Hours: Daily 11 AM-10 PM
Specialty sundaes, shakes, and more than 50 flavors of ice cream—and some hot dogs for good measure.
The two trains and a bus it takes to get from the city to Hartigan's Ice Cream Shoppe are no sweat when you know what's waiting for you behind the counter once you get there. The longtime shop offers more than 16 varieties of sundae--and the ability to go nuts and make your own--as well as around 50 flavors of ice cream from Wisconsin's Cedar Crest. Priced at $4.75 to $5 across the board, the creamy treats don't disappoint and are great for sharing. The peanut butter cup sundae is like a meal of its own, with huge chunks of peanut butter cups, hot fudge, and real whipped cream. The butt-buster sundae called Terry Bets U Can't ($8) dares visitors to finish its five scoops with brownie fingers and more whipped cream. Hartigan's small-town soda-shop feel makes it a worthwhile escape from the city's hubbub, so scarf your ice creams in anonymity and maybe stick around for a hot dog and coffee.