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The Chilly Cow

451 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-5103
+1 781-648-4360
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“custard” (5 reviews)
“cakes” (2 reviews)
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451 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-5103
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 January 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 24 October 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 27 June 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 10 September 2015

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

Thank Herb912
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

We were given a gift certificate to the chilly cow and being loyal to the many other great ice cream brands in the area have never visited. We were wrong not to go sooner! The chilly cow focuses on custard-based ice cream's which are better...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 26 July 2015

The mid-west style custard is really worth eating. My children give the ice cream there a thumbs up. Sometimes the floors are sticky and it can smell a bit like sticky ice cream shop but I guess that isn't surprising.

Thank Kat M
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Great local-made ice cream place. Family favorite, the place to go when you need your ice cream for the day. Plenty of unique flavors available to please most anyone. Recently they have branched out to hot dogs and other comfort food, but this is basically...More

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 4 June 2015

We took our 3 year old granddaughters there. They had grilled cheese sandwiches and hot dogs for $1.00 each; both were good. I had an excellent lobster roll for $6.99, on the small size but yummy! They had fresh blueberry ice cream which was amazing!...More

Thank MJMadisonwi
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Seating, Takeout
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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11:00 - 21:00
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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