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Birdsall's Ice Cream

518 N Federal Ave, Mason City, IA 50401-3216
+1 641-423-5365
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good19%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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518 N Federal Ave, Mason City, IA 50401-3216
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Reviewed yesterday

We have passed Birdsall's in the past when visiting in Mason City and decided this time to stop. They had the best fresh peach ice cream. I had it in a cup, my husband had a sundae. It was excellent. Glad we took the time...More

Thank Donna D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great ice cream and a wonderful experience. Ice Cream Blusters are like blizzards! Many Hard ice cream flavors and a different cone selection (regular, waffle, sugar). Soft serve ice cream as well and they serve Tropical sno (snow cones). Malts and shakes are what I...More

Thank X8827SVmiket
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you for the best hot fudge, banana malt with extra malted powder I’ve had since I was a kid. My wife’s family stops in every time they are all together. It’s a family tradition that I’m grateful to be a part of.

Reviewed 7 February 2018

We first stopped for ice cream over Labor Day weekend, and the owner regaled us with stories of how much peach ice cream they made and sold. Too bad we were too late. He shared ideas for local places to visit since we were planning...More

1  Thank KansasExplorer5115
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Eggnog hot fudge sundae for the holidays. Celebrated with family and had lots of stories of when my parents would come to Birdsall's when they were younger. This place is an institution in town and they deserve the great reputation.

Thank Cyndi S
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Heard about Birdsall's Ice Cream and finally had a chance to visit. All the icea cream is made on the premise. Old fashion flavor and service. Mason City treasure.

Thank CecilBDeschlep
Reviewed 10 November 2017

In town for a week and headed to Birdsell's for my Peppermint Candy ice cream and hot fudge fix. Never disappointed. If you want the best home made ice cream, this is the place for you! Seasonal flavors like pumpkin, egg nog, etc. are also...More

Thank TravelAustralia2011
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Went for our hot fudge sundaes. My brother and his family were in town from CA and we had to drive to Mason City for ice cream. We use to come here with our grandparents when we were little. We wanted to keep the tradition...More

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 12 October 2017

My husband wanted ice cream, so we stopped in. It wasn't super busy when we got there, so we got to visit with (I'm assuming) the owners. Very nice guys that have been there a long time. Seem to really like what they do and...More

1  Thank Stacie M
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The owner of this joint is an absolute jerk. I typically only write positive reviews, but his attitude pushed me over the edge! Completely rude to customers. Making fun of customers in front of other customers. Blatant disrespect. The ice cream is okay, but when...More

Thank Keriann H
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Average prices
US$2 - US$7
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 518 N Federal Ave, Mason City, IA 50401-3216
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Mason City
  • Phone Number: +1 641-423-5365
North Iowa's favorite homemade ice cream since 1931. Serving hand-dipped cones, sundaes, malts, shakes, & sodas. Hand-packed pints, quarts and half gallons also available. All made on-site. Slush, Tropical Sno, Soft Chocolate Frosty Malts, and flavor-burst frozen yogurt.
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