Desserts 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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437 203
Ben & Jerry's is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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449 213
Dairy Queen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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414 193
Cold Stone Creamery is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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442 221
Baskin-Robbins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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311 157
Häagen-Dazs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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235 167
Dippin' Dots is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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167 155
Culver's is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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85 65
Steak 'n Shake is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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81 66
Sonic Drive-In is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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111 115
Rita's Italian Ice is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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142 166
Friendly's is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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121 142
Marble Slab Creamery is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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92 122
Bruster's Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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110 140
TCBY is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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54 71
Yogurtland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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87 131
Carvel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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57 100
Graeter's Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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93 170
To Pagoto is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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46 75
MaggieMoo's Ice Cream and Trea... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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10 10
Jeni's is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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58 111
Graeter's is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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45 78
Braum's is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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52 92
Swensen's Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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53 95
Penn State University Creamery is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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47 94
Tastee-Freez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors