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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good18%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
518 N Federal Ave, Mason City, IA 50401-3216
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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

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
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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

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
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This establishment has been in business since I was a boy and many a hot night warranted a walk 4 blocks to get some ice cream that they make themselves.

Thank Winndriver
Reviewed 19 August 2017

A friend said they have great ice cream as we were walking by. We looked in the window and it looked completely empty. As we were walking away the proprietor came out after us to tell us about his new peach flavor. We had just...More

Thank traveltheworld012
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We’d heard good things about the peach ice cream, apparently a very popular item this time of year. So we made a point to stop on our way out of town. We opted for the sundae, and were a bit disappointed that the peach ice...More

Thank Mack3065
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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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