Ice Cream The Best Ice Cream Parlors  

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List Rules U.S. stores that sell ice cream, yogurt, or gelato to be eaten on the premise

This ice cream shop names list includes the best and most popular ice cream parlors. This list includes parlors that sell traditional hard-packed ice cream, as well as those that sell soft-serve, gelato, and even frozen yogurt. A well run ice cream parlor can often even go further by offering milkshakes, ice cream sodas, ice cream shakes, sundaes, and various other frozen treats. Depending on the climate, many parlors close down during snowy winter months. In the United States, ice cream parlors surged in popularity at the beginning of the 1920s as many bars and pubs switched to selling ice cream after alcohol was outlawed.

So what are the best ice cream parlors? What should be at the top of this ice cream company list? Well that depends on what of ice cream you like. If you like soft-serve or sandwiches, then your taste will be a lot different from someone who enjoys frozen yogurt or gelato. Regardless, these famous ice cream brands and shops are serving up excellent sweet treats in their parlors for ice cream lovers of all ages to enjoy.
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415 194
Ben & Jerry's is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

2
430 205
Dairy Queen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

3
395 185
Cold Stone Creamery is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

4
425 211
Baskin-Robbins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

5
304 151
Häagen-Dazs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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228 165
Dippin' Dots is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

7
157 153
Culver's is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

8
79 62
Steak 'n Shake is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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77 64
Sonic Drive-In is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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10
106 112
Rita's Italian Ice is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

11
138 164
Friendly's is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

12
119 138
Marble Slab Creamery is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

13
90 121
Bruster's Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

14
110 138
TCBY is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

15
85 129
Carvel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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47 69
Yogurtland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

17
55 99
Graeter's Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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92 169
To Pagoto is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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45 74
MaggieMoo's Ice Cream and Trea... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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44 77
Braum's is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

21
51 91
Swensen's Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

22
52 93
Penn State University Creamery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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47 92
Tastee-Freez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

24
55 110
Graeter's is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

25
6 8
Jeni's is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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36 70
Yogen Früz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

27
40 79
Wall's ice cream is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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4 8
Salt & Straw is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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29
53 107
Whitey's Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

30
41 85
Twistee Treat is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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38 79
Handel's Homemade Ice Cream & ... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

32
48 101
Amy's Ice Creams is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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20 47
Wendy's Supa Sundaes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

34
38 85
San Francisco Creamery is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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8 22
Pahit ice is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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36
27 66
Newport Creamery is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

37
31 75
Fosters Freeze is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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24 60
Strickland's Frozen Custard is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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26 66
Ted Drewes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

40
33 82
Brigham's Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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18 57
Kopp's Frozen Custard is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

42
27 70
Oberweis Dairy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

43
21 57
Giolitti is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

44
15 45
Mövenpick Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

45
26 70
Sarris Candies is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

46
21 59
Frost Gelato Shoppe is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

47
22 62
Max and Mina's is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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14 45
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

49
27 75
Carl's Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

50
18 55
Margie's Candies is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors