We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bobtail Ice Cream

2951 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657-5301
+1 773-880-7372
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (19 reviews)
“sundae” (2 reviews)
“scoop” (4 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Fast food
2951 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657-5301
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (31)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 29 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing ice cream. I've tried quite a few flavours and they were all great. Very fast service. Really recommended. The neighbourhood is great if you want to have a walk while enjoying your ice cream.

Thank coco_jfv
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Ice cream was ok, no complains. But, place needs some renovations. Seedy is best description, not too appetizing really. Convenient for matinee at Timeline theater, but that's it. Seems like better places just down the street.

Thank PhoenixBikeman
Reviewed 10 July 2017

My wife ordered PEACH ice cream and the peach parts were so tiny, and flavor was almost all vanilla. The lady just in front of us had just ordered before we got there and after we got ours, she complained to employee. She said the...More

Thank MRbluegill
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

The best hot chocolate that is steamed with whatever ice cream you want-- Delicious!! Ice cream is great too! Cute Atmosphere

Thank Kelli S
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Did you know that Bobtail Ice Cream Company at 2951 North Broadway is the only Chicago company that makes its own truly home-made, hard-pack ice cream? Now you do. Established in 2004 by Jeff Wilcoxon and Chris Hill, who joined with partner John Rutledge, Bobtail...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

So many flavors, so little time. I am fortunate that I have young kids so they are obliged to give their mama a taste of their ice cream. I had the daily, special peach. I thought it was great, but after sampling my girls flavors...More

Thank EllaPaige
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

It is 95 degrees outside. Their fridges didn't work correctly and the ice cream was very soft and warm. Gross. No seats in shade, we had to sit in the floor. The picture shows the only shade.

Thank Gustavo T
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Everyone loves ice cream! This is super flavorful ice cream from an old fashioned ice cream parlor. Outside seating is available.

Thank JaneMP
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Friendly place to stop and have a yummy cup of ice cream. At times you may need to wait in line before being serviced. No worry it will be worth the wait.

Thank stopsey
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Some their flavors are okay, others are poor quality. There are definitely better places in the area. I've seen staff there be very friendly and I've seen other staff members behave rudely, acting like they are doing you a favor. Also, when the first opened,...More

Thank Paula J
Nearby Restaurants
116 reviews
.03 km away
Troy Mediterranean Grill & Turkish Kitchen
33 reviews
.09 km away
Flub a Dub Chubs
30 reviews
.14 km away
Bar Pastoral
34 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
Briar Street Theatre
47 reviews
.52 km away
Elks Veterans Memorial
24 reviews
.58 km away
TimeLine Theatre
28 reviews
.08 km away
Green City Market
18 reviews
.44 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Bobtail Ice Cream staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2951 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657-5301
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-880-7372
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing