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The Chilly Cow

451 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-5103
+1 781-648-4360
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (19 reviews)
“frozen yogurt” (4 reviews)
“custards” (2 reviews)
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11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
451 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-5103
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

A great local ice cream store with friendly staff and GREAT ice cream. We skipped dessert at restaurant to cone here - we were not disappointed. It also turns that my niece worked here years ago when she was in High School! I am told...More

Thank Donald1961
Reviewed October 10, 2017

Every neighborhood needs an ice cream shop, at least here in New England. This is one of only two in Arlington. They have a staff of sweet young things digging the ice cream and making Sundaes. There are about 30 seats inside this shop and...More

Thank Dick C
Reviewed October 3, 2017

I have become an addict of the Chilly Cow. While flavors can be limited, and change frequently, the Salted Carmel Frozen Custard is divine, and there is always a range of choices. The staff is generally young, and do a very nice job accommodating the...More

Thank 60745Mary
Reviewed July 11, 2017

Nice variety and freshly made ice creams. Ample scoops. And as a previous reviewer stated, how can you go wrong with ice cream?

Thank SPooh
Reviewed May 13, 2017

Lots of choices, and very friendly staff who are happy to let you sample away until you find the right flavor! They smile when your kid orders Dinosaur Tracks (bright blue) with gummy bears on top. But there are plenty of options for those of...More

Thank KLF95
Reviewed April 30, 2017

Even the kiddie size is more than adequate. They have custard, which is almost as rich as gelato. Great mix of flavors. Clean with very friendly staff. So tasty!

Thank cootmom
Reviewed January 4, 2017

Great little ice cream shop. The ice cream is awesome and the flavors interesting. They also offer frozen yogurt and frozen pudding.

Thank Jolize S
Reviewed October 24, 2016

Probably the best ice cream around the Boston area, because I am a dessert fan and have tried everything around. The frozen custards are the reason why I do not go anywhere else.

Thank DrRoyA
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Stopped in because the place looked cute. The Ice Cream selection was amazing!! All handmade as it should be Had the Purple Haze and loved it. Spoke to a lot of locals there and they raved about it. Apparently they also make cakes too Looking...More

Thank Traveler02476
Reviewed September 10, 2015

Great ice cream and quick service. Can eat indoors or outside. One of best ice cream places in Arlington.

Thank Herb912
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 451 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-5103
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-648-4360
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