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Purity Ice Cream Co

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700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850
+1 607-272-1545
07:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 07:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 23:00
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We have gone there two nights in a row . Such a fun atmosphere . We had Sunday's with marshmallow and hot fudge and butterfinger crumbs . Delicious !!!

1 Thank Sara V
Central NY
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Huge variety of ice cream, can be very busy but the line moves fast. The only thing I'd change is to have an explanation of some of the flavors - you can't tell what some are from the menu board.

Thank tmb14883
Portland, Maine
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784 reviews
558 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 482 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

A unique and very popular ice cream spot...many ordering options. There were six of us...everyone had something different. Coffee ice cream soda, hot fudge sundae, several different flavors in cones. An efficient ordering and pick up process. Very crowded, but line and service were swift. We heard from locals that Purity is the ice cream hot spot in Ithaca...we can... More 

1 Thank BeeMelissa
Ithaca, New York
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Had breakfast on Saturday. Delicious! Wait staff very attentive. Lots of options to choose from. Pancakes, eggs in many ways, French toast and coffee varieties. Back with friends on Sunday afternoon. Busy but the line kept moving. Always too many delicious choices.

1 Thank Sue E
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127 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Must visit location for ice cream lovers on a summer visit to Ithaca. Warning that it can be mobbed on a Fri or Sat night ! Be prepared to park blocks away, walk, wait on long lines. But very good ice cream.

Thank BL_LI
Ithaca, New York
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268 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

If you haven't had a sammy, find them . Sold in singles or 6 packs, we often stop in and grab them, though they run out. The best ice cream sandwich you have ever had. The singles are 3 and a half bucks, a little pricey. But six packs, though smaller each, are about 9 bucks for 6, great value.... More 

Thank Brian D
Tiffin, Ohio
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Very good. We did breakfast there-never got back for ice cream but friends say it is the best. Very clean and it looked like great ice cream

Thank jeanibean321
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

First, the ice cream tasted good. However, the "front" door that can only be exited, but not entered is very odd. There are no descriptions of the ice cream until you reach the cashier and have to order, which leaves you with all that time waiting in line clueless as to what some of the flavors actually are. Also, the... More 

Thank No_Noise_Traveler
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

I have been going here for 6 years and they have always been delicious and usually pretty quick to get and out! I suggest the the cookies n' cream , bittersweet , or the cookie sundae!!!!!!!!

Thank Daniel L
Albany, New York
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208 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

We have always had great service and great ice-cream here. I have never tried their food. There are bathrooms and indoor and outdoor seating. The line moves quickly. There are baked goods, ice-cream and food. Something for everyone.

Thank ohtracey2010

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Restaurant features
Delivery, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-272-1545
Premium ice cream from upstate NY milk! Fresh baked pies, muffins, cupcakes and other goodies. Saturday and Sunday Breakfast 7:30am-1:00pm Monday-Friday Lunch 11:00am-2:30pm Fresh food, local ingredients. Fun setting. Happy times.

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