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55 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1830
+1 732-828-3855
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
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New Jersey
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

There are so many great flavors and toppings, I've been to both the New Brunswick and Princeton locations, and both are amazing. I would recommend the mango sorbet topped with fruit or vanilla ice cream topped with hot nutella.

Thank Julia K
Somerset, New Jersey
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

By far the best ice cream in NJ. We go every Sunday afternoon to get a double (4 scoops). We save it until 9pm so as to enjoy the best part of our week while watching whatever our current HBO obsession is (right now it's "The Night Of", and if you're not watching it you are seriously missing out on... More 

Thank Laura M
Littleton, Colorado
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313 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Great ice cream shop right on the Rutgers campus. First off you can sample as much as you want. They are not tiny samples either. So many to choose from and all homemade. I sampled three before choosing the toasted coconut ice cream. Wonderfully delicious and oh so tasty. They offer more than just scoops of ice cream. Enjoy!

Thank Kathleen P
Woodbridge, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

My husband, and I went on a double date for a movie. After the movie we were hungry and wanted to have dessert. We started looking for places around Iselin, NJ. I always wondered y all the dessert places close so soon out here. It was just 10 30 and we couldn't find anything at all. And then one of... More 

Thank memak93
Amman, Jordan
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88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2015

It's hard not to do ice cream well, I guess, but Thomas Sweet does it very well. There's always a good assortment of flavors and toppings available. It's not the largest seating area, but there's usually a table available since so many people take it to go. Definitely give it a try! It's without question the best in the area.

Thank dougofarabia
Piscataway, New Jersey
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

exceptional ice cream but very difficult parking so best to go in the summer when the college crowd is gone. the flavor varieties change occasionally but there is always something good and the blend-in items are varied. lots of restaurants nearby make this a great dessert spot.

Thank Judyt57
Farmingdale, New York
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128 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

As soon as you walk into Thomas Sweet Ice Cream you are hit by that old time ice cream shoppe aroma. The flavors are as good as they smell and the mix ins are first rate. Kids had chocolate raspberry (delicious), blue raspberry, banana cream pie and cinnamon. I got the coffee preoccupied (great) and the mint chip (meh). Staff... More 

Thank Stu S
Albany, NY
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445 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Thomas Sweet has been there for a very long time, more than 25 years by my estimation. And in all that time no one has figured out how to dethrone them. They produce great ice cream with great mix-ins and seem to take pride in what they do. If you're looking for dessert in New Brunswick, this is a place... More 

Thank eluper
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 September 2015

For over 20 years I have been a regular customer at Thomas Sweet. The quality is the same. Tops. It is not easy to find a better quality ice cream in NJ.

Thank Naqah1
Piscataway, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Great ice cream many flavors and toppings, Good size portions, to go or enjoy there. Favorite of Rutgers college students

Thank Jane77665

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1830
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  New Brunswick
  • Phone Number: +1 732-828-3855

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?