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Bruster's Ice Cream

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545 W John St, Matthews, NC 28105
+1 704-708-6763
12:00 - 21:00
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Akron, OH
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Like to stop here when visiting family in Matthews. Ice cream is delicious with lots of variety. Generous portion size. Outdoor seating only.

Thank Skye53
Atlanta, Georgia
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219 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

I work right across the street so I look at it every day and think of how good it is. I have been disciplined and only gone once...I walked outside and smelled fresh waffle cones!

Thank Helix88
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Very good ice creams... Milk shakes... My whole family loves the ice cream from here... Kids especially loves the cake ice cream.

Thank Geo J
Matthews, North Carolina
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Bruster's has friendly people, a clean atmosphere, plenty of seating, LOTS to choose from at a great location.

Thank jmlbrm
Charlotte, North Carolina
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Hard to find these old style walk up to the window ice cream places. The ice cream is very good and a great stop after a game or on a summer evening.

Thank Shadowfax44
Charlotte nc
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

The best place to get a good thick shake. They also have great hand scooped ice cream. My grandson loves the free small children's cone.

Thank johnrus
North Carolina
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118 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

At 8:30pm the other night, I had a hankering for some ice cream. We scooted to Bruster's. There was a line even then. I had the old fashion butter-pecan. My wife had a hot fudge sundae. Good golly Miss Molly. What a way to get ready for bed. Terrific ice cream, friendly service.

Thank golden2002
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

ooooooh my gosh. The ice cream here is so incredibly good. The selection of flavors varies, but is always amazing. This particular Brusters doesn't have a drive-through, but the people working inside (there are walk-up windows, but no indoor seating) are always friendly and really helpful. Ask for samples to help decide which of the wonderous flavors you'll want to... More 

Thank btags
Oak Ridge, North Carolina
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271 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

First time at a Bruster's and was very impressed! Great tasting ice creams. Certainly recommend - and will visit another if I come across one

Thank Ryan K
Charlotte, NC
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357 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

My family and I really like this place after eating supper. They have plenty of options, have great prices and is very easy to get to. It's hard to go wrong with Ice Cream but I have to give high praise since my kids love it so much - which means I love it also.

Thank jesselodge

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 545 W John St, Matthews, NC 28105
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Matthews
  • Phone Number: +1 704-708-6763

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