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Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor

7347 Madison St, Forest Park, IL 60130-1543
+1 708-366-7970
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“ice cream” (25 reviews)
“sundae” (4 reviews)
“pies” (3 reviews)
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11:00 - 23:00All hours
7347 Madison St, Forest Park, IL 60130-1543
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Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Our extended family went for the first time tonight. They had a massive selection of ice creams, cakes, cookies and pies. We ate lemon cheesecake ice cream, lemon sherbet, bubblegum, cow patty and a banana. It was all excellent, reasonably priced and great service!

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Old school ice cream parlor right in Forest Park, all sorts of great flavors! I had just a vanilla scoop but it was so thick and fresh. My boyfriend had cookie dough and cow tipping in a waffle bowl, he loved them both. This place...More

Thank d0ublevee
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Nice local ice cream parlor with an old fashioned feel. Sort of pricey but you can tell that it's quality home made ice cream which can be hard to come by nowadays. You definitely get what you pay for!

Thank Phylicia M
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Great old time ice cream parlor the décor is great. I though that the price was a bit high. The ice cream was good but if you are familiar with artesian ice cream is a bit watered down and the nuts in the ice cream...More

Thank massey750
Reviewed 25 October 2016

For some reason people dig this place but it cannot seriously be for the ice cream. Just look at the photos other people have posted and you can see how much water is in the ice cream. It really is B grade quality. If you...More

1  Thank WildRover16
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I recently had my mother's 90th birthday there. She had her 80th, and 85th there as well. Staff is great! A wonderful place with the best ice cream and creations.

Thank Nancy1256
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

The Brown Cow is a hidden gem! A hole in the wall with the best ice cream in the area! Whenever we eat on Madison street dinner is always followed by the Brown Cow. Homemade and delish!! Get the chocolate peanut butter for PB lovers❤️❤️

Thank Hana S
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Brown Cow is completely delicious and serves amazingly large portions of ice cream The "Brown Cow" is served in a milkpail and serves (at minimum) 2 people. It is in a neat building on Madison, and has the feel of a classic neighborhood ice cream...More

Thank BethB02
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Been going here since it opened ten years ago. So glad the family, named Brown, have succeeded running their own business when many gelato and ice cream places nearby have shut down, including Ben and Jerry's. I don't even like chocolate peanut butter ice cream,...More

Thank barbarapC4814MC
Reviewed 25 May 2016

great ice cream...good choice of flavors...lots of options...nice treat as you stroll through downtown Forest Park.

Thank Nancy W
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
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Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7347 Madison St, Forest Park, IL 60130-1543
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Forest Park
  • Phone Number: +1 708-366-7970
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