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2951 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657-5301
+1 773-880-7372
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11:00 - 20:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The best hot chocolate that is steamed with whatever ice cream you want-- Delicious!! Ice cream is great too! Cute Atmosphere

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Thank Kelli S
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Did you know that Bobtail Ice Cream Company at 2951 North Broadway is the only Chicago company that makes its own truly home-made, hard-pack ice cream? Now you do. Established in 2004 by Jeff Wilcoxon and Chris Hill, who joined with partner John Rutledge, Bobtail has opened five other locations in Chicago, including its first suburban location in Wilmette. First... More 

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Thank Taylor B
San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

So many flavors, so little time. I am fortunate that I have young kids so they are obliged to give their mama a taste of their ice cream. I had the daily, special peach. I thought it was great, but after sampling my girls flavors I realized I had not chosen wisely. Chocolate and mint chocolate chip, are boring standards,... More 

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Thank EllaPaige
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

It is 95 degrees outside. Their fridges didn't work correctly and the ice cream was very soft and warm. Gross. No seats in shade, we had to sit in the floor. The picture shows the only shade.

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Thank Gustavo T
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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96 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Everyone loves ice cream! This is super flavorful ice cream from an old fashioned ice cream parlor. Outside seating is available.

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Thank JaneMP
Barto, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

Friendly place to stop and have a yummy cup of ice cream. At times you may need to wait in line before being serviced. No worry it will be worth the wait.

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Thank stopsey
Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Some their flavors are okay, others are poor quality. There are definitely better places in the area. I've seen staff there be very friendly and I've seen other staff members behave rudely, acting like they are doing you a favor. Also, when the first opened, one could walk in and ask for a milkshake five minutes before closing and get... More 

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Thank Paula J
Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

A great place for a summertime treat or anytime for that matter. We really enjoyed stopping at Bobtail for a treat on a nice day. They have a decent amount of outdoor seating there is a nice mural on the wall outside. They had a few unique ice cream flavors, a few of us tried Cubby Crunch and we all... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

In short, I would recommend this place. I had a chocolate milkshake with smores and it was awesome. The people working there are all very nice and patient. The menu there wasn't that clear to me and they patiently waited. Great place with some great shakes.

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Thank Marksworld777
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

5 stars for taste, location, service, friendly staff, and value. Yes I paid $3+ for a scoop, not too bad considering it is located in the busy street of Broadway in Lincoln Park. This place is nestled in a busy street of local restaurants and other shops. Great tasting ice cream for sure! There's no 2,000 flavors but honestly, will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Restaurant features
Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2951 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657-5301
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-880-7372

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