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Amy's Ice Creams

600 N Lamar Ste 1012-B
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 480-0673
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Amy's Ice Creams - Austin, TX


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awsome cream you gotta go hear. The best


It's amazing to me that amy's ice cream was voted the best dessert. It's ice cream

Editorial review from Citysearch 10/11/2013

Really, Really Good Ice Cream in Austin! Sweet Employees! more

best cream 8/6/2010

awsome cream you gotta go hear. The best more

Yummy nom nom 12/9/2009

Best place to get ice cream evah! Pros: ice cream Cons: what could be wrong with ice cream? more

GREAT Ice Cream! 6/11/2008

We were in Austin 24 hours this week and went to the Lamar store twice! And Drew was also great in serving our ice cream. Very funny and customer service oriented. more

Fun place-great icecream 5/30/2008

This place has a great personality and great treats! They have a wonderful selection of flavors and the staff was great for an austin icecream place. Our server actually flung the icecream ball into the air and caught it in the bowl. It was great. The building wasn't the cleanest in the world but the desserts and the staff made it well worth your while! Pros: Great staff, even better food! Cons: A bit of a dirty building-but it is worth it anyway! more

Mexican vanilla rules 10/30/2007

This is the first Amy's I went to. I love their Mexican vanilla and also their seasonal flavors, like eggnog and that kind of thing. The employees are always really happy and friendly, but they shouldn't beg so much for tips. It's a little off-putting. Great icecream and specialty drinks. more

Bad service, ice cream pretty good 10/21/2007

The best thing about this place are the unique flavors. The worst thing is the service. The employees try too hard to be cool. They are rude. Not helpful. The employees at Amy's icecream act like they are doing you a favor by helping you. I have visited at least 3 times to make myself like the place or get used to the attitude these employees have, but why should I have to pay to put up with that??? \r I agree with the previous entry. Amy's needs to stop trying so hard to be cool and hire some real employees.\r Pros: icecream Cons: service, employees more

it's delicious 4/18/2007

The employees are friendly, there are some teriffic flavors (key lime pie; lemon ice; ice cream sandwich), you can make your own flavors if you don't like the ones they have, there's usually good music, sometimes there are good movies, and Amy is kind of hot. I agree it's over-priced, but no more so than other local ice creameries across the nation, and no more so than Cold Stone, etc. Yes, some of the employees have tattoos and funky hair-- they're pretty indicative of college students (which most are) in those ways. And I've seen them clean the stores-- they're clean; the dirt or whatever the previous complaint was about is most likely the accumulation of years of wear (inevitably paints wears down, etc.). Anyway, if you ever get to know them, the employees are some of the nicest folks around. Pros: ice cream and a fun soundtrack Cons: waiting behind annoying fuddy duddies more

An Austin Favorite 4/16/2007

However, not the best environment, not the nicest employees, and certainly not the best ice cream. I understand Austin LOVES its local businesses. Amy's is in a word 'corporate' but still the locals feel its a special Austin thing. This makes no difference to me if the product isnt even worthy. I have to admit, some flavors are intersting, Shiner and Guinness are clever but not unique. Guinness Ice Cream is something Ive had many times in the Carribean and West Indies. \r \r Other flavors have been so sickening sweet Ive thrown it out before being half way finished. \r \r I am not impressed with the theatrics of the kids who scoop and squish. Ive had more bad attitude from employees while trying to be cute than Ive had actual good service. \r \r Hint to Amy's - Stop trying so hard. \r \r Pros: I have not gotten sick Cons: Ice Cream, environment, employees more

Overpriced 2/4/2007

This ice cream is pretty good, but definately not the best ice cream I've ever had. And it's too overpriced for average ice cream! However, everytime I've gone, the employees have been very nice. I guess most of the appeal comes from it being one of those traditional Austin establishments... Pros: Good service Cons: Overpriced ice cream more

Another Tattoo Factory 1/31/2007

The ice cream is ok, but this location is consistently dirty-a real mess.\r If you need your tattoo viewing fix, check out the employees. While they are filling your order, it is more than odd to see so many young woman wiht their rainbow mutalated arms on display.\r Clean up or go the way of the midway of the 70's. Pros: They have ice cream Cons: Not a Clean Operation more

