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Merla-Mae Ice Cream

Canadian, Fast food
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346 Memorial Ave, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
+1 807-344-7887
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great little place to go to get an ice cream. Great device, reasonable prices, friendly staff. Lots of tables to sit and enjoy

Thank Dave L
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I like this place fast and clean friendly staff. Its the only place this side of town otherwise you should go to Arthur street for another ice cream place

Thank Neda M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Great ice cream. Large sizes. Worth every penny. Outside seating is nice to enjoy your meal or ice cream. Would definitely recommend!

Thank Love4SunnyDays
Vermilion Bay
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

You won't know what to order....it all looks/sounds good! Friendly staff...busy place! Easily accesible

Thank Judith M
Saskatoon, Canada
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94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I couldn't tell it's age from outside the building. All I had was a soft ice cream and it was good. In the top 5 best of my limited lifetime. It seems really popular to the locals and if it's been around for that long then it must say something. Worth a check out. Cheers.

Thank ironhorse32
Cowichan Bay, Canada
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Merla-Mae has been around for more than 60 years and it continues to be great. The hard ice cream is made on site. The fries and onion rings are not pre-frozen. Great value for a quick meal or snake

Thank MarlenaHe
Thunder Bay, Canada
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278 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Merla-Mae is a Thunder Bay institution going back to the early 1950s. It is very popular and busy when the weather heats up, and the parking lot can be very crowded. It is likely a profitable business, and for several years there would be a very nice Porsche parked at the back when it was open. There is a similarly... More 

Thank SeanOden
Boston, Massachusetts
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119 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

My title refers to the fact that the owner of this establishment is dishonest, and has no respect for Americans. I read the Tripadviser reviews, which were decent, mostly based on the quality of their soft serve ice cream, which isn't even on our radar screen. We were camping nearby and we wanted dessert after a lovely dinner, and we... More 

Thank whaleboy1
Aurora, Canada
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93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Great spot to get a quick cone. Loved the twist. Staff were fast. Only downfall nowhere really to sit if its even remotely busy.

Thank Kiefer75
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The soft serve was a different flavor. In America it tastes more like milk. This soft serve had a malted milk taste to it. It was very smooth. For Americans, it is better to have cash. Can't use USA cards. The American cash is used on par.

Thank Diane-Arlan B

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Restaurant Details

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Canadian, Fast food
Restaurant features
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 346 Memorial Ave, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Thunder Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 807-344-7887

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