J.P. Licks

★★★★☆
Newbury Street's mecca of ice cream and frozen yogurt.
  • 352 Newbury St

    Boston, MA 02115

    Cross street: Massachusetts Avenue

    Map & Directions
  • 617-236-1666

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best in boston, hands down

head to newbury street, watch the people and enjoy this classic boston landmark!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the line might be a little long, but its o.k. this is the best for ice cream!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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★★★★★

best in boston, hands down

head to newbury street, watch the people and enjoy this classic boston landmark!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the line might be a little long, but its o.k. this is the best for ice cream!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The best in Boston ! What else can I say...

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★★★★★

The best in Boston ! What else can I say...

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Hey Chizz 25.... Cake Batter is back!!!!!! Plase come back to visit! :)

2
★★★★★

Hey Chizz 25.... Cake Batter is back!!!!!! Plase come back to visit! :)

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I love JP Licks but every since they discontinued Cake Batter, I haven't been going as much. Their new flavor brownie batter is okay but i miss the CAKE!!! bring it back asap!

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★★★★☆

I love JP Licks but every since they discontinued Cake Batter, I haven't been going as much. Their new flavor brownie batter is okay but i miss the CAKE!!! bring it back asap!

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Definitely the best bet for ice cream lovers if you're on Newbury St. Ben & Jerry's is fine, but if you're looking for really good homemade ice cream with a wide selection of the tastiest flavors you could image, don't hesitate on coming here! My personal favorite is a combination of kowlua and coconut, but my friends always seem to favor the cake batter. For this month they have a bunch of Opening Day/Red Sox inspired flavors. The "Green Monster Tea" is definitely the one I sooo want and intend to try next - it's green tea flavored and loaded with natural antioxidants, yuuum. For those who like cake batter but are on a real sweet tooth kick, I suggest trying the "Batter Up!" - cake batter ice cream, loaded up with brownie bits.

Location is great, as it's at the very end of Newbury St. (across from Uban Outfitters). You can get off at the Hynes Convention Center stop on the green line and pick some up, and then walk off the (well deserved) calories by shopping all the way down the rest of Newbury. Win-win, right?! :)

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★★★★★

Definitely the best bet for ice cream lovers if you're on Newbury St. Ben & Jerry's is fine, but if you're looking for really good homemade ice cream with a wide selection of the tastiest flavors you could image, don't hesitate on coming here! My personal favorite is a combination of kowlua and coconut, but my friends always seem to favor the cake batter. For this month they have a bunch of Opening Day/Red Sox inspired flavors. The "Green Monster Tea" is definitely the one I sooo want and intend to try next - it's green tea flavored and loaded with natural antioxidants, yuuum. For those who like cake batter but are on a real sweet tooth kick, I suggest trying the "Batter Up!" - cake batter ice cream, loaded up with brownie bits.

Location is great, as it's at the very end of Newbury St. (across from Uban Outfitters). You can get off at the Hynes Convention Center stop on the green line and pick some up, and then walk off the (well deserved) calories by shopping all the way down the rest of Newbury. Win-win, right?! :)

Pros: homemade, large servings, good location

Cons: kinda pricey, but certainly worth every penny/calorie :d

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So, after my slightly disappointing dinner last night, I decided to skip dessert at Clio, and head back out on Newbury Street. During my casual stroll, amongst all of the interesting looking shops, cafes and restaurants, I had seen a sign for J.P. Licks that said "$1.00 scoop day". Seemed like the perfect price to me, so I headed in...

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★★★★☆

So, after my slightly disappointing dinner last night, I decided to skip dessert at Clio, and head back out on Newbury Street. During my casual stroll, amongst all of the interesting looking shops, cafes and restaurants, I had seen a sign for J.P. Licks that said "$1.00 scoop day". Seemed like the perfect price to me, so I headed in...

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We love JP Licks ice cream. It's our favorite treat all year round! My favorite is a kiddy cup of pistachio ice cream!

4
★★★★☆

We love JP Licks ice cream. It's our favorite treat all year round! My favorite is a kiddy cup of pistachio ice cream!

