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J.P. Licks

Harvard St, 1312 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-4117
+1 617-492-1001
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Harvard St, 1312 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-4117
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a stop here at the end of my morning cycle from Seaport to Harvard via the scenic route. Excellent coffee, a nice croissant and 10 minutes watching the alternative universe go past, relaxing in the sunshine.

Thank crawfie
Reviewed 6 days ago

They give out as many free tastes as you need to decide. Great variety of ice creams. Maple Butter Walnut was excellent. Friendly service and a very nice shop.

Thank Cheryl G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are an hardcore New Englander than J.P. Licks in Harvard Square is not for you and your family. We all have our favorite little ice cream niches but J.P. Licks is just convenient. If you can wait to go home then you should...More

Thank greatlady482
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Who'd a thought that an ice cream store would have such great coffee? It's really, really good. Bring your own travel mug for a discount.

Thank akadoublej
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Yes, the ice cream was amazing, as was the hot chocolate. Line was long, so be prepared. Also, I thought a great value...the double was a ton of ice cream.

Thank pmmnc
Reviewed 11 April 2017

You can people watch while eating delicious ice cream in the middle of Harvard Square. What else would you want? One of the good stops while strolling around Harvard Square in summer.

Thank Metropolis2000
Reviewed 3 April 2017

If you're looking for a good ice cream spot...this one Never disappoints with the flavors and the service!!!!

Thank IntegrityMatters617
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Was told that they serve great hot chocolate but had a "cold" hot chocolate!! Service was slow and one cashier had such a loud voice it was distracting as one sat and waited for a drink. Don't think I will be back

Thank Nigel B
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I went here after visiting waypoint. And Yea finally some good food. My dinner was the brownie with blackberry and sweet cream ice cream. Wow. It's huge so definitely recommend sharing with a friend. But it was awesome! And the service was fast even though...More

Thank soldieroflite
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Wide variety of flavors and non dairy options change weekly and a wide range of flavors. Service is excellent, open late. My sister get my birthday cake from JPlicks!

Thank 893contact
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harvard St, 1312 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-4117
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-492-1001
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