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Downtown Scoops Ice Cream Shoppe

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101 N 2nd Ave, Alpena, MI 49707-2868
12:00 - 22:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

One of my favorite places in Alpena. The kids that work in there are always nice; Dakota is a GREAT person as are the rest of them. Over the years, I think I have tried everything on the menu, and it's all good. Nothing better than smell the fresh waffle cones when you walk in!

Thank Steve J
Gaylord, Michigan
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99 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Fantastic ice cream selection...lots of choices on sundaes, banana splits, old fashioned malts...service was great and a very clean place....loved it!!!!

Thank MMarshall06
Milan, Michigan
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167 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We've been here a couple of times but most recently after paddling for a couple of hours on the Wildlife Refuge near Island Park. It was a hot day and I remembered how great Scoops ice cream was and planted the seed in everyone else's heads. Not long after, we were there devouring chocolate dipped waffle cones with all kinds... More 

1 Thank vwp11
Frankfurt, Germany
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

If you enjoy creamy and delicious ice cream treats, this is the place to go. Personally, I like the Cherry Amaretto Moose Tracks - wow. Yes, I went back the next day for seconds.

Thank Joe M
Clarkston, Michigan
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233 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Great selection of quality ice cream. Fun Michigan gift shop with good selection of shirts, sodas and mugs. Love the "Your bait stinks and your boats ugly" selection.

Thank Clarkston_Rambler
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Ice cream, gelato, sorbet, soft serve -- they have it all! Service is incredible great -- the young gentleman took our order and then asked our names. After scooping, he would call out your name, individually, from our group. I really liked that -- never have seen that done before. Very clean, cute place right in town. Even had free... More 

1 Thank CJNMichigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Delicious flavors; great malts, sundaes, & floats. Great prices too. $15 for 4 of us. The salted caramel & mint chocolate chunk were my favorite. Would definitely come back.

1 Thank Dana Y
Alpena, Michigan
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Hand scooped hard ice cream with many flavors to choose from. Homemade waffle cones too. Isn't opened in the winter.

Thank mightywoman
Bellaire, Michigan, USA
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

The location is great, but the prices in view of the serving sizes are outrageous. The building's interior echos every sound and it is easy to overhear what people are saying, even though you'd rather not be hearing it.

Thank Sharon L
Alpena, Michigan
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149 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

This snack bar is in a great location on the corner of Second Avenue and US23 /Chisholm Street. They have fresh coffee and all sorts of ice cream delights. They are open during the warmer months & usually have a few tables with umbrellas on the sidewalk outside.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
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Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 N 2nd Ave, Alpena, MI 49707-2868
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Alpena

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?