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Grindstone General Store

3086 Copeland Rd, Port Austin, MI 48467-9263
+1 989-738-5122
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No trip to the Thumb area is complete without a stop at this little piece of heaven for ice cream... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2017
Jcwild
via mobile
Ice cream challenge!

Wow! Loads of ice cream. Delicious and fresh. It was fun to try and eat it all...but had to throw... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2017
Rebecca G
via mobile
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“baby cone” (7 reviews)
“waffle cone” (4 reviews)
LOCATION
3086 Copeland Rd, Port Austin, MI 48467-9263
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+1 989-738-5122
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"baby cone"
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"huge ice cream"
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"scones"
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"great stop"
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"worth the wait"
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"well worth the trip"
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"scoop"
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Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

No trip to the Thumb area is complete without a stop at this little piece of heaven for ice cream lovers. Extra large scoops, great service, reasonably priced, and outstanding flavors.

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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

Wow! Loads of ice cream. Delicious and fresh. It was fun to try and eat it all...but had to throw in the towel. Just too much for one person to eat.

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Reviewed July 30, 2017

I rented a bike in Port Austin, and was told I needed to try the ice cream at Grindstone General Store. I didn't bother checking the hours, and ended up getting to Grindstone city around 10:00AM, so I had to wait around an hour before...More

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Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

I read the reviews and saw the pictures but I never believed it. My wife got 2 scoops and I think her waffle cone held a full half gallon of ice cream. I got 1 scoop. The ice cream is good so we will stop...More

1  Thank Dougiscool
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Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

The owner is always there. Ice cream is the best around!! You get a huge serving with a baby cone. Perfect after dinner stop!

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Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

Huge ice cream scoops. We both got a double in a waffle cone. More than I could eat. Great Ice cream. An art gallery across the street was having an open house. Great stop on a short trip.

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Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth the trip. A must visit for a treat in the area! Close to the lake and Port Austin. Great service and selection, including home made and sorbet options.

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Reviewed June 8, 2017 via mobile

Well worth the trip outside of town. There was a long line, but the management is very organized and the line moves rather quickly. They had a great selection of their own creamy ice cream. We had a strawberry rhubarb cheesecake flavor which was wonderful....More

Thank A1804JIsharons
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Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

The Very Best Ice Cream in the state of Michigan! If you don't order a baby cone, very large, then you better be hungry. All the cones are huge. Many flavors to choose from. They even have their own home made ice cream.

Thank Rhonda18
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Reviewed July 26, 2016

Huge servings of delicious ice cream. Many flavors to select from in cups, home made waffle cones or regular cones. It is great to sit outside surrounded by beautiful greenery at this little general store tucked into the woods. Order the baby cone and you...More

Thank DWRDDR
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