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Original Rainbow Cone

9233 S. Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60643
(773) 238-7075
Five Stars
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The Original Rainbow Cone is an ice cream shop which has been around for over 90 years in the Chicago area. There are several locations including Navy Pier, downtown, suburban Darien, and historic Beverly.

I first tasted this cone at a neighborhood carnival (they often had a tent set up at neighborhood fairs). It was so delicious that I decided to visit the original in Beverly.


The original rainbow cone is made up of 5 different flavors including: chocolate, strawberry, Palmer House (NY vanilla with cherries and walnuts), Pistachio, and orange sherbet.

Prices are pretty reasonable. In additional to cones, there are banana splits, sundaes, additional ice cream feature flavors, and cakes available.

If you plan on going to the Taste of Chicago you can stop by their booth and pick up a cone. Additionally, the iconic ice cream is often found at fairs, 5k races, and other festivals throughout the Chicagoland region.


Service was pleasant and fast. Surprisingly, there was no big line like I was anticipating.


This location is home to the original historic pink building. There aren't many places to sit inside besides the window sills, so we decided to take our cones to go.

Final Remarks

The Original Rainbow Cone in Chicago is a great treat during the summer months. The combination of the 5 different ice cream flavors is even tastier than you can imagine. Whether you are in the suburbs or downtown, make room for an iconic Chicago ice cream cone this summer!

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