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Whoever decided to place a JP Licks on Newbury Street right near the Hynes T stop was a genius!! A perfect after-shopping treat (before shopping, no way - ice cream melts everywhere, and who wants to try on clothes after eating 2982935 calories?!). JP Licks' ice cream remains unsurpassed in quality and taste. A bit pricey for a few scoops, but hey, that's Boston prices for ya. Usually some pretty long lines, but don't worry, it moves pretty quickly.

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★★★★★

Whoever decided to place a JP Licks on Newbury Street right near the Hynes T stop was a genius!! A perfect after-shopping treat (before shopping, no way - ice cream melts everywhere, and who wants to try on clothes after eating 2982935 calories?!). JP Licks' ice cream remains unsurpassed in quality and taste. A bit pricey for a few scoops, but hey, that's Boston prices for ya. Usually some pretty long lines, but don't worry, it moves pretty quickly.

Pros: Delicious, big scoops

Cons: Pricey

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I always listen to EVERYONE I know who raves that this place is so yummy and, since I love Ice cream, I try it again and again. Not only is it super expensive but its gross if you get anything but a scoop in a bowl. I got a frappe and literally threw it in the trash right next to the cash register. The place was so packed and it was so hot out I couldn't even try to get my 6 bux back! always gross. I have a theory people just like to go here because it has this stupid alternative vibe. So they rave about the vibe not the nasty ice cream!
on a side note: I did email them to tell them of my exp after like 3 times going and they never replied which makes it a million times worse to me, for a *local* company and a *local* customer.I would do zero stars

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★☆☆☆☆

I always listen to EVERYONE I know who raves that this place is so yummy and, since I love Ice cream, I try it again and again. Not only is it super expensive but its gross if you get anything but a scoop in a bowl. I got a frappe and literally threw it in the trash right next to the cash register. The place was so packed and it was so hot out I couldn't even try to get my 6 bux back! always gross. I have a theory people just like to go here because it has this stupid alternative vibe. So they rave about the vibe not the nasty ice cream!
on a side note: I did email them to tell them of my exp after like 3 times going and they never replied which makes it a million times worse to me, for a *local* company and a *local* customer.I would do zero stars

Pros: none

Cons: gross

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JP licks is a great place to go for icecream. They have a good variety of flavors and quick service. Lines are a little long but they move you through quickly.

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★★★★☆

JP licks is a great place to go for icecream. They have a good variety of flavors and quick service. Lines are a little long but they move you through quickly.

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J. P. Licks is a great place for Ice Cream. I has a Funky atmosphere and their ice cream are great. They also have delicious bakery to accompany a good smelling coffee for those cold nights.

Kids love their sundaes.

4
★★★★☆

J. P. Licks is a great place for Ice Cream. I has a Funky atmosphere and their ice cream are great. They also have delicious bakery to accompany a good smelling coffee for those cold nights.

Kids love their sundaes.

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JP Licks always has a great variey of flavors, all of which are delicious. My personal favorite is the cookies and cream. They also have a variety of sundays and frappes.

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★★★★☆

JP Licks always has a great variey of flavors, all of which are delicious. My personal favorite is the cookies and cream. They also have a variety of sundays and frappes.

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Ok, too good to be true. I loved the taste but my friend and I felt way too full after a few bites. Plan on visiting the bathroom often in any of the restaurants nearby right after! Go for the real ice cream. I'm sure it's great

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★★★☆☆

Ok, too good to be true. I loved the taste but my friend and I felt way too full after a few bites. Plan on visiting the bathroom often in any of the restaurants nearby right after! Go for the real ice cream. I'm sure it's great

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With classic as well as inventive flavors, this is the destination if you?re craving a cone or cup of ice cream on Newbury Street. The topping bar has just as much variety with an array of fruits, candies and other edible accessories. The store is small though, so it can be hard sometimes when it?s busy to find a place to sit.

2
★★★★☆

With classic as well as inventive flavors, this is the destination if you?re craving a cone or cup of ice cream on Newbury Street. The topping bar has just as much variety with an array of fruits, candies and other edible accessories. The store is small though, so it can be hard sometimes when it?s busy to find a place to sit.

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There is always a line, though it usually moves quickly. I have never been disappointed with neither the service nor the ice cream. I take all of my out-of-town visitors, and would definitely recommend this place to everyone!

2
★★★★★

There is always a line, though it usually moves quickly. I have never been disappointed with neither the service nor the ice cream. I take all of my out-of-town visitors, and would definitely recommend this place to everyone!

