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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
13:00 - 22:00
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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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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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158 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank blackyceqwerty
Burke, Virginia
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129 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank Dick H
Lumberton, North Carolina
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205 reviews
175 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.

Thank TheBogotano
Aurora, Colorado
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10 reviews
8 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.

Thank medvorak
Asheville, North Carolina
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Ice cream great, however I personally do not like tacky furnishings with worn out couches full of holes. I guess that is the look they want.

Thank richard32655657
Jacksonville, Florida
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101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

It's all homemade here and delicious no matter whether Dairy or Vegan Ice Cream or sorbet. Also offered are coffees and specialty deserts. I love their Vegan Ice Cream selections that use whatever you want as long as it contains Butterscotch, Homemade Hot Fudge, Caramel, Homemade Chocolate Syrup, Peanuts, Oreo, Banana, Coconut, Cherries, Pecans, Pineapple, Reese’s, Butterfinger, Marshmallows, Wet Walnuts,... More 

Thank Cowboybuckaroo
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We saw the Hop on several food TV shows and on an episode of "Ride" and drove up from Knoxville to check it out. The rave reviews were well founded! The shop is super cute, with an amazing wall mural and local art. We sampled the ice cream and a smoothie, both of which were top notch. Well worth the... More 

Thank Brent F
Asheville, North Carolina
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Great icecream and loads of wild varieties of flavors. The hop i beleive is rated one of the top in the country. I have been many times with my wife. I like going to the new tasting room in a different location. But this location is so cool as there is lots of space to hang out and there is... More 

Thank AshevilleArtTours
Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We were in Asheville a month ago and had to choose between The Hop and another highly-rated ice cream shop in town. Unfortunately, we chose the other shop and were very disappointed in their ice cream. This time, we made sure to stop at The Hop and were SO glad we did. I tried the sea salt olive oil and... More 

Thank Andria K
Palm Bay, Florida, United States
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126 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We visited The Hop on a Sunday night and it was completely empty. There were about 10-12 flavors and the gentleman at the counter even let us know about a few flavors they had in the back. I got a brownie (he even let me choose corner piece or center piece) with a scoop of salted caramel, a scoop of... More 

Thank Ashley32905

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$6
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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?