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John’s Water Ice

Restaurants, Ice cream parlors Bella Vista
4 out of 5 stars
John's Water Ice is located in Bella Vista, right around the corner from the Italian Market.
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Cynthia Y.

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

In 1945, heating-oil man John Cardullo started selling water ice in Bella Vista as a way to make money during the off-season. Today, his grandson Anthony continues to make John’s original lemon and cherry flavors, as well as pineapple and the Saturday specials (like strawberry, mango, cantaloupe and lime), from real fruit squeezed by hand.

President Obama put John’s Water Ice in the national headlines, when he stopped there during campaign season in 2011.

By: Carolyn Wyman



Address: 701 Christian St
Cross street: at 7th St
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 11am–11pm, Sun 1–10pm
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