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20801 N Main St, Cornelius, NC 28031-8450
+1 704-892-8190
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Huntersville, United States
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482 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Out 5 and 3 year old kids love this place. The ice cream is very good, but they have over a dozen 25c old fashioned machines where the kids can get mini toys. We usually take 2$ in quarters so they can get 4 each. Great service and a great local place.

Thank Kevin S
Denver, Colorado
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137 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Best variety of ice cream ever! Love it and huge scoops too! Make sure you check it out. the doughnut crunch ice cream is to die for!~

Thank megantoad
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

What a delightful spot. Selections abound for the sweet tooth in your family. Excellent cones, sundaes and shakes. Both indoor and outdoor seating. Quick service and smiling faces. A small playground for the kids and a 25 minute drive feom uptown Charlotte. Have fun...we did.

Thank John E
charlotte, nc
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84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Carolinas Cones is only the best ice cream shoppe in the Charlotte area! Don't miss the huge milk shake!

Thank seaajfc
Arlington, Texas
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105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

This place is too cute, big ice cream sculptures, vending machines, rides for a quarter outside, and a small play area. They have a large selection of ice cream, and some pre-made things like lemon chills. It was fun to stop in and grab a cone, and I'd be happy to return.

Thank Rambler541
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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1,338 reviews
842 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Stopped here on the way to Davidson to get some of the much talked about Ice Cream made right here. It was very good and it certainly hit the spot on a very warm day. Friendly service and good prices.

Thank Frank d
Cornelius, North Carolina
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Mid March to mid November, that's the only time Carolina Cones is open. So, we come as often as we can while they're open (once bi-weekly, more or less). Locally owned business and their ice cream is made right here in NC, so it is not as commercial as the others. Espresso Chip, Butter Pecan, Superman are family favorites, but... More 

Thank derivativeann
Charlotte, North Carolina
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

This place has a really good selection of flavors. Lots of cones, sundaes, and speciality items. There are some outside tables and even a little play area for kids. My only criticism is they are a little pricey.

Thank K T
Lake Norman, North Carolina
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Ten dollars for two cones are you kidding me? And one was a kid's cone. I'm in the wrong business The ice cream was not even mixed up properly. That will be the last time I will patronize this place. Just because LKN is a wealthier area doesn't mean that the owners should price gouge.

Thank Pooka78
Cornelius, NC
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Small town ice cream parlor & video rentals. They have a train track running around the ceiling of the place which is fun. Great place to take the kids for a cone. But I find the ice cream dull - nothing special. Freezer burned?

Thank 2Sallycats

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20801 N Main St, Cornelius, NC 28031-8450
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cornelius
  • Phone Number: +1 704-892-8190

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