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Sweet Melissa's Ice Cream Shop

200 W Seneca St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4140
+1 607-277-0090
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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200 W Seneca St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4140
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

We love Sweet Melissa's. Just delicious handmade ice cream in a humble location. Great for a summer treat. The soft serve, especially the two-berry twist, is the best!

Thank JakeM513
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Located on the corner of N Geneva and W Seneca Streets, serving great tasting ice cream, gets very crowded on summer days, but worth it, the line does go fast; we tried the coconut, very good! Parking is on street, or a few spots in...More

Thank rex e
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Sweet Melissa's was a cute little outdoor shop to get soft serve. We got a two berry twist cone and it wasn't anything special, but it wasn't bad. Not sure if it was worth the money, I would rather go to Purity or Dairy Bar.

Thank kyf11
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I LOVE ice cream, as does my daughter. After walking all over Ithaca (miles of hills), we felt we could indulge. We asked our hotel staff to direct us to the best ice cream in town, and they sent us to Sweet Melissa's. Boy, howdy,...More

Thank megrarian57
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Both soft and hard ice cream served through a window. Sit out doors at piicnic benches under umbrellas. No pretenses, quick service, although there will be a line when the temperature is up. It's a fun place and everyone seem happy to be there. Don't...More

Thank Paf46
Reviewed 25 May 2017

After a nice lunch, we googled "Frozen Yogurt in Ithaca" and this place popped up with a 5 star review. When we got there, it was a simple walk up, very average icecream place that had only 1 flavor of frozen yogurt!! We ended up...More

Thank advornicky
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.

Thank actonma
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!

Thank Carissa S
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...More

Thank Susie P
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.

Thank Nancy S
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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
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