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Ranison Ice Cream & Candy

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706 16th St S, La Crosse, WI 54601-4901
+1 608-782-1987
09:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You want REAL homemade ice cream and interesting flavors; this your place. No matter the timr, there is a line

Thank faith z
La Crosse
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Delicious homemade ice cream and a nice selection of candy and sodas. Reasonable prices. Seating is outside only.

Thank Kate821
West Union, Iowa
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We were in LaCrosse for a funeral and had some time to kill. My wife decided she wanted some ice cream if we could find it nearby. I punched it into the Tom Tom and it took us right to the front door of Ranison Ice Cream and Candy. It was a warm day and we had my mother in... More 

Thank cigar614
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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128 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Discovered this place in our neighborhood as we were walking the dog. Stopped in to get some ice cream. Not the best ice cream we had, but far from the worst. A few chairs outside. Seems like a local favorite where kids and neighborhood people like to get their ice cream fix. Have gone back a few times.

Thank Roland K
Madison, Wisconsin
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244 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We were told this was the best, least expensive ice cream in La Crosse. We went out of our way to find the store in a residential section of town. The store was empty when we arrived in the early afternoon. A woman appeared after a couple of minutes from the back room. She seemed a little distracted and served... More 

Thank aquadroplet
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Cherry Cheesecake ice cream was yummy! I love this place and my entire family does! The waffle cone was still warm, the ice cream delicious, and the service amazing! The line gets a bit long but for sure worth the wait!

Thank James S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Ranison's is a locally owned Ice Cream shop that makes its own ice cream, root beer, and chocolate candy. It's been around since the 1930s, although its changed owners, my children love it. Get a scoop of blue moon, grape nut, or during the right season Pumpkin flavored ice cream. Lacks ambience, but much tastes great and more affordable than... More 

Thank Richard B
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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145 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Young people working that evening. A long line of people waiting. One of the staff was more interested in counting money than assisting the customer. Not worth the wait!

Thank clemab
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Homemade ice cream....need I say more. Fun little shop filled with goodies. One of my kiddos favorite stops for sure.

Thank lacrossefoodiefreek
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Homemade ice cream made the right way. Throwback candy from our childhoods are plentiful. Variety chocolates and sugar free too...just in case.

Thank Udovich

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
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Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 706 16th St S, La Crosse, WI 54601-4901
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  La Crosse
  • Phone Number: +1 608-782-1987

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