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Homer's Ice Cream Company

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1237 Green Bay Rd, Wilmette, IL 60091-1643
+1 847-251-0477
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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New York
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

I drove by this place for years and finally popped in for a burger. Go ahead and order it with everything. This is just a simple, classic burger off of the grill. No frills but just perfect. Make sure you get a milk shake to go with!

Thank SarahSesaw
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328 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

A good old fashioned Ice Cream Parlor. The ice cream was rich and decadent. The French Vanilla was so good, I wanted to go back for more but exercised restraint. My wife loves Pistachio and she said this was the best she had ever had. Our friends had Chocolate, Chocolate Chip and honestly can't remember what the fourth in the... More 

Thank CubFan1948
Chicago, Illinois
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2,223 reviews
1,214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,443 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Homer's Ice Cream Company has been a popular North Shore destination for ice cream lovers--who doesn't like ice cream?--since 1935, when restaurant owner Gus Poulos created his first batch of home-made ice cream that was richer and more satisfying than any other brand in the neighborhood. So Homer's evolved from a two-table ice cream parlor to its current location at... More 

1 Thank Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
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374 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Homer's has been known for its handmade ice cream for more than a half century. They regularly rotate special flavors in addition to the traditional choices. Sundaes and milkshakes are very good. My favorite is the Oreo cookie milkshake, which they give you with a spoon because it's so thick.

Thank Paul C
New York City, New York
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69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I remember my first Homer's hamburger: Gillson Park, July 3, 1980-something. The juice just ran out of it. Yum! Then peach ice cream--a must during season. I'm a chocolate chip ice cream person and though Homer's is good, Mitchells is the best. (Southsiders will understand. ) This place is the best of both worlds: fast food to the left, ice... More 

Thank Squirrelhound
Delray Beach, Florida
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215 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The only problem-how do you decide among more than twenty exceptional flavors? Choices include the standards, plus an award-winning peach, cappuccino chip, coffee toffee, chocolate chocolate chip, cocoanut, and many others. Service at the counter is quick and pleasant. Lots of seating inside, plus our door benches. Big adjacent parking lot. Half of the counter is devoted to food items,... More 

Thank Allen L
Gurnee, Illinois
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

You just have to try it for yourself to see how great their milkshakes are. This is great for people of all ages.

Thank Susie L
Chicago, Illinois
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

What can you say? It's Homer's Ice Cream! It's the best place to go to celebrate the team's win, a good report card or just because. It's a landmark venue that brings nostalgia along with an excellent selection of handpacked ice creams. The food is good as well - go for the cheese fries!!!

Thank Matt C
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This place has amazing ice cream but is not the cleanest inside. Most nights there is apparently a line out the door. We must have lucked out the door

1 Thank Jennifer J
Evanston, Illinois
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Homemade, rich, creamy, flavor some, nothing artificial about it. Never pass up the fresh peach in the summer. Toffee coffee and chocolate chip are my favorites. The fruit sorbets are as good as the ice cream, with fewer calories.

Thank nshorefoodie

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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
Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1237 Green Bay Rd, Wilmette, IL 60091-1643
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Wilmette
  • Phone Number: +1 847-251-0477

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