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“Good ice cream. Very dirty facility.” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hoffman's Ice Cream

Hoffman's Ice Cream
Ranked #1 of 2 Dessert in Spring Lake
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Dining options: Drinks, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Belmar, New Jersey
Level Contributor
27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good ice cream. Very dirty facility.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

I am a local and have been going to Hoffman's regularly since this location opened. We frequent this place a few times a week. Tonight, I am compelled to write this review because I am disgusted by the extremely dirty condition of the shop. We have noticed a steady decline in the cleanliness for quite some time. This evening, the handle of the entrance door was covered in melted chocolate ice cream and the glass was covered in smeary fingerprints. The floors and cases were filthy. Napkin dispensers were empty. The outdoor area needs a good power washing. The management must be asleep at the wheel. I so hope that someone wakes up and restores this place to it's former glory as the best ice cream parlor in southern Monmouth county.


Visited July 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Off the charts!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

Hoffman 's is the best ice cream in the USA! It is ridiculously good and sinful. Every flavor has such great pride and craftsmanship. Not for weight conscious and has stood the test of time

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank BellaField
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Longboat Key, Florida
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant on the Shore”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

The previous reviewer may not think Hoffman's is a Restaurant, however for us Ice Cream Lovers it is the BEST RESTAURANT anywhere in the US! Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or Midnight snack it is Fantastic! Cannot wait for the Peach Ice Cream to be ready. Since I live in Florida during the winter I will take advantage of the their shipping!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Christine C
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“average ice cream store”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

There are ice cream places that take advantage of their opportunity to create ice cream and make great ice cream. Think of Capogiro in Philadelphia. Then there are family-style wholesome entertainment centers who make a passable product. Hoffman's is the latter.
The ice cream isn't bad, but this isn't a restaurant.

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Lynn H
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Brielle, New Jersey
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71 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“This is not a restaurant.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

Hoffman's is very good but it is an Ice Cream store and NOT A RESTAURANT. It belongs in another category and not in the restaurant category.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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