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Emack & Bolio's

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389 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-6207
+1 212-362-2747
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13:00 - 23:30
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Mon 13:00 - 11:30
Tue - Sun 13:00 - 23:30
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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80 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small ice cream shop on the upper west side with an amazing variety of ice creams, smoothies and yogurts. Cups or cones hold any combination you can Dean of. The ice cream is really good with a high cream/fat content which translates to wonderful rich deliciousness!

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Thank THam515
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This is a very popular place for quality ice cream, but it only has two chairs inside, and people crowd in to order their ice creams to go. There is a two place bench outside, and everything looks really nice, but best of all (for me) is that they have NO SUGAR ADDED Ice Cream! and this includes Butter Pecan... More 

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Thank Manuel P
NYC
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185 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

The ice cream here is so grossly over priced it should be a crime, but it seems to have a certain target group and is kosher.

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Thank DJKTraveler
San Francisco, California
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The flavors are inventive, tastes are excellent. Portions are commensurate with richness of the ice cream. Layout leads to confusion about who is in line and who is being helped, where to wait? Otherwise found staff to be friendly, helpful, and generous with their time and care for each customer.

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Thank SeasonedBizTraveler
Bronx, New York
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190 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Was a fan before as I went a bunch of times to the Upper East Side (3rd Avenue?) location. We stopped by this location after a trip to the nearby Children's Museum. The staff there was friendly, patient and helpful. There is a lot to choose from including some interesting combinations. You'll have a tough time deciding what to get.... More 

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Thank Jemlnlx
Bullard, Texas
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

They have a crazy selection of cones. Wonderful homemade ice cream. The staff is friendly and helpful. It's obviously popular as there are always plenty of people at the shop.

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Thank Travelinman2015
Atlanta, Georgia
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85 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Family and I made our first time visit here at this quaint ice cream parlor! It is very small inside, so know what you want and quickly put your order in! They have variety of homemade cereal, encrusted cones, regular cones, assorted sugar cones, variety of over the top ice cream, sorbet flavors, ice cream cakes and drinks. Perfect for... More 

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Thank Trippinsista
Livingston, New Jersey
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301 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

First, the ice cream choices are extensive. Salted caramel chocolate pretzel, peanut butter Oreo, tripping on expression,coffee Oreo low fat yogurt, and the list goes on. But the cones are another story entirely. Selection is wide and includes a large variety with cereal around the top of the cone. I'm a purist liking cones with chocolate sprinkles rimming the top... More 

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Thank AmyC723
Allen, Texas
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124 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

Stopped in this afternoon after walking around the park and had the Cookie Monster ice cream, a mix of cookie dough and Oreos. It was pretty good. The store front is tiny and you order like you do at the bar but it was worth the minor hassle. Will visit again.

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Thank Wesley C
manhattan
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162 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2015

Yummy scrum, this place is a real sweet spot on the famed Upper West Side of Manhattan. Not a chain, just a real delicious neighborhood place with fresh ingredients, creative flavors and a good vibe. MMMM mmmm good on a hot summer night.

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$20
Restaurant features
Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 23:30
Monday
13:00 - 11:30
Tuesday
13:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
13:00 - 23:30
Thursday
13:00 - 23:30
Friday
13:00 - 23:30
Saturday
13:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 389 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-6207
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-362-2747

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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