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The Great Escape Ice Cream Parlor
Ranked #1 of 5 Dessert in Watkins Glen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$15
Cuisines: Italian
Description: Family owned ice cream parlor in Watkins Glen NY for 35 years. Come enjoy dozens of flavors of Hershey's Ice Cream, Homemade Gelato, Sorbet, Vegan hard homemade ice cream (coconut & soy milk based), Soft Custard & a ever changing rotation of Homemade Hard Ice Creams, mostly made through suggestion. Gluten Free CONES!!! Also serving dessert specialties, ice cream cakes, homemade novelties and our famous homemade waffle cones made fresh daily. Perfect for the family and please bring the kids. Outdoor seating and convenient parking lot next to Burger King in downtown Watkins Glen. In Season Homemade Fresh Grape & Pumpkin Pies!! So Much More Than an Ice Cream Store! Open 7 Days a Week, Just a 1/2 block away from Watkins Glen State Park Main Entrance! We are now closed for the Season, See you Spring of 2018
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Description: Family owned ice cream parlor in Watkins Glen NY for 35 years. Come enjoy dozens of flavors of Hershey's Ice Cream, Homemade Gelato, Sorbet, Vegan hard homemade ice cream (coconut & soy milk based), Soft Custard & a ever changing rotation of Homemade Hard Ice Creams, mostly made through suggestion. Gluten Free CONES!!! Also serving dessert specialties, ice cream cakes, homemade novelties and our famous homemade waffle cones made fresh daily. Perfect for the family and please bring the kids. Outdoor seating and convenient parking lot next to Burger King in downtown Watkins Glen. In Season Homemade Fresh Grape & Pumpkin Pies!! So Much More Than an Ice Cream Store! Open 7 Days a Week, Just a 1/2 block away from Watkins Glen State Park Main Entrance! We are now closed for the Season, See you Spring of 2018
Reviewed 14 March 2014

Just past Burger King on Franklin Street ice cream average price above average service average all together unremarkable. Limited parking.

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Reviewed 25 October 2013

We stopped here for some ice cream. Lots to look at - from the ice cream scoops hanging from ceiling, old juke box, old 45 records on the ceiling and milk bottles from all over. Good ice cream - many flavors to choose from.

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Reviewed 21 October 2013

Our group of 11 filled the place, and had a ball. Great flavors of soft and hard ice cream and and old time 25 cent juke box. It can't get any better.

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Reviewed 20 September 2013 via mobile

Great ice cream and much more. Neat nastagila on the wall and an old juke box that's a blast from the past. Classic style, decent prices, and an overall fun place to stop. Rather than eat in your car, sit and relax inside the neat little shop. Our favorite ice cream polar in WG.

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Reviewed 30 August 2013

The signs outside and menus were a little confusing, but we took our time and looked around inside. They had a huge selection of soft serve, hard ice cream, gelato and even vegan ice cream. They portions are large--a medium cone has two big scoops. I was content with a junior sized serving. The home made ice cream is delicious (I had coconut chocolate almond), but it's all good. The only thing our group didn't try was the gelato.

I can't recall pricing for certain, but three of us got the smallest size cones for about six or seven dollars.

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