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Homer's Restaurant & Homemade - 6 Reviews - 1237 Green Bay Rd, Wilmette, IL - Local Favorite Reviews - Phone (847) 251-0477
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Homer's Restaurant & Homemade

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1237 Green Bay Rd
Wilmette, IL 60091
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(847) 251-0477
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Homer's Restaurant & Homemade - Wilmette, IL

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Best

Homer's has been making ice cream since 1935 and is still making it from scratch and on premise. It has been family owned for I believe 3 generations now.They use only the freshes...

Worst

i'v always loved this place but the ice cream has gone down hill. I asked an employee why? ""it's because we do not make it ourselves anymore, it's all produced by Ceder Crest"" ...

The Best Ice Cream 6/4/2010

Homer's has been making ice cream since 1935 and is still making it from scratch and on premise. It has been family owned for I believe 3 generations now.They use only the freshest ingredients and pay attention to detail and tradition. Go and try it for yourself. You will not be disappointed. Their seasonal flavors ROCK!!!! Pros: Homemade Ice Cream Cons: there are none more

not homemade 11/19/2009

i'v always loved this place but the ice cream has gone down hill. I asked an employee why? ""it's because we do not make it ourselves anymore, it's all produced by Ceder Crest"" Pros: Fries Cons: poor ice cream more

I love this place. The atmosphere is... 6/1/2009

I love this place. The atmosphere is family-friendly and the staff has been the same for as long as I can... more

classic ice cream 11/13/2006

This place is a fun blast from the past. The ice cream is wonderful. And yes, be ready for kids having post-soccer season treats. more

The BEST! 6/12/2004

This is THE quintessential ice cream parlor. It has been a main stay for over 75 years at the same location. The Ice Cream is still made the old fashioned way, right on the premises. They don't mask inferior ice cream with gobs of candy and crap, like all these new ice cream spots like Cold Stone. It is just REALLY good ice cream, done the right way. Pros: Great Food, Cute Atmosphere, Friendly Service more

Homer's Ice Cream Company 7/10/2003

Although the ambience is not the best, and you had better like screaming children, the ice cream is the best in the world. It is made right on the premesis with the best of ingredients. In the summer, the Fresh Peach is to die for! It is well worth the trip. Pros: Superb Ice Cream, Good Parking, Inexpensive Cons: Ambience, Lots of Children more
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  • Homer's has been producing homemade ice cream for more than 60 years. With that kind of experience, we understand what it takes to develop a high-quality & savory ice cream. Critics & readers of Chicago Magazine & Bon Appetite, as well as judges from the American Tasting Institute, have awarded Homer's Ice Cream numerous accolades. Homer's History In 1935, restaurant owner Gus Poulos created his first batch of homemade ice cream that was far richer and more satisfying than any other in that era, anywhere in Chicago. Word traveled fast about the quality of Homer's Ice Cream. Its humble beginnings as a two-table ice cream parlor did not last long. Soon people from all around, up and down Chicago's North Shore came to Homer's. In fact, Homers Wilmette Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor, located at 1237 Green Bay road in Wilmette, IL is the original location. Legend has it Al Capone, having a lakefront house in nearby Glencoe, was a frequent visitor and most appreciative customer. Al Capone spent many hours in the Wilmette location and always had an unusual entourage. He was one of Gus' most pleasant customers. Gus's two sons, Steve and Dean, who grew up in Wilmette, continue to carry on their father's devotion to providing the finest quality ice creams and toppings to their customers. They still make ice creams the old-fashioned way: thick, heavy, and so very delicious. Today, many prominent dignitaries and entertainment stars religiously request varieties of Homer's Ice Creams sent to hotel suites, private homes, and assorted entourages when in Chicago. Transplanted Chicagoans, as well as out of town visitors, continue to request Homer's overnight wherever they are. Homer's has been shipping overnight ice creams for years. Homer's would love to ship pints to you.

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  • In Short
    Brick walls, a carnivalesque red-and-white interior, and old-fashioned ball lights create a festive backdrop at this North Shore favorite. Little Leaguers and groups of teens dig...

  • 9/8/2004 Provided by Citysearch

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