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Hobby Horse Ice Cream Parlor

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800 Ocean Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3621
+1 609-399-1214
Fri 18:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 13:00 - 22:00
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North East, Maryland
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

My wife and I have been to the Hobby Horse several times and each time are pleased with the generous servings and friendly hospitality. There is sufficient seating in the back which is good as some other ice cream places have limited seating. Many great flavors to choose from including yogurt flavors. All in all we have been very satisfied... More 

Thank jeffj31865
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

The homemade sundaes w/ the tiny cone and chocolate covered pretzel is just one of the touches you can't get just anywhere !!! Try my favorite: the spunky monkey, a hot fudge sundae w/ a banana!!!!!

Thank hoffmailman
Camillus, New York
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Delicious, creamy homemade ice cream, generously served at decent prices. The kids who waited us were so pleasant, with long lines that snaked into the seating area. But, they are efficient, and the line moved quickly. An extra bonus is free parking next to it and LOTS of seating inside (air conditioned), which is nice when it's so hot and... More 

Thank We_love_CNY
Fishkill, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Best Ice Cream in Ocean City. We tried to beat the crowds. One night there had to be 50 +people on line.

Thank fuzz1994
Philadelphia, PA USA
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

We love going to the Hobby Horse Ice Cream Parlor in OCNJ. We enjoy the cones and also the very tasty waffles and ice cream! Yummy!!

Thank Poodalu
Toronto, Canada
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Due to my diet, I couldn't eat the ice cream, I can only comment on the other aspects of the ice cream parlour and the experience my family had. According to my family, this was the best ice cream of the trip. The place had so many options for cones (they even had a chocolate-chip cone) as well as ice... More 

Thank minivanride
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Very clean ice cream/candy/coffee shop. The portions were generous and the flavor so were original and plenty to choose from. Nice sitting area inside, benches outside, and parking available. Delicious home-aide ice cream.

Thank Samantha L
Venice, Florida
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

I have tried other ice cream parlors over the years I have been going to Ocean City but keep coming back to this place because they have the best tasting ice cream around. You can always ask for a taste of any flavor you are interested in to help you make up your mind and the people who work there... More 

Thank Gail N
Bridgeton, New Jersey
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2015

the hobby horse offers many flavors of ice cream and toppings.Very friendly offer inside tables which is great on a hot humid nite.

Thank janice k
west chester, pa
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015

good selection of home made ice cream and frozen yogurt. an outdoor patio is a welcome spot to sit since there is no seating indoors.

Thank Anna K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 12
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Ocean Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3621
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 609-399-1214

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