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The Parlour

117 Market St, Durham, NC 27701-3221
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (177 reviews)
“sundae” (18 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 yesterday

Fun atmosphere. Sometimes there is entertainment in the park across the street. People are often waiting in line for their ice cream...that is how popular it is!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parlour remains incredibly busy even during the winter months because they are that good. The innovative flavor selections made by hand and the ice cream sandwiches! They are on point. The tangerine ice cream with chocolate cookie with candied orange was better than words can...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank redleaftravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We LOVED this place and would return in a heartbeat. We were there on a cold, rainy Saturday night and the line was almost out the door...can't imagine what it's like in the summer. Fantastic ice cream and unique flavors at a reasonable price...what's not...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank amalcolm33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic place to enjoy fresh flavors of ice cream! Fast service, very friendly. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 610craigp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Parlour was good. My husband thought the salted caramel was the best he has had. My sorbet was ok. The place is cute and the ice cream is all homemade. Glad we gave it a try. Fyi...parking tends to be tough because it is...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank duchess821
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I have been a couple of times. The ice cream is good...and they have fun flavors. Long line and difficult to find parking...but worth the effort :-).

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank dchristner
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Most ice cream parlors have decent ice cream, but not the Parlour. Here the ice cream is first rate delicious, in taste and texture. However, as Yogi Berra said, "It's so crowded nobody comes here anymore." If you go to Parlour on a warm summer's...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Bob J
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

The ice cream is good but not memorable. They have very unique flavors as well as trusted favorites. The portions were generous - a single scoop was more than enough for me. But it was expensive and didn’t quite live up to the price. To...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank 624kerrit
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Deep Deep flavorful chocolate ice cream on a sugar cone made our stroll all the nicer on an October afternoon in Durham.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rogersober
Reviewed October 12, 2018

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.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Karen C
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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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