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Homer's Ice Cream Company

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1237 Green Bay Rd, Wilmette, IL 60091-1643
+1 847-251-0477
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Wilmette, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Homer's is synonymous with the North Shore. It has been around longer than this reviewer, and has never missed a beat on quality, size of portions, and ambiance (if one can call lots of families with kids running to and fro, and lots of noise, especially after baseball, basketball and football games, ambiance). The din is really quite endurable, and... More 

Thank jprome64
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here a few times now. It is a really great local ice cream place and is well known all around Wilmette. The ice cream is delicious and is given in a substantial amount. The line is usually a little bit long. Food is bought at the counter but it is really fast food. The location seems a little... More 

Thank Jake R
San Francisco, California
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562 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

It's been awhile since I've had Homer's ice cream and it is still as good as ever. Even though it may not have as many flavors as other ice cream shops, their ice cream is one of the best I've ever tasted. You can't go wrong with any of their ice creams.

Thank BayAreaTraveler6338
Wilmette, Illinois
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Family came in from out-of-town, and everyone wanted to visit Homer's for dessert. Three generations all found flavors to enjoy.

Thank JGSchwim
Wilmette, Illinois
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

They make very good Ice Cream with their own secret recipe that tastes a lot better than many famous brand names that sales in the super markets.

Thank Beefeater2206
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is the local ice cream/burger place popular for little league baseball players after the game. Also popular for local high school students and after movie goers. Peach ice cream is their specialty. Other flavors are available. Burgers, hot dogs, chicken breast sandwiches are on the menu.

Thank Wanderlustrover
Wilmette, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

if you have come to Wilmette or Winnetka, you must go try Homer's Ice Cream, the most delicious ice cream in the town, carry many favors for you to choice.

Thank GreenTea88
New York
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

I drove by this place for years and finally popped in for a burger. Go ahead and order it with everything. This is just a simple, classic burger off of the grill. No frills but just perfect. Make sure you get a milk shake to go with!

Thank SarahSesaw
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347 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

A good old fashioned Ice Cream Parlor. The ice cream was rich and decadent. The French Vanilla was so good, I wanted to go back for more but exercised restraint. My wife loves Pistachio and she said this was the best she had ever had. Our friends had Chocolate, Chocolate Chip and honestly can't remember what the fourth in the... More 

Thank CubFan1948
Chicago, Illinois
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2,790 reviews
1,572 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,792 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Homer's Ice Cream Company has been a popular North Shore destination for ice cream lovers--who doesn't like ice cream?--since 1935, when restaurant owner Gus Poulos created his first batch of home-made ice cream that was richer and more satisfying than any other brand in the neighborhood. So Homer's evolved from a two-table ice cream parlor to its current location at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1237 Green Bay Rd, Wilmette, IL 60091-1643
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Wilmette
  • Phone Number: +1 847-251-0477

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