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“Yummy!”

The Great Escape Ice Cream Parlor
Ranked #2 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 28 May 2014

Hungry for ice cream? This is the place to go! So many flavors to choose from as well as all kinds of waffle cones. You can't miss it...as it's the bright yellow house on the main drag next to Burger King!

Thank DebiMK
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

My husband and I have been here a few times now. So far, we've only gotten the hard ice cream, but each time it has been excellent. There are MANY flavors to choose from. I have gotten a different flavor each visit and all have been quite yummy and enjoyable (and different than I've ever found elsewhere). My husband has twice gotten a strawberry sundae because he loves the fresh strawberries that they use. Can't wait to go back!

NOTE: The review forced me to say if we were here for breakfast, lunch, dinner, etc. They didn't have a "Dessert" selection, so I picked coffee/tea (which we didn't have any since we were there for ice cream).

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Thank Sandy T
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Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

Best ice cream around! Always new selection! Must hit every vacation!! Home town feel!! Great escape keep up the good work, it shows!!

Thank goodcook1013
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

This is a great place for ice cream fans with one glaring problem that will face those who arrive> what flavor to get. There are so many choices that you might find yourself standing there for a long while.

Thank Glubetrutah
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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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Thank kc2bnk
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