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Bobtail Soda Fountain (Broadway)

View Map2951 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago
Tel: (773) 880-7372
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The tasty goods at Bobtail.
photo: Steph Yiu
Bobtail Soda Fountain is an old-fashioned treat as heavy on nostalgia as ice cream-topped Belgian waffles can be on your stomach. Serving the timeless ice cream concoctions of Grandpa Wilcoxon, grandfather of co-owner Jeff Wilcoxon, the Bobtail, like any soda fountain worth its frosty mugs, serves some lunch-type food, as well.

Ice cream flavors include cookies and cream, peanut butter chocolate chip and, of course, vanilla. Stay up with water cooler chatter by sampling the much talked-about Signature Sunset, a merlot ice cream spotted with chocolate chunks.

If you're curious to see how ol' Grandpa Wilcoxon's recipes play out in the kitchen, you can view Bobtail's next batch of ice cream being made through a glass window while slurping on your cone.

Average cost: <$10

Centerstage Reviewer: Erin Brereton

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October-March: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday; April-September: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday

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