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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390 181
Cold Stone Creamery is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

2
404 190
Ben & Jerry's is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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423 204
Dairy Queen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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422 208
Baskin-Robbins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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301 150
Häagen-Dazs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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225 164
Dippin' Dots is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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

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77 62
Steak 'n Shake is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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75 63
Sonic Drive-In is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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105 111
Rita's Italian Ice is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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118 137
Marble Slab Creamery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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136 163
Friendly's is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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89 120
Bruster's Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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108 137
TCBY is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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85 127
Carvel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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46 68
Yogurtland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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45 72
MaggieMoo's Ice Cream and Trea... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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54 96
Graeter's Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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92 167
To Pagoto is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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44 75
Braum's is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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51 89
Swensen's Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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52 91
Penn State University Creamery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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47 90
Tastee-Freez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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6 7
Jeni's is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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55 109
Graeter's is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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36 69
Yogen Früz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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4 7
Salt & Straw is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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40 78
Wall's ice cream is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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53 106
Whitey's Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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41 84
Twistee Treat is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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38 78
Handel's Homemade Ice Cream & ... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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48 100
Amy's Ice Creams is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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20 46
Wendy's Supa Sundaes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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8 21
Pahit ice is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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38 84
San Francisco Creamery is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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27 65
Newport Creamery is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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24 59
Strickland's Frozen Custard is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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26 65
Ted Drewes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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30 74
Fosters Freeze is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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33 81
Brigham's Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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18 56
Kopp's Frozen Custard is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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27 69
Oberweis Dairy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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

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

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26 69
Sarris Candies is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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21 58
Frost Gelato Shoppe is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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5 20
papafilipou is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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22 61
Max and Mina's is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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14 44
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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18 54
Margie's Candies is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors