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“Location can't be beat, and neither can Michigan Made ice cream!”
Review of Pier Peddler

Pier Peddler
Ranked #9 of 11 Dessert in Grand Haven
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Detroit, Michigan
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Location can't be beat, and neither can Michigan Made ice cream!”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

There was something appealing about the idea of eating ice cream on a warm summer night by the water, so I looked into Ice cream places that would be near the beach and found Pier Peddler right on the path. The name sounded cute, and the location right on the river looked like a great place to sit, so we made sure to visit this ice cream shop when walking back from the beach.

I instantly saw "Tiger Traxx" on their menu and recognized it as a Hudsonville flavor - yay for Michigan Made ice cream! We buy Hudsonville in our local store whenever it's on sale and find it to be better than the regular national brands. We each choose a different flavor and opted to eat out of a cup. Service was fast and friendly and I also bought a Grand Haven shirt from their small gift area. We sat outside and enjoyed our ice cream on the boardwalk in great weather.

When it came time for fireworks night, I planned to purposely sit near the Pier Peddler so we could have ice cream while we waited. They had a line out the door all night but they did not disappoint. Once again it was fast service and this time we each got cones.

The ice cream is, as expected, delicious because it's Hudsonville which I'm already a huge fan of :) If you are looking to cool off while walking the boardwalk, this place can't be beat.

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
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“Best Traverse City Chocolate Cherry ice cream around.”
Reviewed 9 July 2013 via mobile

No visit to the pier in Grand Haven is complete without a stop here. It's not cheap, but it's oh so good!

  • Visited July 2013
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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“A regular stop of ours”
Reviewed 3 July 2013

We always make a point of stopping at the Pier Peddler after walking out to the lighthouse in Grand Haven. Their prices are a bit high for a cone, but the portion size is very generous so it is worth it. We have been going there for as long as I can remember, and they have always provided a nice selection of ice cream to choose from. There are also a lot of souvenirs to purchase, should you desire to do so. Overall, it is a nice place to go for ice cream on the water. =)

  • Visited July 2013
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midwest
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“Great Ice Cream!”
Reviewed 26 July 2012

They have a nice selection of ice cream, and also Grand Haven souvenirs. Stop on your way back to town after watching a sunset on the Pier.

Visited July 2012
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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“It's an Ice Cream break”
Reviewed 21 July 2012

Decent ice cream, good location on a walk along the boardwalk to the pier. Nothing to write home about, or go out of your way for, but the walk is, so you might as well stop and have a treat.

Visited October 2011
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