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28 E Franklin St, New Freedom, PA 17349-9506
+1 717-227-9443
12:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 15:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this ice cream/snowball place in New Freedom. The ice cream is delicious, the prices are very reasonable and the staff who are all teenagers are extremely friendly. One time, my son accidentally dropped his cone while walking outside and the owner came running out to clean it up, consoled my son and gave him an even bigger ice cream... More 

Thank Rebecca E
Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I try to get there every weekend. It's always busy but the line moves fast. Large variety of ice cream and snow balls. Lots of novelty ice cream also. Chocolate covered cheesecake on a stick, yum....

Thank dpauljunior
New Freedom, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of variety. Good ice cream. Always busy. Recommend snowball parfait. Sundaes are good too. Not much parking nearby.

Thank jewherley
Manchester MD
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122 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bonkeys is unique. Great ice cream served out of an old movie theater in a quaint little down where everyone loves to gather. Soft serve, hand dipped, cones and bowls with flavor and creativity even snowballs. Homemade ice cream sandwiches, great shakes and floats. Fun and friendly servers. Closes promptly at posted time so be early.

Thank George C
Parkton, Maryland
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Best ice cream in the area. Creative flavors and creations. Never disappoints. Located two blocks from the bike trail and Steam into history railroad caps off a fun visit to this small town.

Thank bigsr2
New Freedom, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a great place to get dozen's of varieties of custom made ice cream. Bonnie and Keith (Bon-Kei i.e. Bonkey) are wonderful and make all of their ice cream by hand. The are only open from Spring to Fall so you have to get it while it is HOT...

Thank genevieve w
Southern PA
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The lines are out the door all summer for good reason. The handmade ice cream and pleasant staff make this one of our favorites. I like to be adventurous and try whatever flavor the owner, Keith, comes up with. Whether it's a cone, cup or milkshake - it's all good.

Thank Bruce B
York, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This locally owned ice cream stop is a favorite among the local families. Bonkey's walk up counter serves ice cream, snow cones, shakes, sundaes made with their very own home-made ice cream. We always look forward to their opening day (usually March) and hate to see them close for the season in October.

Thank kathyrunkle
Nags Head, North Carolina
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186 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Don't miss Bonkey's. It is in an old movie theater lobby. Window service as well. They have all sorts of summer treats. Just like an old soda fountain but without the seats and counter.

Thank Reviewer_Bob
Lower Nazareth
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5 reviews
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Great little ice cream shop, the workers were fun and the Ice Cream is home made and very good. You get A LOT for you money, go with an appetite.

Thank 118brendat61

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 E Franklin St, New Freedom, PA 17349-9506
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  New Freedom
  • Phone Number: +1 717-227-9443

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