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Ultimate Ice Cream

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1070 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805-2014
12:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 12:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:30 - 22:00
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Asheville, North Carolina
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I am very, very picky about ice cream. And this place really rocked when it first opened. Now it seems to be catering to too many tastes, creating a lot of odd combos and shoving some of their delightful and always popular old standbys off the menu. I mean really: What would be wrong with having Vanilla Flaked Chocolate on... More 

Thank Kerry D
Asheville, North Carolina
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Kevin has created a wide variety of unusual and exciting ice creams and sorbets. The flavors are constantly changing though there are traditional favorites such as Madagascar Vanilla bean, mint with chocolate flake, Belgian chocolate, salted caramel. Small store but great for families. An Asheville favorite!

Thank Pausanius2016
asheville, nc
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286 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Always interesting new flavors made with fresh ingredients. Pleasant service. Can eat outside in good weather.

Thank contradancer
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This local little shop lives up to the bold name with great flavor blends and friendly staff. Maple Sriacha -- Who'd of thunk it would work, but it does. If you're looking for the basics, you'll find them here cranked up a notch, too. Fresh Strawberry, Sumatra Vanilla, crafted chocolate and fresh roasted bean mocha. Reasonably generous portions, too. They... More 

Thank CPwanders
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This is a must stop place while in Asheville! All they're ice cream is home made and it definitely tastes that way. Every time I go the flavors are different and original. You cab get your standards, if you want, but I suggest trying something new. Their goat cheese ice creams are always a 10 out of 10. Really this... More 

Thank Mel M
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I went in hoping for a coconut flavor (none offered at the time) but was quickly love-struck by the unique cherry & goat cheese. Amazing! Highly recommend that delicious combination. My husband had the salted caramel brownie gelato which he also enjoyed.

Thank Caitlin G
Greenville, South Carolina
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We were a little confused with the GPS directions but found the place behind other stores that were closed. The ice cream was displayed in closed containers which make it hard to choose what we wanted. I like to see what I am ordering.

Thank 412TinaS
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172 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

almost as good as gelato. The ice cream is not filled with air like typical store bought ice cream. They have a flavor of the month and a portion? of the proceeds goes to a local non-profit. If you want to experience the best ice cream in Asheville and looking for more than your basic vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, visit Ultimate... More 

Thank bagelsnob
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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233 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Great flavors, great staff, kind people. Friendly, well-lit atmosphere. Right behind Pommodoro's, which is convenient if you haven't already eaten too much! Do try the coffee ice cream, it's ridiculously good. In fact, try everything possible. You can get the "kid's scoop" and double it up if need be, or bring all your friends. When they pack a pint or... More 

Thank krashtest d
Lumberton, North Carolina
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230 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Great and unique flavors here! Bacon and apple pie? Yes, please. Very friendly staff are here and they are happy to give out free tasters for the not-so-bold customer.

Thank TheBogotano

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1070 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805-2014
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville

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