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Donnelly's Ice Cream

1556 State Route 86, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-5613
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“ice cream” (101 reviews)
“vanilla twist” (4 reviews)
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1556 State Route 86, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-5613
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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Just some of the best soft serve ice cream on the planet! If you are in the Saranac Lake area, you must stop here. Note: they are open seasonally, not all year.

Thank pmoeser
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Donnelly's has been serving ice cream for generations and is hands down the best around. They offer one flavor each day mixed with vanilla. You will not be disappointed!

Thank AdirondackGypsy
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We stopped for our annual visit and were not disappointed. We never have been disappointed. The flavors of the day are posted on their Facebook page. Highly recommend any of the flavors. If you don’t care for the daily flavor you can buy a pint...More

Thank 6happyhikers
Reviewed 19 August 2018

One flavor only per day, mixed with vanilla (although on this occasion, a Saturday, it was black raspberry and peach), soft serve only, small, medium, or large in a cone or a cup, cash only, and a line (not that long, 10-15 minutes), but truly...More

Thank 943rons
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Popular ice cream shop that always has folks there. They do one flavor per day (chocolate, or fruit, nut, etc. rotating menu) always twisted with vanilla. It's a cult favorite and a tradition for many. Good ice cream, can't say it's the greatest ever. It...More

Thank Leslie J
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

This ice cream stand is always busy. A bit of a cult classic. They only have one flavor a day and it’s always mixed with vanilla. I have tried each day and my favorite are the berry days but they are all good. When you...More

Thank tammy l
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

After living near Donnelly’s for 14 years, and always stopping for an delicious soft-serve treat, moving to another state meant the end of an era. But returning for a four day vacay, we quickly made our way to the long lines that are always present...More

Thank Sheryl D
Kathy K, Manager at Donnelly's Ice Cream, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Welcome back to the neighborhood, Sheryl! I'm glad you were able to visit the ice cream stand when you were in the area! Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

This small ice creamery is a one-trick pony that does it oh so well. Seriously. A different flavor every day. Each one delish. Highly recommend.

Thank DodgersRangers
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Overtime we are in the area we head to Donnelly's. All year long we talk about how we can't wait to go back again. In the summer, there is always a long line and parking may be hard to find. It's worth the wait!!

Thank kpfjadip
Reviewed 2 August 2018

This place has been a staple for our family at each yearly visit. The ice cream is amazing! Each day has a different flavor...not many choices, and it doesn't matter...it's all great!

Thank MaryD D
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2 August 2017|
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Response from cathycrymes1939 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know since I'm traveling further down the road
Catherine D
21 July 2017|
Response from Kathy K | Property representative |
Hi Catherine, I did not received a notification of your question until this morning (morning of July 22). It was Strawberry twisted with Vanilla, but that doesn't help you now! You can always refer to the Donnelly's Ice... More
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
1:00 AM - 1:15 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1556 State Route 86, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-5613
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Saranac Lake
We are now closed for the winter season. We will see you when we reopen Memorial Day Weekend 2018!! Thanks for a great 2017 Summer everyone!!
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