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I find their ice cream bland and taste less, I found their version of oreo ice cream was like eating ice cream mixed with dirt, it was the worst tasting ice cream I have ever had.

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★☆☆☆☆

I find their ice cream bland and taste less, I found their version of oreo ice cream was like eating ice cream mixed with dirt, it was the worst tasting ice cream I have ever had.

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J. P. Licks has good ice cream. The ice cream has great texture and the flavor is good, but not exceptional. The prices are a little high.

2
★★★★☆

J. P. Licks has good ice cream. The ice cream has great texture and the flavor is good, but not exceptional. The prices are a little high.

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Excellent product (i.e. ice cream and even the coffee is great), quick and reliable service, wonderful staff, and a clean environment make this a great spot. I highly recommend it. It doesn't get any better than this.

2
★★★★★

Excellent product (i.e. ice cream and even the coffee is great), quick and reliable service, wonderful staff, and a clean environment make this a great spot. I highly recommend it. It doesn't get any better than this.

Pros: Great Product, Great Service

Cons: can't seem to find any

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i think this place is better than cold stone simply because it has a home-made feel. the toppings are OK, but the ice cream is the treat here. plain vanilla does it for me!

4
★★★★☆

i think this place is better than cold stone simply because it has a home-made feel. the toppings are OK, but the ice cream is the treat here. plain vanilla does it for me!

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Love their ice cream!

They can improve on their customer service and their employees and especially managers should stop being so lazy (ie; stop socializing with each other when you see a line of customers waiting to be served) Newbury street location has the worse customer service.

2
★★★★☆

Love their ice cream!

They can improve on their customer service and their employees and especially managers should stop being so lazy (ie; stop socializing with each other when you see a line of customers waiting to be served) Newbury street location has the worse customer service.

Pros: yummy ice cream

Cons: horrible customer service

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J.P. Licks has the greatest ice cream around. The ambience is fun & the service is friendly. If you're craving some ice cream, this is the place to be!

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★★★★★

J.P. Licks has the greatest ice cream around. The ambience is fun & the service is friendly. If you're craving some ice cream, this is the place to be!

Pros: great ice cream

Cons: gets crowded

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On a hot summer day, there is nothing better than an ice cream cone from J.P. Licks. They have a variety of flavors. There is usually a line in the summer, but the friendly staff keep it moving quickly.

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★★★★☆

On a hot summer day, there is nothing better than an ice cream cone from J.P. Licks. They have a variety of flavors. There is usually a line in the summer, but the friendly staff keep it moving quickly.

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Tonight we stopped in and got two cones. The cones were filled using a tiny scoop (about the size of a jumbo marble) which allowed the scooper to gradually build the cone to the precise weight for each size, 5 oz. for small, 8 oz. for medium and 11 oz for large. They actually weighed the cone on a scale before handing it to you. I was half done with my medium cone by the time we got to the end of the counter to pay for it. By the time we reached the end of the block I had reached a paper insert inside the cone (not the outside wrapper) which ended the experience for me. I will not be back. Someone in management has taken a good thing which did not need "fixing" and "fixed" it.

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★☆☆☆☆

Tonight we stopped in and got two cones. The cones were filled using a tiny scoop (about the size of a jumbo marble) which allowed the scooper to gradually build the cone to the precise weight for each size, 5 oz. for small, 8 oz. for medium and 11 oz for large. They actually weighed the cone on a scale before handing it to you. I was half done with my medium cone by the time we got to the end of the counter to pay for it. By the time we reached the end of the block I had reached a paper insert inside the cone (not the outside wrapper) which ended the experience for me. I will not be back. Someone in management has taken a good thing which did not need "fixing" and "fixed" it.

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With 5 stores, what could be better! No matter where you are in the greater Boston area when you get a craving for ice cream, you can just shoot over to your nearest JP Licks and satisfy that craving! From Coffee Oreo ice cream to Oatmeal Cookie yogurt to their Sangria Sorbet...my taste buds are watering! So head on over to Newbury Street, Coolidge Corner, Jamaica Plain, Newton Centre, or West Roxbury for your favorite year-round treat!!!!

