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Bruster's Real Ice Cream


8200 Renaissance Pkwy
Durham, NC 27713
Phone: (919) 237-3537
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Photo of LA Adkins LA Adkins
Apr 6, 2022 5

My birthday was a few months ago, but it felt like I was celebrating again when I tried their birthday cake flavored ice cream. I'm a Wisconsin native so I prefer custard over ice cream, but Bruster's surprised me! It tasted exactly like birthday cake with ribbons of cake icing and sprinkles. It was a bit too sweet for my liking, but I would give it another try. I returned a few days later to try their vegan strawberry oat milk option, and I couldn't believe non-dairy options as good as this one existed! Each spoonful better than the last, I was in paradise! Unfortunately, I inhaled the strawberry flavor sooner than I could take a picture of it, but I'm certain I'll try it again. They offer several other options in terms of flavors and have outdoor seating available. This location is also near Southpoint Mall if you are looking to indulge before or after doing some shopping. I truly underestimated this place!

Photo of focus therapper focus therapper
Jan 14, 2022 5

I went here today with my family. The lady that made our ice cream had a very polite attitude. The store was very clean and the Ice cream was amazing! This is one of my family's favorite ice cream spots!

Photo of Hillary Pace Hillary Pace
Nov 9, 2021 5

I love Bruster’s!!!! Especially when you get a surprise cute face made into your ice cream literally outta no where!!! Chocolate raspberry swirl (or wherever it is called) 🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤

Photo of R FL R FL
Oct 5, 2021 5

Super delicious ice cream. On average I take kids about once a week. Prices are good especially considering cost of lease at southpoint.

Photo of Veronica Parks Veronica Parks
Sep 29, 2021 5

A lot of awesome choices. I got the seasonal flavor which was Apple Crisp crunch. The ice cream was nice and smooth.

Photo of paul mclaughlin paul mclaughlin
Sep 20, 2021 3

Ice cream very good. Trash barrels were overflowing. Tables were filthy. Windows were dirty.

Photo of Aaron Hawkins Aaron Hawkins
Jun 24, 2021 5

Delicious ice cream and super friendly staff even though it was right at closing. I'll definitely return when I'm in the area.

Photo of karina karina
Jun 16, 2021 5

Wish key lime was a year round flavor! Honestly my favorite ice cream!! Best cheesecake ice cream I’ve ever had!

Photo of Bryan Shepherd Bryan Shepherd
May 12, 2021 5

We visit Bruster's about once a week so it must be good. They have a good selection of flavors and the staff is always very polite and helpful.

Photo of Joseph Gilroy Joseph Gilroy
May 15, 2021 5

My wife and I are now OGs on the E2M diet and fitness plan (check it out!) and this is our weekly cheat dessert place. My wife gets the brownie sundae and I get the regular sundae with strawberries. Great ice cream, always creamy and fresh tasting. Friendly staff that seem to love what they do.

Photo of Madeline Roper Madeline Roper
Apr 24, 2021 5

This place is great! They have really good ice cream and all the employees are super nice!

Photo of Eric Craigo Eric Craigo
Apr 24, 2021 5

Swung by today for ice cream for my sons and I. It was very good we ate every bite and the staff were friendly and very fast with service

Photo of HumbleK801 HumbleK801
Apr 21, 2021 5

My husband and I found this ice cream shop and loved it!! They make fresh batches daily and we got to try the fresh batch of Butter Pecan. It was delicious! We did a three scoop waffle bowl with caramel macchiato, vanilla, and butter pecan.....yummy! They have so many flavors to choose from and several toppings. The staff was so friendly and patient with first time visitors. We will be back and will definitely recommend it to others!

Photo of Summer Semnani Summer Semnani
Apr 3, 2021 5

The excitement for a kid getting ice cream is always fun to watch. The excitement when mine found out they had dino sundaes is even better. The employees are ALWAYS super nice and patient with kids choosing what they want.

Photo of Taymalise Tillman Taymalise Tillman
Mar 26, 2021 5

This is the best ice cream I’ve had in a while. There are always coupons in the mail and the service is quick and good.

Photo of Ivy Williams Ivy Williams
Mar 7, 2021 5

I went here to use my birthday coupon. 😊 Everyone was masked, social distancing was observed and the number of customers allowed into the store was limited. I went with a friend who'd never been there. She fell in love and will be back.

Photo of Tiffany Powell Tiffany Powell
Dec 23, 2020 5

I never knew this ice cream shop existed until someone brought me a cup of it. I tasted this ice cream and was in absolute awe. I will be coming to visit this shop real soon for a big cup of my favorite ice cream topped with chocolate sprinkles.

Photo of Christine Perry Christine Perry
Nov 21, 2020 5

Great ice cream. Friendly staff. I love visiting Bruster's Real Ice Cream.

Photo of Robyn Miller Robyn Miller
Oct 10, 2020 5

We love it! And the staff is so kind and friendly!

