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J.P. Licks

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Harvard St, 1312 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-4117
+1 617-492-1001
08:00 - 00:00
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Was told that they serve great hot chocolate but had a "cold" hot chocolate!! Service was slow and one cashier had such a loud voice it was distracting as one sat and waited for a drink. Don't think I will be back

Thank Nigel B
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here after visiting waypoint. And Yea finally some good food. My dinner was the brownie with blackberry and sweet cream ice cream. Wow. It's huge so definitely recommend sharing with a friend. But it was awesome! And the service was fast even though there was a line out the door.

Thank soldieroflite
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wide variety of flavors and non dairy options change weekly and a wide range of flavors. Service is excellent, open late. My sister get my birthday cake from JPlicks!

Thank 893contact
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As an Australian in America, we have found it hard to find a real latte - J.P's delivered! Lovely hot chocolate too. Service is friendly, professional and the reason this would be our 'local' cafe if we were Bostonians!

Thank DLW73
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Even though it is at times besieged by Harvard students and tourists, this is probably my favorite JP Licks right now. They are quick and super nice. Not as cramped as Davis. Not as flighty as JP.

Thank Nick C
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

I typically sample new flavors, but have yet to be disappointed. While not every flavor is my favorite, every ice cream/fro-yo is outstanding! JP Licks' sundaes, frappes & sundries are all delicious and good-eats. After I visit JP Licks, I always urge friends & family to also visit JP Licks. Sharing positive experiences are worthy lifelong pursuits...

Thank DarthWoz
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

The ice cream at this friendly shop is delicious. Wonderful sundaes can be concocted for you, and the chocolate ice cream cake that is on offer for Valentine's Day is out of this world.

Thank prenmei
Khartoum, Sudan
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569 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

The ice cream was good, but different- more of a pureed cookies and cream than the typical vanilla mixed with chunks of oreo. Service left a lot to be desired and was super slow.

Thank JCW703
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

This parlour serves some of the best ice cream. We tried the speciality Thanksgiving flavours and they were excellent. Lovely atmosphere and fast friendly service.

Thank Craigvar
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187 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Came here with the grandsons and of course they needed an ice cream fix. I opted for gelato instead , with a small portion of the standby coffee flavor. Tasty, with a nice texture. Not overwhelming with too much sweetness. Good choice.

Thank Frank G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harvard St, 1312 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-4117
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-492-1001

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