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Homer's Ice Cream Company

1237 Green Bay Rd, Wilmette, IL 60091-1643
+1 847-251-0477
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“ice cream” (60 reviews)
“oreo cookie” (4 reviews)
“burgers” (7 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Fast food
1237 Green Bay Rd, Wilmette, IL 60091-1643
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

You go here for the superior ice cream but the grill provides terrific sandwiches and the like. You HAVE to bring the kids here!!

Thank embryo1949
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Widely known as the best ice cream parlor in Chicago, it just might be the best in the USA. Everything you'd expect for an ice cream parlor, with the ice cream made right in the back of the shop! Family run for many decades, they...More

Thank William A
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Homer's is looking a little long in the tooth these days, like it's 1989. The food was probably made the same year. Strictly kid fare. Mystery dogs, barely edible burgers, and weak, greasy fries. BUT. They have the best ice cream on the north shore....More

Thank Svensota
Reviewed 20 December 2017

All time favorite for seasonal and traditional ice creams. Don't miss the Peppermint stick ice cream now. Also a great place for quick dinners. Our granddaughters love the macaroni and cheese for dinner. Can't beat this iconic Wilmette spot!

Thank Eileen020
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

You go to Homer’s for the ice cream, but the food is great, and varied enough for kids and adults. It’s been a North Shore tradition forever.

Thank embryo1949
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

I bought banana, coconut, strawberry and chocolate chip. I defy you to find a better version of any of them anywhere. It’s the freshest, richest, most flavorful ice cream I’ve ever had! I also bought a jar of their homemade caramel sauce, which was good...More

Thank nshorefoodie
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Homer's is a local favorite. I have taken my children here since a very young age. It's the place you go with your best friend and her kids, it's the place you go with your baseball team-win or lose. When I had oral surgery it's...More

Thank Frostydrink
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Having seen this place featured on Chicago's Best, we just had to try it. We should have realized it wasn't great when the place was almost empty at 9:00pm on a Sat. night following a 90° day. I ordered a hot fudge sundae; my husband...More

Thank Scarlettdm
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Local spot for ice cream,burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches. Known for peach ice cream, but they have other flavors. Counter service fast food and ice cream parlor setting with a number of tables. Parking is on the side of the building.

Thank charleskP2468RA
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This is an old fashioned ice cream parlor. You order your ice cream on one side and food on the other. I didn't try any of the food, but did try the peach and coconut ice cream. The peach was OK, but I really liked...More

Thank travelchiks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1237 Green Bay Rd, Wilmette, IL 60091-1643
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Wilmette
  • Phone Number: +1 847-251-0477
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