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The Hop Ice Cream Cafe

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640 Merrimon Ave Ste 103, Asheville, NC 28804-3456
+1 828-254-2224
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11:00 - 10:00
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Sun 13:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 10:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Asheville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is where we go for great ice cream but the best thing about the Hop is their hot fudge topping. They make it themselves and it is the real deal like you would make at home if you only had time. Forget all the other toppings, just get the hot fudge. yum!! My kids also love the milkshakes and... More 

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Thank AngieAVLNC
Pratt, Kansas
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Okay, I give the employees a 5+, they were very nice, eager to please and allowed us to sample multiple flavors. I read the reviews and saw the national attention the shop received, so personally I was disappointed. I thought it was okay, but not over the top, therefore that is the reason I give it 3 stars. They provided... More 

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Thank Dedra67124
Asheville, North Carolina
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love ice cream, but are wanting options that are different from the norm, then this is the place for you. They've got all kinds of different flavors. It's a very family friendly environment with nice staff. Outdoor and indoor seating available. There's even arcade games inside. The Hop does a lot to support local events too. Great place.

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Thank fasttrack8791
Asheville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We go here time to time. The ice creams they have available include ones for special food restrictions. My favorite is the Buchi Sorbet. I make Buchi Floats with it and they are willing to make a large container of it for me if I ask.

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Thank RBWard2013
The Villages, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little place to share with family. The place was very busy, in February no less. Folks there seem to be of the same spirit; happy, smiling, enjoying life. Wonder what came first??

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Thank Diane P
Asheville, North Carolina
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great local owned/operated ice cream. Interesting and eclectic flavors in addition to the standards. Staff helpful, fun and deal with crowds well - and they do get crowded!! A must visit on a sunny day in either location

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Thank M B
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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158 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I got a milkshake with both salted caramel and chocolate ginger ice cream mixed together and I have to say it was perfect! Can't wait to go back.

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Thank blackyceqwerty
Burke, Virginia
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132 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

I Love Ice Cream and this is the place to go. The Hop is small, very friendly, and great ice cream. It's the perfect way to rest after a hard day of being a tourist. The staff was so helpful!

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Thank Dick H
Lumberton, North Carolina
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208 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Try the beer, pretzel, and mustard ice cream and get back to me. Ok, it tasted just like it was described, didn't it? Wild combos of flavors and ordinary, good, old stand-by flavors too. Great place for families.

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Thank TheBogotano
Aurora, Colorado
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Be sure to stop here! All the ice creams are homemade and so good. They have lactose free and vegan choices. Love the building as well- very kid friendly. We will be back when in Asheville.

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Thank medvorak

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$6
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 10:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 10:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 10:00
Thursday
11:00 - 10:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 640 Merrimon Ave Ste 103, Asheville, NC 28804-3456
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-254-2224
Description
Homemade Ice Cream and Vegan Ice Cream. Organic Coffee & Espresso. Birthday Cakes and Parties. Locally owned.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?