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The Parlour

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117 Market St, Durham, NC 27701-3221
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Pineville, Kentucky
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136 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked up the street to try this place out after a Durham Bulls ballgame. We had read the reviews and wanted to check it out. It lives up to the #1 rating on trip advisor!! Best ice cream ever!!! There was a line when we got there and a line going out the door when we left, you know... More 

Thank blondiearnp
Kennesaw, Georgia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As far as frozen treats go, this place is one of the best! Don't get frightened by the line that will most likely loop around the block because it is worth the wait and it goes pretty quickly. The Vietnamese Coffee is the best!!!

Thank bjtatlanta
Durham, North Carolina
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the ice cream, love the atmosphere and love the selection! Fun thing to do when downtown Durham. We'll be going a lot more frequently now that the weather is warming up.

Thank NurseN_99
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Incredible and exciting flavors. Creamy, smooth and delicious. The salted caramel ice cream is a hole in one; Vietnamese coffee and mint are also great. Probably the best ice cream I've ever eaten (in 7 decades of eating ice cream on this planet). It's worth going out of your way for this place. My review is based on having visited... More 

Thank jh555
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's all good but the salted caramel is my favorite. I don't usually try vegan items but the vegan ice cream is excellent as well. This is a bad place for a diet.

Thank Todd M
Timberlake, North Carolina
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love all the different flavors! Great place! Always friendly and fast. Wonderful stop when walking around downtown Durham.

Thank shellabella1969
North Carolina
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239 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wowsers, this was good ice cream! Went to The Parlour with wife and two adult sons as part of Mother's Day hangin' out. I had salted butter caramel and chocolate ice cream and thought it couldn't be topped. One son had a scoop of cinnamon and a scoop of Vietnamese coffee - it was amazing. Wife had mint and chocolate... More 

Thank pfafftonian
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped over here for dessert after enjoying several tapas plates. I had one scope each of their strawberry and lemon while my wife had their coffee and cookies and cream. Both of my flavors tasted fresh and delicious. There wasn't any hint of artificial flavors, just fresh strawberries and lemons. My wife was equally impressed with her flavors.

Thank Nick5525
Turku, Finland
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153 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here straight from a two hour tapas session at the Taberna, and while I thought I wouldn't have any room left, I had to reconsider when I saw the selection. The Vietnamese coffee and the Bourbon malted apple both really hit the spot, and my evening would have been so much poorer without them. While this place was just... More 

Thank JD S
Liberty, Missouri, United States
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256 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Alright, this place just never seems to disappoint. One could say "ice cream is ice cream", yet I'd reply that the flavors available at The Parlour set it apart. Of course the Salted Butter Caramel is grand, though they offer several others which are atypical. Great service, good atmosphere. Love the place.

Thank Dan A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 Market St, Durham, NC 27701-3221
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 919-564-7999

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