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Purity Ice Cream Co

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700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850
07:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 07:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 23:00
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New York
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120 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We went to Purity after hiking one of the local trails in Ithaca. They have lots of interesting ice cream flavors. Everyone in our party enjoyed their treat. There is a large dining room inside the building in case all of the outside tables are taken. The restaurant was nice and clean inside and was very busy. We didn't need... More 

Thank Skeeter013
Ithaca, New York
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Purity is an Ithaca, New York institution having been around for many decades. They used to make their own ice cream but now have it made to their formulas. The number of flavors is huge with some seasonal items like peach. The scoops are large and priced well. Recent remodeling has given them a large area for people to sit... More 

Thank Henry K
Dobbs Ferry, New York
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221 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

What could be better after dinner on a hot summer evening than great ice cream? Happily, the long lines that often form at Purity were absent during dinner hour, so we breezed through and each ordered what seemed irresistible. With so many good choices, it's difficult to decide, but you really can't go wrong. There was plenty of seating to... More 

Thank Dobbstraveler
New Delhi, India
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88 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

The parlour was crowded and took good time for our turn. The variety is good and have good taste. Go for Sunday recommend.

Thank Ravi3333
Ithaca, New York, United States
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108 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

We've visited Purity many, many times over the years, but before today it was always for the ice cream. Since the completion of their expansion, Purity has been serving breakfast on the weekends (and at some point also started serving lunch on weekdays), so we decided it was time we check out Purity's breakfast offerings. We were not disappointed! I... More 

Thank Andrew W
Johnson City, New York
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Years of driving by and we finally stopped at Purity. Ummm we went back twice in one day... and got a quart to go home. There's a long wait on a hot summer night. And you can't really talk to the workers thru the glass where the ice cream is so you don't get the menu with flavor descriptions until... More 

Thank Diane H
Burdett, New York
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111 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Love this place and have been stopping in for 30 years. The ice cream and other deserts are generous and delicious! We go often.

Thank KestrelHaven
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

YUM-O! Purity is one of our favorite spots to have ice cream. We have been numerous times and they have never disappointed us. Reasonable prices, great selections, and great service. Also, the establishment is very clean. This place is a great treat after a day of hiking the gorges. If you are a coffee ice cream lover, they have the... More 

Thank Mary A
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293 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Loved the Purity experience. It is sooo crowded but loved their ice cream and atmosphere. Reminded me of Ted Drewes in St. Louis. Surely this is an Ithaca institution.

1 Thank prasan68
Newport, New York
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Recent renovations have made the venue better than ever. Variety and quality are spot on! We stop in every time we are in town which is only once a year or there about...

1 Thank hotrod6038

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Restaurant features
Delivery, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 16072721545
Premium ice cream from upstate NY milk! Fresh baked pies, muffins, cupcakes and other goodies. Saturday and Sunday Breakfast 7:30am-1:00pm Monday-Friday Lunch 11:00am-2:30pm Fresh food, local ingredients. Fun setting. Happy times.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?