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Big Gay Ice Cream Shop

125 E 7th St, New York City, NY 10009-5748
+1 212-533-9333
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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125 E 7th St, New York City, NY 10009-5748
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fun and friendly shop is great to swing by and get a frozen treat. The lines can be long at times, however, there is plenty to choose from when you get to the front of the line.

Thank x J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was delicious !friendly stuff !fast service!helpful ideas which keep your clothes clean!easy and amazing menu

Thank Anastasia S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A simple, cute ice cream shop in the city. Get the fruity pebbles - it is quite good! There is always a funky vibe here and everyone is happy :)

Thank CulturedKat
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We stayed very near the shop and were amazed that there always seemed to a line. We went one evening and were pleasantly surprised by the unique offerings. Interesting combinations of flavors that you might not consider otherwise. While good, not end of the earth...More

1  Thank BLDTraveler
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

How can you not smile when you see a place called Big gay Ice Cream with a big unicorn painted on the window? There was always a line but I was determined we were getting ice cream. Later that night we went. The line moves...More

Thank janesmithjanesmith
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Okay, I do like all their combinations and the ice cream was good but boy was the service bad. The guy serving us could not have cared less if we wanted something or not. He was so over his job. Which is too bad because...More

Thank Anna-Sophia L
Reviewed 5 May 2018

I've heard so much about Big Gay Ice Cream, I had to stop in! WHAT A LETDOWN! $12 for 2 soft serve cones, what a ripoff. So not worth the money and did not live up to the hype. Will not be back.

Thank JordanH1981
Reviewed 3 May 2018

The Big Gay Ice Cream Shop came highly recommended by both friends and strangers but I found it not big enough and not gay enough to deserve a higher rating. We arrived after dinner one evening and faced a long line that stretched far out...More

2  Thank moviegal226
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Basic Mr Whippy style ice cream which is horrendously overpriced. The toppings were bland. Really not worth a visit.

1  Thank Jo W
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

After seeing a show at the Barrow Street Theatre, I headed to the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop for dessert. The ice cream was delicious. I highly recommend the “salty pimp”, vanilla ice cream in a cone with carmel infused and then dipped in chocolate....More

Thank cas250
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Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 E 7th St, New York City, NY 10009-5748
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-533-9333
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