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Tropical Dreams Ice Cream

#1 of 1 Dessert in Hawi
Certificate of Excellence
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55-3412 Akoni Pule Hwy, Across from Bamboo Restaurant, Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI 96719
+1 808-889-5577
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06:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 18:00
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Astoria, Oregon
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This locally made ice cream is worth finding. We saw it several places on the Big Island. We read about the ice cream in a guide book and it didn't disappoint. I think they offered about 12 flavors. They will give a small sample.

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Thank Littoral_Traveler
Calgary, Canada
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

One of our favorite haunts on the Big Island. We go for the steamed egg on a bagel and Kona coffee. Deee lish! A lovely country feel to this local store/coffee/ice cream shop. Check them out!!

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Thank Missy M
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

This brand of ice cream made in Waimea is sold in many restaurant across the island. It is exceptionally creamy and delicious.

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Thank newtothesouth
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Wandered in for fresh ice cream after having lunch at Local Dish. What a gem! Friendly service and cute store!

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Thank Nancy W
lexington, KY
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68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Drive from hgvc waikaloa for sunset ice cream. First time in area. Hawi is a small Hawaiian town. Tropical dreams is actually in the coffee mill restaurant / coffee shop. Purposely went at end of day, the town was mainly shut down for the evening . The ice cream was very good, but it is rather expensive, two servings of... More 

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Thank Tom M
Orange County, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We were driving from Kona to Waimea and wanted some ice cream. We Googled ice cream and were pointed to a spot just outside Waimea. Hmm....as it turned out, it was the Tropical Dream factory! Oh well, they sold pints there, so we picked one up and enjoyed it on our ride back to Waikoloa. Not as much choice as... More 

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Malolo Island, Fiji
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The ice cream and coffees are all great. But give me a break. The prices are outrageous. I hate feeling ripped off.

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Thank Nature_Traveler
Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is a must visit when exploring the north end of the Big Island. Great ice cream for a typically hot day. Other snacks are available too. right in the center of historic Hawi. Very popular but fast service and lots of on street parking.

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Thank GenotheViking
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The best ice cream on the big island. Enjoyed dark chocolate w orange which was like grand marnier w dark chocolate. Terrific flavor which can vary.

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Thank Charles R
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Very cute place. Nice people, beautiful setting. The pink lemonade ice cream was just like drinking lemonade. Dragon fruit ice cram was delicious. Great place to stop and people watch too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 18:00
Monday
06:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 18:00
Thursday
06:00 - 18:00
Friday
06:00 - 18:00
Saturday
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55-3412 Akoni Pule Hwy, Across from Bamboo Restaurant, Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI 96719
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hawi
  • Phone Number: +1 808-889-5577

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