Herrell's Ice Cream: "Boston's Best Ice Cream" Cambridge Restaurant Tip by mikey_e

Cambridge Restaurants: 100 reviews and 69 photos

  Herrell's by night
by mikey_e

Ironically, Boston's best ice cream (not just self-proclaimed) is actually in Cambridge. Herrell's is an interesting shop, if only because it is located in disused bank branch; the vault is now open for patrons who want to enjoy their ice cream in a more eclectic ambience. The store is pretty much just an ice cream shop that offers everything that you would expect: scoops in cones or cups, ice cream sundaes, floats, a myriad of toppings. The flavours run the baskin robbins gamut, without the gross "tiger tail" and "playdough" type flavours, but the taste is rich and authentic. There are many, many takes on chocolate and the related flavours (brownie, fudge, etc.). They're all good. Plus, you get a $1 off coupon on your next purchase everytime you buy a scoop at Herrell's.

Favorite Dish: I don't remember all the flavours I had. I think I had dulce de leche, chocolate fudge, and one other (not all at once, at various points through the weekend). They're all superb, and definitely worth multiple trips!

Address: 15 Dunster Street
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: Get off at Harvard Sq stop, walk south towards Mass Ave and the first street on your right is Dunster.
Phone: (617) 497-2179
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 5
Theme: Ice Cream

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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