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Cravings at Colonial Spa

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389 Main St, Wakefield, MA 01880
+1 781-245-7665
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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This place has been in Wakefield Center for a really long time, I think since the 1920s and still, has that old times feeling. The staff is always friendly and the ice cream is great plus lots of snacks, penny candy, and ice cream cakes too. A must if you like ice cream!

1 Thank JeepsnCoronas
Boston, Massachusetts
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252 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

This is a cute location downtown. I loved the variety of flavor. I had the mint chocolate chip and my companion had the maple walnut and butter pecan. The flavored and amount of add-ons was great. The service was just ok. Almost like they could not be bothered to take your order. Would go back for the ice cream.

Thank blondechickma
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80 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

I had wanted to go here after I saw it got top 5 in all of the ice places in Greater Boston and my father and I both got the cinnamon raisin oatmeal ice cream and we both loved it. I cannot wait to go back to Cravings.

1 Thank sleeper61
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

We love Cravings icecream. For my daughter's birthday, she requested and ice cream cake. We got the chocolate chip with fudge in the center. My family really enjoyed and my daughter is asking when we can get another one. They make all their own icecream.

Thank Merry N
Wakefield, Massachusetts
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112 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

Yes, the nostalgia is great, but the owners must be millionaires by now due to the gouging prices. I'd rather spend my hard-earned money elsewhere.

Thank Jake C
Stoneham, Massachusetts, United States
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117 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2014

I got one of the soft serve flavors. Everything was fine until I got to the bottom. The add-in flavor wasn't properly mixed in, the bottom of my ice cream had a more flavor than ice cream concentration and was bitter. I didn't eat most of it, good thing, because it acts as a laxative. I don't care if you... More 

Thank Jeff C
Boston, Massachusetts
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176 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

If you are all about nostalgia, this is the place for you. It is very old fashioned looking but the ice cream flavors are current. Forget chocolate and vanilla, this shop has red velvet cake, moose tracks, raspberry cheesecake and many more flavors. They make their own ice cream too! There are also many specialty sundaes to choose from. The... More 

Thank holllywood38
Wakefield, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2013

For a snack shop, it has all you need for the late night munchies. And it is good.... Enough said. I am a chocoholic and this place caters to those of us who have resigned ourselves to this plight.

Thank Don R
Boston, Massachusetts
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230 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2012

Where do you go when you want a great selection of ice cream made to order? Cravings in downtown Wakefield! The selection is second to none, and the service always helpful and friendly! This a main stay in the Wakefield area for many years and it is for a simple reason: Consistent great ice cream and service! So happy to... More 

1 Thank MEProfenno
Bangor, Maine
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

If you are in the area, stop by Cravings for a little piece of heaven! The atmosphere brings you back in time and the ice cream is out of this world. Hands down, this was the best ice cream I have ever enjoyed; try the Red Velvet. The Red Velvet literally had Red Velvet Cake with frosting in the ice... More 

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  • Address: 389 Main St, Wakefield, MA 01880
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Wakefield
  • Phone Number: +1 781-245-7665

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