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Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm not adventurous when it comes to ice cream but on the recommendation of a friend, I tried the Wildberry Lavender on a fresh waffle cone. Really enjoyable and the best part is that the ice cream doesn't melt away. I had time to eat...right down to the end of the cone without having to clean up any mess. It's a nice space for a quick treat and there's space to host a small birthday part upstairs.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 6 July 2022

The store is clean and the people who work there were very helpful and nice. I tried a few flavors and I really didn’t look like any of them to buy and waste my calories. But the young lady was so nice and helpful, I...felt obligated to buy a scoop. I received a ver small scoop for $5 which is just as well since I didn’t want to eat it in the first place.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 9 January 2022 via mobile

I have never tasted ice cream quite like this. After enjoying dinner in Wicker Park, I stopped by this ice cream shop on a 10-degree night to further deepen the chill. I ordered the Gooey Buttercake flavor, and quickly understood why almost no toppings are...offered here; nothing could have possibly improved what I was tasting. It was rich, sweet, and decadent. I recommend it to anyone who likes sweets, and can’t wait to come back for more.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 15 August 2021 via mobile

Delicious flavors of ice cream, friendly, helpful staff, benches and bleachers to sit and enjoy your ice cream - a perfect spot for an ice cream treat! I liked that you can get half scoops so you can enjoy more of the unique flavors. I...got a 1/2 scoop of the wild berry lavender and a 1/2 scoop of the sweet cream biscuits & peach jam. Both were good, but I really liked the sweet cream biscuits & peach jam! My husband tried a 1/2 scoop of bramble berry crisp and a 1/2 scoop of salty caramel gooey butter cake - both were really good! We also liked the waffle wedge they add to each bowl of ice cream! This was the perfect cool treat on the hot evening we were in Wrigleyville.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 26 July 2021 via mobile

After Dinner my family wanted to head over to Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream for desert, as much as I don’t need to be eating ice cream, I agreed and off we went. When we were walking up to the store, you could see a substantial...line waiting for their turn at obtaining the calorie laden treat. The wait was not as long as I would have thought as Jeni’s staff has the process down for moving people through the store. They have a variety of flavors, and give the time and a larger waist size I would love to try them all. It seems as though they cheat and pipe the smell of freshly made waffle cones to the outside to entice those walking by, and the waffle cone making station is the first thing you encounter walking into the store. They sell the ice cream in either full or half scoops that allow you to try different flavors without creating a 2’ tall cone. The variety of flavors is great, the ice cream is wonderful, and the service is top notch. I would highly recommend trying out Jeni’s if you have one near you, or if you are visiting the Chicago area. Safe TravelsMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 22 October 2019

The line was long, but worth the wait. Treat yourself to something yummy after a nice dinner. It's no time to count calories though

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 September 2019

There's a long cue and there's good reason for it. It's not cheap, but totally worth every cent. They offer unlimited sampling, which might make it even more difficult to choose, since all flavours are delicious. They have plenty of dairy-free options, which I highly...appreciated, even their cones and waffles can be dairy-free. Treat yourself, it's possibly the best ice cream you'll ever eat!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 September 2019

There's a reason for the long lines (besides all the free sampling.) Not cheap, but delicious, and you want find these 31 flavors anywhere else. I had the Brambleberry, but I hear the Goat Cheese with Red Cherries is surprisingly good. I don't recommend the...Popcorn flavor, but to each their own. If you are dining in the area (and who isn't) then a walk to Jeni's is the perfect way to end a meal. (Couples: Don't forget that the Obama's had their first kiss after sharing an ice cream cone in Chicago.)More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 September 2019 via mobile

The ice cream menu is quite innovative and we were happy that some friendly frequent ice cream lovers in front of us gave us some recommendations. It was fun trying some flavors before making a decision. Expensive, but quite a special treat.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 31 August 2019 via mobile

If you want to have the best in ice cream. Jeni’s is the place for you. You will not go wrong with the variety of flavors that Jeni’s carries. The quality is over the top in this fine establishment. Make Jeni’s your one stop ice...cream shop, in the Windy City. ThanksMore

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 18 June 2019

Creamy doesn’t even begin to describe Jeni’s ice cream and, believe me, I’ve eaten LOTS of ice cream!

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 9 May 2019 via mobile

I’m a Carmel lover, so I had to try the salty Carmel. I did the 3 half scoops so I also tried the milkiest chocolate and the Texas sheet cake. My sister had been here before and was talking about how yummy it was so...I was excited. Unfortunately, the salty Carmel flavor I didn’t enjoy. Even though like I said, I love Carmel. The Texas sheet cake was good, but VERY rich. I couldn’t even eat the whole half scoop. My favorite was the chocolate. I wish I had enjoyed the others as much as the chocolateMore

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 21 April 2019 via mobile

The ice cream was good the waffle cone was amazing! The real question you have to ask yourself though is it worth waiting on a long line for?

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 22 March 2019 via mobile

We’ve been getting the one vegan option here for like a year and got bored. But surprise! We came by today after a long break and there are four very delicious dairy-free options! We’re really grateful they expanded their selection

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 January 2019

The perfect spot for something sweet in Chicago. Big menu with lots of tasty items. You can't go past the ever reliable chocolate.

Date of visit: December 2018
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