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Emack & Bolio's Ice Cream

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107 E Beaufort St, Normal, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-3026
+1 309-454-9375
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Normal, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You get what you pay for, certainly. It's definitely worth going if you're visiting town! It's a great little haunt for everyone!

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Thank Meghan B
Normal, Illinois
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127 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You wanna know Normal? Check out Emack & Bolio's, a blast from the rock N roll past, with a fun trivia music game allowing extra card punches to earn a free cone. Students and dropouts, old and young, visitors and locals congregate in the hopes that each lick will make life a little bit sweeter. Over the years, we've gotten... More 

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Thank normalwriter
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

It's good quality, but you're going to pay a premium price. A lot of kids con their parents to paying up for something that the kids don't know the difference between the janky ice cream truck products. For those who are discerning, it is above average.

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Thank redrider1000
Normal, Illinois
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127 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

If you love ice cream, E Mack and Bolio is the place for you!!!!! They offer quality chocolate. No shortcuts on amounts of nuts or candies. A fun date place, guessing the music questions for extra card stamps. Our favorites include the fall seasonal pumpkin and the year-round goodie coconut chocolate chip almobd.

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Thank normalwriter
Cincinnati, Ohio
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

If your sweet tooth needs your attention...this little gem will certainly hit the spot. We happened upon this treat out on a Sunday drive. Between us we ordered a smoothie, ice cream, frozen yogurt and a hand made cone covered in chocolate and chocolate chips. Yum Yum Yum. The outdoor seating was the cherry on top. Make the time to... More 

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Thank Michelle H
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This is the second time we've been to this ice cream/yogurt place and it didn't disappoint! The staff is friendly. The flavor choices are interesting. There is a nice patio space on the side with benches, tables and chairs. For train enthusiasts, the Amtrak passes behind the patio. There are cute shops and restaurants all along the street so you... More 

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Thank Beth C
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Great ice cream with unique but delicious flavors at a reasonable price. The service was excellent. It was very busy on a Saturday evening and the server still happily obliged my daughter who needed several samples to make a decision. Well worth seeking this place out.

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Thank jake t
Bloomington, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Super yummy ice cream with interesting choices. Located in Uptown Normal which is fun to walk around in and out of all of the stores.

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Thank dhone4
Normal, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This is a campus scene ice cream shop with varied flavored and varieties of containers (cones, bowls). Can't be beat.

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Thank Foggy52
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Really nice ice cream, smoothie and espresso shop. Truly outstanding chocolate ice cream. My wife had the strawberry ice cream and she loved hers too.

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Thank Victor J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 E Beaufort St, Normal, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-3026
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington-Normal  >  Normal
  • Phone Number: +1 309-454-9375

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