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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400 186
Ben & Jerry's is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

2
386 179
Cold Stone Creamery is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

3
418 204
Dairy Queen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

4
417 207
Baskin-Robbins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

5
298 149
Häagen-Dazs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

6
224 163
Dippin' Dots is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

7
152 153
Culver's is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

8
76 62
Steak 'n Shake is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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74 63
Sonic Drive-In is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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105 109
Rita's Italian Ice is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

11
136 162
Friendly's is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

12
117 137
Marble Slab Creamery is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

13
88 119
Bruster's Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

14
108 136
TCBY is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

15
83 126
Carvel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

16
46 67
Yogurtland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

17
54 95
Graeter's Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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92 166
To Pagoto is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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43 72
MaggieMoo's Ice Cream and Trea... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

20
51 88
Swensen's Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

21
52 90
Penn State University Creamery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

22
43 74
Braum's is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

23
47 89
Tastee-Freez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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6 6
Jeni's is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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55 108
Graeter's is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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4 5
Salt & Straw is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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27
40 76
Wall's ice cream is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

28
35 68
Yogen Früz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

29
53 105
Whitey's Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

30
38 77
Handel's Homemade Ice Cream & ... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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41 83
Twistee Treat is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

32
48 99
Amy's Ice Creams is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

33
8 20
Pahit ice is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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34
20 45
Wendy's Supa Sundaes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

35
38 83
San Francisco Creamery is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

36
27 64
Newport Creamery is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

37
24 58
Strickland's Frozen Custard is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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30 73
Fosters Freeze is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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33 80
Brigham's Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

40
18 55
Kopp's Frozen Custard is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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21 55
Giolitti is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

42
27 68
Oberweis Dairy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

43
25 65
Ted Drewes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

44
15 43
Mövenpick Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

45
26 68
Sarris Candies is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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21 57
Frost Gelato Shoppe is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

47
22 60
Max and Mina's is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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14 43
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

49
18 53
Margie's Candies is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

50
17 51
Ciao Bella Gelato Company is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors