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Sweet Pea's Ice Cream

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764 Sheridan Rd, Highwood, IL 60040-1002
+1 847-266-1116
12:00 - 21:00
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Vail, Colorado
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Sweet Pea always has interesting flavors that you never heard of and cool stuff like carrot-based frozen dessert that tastes just like ice cream. Their chocolate covered frozen bananas are a must, especially if you like peanut butter.

Thank RJ1340
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We have been going to this place since it first opened more than 10years ago. Named after the owners daughter who is all grown up now. It's a classic small town ice cream parlor serving a wide variety of flavors, malts, sundaes, etc. Fun place to visit, and the owner will engage in a lively conversation with you while he... More 

Thank highwoodkevin
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

My shake was very good, although I ordered a malt. Everyone I was with said the ice cream was very good. The man who served us was a bit grumpy, but suspect that might be part of the experience.

Thank justin w
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for ice cream. Was pleasantly surprised that Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream was their standard. Numerous selections and friendly service. Had read another review of cleanliness and must agree that attention to detail is something they need to work on here. It didn't hurt the product, but it doesn't help the overall experience.

Thank perrabbitts
Indianapolis, Indiana
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This ice cream is wonderful and there are so many unique flavors--even for non-fat lovers, the selection is unusual and tasty.

Thank Gennielee
Highwood, Illinois
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Eclectic little joint serves amazing flavors! We love the ice cream here and it's our location for sweet cream in summer or winter!

Thank brinkleyscott
Highland Park, Illinois
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165 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

My wife and I will often indulge ourselves with ice cream at Sweet Pea's. They have a unique range of flavors to please our palates. I particularly enjoy their candy barb flavors like Almond Joy. The owner/proprietor is friendly, always ready with a quip. Old TV shows play on a small old school TV set perched at the ceiling in... More 

Thank GerfnitAuthor
Highland Park, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

Can't believe anyone would taste anything coming from this place. I have never seen such a filthy establishment. I don't think it has been cleaned in months. Surprised the health department hasn't shut it down.

Thank Carol L
Sarasota, Florida
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2015

I have never seen so many delicious-sounding flavors one after another. As I stood in line in front of the glass case that held the ice-cream bins, I read the descriptions and moaned. I finally settled on a scoop of Zoreos--Zanzibar chocolate with pieces of you-know-what--and a scoop of peppermint, with pieces of candy. The owner, Sandy, asked if I... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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136 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2015

how the heck did they get a peanut butter and jelly sandwich into the shake? and the froot loops ice cream tastes spot-on. i loved the wooden booths and vintage charm of this old-timey local ice cream joint, and i can't wait to return and repeat the flavors and discover some new ones!

Thank McFliege

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12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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  • Address: 764 Sheridan Rd, Highwood, IL 60040-1002
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Highwood
  • Phone Number: +1 847-266-1116

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?