Bites Nearby: Ring Mountain Creamery Cafe

Warmer weather means it's ice cream season once again and Ring Mountain Creamery is the place to go in Eagan for hand-crafted frozen treats.

Overview: has only been open for a few years, but it quickly has created a buzz and attracted a following. Their popular Scoops for Troops benefit event generally means around-the-block lines. 

Décor: This family-owned spot is a casual and clean smaller place sporting a gleaming glass case through which to try (emphasis on try) to choose a flavor. There is outdoor seating for those who like their ice cream al fresco, or guests can stay inside to read a book by the fireplace or play one of the restauant's board games with friends. Free wi-fi and works by local artists add to the sit-a-spell ambiance.

Entrees: Fresh deli sandwiches and wraps as well as soups and salads await those who feel a need to have a meal before enjoying their dessert. For others, the dessert is the meal. 

Desserts: See Signature Dish below. 

Service: Counter service is quick and friendly and provided by people who obviously love where they work. 

Signature Dish: Ring Mountain has consistently won best-of awards for their hand-crafted "100% skimp-free" premium ice cream, sorbet and gelato. That basically means everything that they scoop is their signature dish. 

1965 Cliff Lake Road
Eagan 55122

Mon - Thur, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Fri - Sat, 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sun, 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.

eileen March 25, 2011 at 07:39 PM
Love it! Ring Mountain has a sampler dish where you can try, I think, 3 or 4 smaller scoops rather than one bigger one. One of my fav's is a chocolate, coconut, roasted almond affair - but I could never say it is my very fav - too many wonderful ones to pick from. Another thing is that they have a picture window into the back room and when they are making a batch of ice cream or gelato you can watch the whole process. Such fun! Thanks for a great review Mary Jo. By the way - I'm just a customer - no vested interest in the business other than loving it.
Tay Cutchin Satterfield August 25, 2012 at 02:14 AM
I visited a dear friend in Apple Valley last week (Aug. 16 - Aug. 21, 2012) and went to Ring Mountain THREE times during my visit! The gelato was the best and I enjoyed it very much. Delicious! 5 stars!!!


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