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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396 184
Ben & Jerry's is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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382 177
Cold Stone Creamery is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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414 199
Dairy Queen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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414 204
Baskin-Robbins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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295 148
Häagen-Dazs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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224 160
Dippin' Dots is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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151 151
Culver's is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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74 60
Steak 'n Shake is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
1491971760840 added Steak 'n Shake

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72 62
Sonic Drive-In is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
1491971760840 added Sonic Drive-In

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Rita's Italian Ice is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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117 135
Marble Slab Creamery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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134 160
Friendly's is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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108 134
TCBY is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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87 118
Bruster's Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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46 66
Yogurtland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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81 125
Carvel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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54 94
Graeter's Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
Will added Graeter's Ice Cream

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92 165
To Pagoto is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
sotiris46 added To Pagoto

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43 71
MaggieMoo's Ice Cream and Trea... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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51 87
Swensen's Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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47 88
Tastee-Freez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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42 73
Braum's is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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Jeni's is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
Jeni's

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51 90
Penn State University Creamery is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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55 107
Graeter's is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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Salt & Straw is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
Salt & Straw

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40 75
Wall's ice cream is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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35 67
Yogen Früz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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53 104
Whitey's Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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38 76
Handel's Homemade Ice Cream & ... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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41 82
Twistee Treat is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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48 98
Amy's Ice Creams is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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Pahit ice is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
laomeni added Pahit ice

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20 44
Wendy's Supa Sundaes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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38 82
San Francisco Creamery is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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27 63
Newport Creamery is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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24 57
Strickland's Frozen Custard is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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30 72
Fosters Freeze is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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33 79
Brigham's Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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21 54
Giolitti is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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15 42
Mövenpick Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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25 64
Ted Drewes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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21 56
Frost Gelato Shoppe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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26 67
Sarris Candies is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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22 59
Max and Mina's is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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14 42
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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17 55
Kopp's Frozen Custard is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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18 51
Margie's Candies is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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25 67
Oberweis Dairy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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9 31
Dolce Vita is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
Stuart Graham added Dolce Vita