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$4 - $13
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 21 September 2021

There are any number of places in Ocean City for ice cream or ice cream-like treats, but our favorite over the years has been the Hobby Horse Ice Cream Parlor. It’s a short way off the boardwalk, but readily accessible. They have a good variety...of flavors in season if you pay attention not just to the front display area, but also the additional selections off to the side. All the ice creams are good, but their toppings are even better. We particularly like the Dark Side of the Moon option that lets you choose two ice creams to pair with hot fudge.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 12 August 2021 via mobile

A happy find for us! Of all the times we have been to OCNJ, this was the first trip where we tried this ice cream shop. We stayed in a different hotel which was nearby whereas we typically spend nearly all our time on the...boardwalk. Lots of flavors, reasonable prices, friendly staff and the ice cream was excellent quality! It was very rich and filling. It didn’t even start to melt before you could finish it. Highly recommend. If you have little kids, there is even a cute carousel statue out front, perfect for pics.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 17 July 2021 via mobile

We stayed a block away for 2 weeks and visited several times each week. It was very popular and very busy, but the line moved fast and the workers were all friendly. The ice cream was amazing - so many choices, great sundaes and specials,...and huge portions with reasonable prices.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 22 November 2020

The ice cream here is awesome. Large selection of flavors. You can order a small cup and still get two different flavors of ice cream. I love that since I like to try all the different kinds. They also have many kinds of sundaes and...prepicked combinations to choose from. Very easy service. You call your order from the waiting area and wait for your name to be called to go to the window for your order. Great milk shakes too!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 20 October 2020

We stayed right across the street from Hobby Horse and enjoyed a takeout delight each night to enjoy on our hotel wraparound porch while we people watched in our rocking chairs. It is delicious high quality ice cream with a great variety of flavors and...I can't wait to go back for more! Staff was super friendly and the scoops were generous too!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 16 August 2020 via mobile

Went for first time last week and everyone in my family had a sundae and absolutely loved them. I had the Oreo sundae and have to say it was probably as good as any sundae I’ve ever had. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 22 May 2020 via mobile

I have been going to the Hobby Horse for many years . When my family was young we always made a stop here for the much needed ice cream treat. Everything on the menu is to die for it is so good . I always...have gotten two flavors on a waffle cone . It is worth the money. Great customer service from family owned business .More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 13 September 2019

Visited midweek in September. Though not all flavors were available, there were still many to choose from. Plus, there were many options beyond just a “regular” cone. My hubby and I each went with ice cream in a waffle cone and they were delicious. The...shop was clean and there was seating available both inside and out. Overall, it was an enjoyable visit.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 16 August 2019 via mobile

The most flavors of ice cream by far plus yogurt, sherbet and loads of topping choices. Great quality, clean, tables to sit at and parking in the back. Just off the boardwalk at 8th street and without the high prices. Perfect!!

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 6 August 2019

Adorable ice cream parlor with a Ferris Wheel horse in front. The ice cream selection is fantastic and is of top quality.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hobby Horse Ice Cream Parlor

Yes, Hobby Horse Ice Cream Parlor offers takeaway services.

Hobby Horse Ice Cream Parlor is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5