Photo of Dustin Klein Dustin Klein
Aug 5, 2018 5

Really delicious ice cream with house made waffle cones. They offer a variety of sundaes, cakes, cones, and much more. The prices are on par with most other cremeries and the service was very good. The flavors were excellent. I slightly prefer Kilwins, but recommend Bruster's without reservation.

Photo of Samantha Weiss Samantha Weiss
Sep 20, 2020 4

Very good ice cream, fresh and rich. I feel some of their flavors could be better, sometimes I feel it's missing something. The waffle cones are great and the coupons they send are great too. Definitely my favorite local spot.

Photo of Lawrence Cleaver Lawrence Cleaver
Sep 5, 2020 5

Excellent ice cream, especially after a walk on the American Tobacco Trail.

Photo of gloria couch gloria couch
Jul 14, 2020 5

The ice cream is really fresh and delicious my girls just loves this place.

Photo of Stephen Spragens Stephen Spragens
Jul 7, 2020 5

These guys were in a good truck in my neighborhood. They were awesome. My daughter had the chocolate and my son, the blue sorbet, and both were very happy with their selection. A big shout out to the men in the truck for their patience and consideration as we were there right at closing and had some special needs: )

Photo of Jmpk Fishing Jmpk Fishing
May 30, 2020 5

Great Ice Cream Place especially if you have allergies, they treat people with allergies really well.

Photo of Elyhim Elyhim
Nov 27, 2019 3

Good sundaes but the young girl skimps on the topping. The older one knows how to make a great sundae!

Photo of Greg Parrott Greg Parrott
Oct 28, 2019 5

Hard to beat the Oreo flavor! I almost always get that. The staff are very friendly and the store is a decent size... Could be a little larger for the summer crowds 😀

Photo of Ceci clarke Ceci clarke
Oct 5, 2019 3

Got two scoops looked like one. The ice cream was good though.

Photo of Kisa Ward Kisa Ward
Sep 10, 2019 4

When we walked in we were greeted. It was a nice environment. We got brownie sundaes and apple dumplings with ice cream. I wasn’t a fan of the apple dumplings because they were a bit bland. Overall nice place.

Photo of Hunter Vook Hunter Vook
Jul 17, 2019 5

Amazing staff, made sure I had exactly what I want and enjoyed my time there.

Photo of Doris S. Doris S.
Aug 10, 2019 3

I love the store in Hanover, PA, but the ice cream just didn't taste the same.

Photo of Jer Harwood Jer Harwood
Aug 19, 2019 5

A friend recommended Bruster's specifically for the Graham Central Station even if it wasn't the most convenient. The kids loved their cotton candy flavor while the others we had (Espresso Yourself, Peanut Butter and Buckeyes, Death by Chocolate, Chocolate Raspberry Truffle) were all amazing! We couldn't help but get a pint of the Graham Central Station to take home as well. Apparently this flavor goes quick at some locations.

Photo of Hanna Norris Hanna Norris
Jun 24, 2019 5

I thought the ice cream was AMAZING and the server we had was very friendly!

Photo of Clarence Dillard Clarence Dillard
Jun 26, 2019 5

Very yummy. And they had blueberry cheesecake. A very 80s flavor you can't really find all that often.

Photo of Katina Pressley Katina Pressley
Jun 30, 2019 5

Banana splits are my all time favorite!!!! My friend enjoys the sundaes. The ice cream is worth the price, with a variety of delicious flavors; TIN LIZZY, WHITE TURTLE, CHOCOLATE OREO, COOKIE DOUGH, COOKIE MONSTER

Photo of Lisa Harris Lisa Harris
Jun 2, 2019 5

Glad you had a sugar-free fay free option

Photo of Kyle Russell Kyle Russell
Apr 28, 2019 4

They have good ice cream can get a little pricey if you start adding toppings but the employees are always nice and ice cream is always delicious!

Photo of Eric Hines Eric Hines
Apr 19, 2019 5

I loved the fact that my kids could look at all the ice cream at their 3 & 7 year old heights. Staff is super friendly too.

Photo of Tina Ritter Tina Ritter
May 13, 2022 5

Love this place for my milkshake and ice cream fix! Great atmosphere and the Death by Chocolate milk shake always hits the spot!

Photo of Jason Jones Jason Jones
Aug 29, 2022 5

This is a great ice cream place that has awesome flavors and the service isn’t bad either. It’s a little on the pricey side but worth it once in a while. Also if you have a very small one with you they give you a free mini cone!

Photo of Mariyah S Mariyah S
Aug 9, 2022 4

My family went there dressed in PJs for free Ice creams for the very first time !!!! Loved it n have been there couple of times since. Mango, coconut, dulche de leche flavors are a few favorites. Really yummy Prefer Buster’s over all the frozen yogurts n cold stones !!!!