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Birdsall Ice Cream Co.

100 S Federal Ave, Ste 413, Mason City, IA 50401-3750
+1 641-424-5445
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good15%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible10%
22 Jan 2018
“Wonderful homemade ice cream”
12 Aug 2017
“An Institution in Mason City”
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100 S Federal Ave, Ste 413, Mason City, IA 50401-3750
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

This is a cute, old fashioned ice cream shoppe. All of the ice cream is homemade! So beware...potential brain freeze if you eat too fast, which you may be tempted to, it is so good! The reason I gave it 4 instead of 5, is...More

Thank Tracey H
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is a must visit if in Mason City. All handmade ice cream. Special seasonal flavors. Still has that unique 1950's vibe. You will not be disappointed!

Thank Brian A
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We can't visit Mason City without a stop at Birdsall's. My husband grew up there and it has not changed in years! His favorite is hot fudge with vanilla ice cream. I had the fresh peach with peach topping and chopped pecans which was good,...More

Thank Kathleen P
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Friendly & personable service. Wife & I both had their fresh peach ice cream which was very tasty. Both ordered the small waffle cone & glad we got the small :) as we got a nice size very tasty cone & 2 big scoops of...More

Thank DD806jack
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is a cool place to visit as it is still set up with the original old malt-shop fixtures. They make their own ice cream, but it can be a crap shoot as to whether or not it is good. I LOVE their peach ice...More

Thank Lori C
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Birdsall's Ice Cream has been a tradition in Mason City since I was a child. I was just there for my 50th high school reunion. Birdsall's is known in the state of Iowa and maybe by ice cream aficionados in the country for the quality...More

Thank Eldereaglewatcher
Reviewed 21 September 2015

birdsall ice cream is a step back in time- the original building with the old soda fountain style seating in addition to take away ice cream. Made on site- lots of innovative and traditional flavors. We just missed peach season which is their stand-out flavor...More

Thank Jrc4545
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Legendary ice cream shop with homemade ice cream and the best malts in the world. This is the best in Iowa or the Midwest probably!

Thank DebraKlein
Reviewed 18 August 2015

the peach ice-cream was to die for! yummy, yummy! so glad this place didn't close early or we might have missed out!

Thank windycityfan
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Great little place for ice cream! Lots of different flavors and close to downtown. Be sure to try the lemon ice cream. It's delicious!

Thank htsteacher
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  • Address: 100 S Federal Ave, Ste 413, Mason City, IA 50401-3750
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Mason City
  • Phone Number: +1 641-424-5445
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