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Petersen Ice Cream Co - 18 Reviews - 1100 Chicago Ave, Oak Park, IL - Food & Dining Reviews - Phone (708) 386-6130
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Petersen Ice Cream Co

1100 Chicago Ave
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 386-6130
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Petersen Ice Cream Co - Oak Park, IL
Petersen Ice Cream Co - Oak Park, IL
Petersen Ice Cream Co - Oak Park, IL
Petersen Ice Cream Co - Oak Park, IL
Petersen Ice Cream Co - Oak Park, IL
Petersen Ice Cream Co - Oak Park, IL
Petersen Ice Cream Co - Oak Park, IL
Petersen Ice Cream Co - Oak Park, IL
Petersen Ice Cream Co - Oak Park, IL


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Petersen's is in my oppinion the greatest ice cream in the world. It has been a Chicago land and especially an Oak Park/River Forest institution since 1919. Their product is simpl...


Petersen's ice cream used to be on par price wise with other ice cream shops like Cold Stone Creamery, Ben & Jerrys, Brown Cow. Now they seem to be trying to make it by charging ...

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A great old fashioned feel and charm 5/20/2006

There are two words in the English language that could send me into a state of frenzied excitement. Those two words would be ICE CREAM. If only this place would serve my other favorite word, PIZZA, then I would be in Heaven. This is a very cool and popular place in Oak Park. They have that old fashioned appeal, friendly servers and some good ice cream and sundae creations. They also serve food, but who needs food when you have ice cream! more

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Petersen's: The Best Ice Cream, Great Breakfasts 3/18/2006

If Oak Park could keep only one restaurant within its borders, Petersen’s would probably be the odds-on favorite to be chosen. Forget about its proximity to the “touristy” homes of Oak Park and its history: Petersen’s churns out some excellent own-brand ice cream (they make their own varieties). As a summer treat, Petersen’s can’t be beat, and it is always a destination whenever we have rugrats staying with us in Oak Park. Secondly, Petersen’s serves fairly good food, although to be honest I prefer their breakfast offerings more than their lunch and dinner options. What sets Petersen’s apart is its exemplary level of service, which is highlighted by their owner/manager who can often be spotted bouncing from table to table, serving coffee and greeting visitors to make sure they’re having a good time in Oak Park. If you were cynical, it could come off as a hokey attempt to build rapport, but to me, it’s really great to see that level of care about customers—it’s both rare and refreshing. Overall, this is a perfect family dining destination for both in- and out-of-towners. more

I scream for ICE CREAM! 9/9/2005

Petersens is the classic summer night out diner. Its 13% butterfat ice cream is the key to its success. I have spent countless summer nights at Petersens chowing down a cone or two. Meanwhile, its restaurant portion lacks the superiority its ice cream "" has. I ate one meal there and swore never to return to that "side" of the shop again. My burger (and 5 of my friend's) was pretty bad - soggy bread, overcooked meat, the list goes on... more


This ice cream is made by the store itself and it really tastes like old fashioned ice cream. Their ice-cream is rich and creamy and full of flavor, not like todays ice creams that are watery and smaller than ever. You can either get the ice cream in tubs by the 1/2 -1 gallon sizes or you can get their home made ice cream bars that are dipped in chocolate. Their prices are a bit more than what you would pay for a mass produced Ice cream bar but its worth every penny. more
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  • In Short
    Along with the takeout ice cream parlor (no tables), this spot boasts a coffee shop decorated with knickknacks and an in-between space for both dining and dessert. The homemade,...

  • 4/1/2005 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Sun - Thu, 11am - 10pm; Fri, Sat, 11am - 11pm
  • Payments:

    American Express, Visa, Discover, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Oak Park