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★★★★★

With 5 stores, what could be better! No matter where you are in the greater Boston area when you get a craving for ice cream, you can just shoot over to your nearest JP Licks and satisfy that craving! From Coffee Oreo ice cream to Oatmeal Cookie yogurt to their Sangria Sorbet...my taste buds are watering! So head on over to Newbury Street, Coolidge Corner, Jamaica Plain, Newton Centre, or West Roxbury for your favorite year-round treat!!!!

Pros: Friendly staff, Quick service, Great for families

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Very tasty ice cream, lots of flavors, friendly staff. Good about letting try different flavors.

2
★★★★☆

Very tasty ice cream, lots of flavors, friendly staff. Good about letting try different flavors.

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I agree the J.P. licks has the best Ice cream. I haven't been to the one on Newbury St. But I have been to the one in Jamaica Plain.

2
★★★★★

I agree the J.P. licks has the best Ice cream. I haven't been to the one on Newbury St. But I have been to the one in Jamaica Plain.

Pros: good parking, good location

Cons: Expensive, sometimes crowded

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J.P licks are popping up everywhere, and for a good reason. In my pre-lactose days, a daily trip for there amazing yogurt was essential. The every-changing flovors is a great perk, because you will always get something good. Now a days, my favorites have become lemon sorbet or the world best raspberry lime rickey. I must have if you have never tried it.

2
★★★★★

J.P licks are popping up everywhere, and for a good reason. In my pre-lactose days, a daily trip for there amazing yogurt was essential. The every-changing flovors is a great perk, because you will always get something good. Now a days, my favorites have become lemon sorbet or the world best raspberry lime rickey. I must have if you have never tried it.

Pros: Decor, Variety

Cons: Croweded

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By far the best ice cream/frozen yogurt in Boston. But the portions keep gettting smaller and stingier while the prices go up and up. The long line moves quickly though.

2
★★★★☆

By far the best ice cream/frozen yogurt in Boston. But the portions keep gettting smaller and stingier while the prices go up and up. The long line moves quickly though.

Pros: homemade soft serve

Cons: expensive, small portions

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The best ice cream!
The best yougurt!
and the most fun around!!!

2
★★★★★

The best ice cream!
The best yougurt!
and the most fun around!!!

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My girlfriend and I share "licks" here all the time. J.P. Licks is awsome for these hot days here in Boston.

2
★★★★★

My girlfriend and I share "licks" here all the time. J.P. Licks is awsome for these hot days here in Boston.

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The soft serve is the best, if they have oreo or cookie dough, give it a try!

2
★★★★★

The soft serve is the best, if they have oreo or cookie dough, give it a try!

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I absolutely love JP Lick's not just on Newbury St. but in JP, Brookline, Newton, I wish they would open one in Brighton closer to my home. The Coffee Oreo is the best I have ever tasted, Coconut almond chip and Peanut butter chip are also favorites. The atmosphere is laid back and the lines are out the doors but you always get served with in minutes.

2
★★★★★

I absolutely love JP Lick's not just on Newbury St. but in JP, Brookline, Newton, I wish they would open one in Brighton closer to my home. The Coffee Oreo is the best I have ever tasted, Coconut almond chip and Peanut butter chip are also favorites. The atmosphere is laid back and the lines are out the doors but you always get served with in minutes.

Pros: Service with a smile, Plenty of seating, Clean!

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Excellent flavors, super friendly staff, clean, the line moves like lightening and it's yumyumyummy!

2
★★★★★

Excellent flavors, super friendly staff, clean, the line moves like lightening and it's yumyumyummy!

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JP Licks has great service and great ice cream! Plus the muffin tops only (which are the best part of any muffin) are perfect for the kids.

2
★★★★★

JP Licks has great service and great ice cream! Plus the muffin tops only (which are the best part of any muffin) are perfect for the kids.

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I'm down with J. P. Licks. I think I've put on something like 25 pounds since moving to Boston and J. P. Licks is probably 25% responsible. Moooo've over Toscanini's.

2
★★★★★

I'm down with J. P. Licks. I think I've put on something like 25 pounds since moving to Boston and J. P. Licks is probably 25% responsible. Moooo've over Toscanini's.

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We are an ice cream maker, a coffee roaster, a baker, an institution, a fair employer, a destination, a hip joint, a good neighbor, a proud Boston business, owned and operated by it's co-founder for a very long, long time.

 

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