate candy. It's been around since the 1930s, although its changed owners, my children love it. Get a scoop of blue moon, grape nut, or during the right season Pumpkin flavored ice cream. Lacks ambience, but much tastes great and more affordable than... More 

Thank Richard B
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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145 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

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!

Thank clemab
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank lacrossefoodiefreek
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Udovich
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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286 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank nursetraveler87
Onalaska, Wisconsin
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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: +1 608-782-1987

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