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2354 Corning Rd, Elmira Heights, NY 14903-1045
+1 607-733-2211
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Elmira Heights, New York
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81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 service is always friendly and fast too

Thank Jessica D
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Horseheads, New York
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 summer soft ice cream flavor of the week schedule, so you don't miss you favorite!... More 

Thank John L
Horseheads, New York
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Elmira, New York
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123 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 splts and sundaes and milkshakes, etc. He also has a limited grill menu-ie,hamburgers, hotdogs-haven't tried... More 

Thank Brooke R
Horseheads, New York
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
colonial heights
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 it was their favorite! My Papa and Grandma passed away but whenever we are in... More 

Thank Sawyer G
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155 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2010

This ice cream place is a regular stop for me and my family. The service is always excellent and everything is at a reasonable price.

Thank worldtraveler9857
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2008

Best soft serve around!!

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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
    4 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
12:00 - 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: 2354 Corning Rd, Elmira Heights, NY 14903-1045
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Elmira Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 607-733-2211

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