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Nick Charlap's

7264 Boston State Rd., Hamburg, NY - (716) 312-0592
Posted By Michael Stern on 8/11/2012 3:02:00 PM
Nick Charlap's has gone from a rural dairy farm to ice cream manufacturer and soda fountain with neon pop-culture ambience, but the ice cream tastes country-fresh. One thing we especially like about it is the consistency at which it is scooped and served – nearly as soft as custard. It isn't sloppy, but neither is it frozen stiff; it's just the right temperature for flavors (and mix-ins) to blossom. Sundaes are swell, especially those topped with nuts which, as is true of so many of Western New York's best ice cream parlors, are crisp and toasty and salted well enough to become a foil for ice cream and sauce.

Ambience is do-wop retro with neon signs, glass-brick counter, and checkered tile floor. Or you can dine outside at picnic tables, surrounded by land that maintains a farmy feel. Adjoining the ice cream shop is a grill serving hot dogs, hamburgers, sandwiches, and fries.

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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Nick Charlap's chocolate ice cream: served just-right soft so its flavor is in full blossom.
"Nick Charlap's chocolate ice cream: served just-right soft so its flavor is in full blossom. "
Michael Stern





While we loved the vibrant taste of the peanut butter fudge ice cream on top, we found the orange chocolate underneath to be too demure and uninteresting.
"While we loved the vibrant taste of the peanut butter fudge ice cream on top, we found the orange chocolate underneath to be too demure and uninteresting."
Cliff Strutz


Step right up at 2pm on a weekday afternoon. On weekends and after supper, you will wait in line.
"Step right up at 2pm on a weekday afternoon. On weekends and after supper, you will wait in line."
Michael Stern


Nick Charlap's interior is lit with neon.
"Nick Charlap's interior is lit with neon."
Michael Stern


Patio dining
"Patio dining"
Michael Stern


Nick Charlap's father started serving ice cream on the family's dairy farm back in 1962.
"Nick Charlap's father started serving ice cream on the family's dairy farm back in 1962."
Michael Stern



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