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Bobtail Ice Cream Company

Ice Cream Shop, Coffee Shop, and Dessert Shop · Lake View East
2951 N Broadway St (at W Wellington Ave), Chicago, IL 60657, United States
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  • Today
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 7:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Thu–Fri
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 1:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 1:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 4:00 PM–10:00 PM
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Based on 224 votes

People like this place

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    Mary Therese
    "Everyone loves Cubby Crunch!"(10 Tips)
    Carol P.
    "Tried the Signature sunset and lake view bar hopper."(6 Tips)
    Redeye Chicago
    "... chips), or Lakeview Barhopper (Dutch cocoa ice cream blended with..."(3 Tips)
    Michael A.
    "The best, most pumpkin-y, pumpkin ice cream I've ever had."(3 Tips)
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76 tips and reviews.

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  • ice cream
  • cubby crunch
  • signature sunset
  • milkshakes
  • lakeview barhopper
  • casual
  • family-friendly
  • waffle cones
  • cookies
  • Italian ices
  • malts
  • toffee
  • lively
  • hot fudge
  • root beer floats
  • great value
  • espresso
  • good for a late night
  • pretzels
  • whiskey
  • Caitlin F.

    Amazing staff, and even better ice cream! The raspberry cheesecake ice cream mixed with the cookies and cream (as suggested by the staff) was to die for! Tastes like and Oreo crusted cheesecake.

    Caitlin Fahey · September 22
  • Louis K.

    Excellent homemade ice creams! Try the salted chocolate caramel pretzel (I forget exactly what it's called but it's damn good).

    Louis Klieger · September 10
  • Coleen K.

    Salted Carmel pretzel ice cream

    Coleen Kent · September 6
  • Andy S.

    Real deal ice cream. Try the coffee/espresso/ice cream shake and stay awake for days.

    Andy Sternberg · September 3
  • Kübra Z.

    Their vanilla chip ice cream is a nice try.

    Kübra Zengin · August 9
  • Nicole D.

    Mostly unimpressed with their ice cream flavors but the Cubby Crunch is a great original.

    Nicole Doup · July 5
  • Melody L.

    Ice cream is delightful. Can get busy. Outdoor seats are available to sit and enjoy.

    Melody Legge · May 24
  • Blake B.

    Hey Bobtail Soda Fountain, you should join Freebie! The benefits are amazing for both you and me. Read more

    Blake Britton · May 24
  • Meredith B.

    Unique shop with quality ice cream. Try the brownie sundae

  • Rob K.

    My fave!!! They deliver!!!

    Rob Kolmin · March 25
  • Allison K.

    Ice cream and malts are delicious!!

    Allison Kaminski · January 3
  • Moonchild

    have their red wine ice cream! LOVE LOVE IT! this is the best place for homemade ice cream!

    Moonchild · September 15, 2014
  • Eric M.

    Get a scoop of the Cubby Crunch. You won't be disappointed.

    Eric Munn · September 14, 2014
  • Carol M.

    The best ice cream!!! They run out of flavors often in the summer and on the weekends, so try to come at an off time if you're looking for something specific

    Carol Marr · August 10, 2014
  • Redeye Chicago

    Order an unadulterated scoop or two of one of Bobtail's signatures, such as Sunset (merlot ice cream with dark-chocolate chips), or Lakeview Barhopper (Dutch cocoa ice cream blended with whiskey). Read more

    Redeye Chicago · August 3, 2014
  • Maggie T.

    Cubby Crunch = Vanilla ice cream, chocolate chips, toffee, Oreo, and rainbow sprinkles

    Maggie Tu · July 26, 2014
  • Carol P.

    Tried the Signature sunset and lake view bar hopper. They were ok. Go to pacuigo's gelato down the street instead!

    Carol Pius · July 1, 2014
  • Claire B.

    It's who you know, free double scoop waffle cone:)

    Claire Buckley · June 14, 2014
  • Zackary P.

    Get the Daley addiction. Damn good.

    Zackary Prince · April 19, 2014
  • Linda F.

    Great old-school Ice Cream shop with unique Chicago-themed flavors that should all be sampled! The line can be long - but it moves fast!

    Linda Felter · April 18, 2014
  • Fred W.

