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My Favorite Ice Cream Shoppe

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2048 42 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 2M7, Canada
+1 403-287-3838
10:30 - 22:30
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

People's nostalgia for the parlour- experience gets them in the door, but not much of the 'old-world charm' of the original place is evident. There are few community notices in the billboards inside- no 'penny-candy' treats for sale, and the carousel novelty horse ride for a quarter hasn't functioned in years. It's just an ice cream place now-- the staff... More 

Thank Learn with M
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

The customer service was awesome and the ice cream is the best in Calgary! Also they are open late which is a bonus! Overall I had a great experience! I will be back

Thank Joe C
Calgary, Canada
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Really, too many flavours is my ONLY complaint! SOOOOOOOOO hard to choose. It is a fantastic place for a date, or to go with your kids, to take and impress out of town guests for a really great small town feel, in the city! Enjoy!!!

Thank iluvalberta
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70 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

This place is magical. The only problem is choosing what flavor of ice cream you want, because they're all so amazing. Yes, I do know from experience. The staff is always friendly, and the service is quick. The ice cream is to die for, and if you play the piano for 10 minutes in the shop, you get a free... More 

Thank Andrea N
Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

People say this place isn't what it used to be and they're right. However, it is what you make of it. I have fond memories of going here when I was a kid, and now I get to take my kids there. It's a great for the whole family, and when my kids think ice cream, they think of this... More 

Thank Jeff M
Calgary, Canada
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669 reviews
379 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The selection at My Favorite Ice Cream is huge and its remarkably cheap compared to other places in town. The ice cream itself is goody if a little dense, don't order any more than the 8oz would be my suggestion as pretty filling. Another great plus is their understanding of Coeliacs - the server cleaned utensils then even scraped off... More 

Thank OmanRob
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264 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Every hot day this place turns into an emporium of people. People with pimped rides, people with unusual tattoos, just wall to wall people. If you like ice cream and people watching this place rocks. The young people serving endless scoops of ice cream have their work cut out for themselves. 4-5 hours shifts with your head in a freezer... More 

Thank Steve M
Belfast, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

Took a walk after dinner to get some ice cream and came here as I was told it was the best around the city. The ice cream was beautiful but two things that I loved this most was; the ice cream host a community sing along every Tuesday and we were greeted by old school hits. Also the retro original... More 

Thank wtrfyffe
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224 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

As visitors to Calgary, we used some on line articles to pick this place for ice cream. As some other reviewers noted, housekeeping is lacking. I looked behind the counters and in the back room. They are not taking care of the place. The staff was indifferent and not well trained. Yes they had many flavors, but the ice cream... More 

Thank Railhistoryfan
Nanaimo, Canada
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178 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

Just a fun place to go, not a lot around but we walk there from our place in Killarney. (1/2 hr.) great ice cream hits the spot on a hot day .. Watch out for line ups there's a park across the street that will take you to Marda Loop area - lots to see there !!)

Thank S_Leach

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Open Hours
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2048 42 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 2M7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Altadore
  • Neighbourhood: Altadore
  • Phone Number: +1 403-287-3838

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