Donnelly`s Ice Cream in Saranac Lake

Donnelly`s Ice Cream in Saranac Lake
4.5 / 5
50 reviews

1556 State Route 86, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-5613, Saranac Lake

Overview

Restaurant Hours

Monday

08:00 - 17:00

Tuesday

08:00 - 17:00

Wednesday

08:00 - 17:00

Thursday

00:00 - 17:00

Friday

00:00 - 17:00

Love your ice cream can you put your favor on your website so I know what you have for the day ..

It's on their Facebook every day, they dont have a stand-alone website.

When does Donnelly's close for the season

I believe I saw on their Facebook page that Labor Day is their last day for the season

can you deliver here I'm only a mile

They do not deliver

What is the flavor for today?

Red raspberry twisted with vanilla.

Does anyone know how much the quarts of ice cream is?

I dont know, but maybe you can find it on their Facebook page.

Hi what size is your ice cream stand thanks

Small

When do you close for the season,?

They close on a very sad day of the year

Review

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Donnelly`s Ice Cream
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Adriana Laser
google
11.24.2020
2/5

Don't believe the hype this place is really not so great. I have been here a couple times and unlike others I do not appreciate the lack of options. Your only option is vanilla or the one flavor of the day. The fruit flavored ice cream we had the last time we were there tasted fake, bleh

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J T
google
11.19.2018
5/5

I went there for the first time this year and the ice cream was very good, super creamy and the flavor was great!

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Joseph Sword
google
11.16.2018
5/5

Definately worth the stop. Very pretty views while you eat their amazing ice cream.

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Robert Cairns
google
10.26.2018
4/5

Excellent ice cream. Pricy, but you're going to have that at a tourist place.

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Ann H.
google
10.20.2018
5/5

Excellent creamy soft serve. Not gritty at all. Great flavor. Nice view across the street to enjoy while you eat your ice cream.

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Alex Rodriguez
google
10.12.2018
5/5

Incredible ice cream. They unfortunately only have one flavor a day but they'll keep you wanting to come back. Highly recommended

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David Belanich
google
09.13.2018
5/5

Best soft serve ever!

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Andrzej Mazurek
google
09.12.2018
5/5

One of the best soft ice creams you will ever enjoy. Everyday fresh batch. Must stop and taste.

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ken p
google
09.12.2018
5/5

Gotta come here when your in the area. It's simple soft serve ice cream in three different sizes, make sure to bring cash they dont take credit cards. Each day has a different flavor twist to vanilla. Gotta try it each day

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Isabel Draves
google
08.18.2018
5/5

Ice cream is soft and flavors are deliciously soft too, not overpowering. If you like soft serve you'll probably like any flavor they have. Pick a size, the flavor has been decided for you. Always a twist, never plain vanilla. Same machine operating for the past 65 years. Same gorgeous mountain view for the past ten thousand years. Don't miss it if you like nostalgia and yearn for the good old days when things were simple. Also, don't miss it if you love ice cream.

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Christopher Payne
google
08.10.2018
5/5

Absolutely love this place the ice cream is always amazing and homemade worth the trip there any day

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Evan Guby
google
07.08.2018
5/5

Best soft serve I've ever had

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Mark Hamilton
google
06.12.2018
5/5

Best soft-serve on the planet! And I challenge you to find a more breathtakingly beautiful setting for an Ice Cream stand anywhere on earth. When we're visiting the area, this is a daily (sometimes twice a day) destination! People who are looking for variety may be disappointed, as there's only one flavor per day, always twisted with vanilla--but that's part of the charm of this must-see location. Can't wait to come back!

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Jillian Bowen
google
06.02.2018
5/5

Best ice cream ever. They chose the flavor. You chose the size.

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Lee George
google
05.22.2018
5/5

Donnelly's has some of the best software serve ice cream I have experienced. They only offer one flavor per day, so sometimes you have to wait for a personal favorite (mine's lemon), bit it removes almost all delay, as all you need to choose is a size. If you visit the Adirondacks, it is worth the stop.

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Jen Campbell
google
05.14.2018
5/5

My favorite ice cream in the whole world. Soft serve [one flavor per day] made on premises. I grew up a mile away and now live on Cape Cod. Donnelly's is one of my MUST visits when I go back home... especially on Fri for strawberry/vanilla swirl.

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Katie Moring
google
04.14.2018
4/5

Great ice cream. They only serve one flavor a day, and it changes every day. The flavor of the day is almost always twisted with vanilla. Always soft serve. The building is quite small, with no place to sit or stand inside. There's a grassy area you can sit in next to the building (just sitting on the ground, no tables) or stand in the parking lot area. Cash only.

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Steve Walker
google
04.09.2018
5/5

Best 'Real' soft serve available. Rich and creamy. Always vanilla twisted with the flavor of the day.Not sure if there is any other location like it in the Northeast.

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Ethan Blais
google
04.09.2018
5/5

This place has the best ice cream I've ever had. Every week, different flavors, always twisted with vanilla. 1 week: Pistachio twisted with vanilla. Next week: Chocolate twisted with vanilla. Then Raspberry twisted with vanilla. After that, Blue Berry twisted with vanilla. Sooo many flavors. Check in every week for a new flavor. It could take months for a flavor to come up again.

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Jordan Clements
google
02.04.2018
5/5

Best Icecream in the state!

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Ezra yoder
google
11.23.2017
5/5

Nice soft ice cream. Lemon-vanilla twist was excellent. thanks!

