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Big Top Ice Cream

2354 Corning Rd, Elmira Heights, NY 14903-1045
+1 607-733-2211
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good33%
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“sundae” (3 reviews)
“big top” (4 reviews)
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2354 Corning Rd, Elmira Heights, NY 14903-1045
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

It's been decades since I first had Big Top ice cream and I still love it. The good thing is it was so close to my home... the bad news is that it is only open during from May to September! Great ice cream at...More

Thank JGMelville
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Local favorite for a good dish of ice cream. Service is fast and the ice cream is great I recommend a twist or sundae

Thank The_Traveling_Ben
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed strawberry shortcake sundaes here. The soft serve ice cream was very good. Price was reasonable. Will come back again. They only take cash so make sure you have cash with you!

Thank Shigeabbott
Reviewed 21 June 2016

This is by far my favorite ice cream place in town. The prices are lower than others and you get a decent sized cone. They do a soft serve flavor of the week all summer long and some of the flavors are absolutely delicious! The...More

Thank Jessica D
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Kinda disappointed after reading all these great reviews about this place. Ice cream was very inexpensive, but it was nothing special or worth driving out of the way for. I will return soon.

Thank Jerøme R
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Big Top has been around for a long time, run by the same guy, and now his kids.. and is very popular, for a reason. Good ice cream, reasonable prices, service with a smile. What more could you ask for? How about asking for the...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

Great service, excellent and generous serving of ice cream. Huge variety of flavored! Accessible parking on main route. Family favorite!

Thank johas58
Reviewed 16 April 2014

There is a really nice selection of ice cream flavors to choose from. The owner has a published list of the combos available on the "Twists " that he features week by week. I love the Coconut and Cherry!!! He also has the standard banana...More

Thank Brooke R
Reviewed 8 July 2013

Big Top is a family favorite for ice cream on a summer evening! Great selection. great service and quality!

1  Thank johas58
Reviewed 26 July 2012

My mom grew up in Horseheads and my Grandma and Papa lived in Horseheads for the longest time, my mother would often tell me of the times her, my grandma and my Papa going to big top to get ice cream all the time and...More

Thank Sawyer G
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Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2354 Corning Rd, Elmira Heights, NY 14903-1045
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Elmira Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 607-733-2211
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