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Hank's Ice Cream Parlor

#7 of 157 Dessert in Houston
#286 of 7,467 Places to Eat in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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9291 Main St, Houston, TX 77025-4498
+1 713-665-5103
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 15:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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658 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

It a real small ice cream parlor with really big in taste ice cream. The flavors are unique and are so good you want more and more. On the wall is a plaque from USA Today ranking it as one of the best in Texas and they could not be more right. If you like ice cream drop in and... More 

Thank michael p
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped by Hank's while visiting friends in Houston. Terrific ice cream and warm friendly staff. Well worth the drive!

Thank Harjoe453
Boerne, Texas
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256 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

We saw Hank's on our way back to the hotel after dinner. It is a very nondescript place, doesn't look like much from the outside, actually doesn't look like much inside either. But just looking at the ice cream you can tell it is homemade (right there in the back, they say) and while there aren't tons of flavors each... More 

Thank hillcntrytraveler
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Doesn't look like much from the outside but the ice cream was excellent. Not much for seating inside but the staff were friendly and the ingredients homemade. I had the banana pudding flavor...... I recommend. the waffle batter for the waffle bowl had a weird aftertaste however

Thank Garrett J
New Orleans, Louisiana
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

We had the oreo cookie ice cream and it was one of the best we've had. You could taste the fresh vanilla. Outstanding. Cant wait to go and try other flavors

Thank MF L
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

This place is iconic in Houston. Started by Hank Wiggins way back in the eighties. When I tell you thia is the best "From Scratch" , tastiest thing you will try; I am not lying. Go see for yourself. They have a wide variety of flavor, some typical, and some very atypical. I love love love their Banana Pudding. Their... More 

Thank Rosalyn B
New Orleans, Louisiana
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

This place has character and amazing ice cream. I'm so sad that Orange Zest Chocolate Ice Cream isn't something I can just get anywhere because it was AMAZING, and I'll miss it when I leave Houston. Luckily, I brought cash with me that day because they don't accept cards. But it's worth it!

Thank Kate S
Lawrence, Kansas
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103 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

We visited Hank's on a recent road trip through Houston. My husband is a big ice cream fan, so we love to try places when we travel. This place wasn't really close to much, but I think it was worth the short drive to get the ice cream. We tried a flavor called "Texas Oreo" - I think! Which was... More 

Thank Alexandra P
Houston, Texas
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

The service was fabulous and everyone was very friendly and helpful. The ice cream was average. I got the strawberry in waffle cone, which was crunchy and fresh. The strawberry ice cream wasn't flavorful enough for me. It lacked the sweetness I was looking for. My husband got the banana pudding flavor. It tasted like it was made with "too... More 

Thank Lucy H
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

On Thursday 11/12 I went to this store for ice cream from my hotel. Posted hours were until 8 pm. However, when I got there at about 7:15 pm, I found a sign on the door that said "Closed at 7 tonight". Not cool.

Thank Frank W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
15:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9291 Main St, Houston, TX 77025-4498
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-665-5103

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