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Allegra Lambert
google
11.11.2017
5/5

We loved this soft serve. It was creamy and delicious. The fact that they only served one flavor was actually super exciting for our family. The first stop we had peanut butter swirl and the next time it was blueberry. My older son was making predictions about the flavor they would have and said, "I think it will be something with berries this time". We were all so excited to have blueberries and cream!The line moves fast and the signs are clear. Note: It is cash only! I did see some folks show up and leave to get cash. I hope you'll read this before you go to grab some before you get there.

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Ivan Seskar
google
08.26.2017
5/5

Great soft ice cream with a different flavor of the day

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Robert Klavoon
google
08.15.2017
5/5

Great ice cream. I traveled 25 miles one way to get it

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James Thrash
google
08.02.2017
5/5

This place is the absolute best. It is an absolute throwback. In an era where most places seem to abandon their roots, Donnellys has doubled down. They do one thing and it is executed to the highest level! If you found yourself within a 50 mile radius, it is a MUST!

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Linda Egan
google
07.12.2017
5/5

Best ice cream! Can't drive by without stopping. Love the one flavor per day

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K M
google
07.07.2017
5/5

The ice cream is delicious!! My family has been getting Ice Cream here for at least 4-5 generations. My grandmother tells stories about going here as a little girl. We always stop when we visit from Minnesota!!

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Amy Kline
google
06.17.2017
5/5

The best! A must go place if you are in the area. Check the Facebook page for the daily flavors. Every cone is a twist of the two flavors of the day— you cannot get only one. Very popular little roadside place.

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Critical Culinarian
google
06.06.2017
5/5

If you're in the area and not eating Donnelly's you are literally wasting your life.

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mm ll
google
05.26.2017
4/5

Expensive soft ice cream.

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Philip Kohn
google
05.06.2017
5/5

I've been to many of the top rated ice cream parlors in the country and none of them come close to this. Unrivaled.

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Dylan Barber
google
05.06.2017
5/5

One of the best places in upstate NY for ice cream! Check their Facebook page for posts on their daily flavors. I like how creamy the soft serve is! I highly recommend. I went back for seconds after my first cone!

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Maeve M
google
04.23.2017
5/5

This is the best ice cream I have ever had. I come here frequently and always enjoy the fact that I don't have to choose between flavors.

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tina Foley
google
03.26.2017
2/5

The ice cream was not as good as it was , same shape

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David Nesbit
google
03.12.2017
5/5

They serve one flavor a day. And they have packed ice cream from previous days. when I was there the flavor was almond creme and it was amazing. If you're in the area stop and enjoy it's worth the time.

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Jackie Bastiaanse
google
02.10.2017
5/5

The best creamy ice cream.

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joseph dierna
google
01.24.2017
3/5

It's all about the machine! They use mix like everyone. The ice cream is very good. But it's NOT homemade!

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Jay Ward
google
01.13.2017
5/5

What a sweet place! What a business model! Do one thing really well and line them up out the door and around the building.

Donnelly`s Ice Cream
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Kelsey Farnsworth
google
11.24.2016
5/5

Local's favorite! Make a point to make it there, no matter what flavor it is, they are all amazing!

Donnelly`s Ice Cream
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Kathy Kokes
google
11.24.2016
5/5

Worth the wait in line for homemade ice cream (not custard! No eggs!) they have 1 flavor a day;usually twisted with Vanilla. That’s it! Because of the high butter fat content, they can serve it soft. But, be warned!! There are no artificial stabilizers in this ice cream, (like we are used to thanks to so many additives in our food today), so hold your cone straight or get it in a dish!If you want your choice of 100 flavors of sub-par ice cream, go someplace else. If you want the real deal, come here.

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Robert Flannigan
google
11.21.2016
5/5

The soft icecream here was creamy and delicious. We drove all the way from Long Island to get it! Plus we were at Lake Placid.

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Whiskey Girl
google
11.12.2016
5/5

Very good ice cream

Donnelly`s Ice Cream
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Nick Tubbs
google
10.27.2016
4/5

Good ice cream. Very soft and great flavors. Line moves fast as there is only one flavor a day.

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Andrew Solomon
google
10.24.2016
5/5

If you're only going to offer one flavor a day it better be great....And it is.

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K. C.
google
10.21.2016
4/5

Best view for an ice cream stand ever.Family farm soft serve.They pick the flavor, you pick the size.Cash only, but that should be expected.Worth the trip, super creamy soft serve.

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Michael Kolanko
google
10.15.2016
5/5

Best ice cream ever. I have never had a flavor I did not like. A friend told me to check this place out a few years ago and have been hooked ever since. If your ever near Saranac Lake, go! They make one flavor a day which they post on their fb page. On top of amazing ice cream the view while eating it is wonderful. So go and see why they have been a landmark since 1953 and have a treat from the same machine they opened with way back when!

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susan vriesen
google
05.18.2016
5/5

Best ice cream ever

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Austin Wheeler
google
04.13.2016
5/5

This place is awesome. I had to go back and get a second cone because the first one was so good.

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Chris britt
google
04.11.2016
5/5

Best ice cream you'll ever have. Ignore the long lines you won't regret it. Irish cream and coffee is amazing.

Donnelly`s Ice Cream
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Nannette McCormick
google
01.01.2016
5/5

My favorite ice cream stand in the ADK. The creamiest ice cream.

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