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MacKay's Cochrane Ice Cream Ltd

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220 1st Street W, Cochrane, Alberta T4C 1A1, Canada
+1 403-932-2455
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Stockton, California
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320 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As you cruise the down town shops, this is a great way to take a break. Try the avocado ice cream!! It's actually delicious. Branch out and enjoy their off the wall flavors and rich ice cream. It's the BEST! Such a Cochrane treat!! Enjoy!

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Thank Buhrdy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An interesting local tourist spot to stop in at in Cochrane, you will see a line stretching blocks down the road on hot summer days. I enjoyed the authenticity it holds true to by making everything right down the street from it's serving joint, but not hands down the best ice cream ever. Found it to be overpriced and rather... More 

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Thank Brooklyn B
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful ice cream!! Too many flavors to list!! People line up down the block to get this great MacKay family recipe Ice Cream.

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Thank Cathie S
Calgary
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hands down the best ice cream I have ever had! The flavour list is huge which is also nice for bringing the little ones :)

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Thank Sand101
Cochrane, Canada
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's the main reason people visit and well worth the trip. The service is friendly and the ice cream is always great! Good quality ingredients and made in town. Support local business.

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Thank yonit500
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Easter weekend, Good Friday. Went into have ice cream and the line-up was so long and only 2 people on, (very young staff). They also had a notice that the staff was in training. Where was the management who should have been there to help them out?? Not only were they scooping the ice cream but they had to ring... More 

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Thank 11RoxanneF
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

25 years ago I started going to McKay's. I show no sign of slowing down. This is a great spot to take the family for an outing, or if you feel like a sweet treat this is the place you should go all by yourself.

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Thank Wesley H
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Last minute decision lef us to visit Cochrane and the famous MacKay Ice Cream. We were excited to know that they have array of international flavour of ice cream which we immediately dig in such as Halo-halo, Keso, Yam and Durian to name a few. We were delighted with the new ice cream flavour and will recommend that you try... More 

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Cape Carteret, North Carolina, United States
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

If your in or near Cochrane you have to here ! MacKays has the best ice cream you'll ever put in your mouth ! If you love old fashioned home made ice cream this is the ticket. My grandkids love this place. The shop is in the heart of downtown close to quaint and cute little shops.

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Thank Shirl P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Folks bicycle from Calgary and beyond for a scoop of MacKay's delicious ice cream. Don't let the lineups discourage you. Service is always fast and courteous. But be prepared to make a difficult choice. The varieties of locally produced ice cream amaze.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Cuisine
Canadian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 1st Street W, Cochrane, Alberta T4C 1A1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Cochrane
  • Phone Number: +1 403-932-2455

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?