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“Best Ice Cream in Town” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hank's Ice Cream Parlor

Hank's Ice Cream Parlor
Ranked #7 of 156 Dessert in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$20
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Seating, Takeout
Houston, Texas
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306 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Best Ice Cream in Town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

Hank's is located on South Main between Kirby and Buffalo Speedway with adequate parking. Hank created a very rich ice cream in unique as well as well liked flavors while living. His wife and family now run the business. Don't even try to get ice cream even close to closing time.

Visited May 2014
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English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Waited four years and it was worth it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

About four years ago we happened to be in America when USA Today published a state-by-state guide to the single best ice cream parlour to be found in each state. We visited the Taos Cow for the ice cream in New Mexico on that trip but we had to wait until now to try Hanks in Houston. We had banana pudding and also banana nut. It was really banana and pecan, not just boring old nuts. Hank was a delight and his ice cream was delicious. We are already planning another trip to Texas in the future, especially to visit Hank. He is lovely. Home made ice cream at such a cheap price was unbelievable. His shop's walls are full of celebrity and governmental recommendations. He even had the USA Today highlight. I would like to add my little review to his accolades.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wknderful Icecream”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013

This is a gem of a place. Right down from Reliant stadium. All the flavors I have tried are very good. I am partial to the. Butter pecan.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, Texas
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84 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Simply Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2013

We just visited Hank's for a break from the Houston summer. Very simply, this is *the best* ice cream that we've ever had. The service is great and Hank's is how I'd imagine America was in the 50's. We'll definitely be back!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Huron Township, MI
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Not bad”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2013

My wife had the banana pudding ice cream. I had a vanilla malt. The service was great. Hank served us. He was very nice. The price was a little high, but can understand as a small business enterprise overhead is more. I would come back to have another treat.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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