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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available
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Reviewed August 14, 2020

You can't take more than 2 scoops because you won't have time to eat them, they are huge! You can't use the internet because you'll have ice cream on your phone.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 19, 2020

Well worth a visit. You can feel the history and tradition. Ice cream in all it's glory and so many flavors to choose from. Due to Covid there is only outside service available so seating in very limited to a few benches. I feel the...need to mention the old adage that you can have too much of even a good thing. The servings here are huge. On our first visit we all (4 of us) ordered 2 scoop servings. It is so much ice cream we each ended up throwing away some of it. The next stop we ordered single scoop servings which were still a bit more than what one person should be eating. It wasn't just us because on both visits we saw plenty of ice cream ending up in the garbage particularly with kids who wanted to try more than one flavor (no samples or 1/2 scoops). Prices are reasonable for the amount of ice cream you get. It was just hard to see so much wasted.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 12, 2020 via mobile

We visited the Windmill Ice Cream Shoppe with our son and his family. There were a lot of people in line but it moved rather quickly. Could not believe the size of the ice cream cones! The only downfall that I could see was it...they should offer more than one size. There is no way a four-year-old is going to eat the same size ice cream scoop as an adult.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed February 14, 2020

The Windmill Ice Cream Shoppe is a must stop when it is in the warm summer months.The owners close-down to early when I still buy ice cream.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed September 30, 2019

When we visited on the last day of the season the size of the scoops was unbelievable - took care of lunch and afternoon snack.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 2, 2019 via mobile

We go here for their delicious ice cream, just be aware the scoops are huge! Our kids, all ages up to 28, love stopping here, especially from the boat (you can dock your boat) on a hot summer day.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 26, 2019 via mobile

This is a must at least once every summer. Excellent choice of ice cream flavors served from a quaint little windmill. Nice outdoor seating area.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 24, 2019

This is the best place for hand dipped ice cream ever! They will serve it in a cone, waffle cone or a bowl, but the amount of ice cream is is unreal. A scoop fills the cone and then almost a softball size scoop on...top, or 2, or 3. The price is so low you have to drive there even if it means driving out of your way.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed August 22, 2019

This is a very popular place with very good ice cream. I asked for a waffle cone with two scoops; I could barely eat it! There are tables outside.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 28, 2019 via mobile

Fun flavors, good ice cream. Can’t go wrong! A summer classic for the lake. Sometimes a line but they move people through there quick.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Response from Emi G | Reviewed this property |
The staff can not grin like a dog, maybe they looked at your face and the whole pleasure of the job went to garbage.
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No, I believe they serve chocolate shoppe ice cream flavors.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Windmill Ice Cream Shoppe

Yes, The Windmill Ice Cream Shoppe offers takeaway services.

The Windmill Ice Cream Shoppe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5