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“Gelato to die for”

The Great Escape Ice Cream Parlor
Ranked #1 of 5 Dessert in Watkins Glen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Italian
Description: Family owned ice cream parlor in Watkins Glen NY for 35 years. Come enjoy dozens of flavors of Hershey's Ice Cream, Homemade Gelato, Sorbet, Vegan hard homemade ice cream (coconut & soy milk based), Soft Custard & a ever changing rotation of Homemade Hard Ice Creams, mostly made through suggestion. Gluten Free CONES!!! Also serving dessert specialties, ice cream cakes, homemade novelties and our famous homemade waffle cones made fresh daily. Perfect for the family and please bring the kids. Outdoor seating and convenient parking lot next to Burger King in downtown Watkins Glen. In Season Homemade Fresh Grape & Pumpkin Pies!! So Much More Than an Ice Cream Store! Open 7 Days a Week, Just a 1/2 block away from Watkins Glen State Park Main Entrance! We are now closed for the Season, See you Spring of 2018
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Description: Family owned ice cream parlor in Watkins Glen NY for 35 years. Come enjoy dozens of flavors of Hershey's Ice Cream, Homemade Gelato, Sorbet, Vegan hard homemade ice cream (coconut & soy milk based), Soft Custard & a ever changing rotation of Homemade Hard Ice Creams, mostly made through suggestion. Gluten Free CONES!!! Also serving dessert specialties, ice cream cakes, homemade novelties and our famous homemade waffle cones made fresh daily. Perfect for the family and please bring the kids. Outdoor seating and convenient parking lot next to Burger King in downtown Watkins Glen. In Season Homemade Fresh Grape & Pumpkin Pies!! So Much More Than an Ice Cream Store! Open 7 Days a Week, Just a 1/2 block away from Watkins Glen State Park Main Entrance! We are now closed for the Season, See you Spring of 2018
Reviewed September 17, 2012

My husband swears by their banana splits, gut I always go for the in house made gelato. A perfect addition to any day.

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Reviewed September 11, 2012

Great place---really, there was too much to choose from.

Really. There are just too many flavors and too many types of things to try in one go. If I was in town longer, I would have probably stopped there again to try something completely different.

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Reviewed August 31, 2012

Where else can you go where you can find 24 flavors of soft ice cream and 30+ flavors of hard? I was surprised when I saw only vanilla & chocolate soft ice cream machines, but somehow, they mix "secret ingredients" with the soft ice cream and.......... voila, your requested flavor of soft ice cream appears! I ordered the coconut soft ice cream and it was to die for! My spouse, who is a traditionalist when it comes to ice cream flavors, ordered a vanilla/chocolate twist. He enjoyed it and commented on the creaminess of it.

The only downside to this parlor is that there is very limited seating, both inside and out.

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1  Thank LivinglifeinPA
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

Many of the gelatto flavors were out and there were conflicting menus outside and inside the building. I also thought that the prices were high for the serving given.

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Reviewed August 8, 2012

My wife and I have gone to the Great Escape a few times before and most recently 5th and 6th of August.

They have so many varities of ice cream hard and soft. If your a vegan, they even have product that you can enjoy.

This place is a must try. This place always seems to have people there, even though there are many more ice cream places in and around town.

There are a few tables inside and a few picnic tables out front.

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Thank jcook7
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