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The Parlour

117 Market St, Durham, NC 27701-3221
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (162 reviews)
“sundae” (16 reviews)
“potato chips” (4 reviews)
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12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
117 Market St, Durham, NC 27701-3221
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a little snack here on a hot day while visiting downtown Durham. My husband had a sundae and I had 2 scoops of ice cream. Delicious! Lots of tables to eat inside in the air conditioned parlour.

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 1 week ago

OK don't tell my Doctor but just had to try one of the unique sundaes at The Parlour. I believe the one I had was salted caramel and corn flakes? anyway it was awesome and I didn't share with anyone! Situated in the heart of...More

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 1 week ago

They do amazing Gluten Free cones, and Dairy Free ice cream. They do funky flavours you've never tasted before, and may never taste again. *FAIR WARNING* They're so good that there's usually a line out the door, even in the middle of winter. Anyone who...More

Thank guszilla03
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love ice cream as I do then you must try the Parlour! It has to be the best ice cream I have ever tasted. There are unique and some traditional flavors. My favorite is their salted caramel but I have honestly loved every...More

Thank Voyager402723
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great ice cream if you think out of the box a bit. Really interesting flavor combinations. Me I'm more of a vanilla type of girl so don't go out of my way to go there. The kids in my theatre company love it though and...More

Thank catalderman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Place to go for great ice cream. When my daughter is having a bad day I take her here for ice cream and it always brings a smile to her. It is fantastic to have a great local ice shop that makes it all in...More

Thank Steven C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a very popular spot, especially in the warm months, lines out the door. Everything is hand made. They mix up the flavors often. Bring daddy's credit card 'cause this place ain't cheap. It's located right in the heart of downtown Durham, facing...More

Thank Godby
Reviewed September 1, 2018

Came here for some ice-cream and chai latte and it was decent. The atmosphere is very nice and the ice-cream (I had sorbet) was good--the chai...not so much. They struggled to make it and there were just way too many people working behind the counter....More

Thank Monica O
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Variety of ice cream flavors change often. Also offer other types of desserts like brownies, cookies, etc. Always a line so that should speak for the popularity of their desserts.

Thank Bonnie W
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Very creamy delicious ice cream. Drunken sailor a classic. 4 flavor sampler mostly tastes like different versions of high cream fat and sugar concoctions. Very rich chocolate sauce. Almost always a line and premium prices. The location has become a liability. Entry almost always requires...More

Thank mmmNorthCarolina
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 Market St, Durham, NC 27701-3221
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 919-564-7999
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