Inside scoop from former employee 12/20/2006

Want to avoid lines at Amy's, try coming at opening hours or during meal hours (11:30am-12:30pm, 5:30-7:00). People say we take a long time to make the ice cream, but we have to interact with every single customer and some people like to sample every flavor, WE CAN'T HELP IT! Also, if you get extraordinary service please write the employees name down on a comment card, we get bonuses for good behavior. Beyond that, every store has it's own type of employees since the manager of that specific store does the hiring. If you don't like the vibe you get from one store try another. For example: the Guad store will have your hipster college kids, the Arbor will have your more mall friendly types, Congress has the musician kids. Anyway, we don't set the prices, we don't have strawberry icec ream (we can make it with sweet cream and strawberries, and we don't crush into tinies, and no it's not a good way to get out aggression, and we don't all play the drums. \r PS- don't forget to tip if you have a large group or genuinely enjoyed your service, we get paid minimum wage and rely on tips. more

Why go anywhere else when you can support local? 10/18/2005

The price, service, tasty ice cream, and support for a local business are the reasons we frequent Amys. Although you can go to other generic companies - why would you when you can support local? I have been to competitors (I am sad to admit) - they are expensive and generic compared to the quality ice cream Amys produces. Pros: Inexpensive more

Best Ice cream in Austin 6/14/2005

Once you have a taste .. you can figure why they have been in business so long .. the rotatng flavors guarantee you can try something new everytime you go there.. Pros: great flavors Cons: sometimes too creamy more

Homemade and Yummy 9/21/2004

Ice cream does not get better than this. Homemade everyday. The first thing you notice is the smoothness of the texture (this is not soft ice cream however) and the richness of the flavorings. Try the chocolate bourbon. Can't make up your mind among the various daily flavors? The staff will happily let you sample each and every one before deciding. Pros: Ice Cream!, Homemade Daily, Ultra Smooth more

it's the theatrics 6/18/2004

amy's is as much about austin attitude and theatrics as much as about ice cream. The best way to experience the ice cream is to go for one of the plainer flavors and crush in something complementary. The Mexican Vanilla is great on a hot day. The servers are chatty and fun to watch, and if you egg them on, they will usually flip your ice cream around for you. Pros: love the staff, mexican vanilla! yum! more

The Best in Austin 6/12/2004

Amy's Ice Cream is an Austin original! The scoopers are fun and funny, and the atmosphere is perfect for a family outing or a date. It is NOT a franchise. Each store is unique and serves different flavors at different times, and each has its own atmosphere. Each store is owned and operated by Amy herself, unlike vast, impersonal chains like Marble Slab or Cold Stone. The ice cream at Amy's is excellent and very fresh -- most creams are no more than a few days old when they are served! Pros: High quality service, Very clean, Fun more

The worst handmade ice cream ever... 6/3/2004

Amy's ice cream is truly atrocious. I heard good things about it, so I tried it more than once. Each time, I threw it out before finishing it. I've heard that the high butterfat content may be the problem, but that doesn't make sense, because I like other high-fat premium ice creams, such as Ben & Jerry's, and Toscanni's in Cambridge, MA, the reputed consultant for the Amy's chain. I don't know why, but Amy's ice cream just taste extrodinarily bland and tasteless. In addition, their smallest size ""tiny"" is too large for children and conscientious adults, making for an excellent example of why waistlines are higher in America. Although to be fair, since Amy's is inedible, it hasn't contributed an ounce to mine. Instead, get a nice gelato at Babbo's, a sundae at Marble Slab , or a pint from the store. Even Blue Bell will taste better. Cons: , Long lines, Costs too much more
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  • In Short
    Amy's Ice Cream has been a tradition since Amy Miller opened the first shop in 1984. With such homemade flavors as Mexican vanilla, sweet cream and, for the truly Texan, Shiner...

  • 1/26/2007 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Fri-Sat: 11am-1am, Sun-Thu: 11am-12am
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown, Old West Austin

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