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Hobby Horse Ice Cream Parlor

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800 Ocean Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3621
+1 609-399-1214
13:00 - 22:00
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Fri 18:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 13:00 - 22:00
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

From the second we entered the door the staff was friendly and helpful. Large variety of flavors and combinations. Prices were reasonable and place was immaculate. Ice cream was DELICIOUS and staff was SO PERSONABLE! Will definitely be back!

Thank ssb87
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

After trying several ice cream places in Ocean City and being severely disappointed, we tried Hobby Horse and it was incredible!! We had ice cream, sorbet and a dark chocolate marshmallow which were all stellar!! The wait staff was wonderful. A must try in my opinion and we will definitely go there every time we're in town.

Thank mksark
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113 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We had been staying in Ocean City for a week with our daughter who owns a condominium on Ocean Avenue. Knowing my love of ice cream, she had many visits on her own to the Hobby Horse Ice Cream Parlor. As soon as you get to the address you know why it is popular. At 8:30 in the evening it... More 

Thank Bob and Joan
Newtown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Love it! Full sundaes. Lots of flavors and toppings. Very nice. Extra back room to sit in the AC. Kids are happy. Mom and dad are happy

Thank bgreiner
Mickleton, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Creamy hand dipped ice cream in an old fashioned style ice cream parlor. So many flavors! Free parking, seating inside and outside. Will definitely be back.

Thank Cherie Y
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Absolutely the best hand dipped ice cream in the world! We love it! The kids love it! Cookie dough and chocolate peanut butter are our favorites. The banana splits are to die for!

Thank Rhonda R
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108 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Best hard ice cream ever. Look forward to having it every year. Great value compared to that custard place on the boardwalk. I'm done with them and will only go back to Hobby Horse.

Thank fwmaggie_12
Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We love the Hobby Horse. Every night , while on vacation, we walk over to the Hobby Horse to get ice cream. We usually get a 2 scoop sundae and I recommend the Expresso chip and Chocolate peanutbutter ice cream with caramel topping, whip cream too.... The Death by chocolate is also a favorite of mine. They have outside seating... More 

Thank Wanda K
Springfield, NJ
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Worth the visit. Lots of variety of ice creams and specialty concoctions. Coffee bar. Parking lot. Definitely worth going.

Thank Steve R
Ocean City, New Jersey
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160 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Great ice cream, many flavors and exotic combinations. Always crowded but the service is super. Best sugar free ice cream I have ever tried. Places to sit inside and out. Make this a must go to in Ocean City, you will be happy!

Thank Stewart C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$12
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Ocean Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3621
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 609-399-1214

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