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Sweet Melissa's Ice Cream Shop

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200 W Seneca St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4140
+1 607-277-0090
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13:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Fri 13:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Massachusetts
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306 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Good soft serve and the "flurries" with mix ins are very tasty-I enjoyed chocolate with Reese's. Short walk from the commons on a nice evening means you don't have to feel guilty.

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Thank actonma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

After a long day of hiking and walking around Ithaca with our pups, this was a great place to rest and refuel! Picnic tables were a perfect setting for the dogs to get some water, and the homemade Key Lime Pie ice cream was delicious!

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Thank Carissa S
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Love this place! Has a great assortment for such a small shop. Even offers some homemade flavors that change each week, as well as 1 gluten free. They also have some picnic tables w/ umbrellas so you can enjoy your icecream on the spot. It stays relatively clean, and the staff is warm and friendly.

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Thank Susie P
Hatboro
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We had a hard time finding someplace for just ice cream, and this fit the bill. The honey ice cream was very tasty and refreshing.

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Thank Nancy S
Lund, Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Great ice cream and super friendly staff. This a truly genuine place with original homemade flavors that can not be found anywhere else. A must stop when in Ithaca!

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Thank Esaiasson
Chester, New Jersey
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Their specials weren't too appealing so I was left w/ a soft serve dip which was average. Wouldn't go out of my way again to come here.

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Thank EG391
Georgia, USA
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Very good soft serve ice cream! Yummy flurries! Only has a few flavors of "hard" ice cream (we did not try those since flavors were a bit different such as lemon ricotta). Bit hard to find since Place is on end of building of SS sub sandwich place. Cash only!

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Thank Georgia-USA
Ithaca, New York, United States
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117 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

"Seven Varieties...Of Vanilla!" That's the joke about Melissa's in my family. Sweet Melissa's used to be pretty decent, and we used to go pretty regularly, in spite of the fact that almost all the hard ice cream flavors were vanilla based, and in spite of the fact that Melissa never was particularly heavy-handed with the ingredients she mixed in, so... More 

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Thank Andrew W
Ithaca, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Sweet Melissa has the best soft serve for miles! I keep meaning to try their amazing offerings in home made hard ice cream, but I crave the soft serve too much!

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Thank ShellaJeanne
Ithaca, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

Sweet Melissa's is awesome! We go there frequently to try different flavors. I recently had Thai iced tea ice cream, and it was delicious! I recommend the hard ice cream, which is made there. Flavors change frequently but we've never been disappointed.

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Thank Abby J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 21:00
Monday
13:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 21:00
Thursday
13:00 - 21:00
Friday
13:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 W Seneca St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4140
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-277-0090
Description
http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/174/1516491/restaurant/Sweet-Melissas-Ice-Cream-Shop-Ithaca

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