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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
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 19, 2013

Ranison always has tons of flavor options; some that you'd have a difficult time finding anywhere else. The prices are amazing and you can get any combination in a shake or even half and half in a pint if you can't decide. The employees are friendly and kind, often helping children figure out what they can get with the change... More 

2 Thank Marissa W
Spring Grove, Minnesota
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2013

Great homemade ice cream and a wide variety of candies. This is a traditional small town ice cream shop.

Thank GMA1957
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed April 16, 2013

We love to visit Ranison's for special occasions and during the summer. I love this place. They have a little selection of nostalgic candy and treats, micro sodas and I believe they have beer too. The sweets and cones are at an excellent price. The only complaint I've ever had is that sometimes my chocolate tastes a little minty when... More 

Thank Aisgreen
Allen, Michigan
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146 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2012

I was visiting some friend in La Crosse for a few days and they brought me here one afternoon for a midday snack. The service from the counter was very friendly with a little bit of joking back and forth. I got a couple of samples, before deciding on the flavors for the main dish. I went with a scoop... More 

Thank Ken_T_allenite
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Love Ranison for their homemade ice cream, and charm! my favorite flavor is the pistachio. good price and yummy treats!

1 Thank Crystal J
Onalaska, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2012

We stopped in for ice cream the other day. They have a great selection of ice cream and other delicious treats. The kids enjoy going there. The ice cream is wonderful.

1 Thank Linda T
Sparta, Wisconsin, United States
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2012

If you are looking for a great treat, try the Ranison. It's a small shop that sells homemade ice cream and candies. Be adventurous and try the Blue Moon ice cream. The also offer diabetic candy which is a plus.

Thank Patti M
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2012

On paper, Ranison Ice Cream is the kind of place I would love to frequent: local shop, centrally located, with lots of available sugar. But the experience of going to Ranison is never as good as I want it to be. With limited seating available outside (and none inside, if I remember correctly), the vibe in this place has always... More 

Thank babuma
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed November 28, 2011

I love that they've been around a long time, and they're such a part of the community. But every ice cream flavor I've tried tastes like every other ice cream flavor I've tried. Very bland.

1 Thank Amdanbo
Memphis, Tennessee
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2011

The small-town feeling you get when you go to Ranison's is second only to the incredible homemade ice creams - a fresh flavor to suit every taste! This is a stop you don't want to miss!

Thank equusnyder

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Restaurant Details

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