Original Rainbow Cone

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Original Rainbow Cone is a Chicago classic.

For more than 80 years, the awning-covered picnic tables of this Far South Side ice-cream shop have been packed with locals indulging their sweet tooth. The signature five-flavor Rainbow Cone features scoops of chocolate, strawberry, Palmer House (vanilla with cherries and walnuts), pistachio and orange sherbet stacked one on top of the other for an unbeatable classic.

Venue name: Original Rainbow Cone
Address: 9233 S Western Ave

Cross street: between 91st St and 92nd Pl
Opening hours: Daily noon-9pm
Transport: Bus: 48, 49A, 95W.
Price: Average ice-cream cone: $3.75
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This is a Southside tradition! Spring is here when Rainbow cone opens! I remember when my mom and dad took us on those hot summer nights, tailgaitig in my dad's Ford! What a treat! I thought they were so much bigger-but I think it's because I was so much smaller! LOL Still, I take my kids and Grandkids there for a special treat!