    Great Peanut Chip Ice Cream:)

    Fred Weiner · March 30, 2014
  • Noah M.

    Basically the greatest. Signature Sunset is not to be missed.

    Noah M. · March 27, 2014
  • lauren

    Cubby crunch. Yummy!

    lauren · January 26, 2014
  • Rachel O.

    The chai latte is delicious for when it's chilly outside.

    Rachel Osran · January 12, 2014
  • Gregory R.

    The pumpkin ice cream is SO freakin' delicious!!!!!

    Gregory Ray · October 9, 2013
  • Drake C.

    Pretty righteous pumpkin pie sundae

    Drake Campbell · October 4, 2013
  • Michael M.

    Great ice cream and awesome employees!

    Michael M · September 27, 2013
  • Linnéa L.

    The milkshakes are so thick that you can hardly get them up through a straw--so delicious!

    Linnéa L · September 8, 2013
  • Nina M.

    Their ice cream is the best in the City, but their Wi-Fi splash screen will drive you nuts! It even comes up on my iPhone when I turn off Wi-Fi in my settings.

    Nina Marie · September 4, 2013
  • Jasmine L.

    Great ice cream spot!!!

    Jasmine Lockett · August 25, 2013
  • Jay P.

    Peanut butter chip is the best flavor BY FAR. Unique homemade ice cream

    Jay Patel · August 2, 2013
  • Yanja B.

    Delicious unique ice cream! Try their seasonal ice cream!

    Yanja Batbaatar · July 15, 2013
  • Fleming

    CUBBY CRUNCH. Fandom of Chicago Cubs not required (thank goodness).

    Fleming · June 21, 2013
  • Adam H.

    The Italian ice is a big hit for summer. Red raspberry or strawberry lemonade. Both are delicious!

    Adam Hickenbottom · June 14, 2013
  • Carly O.

    Not worth being ignored.

    Carly Oishi · May 21, 2013
  • Serious Eats

    One of a handful of always available flavors at this ice cream shop, Signature Sunset is a genius combination of Merlot ice cream and dark chocolate chips.

    Serious Eats · May 14, 2013
  • Felix L.

    PB&J shake is great!

    Felix Lopez · May 14, 2013
  • Christopher B.

    Cubbie Crunch is AMAZING!

    Christopher Burns · April 15, 2013
  • John S.

    Absolutely no advantage to being the Mayor.

    John Skelly · February 24, 2013
  • Catherine C.

    White chocolate peanut butter ice cream is amazing, and a perk of being slower in the winter...they'll give you as many samples as you want!

    Catherine C. · January 21, 2013
  • Ryan W.

    I prefer Cubby Crunch or Mint Chip, but you really can't go wrong with anything. Plus they have board games!

    Ryan Wallace · November 2, 2012
  • Jake S.

    Whichever flavor you choose, get an Oreo dipped waffle cone with it.

    Jake Smith · October 29, 2012
  • Daniel B.

    Pumpkin Pie Sundae. Just eat it.

    Daniel Braun · September 19, 2012
  • Daisy M.

    Shakes & Smoothies for $2.99 on Thursdays. Spencer made me the BEST smoothie of my life!

    Daisy Mertzel · August 24, 2012
  • Time Out Chicago Kids

    Bobtail Ice Cream Company is nominated for Best Ice Cream Shop in our Hipsqueak Awards, vote now at!

    Time Out Chicago Kids · July 2, 2012
  • Louis M.

    Cookies and Cream for the Occupiers!

    Louis Mazzei · May 18, 2012
  • Daniel K.

    Tue/Thu half off milkshakes

    Daniel Kim · May 11, 2012
  • RJ

    You'll never find another ice cream flavor as good and as classy as the Signature Sunset: merlot ice cream with dark chocolate chips. Amazing!

    RJ · March 22, 2012
  • Time Out Chicago Kids

    The Cubby Crunch is Bobtail's #1 flavor for kids (sprinkles!) and pays homage to Wrigley's loveable losers. Read more

    Time Out Chicago Kids · February 29, 2012
  • Time Out Chicago Kids

    The White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup ice cream has big candy cups in creamy, smooth white heaven. Read more

    Time Out Chicago Kids · February 29, 2012

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