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Happy Cream Ice Cream & Deli
4.4 stars (22 ratings)

(313) 965-3038

128 Monroe St., Detroit, MI 48226

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5  out of 5 stars
5|Fantastic restaurant! I will go back frequently. Great food with very unique menu.

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Restaurant Description

Brightly lit, a few tables to sit in. Employees are very friendly. Movies in the evenings. Sandwiches are great. They have banana pudding ice cream, and the prices are cheap.
January 13, 2013 @ 10:33 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from undisclosed location
Where Ray and Mrs Betty now? I forget their last names, but we sure miss them and Happy Cream and Deli.
April 9, 2010 @ 10:01 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Knoxville, TN
Had a great time and the food was awsome. They have unusual deserts, like banana pudding ice cream and a new sweet potatoes cheesecake which were both delicious. The deli sandwiches are big so bring your appetite.

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Avg Rating: 4  out of 5 stars

Number of Reviews: 22

January 13, 2013 @ 10:33 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from undisclosed location
Where Ray and Mrs Betty now? I forget their last names, but we sure miss them and Happy Cream and Deli.
April 9, 2010 @ 10:01 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Knoxville, TN
Had a great time and the food was awsome. They have unusual deserts, like banana pudding ice cream and a new sweet potatoes cheesecake which were both delicious. The deli sandwiches are big so bring your appetite.
March 27, 2010 @ 7:06 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Detroit, MI
Just loved the Banana Pudding Ice Cream ... on my way now to get some!! I've told all my friends and family!! Very nice employees - pleasant and relaxed atmosphere!!
January 14, 2009 @ 12:23 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Norfolk, VA
I absolutely loved the Monroe sandwich!
Seriously, I havent been able to find a sandwich like that anywhere else that I have been in Detroit.
September 9, 2008 @ 11:38 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Detroit, MI
I love the service. The people are friendly, the food is great and you get your meals at an appropriate wait time. I recommend that everyone who hasn't tried this restaurant to try it out and i will guarantee they will love it.
July 1, 2008 @ 10:03 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from detroit mi
every since i heard about happy cream i've enjoyed going there. i walk down there on my lunch almost everyday. the banana pudding ice cream is my favorite. the service and the employee is excellent.
May 24, 2008 @ 12:10 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from detroit mi.
I thought the food there was wonderful. I'd eat it everyday. The people there treat you like family.
January 17, 2008 @ 3:29 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Detroit, MI
I love hanging out at Happy Cream. The food is great and there's a family feeling when you go in. You can't beat the prices nor the service!

BEST HOMEMADE GUMBO IN DOWNTOWN DETROIT!!
November 17, 2007 @ 8:20 PM
2  out of 5 stars
a diner from Dallas, Texas
Not really happy with the service. Roy and Betty were pleasant but the other guy, Al, seemed only interested in setting up date with me. Service was very slow, sandwich was not worth the price and the ice cream was good. My overall experience with the restaurant was not good. When I visit different cities, I like to enjoy the people, events and eating establishments, not getting hit on by restaurant workers. Would not recommend.
January 27, 2007 @ 7:25 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from detroit
hey, lots of places one can get ice-cream, even in close proximity to happy cream, but you can't get the SERVICE, the feeling of being appreciated and feel the love that also goes into the home made desserts that make the trip worthwhile by themselves. the in-store dvd is always playing something that makes you want to stay a while too.
January 27, 2007 @ 3:18 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Canton, MI
I felt at home at Happy Cream. It was like I was over a family members house for dinner. The staff was very friendly and courteous.

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The Mad Prophets
January 27, 2007 @ 8:57 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Deeeetroit!!
Ms. Betty and Mr. Ray and Mr. Al...We love hanging with you...because you are friendly and loving people...AND you thought we came only for your delicious sandwiches, ice cream, cakes and shakes, didn't ya? Not!! We love your company, conversation and laughs!! Your kindness and service has not gone unnoticed!!
January 26, 2007 @ 8:28 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Rochester Hills, MI
The staff of Betty, Ray and Alphonso were great. The food, service, and value of the food was out of this world. This is a place where you can bring the family or your date and feel at ease. The sandwiches are packed with meat and the ice cream is like a taste of heaven. I go to many places and this deli wins hands down.
January 9, 2007 @ 8:37 PM
a diner from Detroit, Mi.
The mess-a-round sandwich is as the name implies.Don't have on your Sunday best while eating this three bread layered sandwich of everything but the kitchen sink. I struggled to keep it on the plate rather than in my lap and failed.A sandwich is no longer a sandwich if you can't place it in your hands to eat.
January 4, 2007 @ 7:29 PM
3  out of 5 stars
a diner from Detroit, Mi.
The service there during the day is less than desireable, the staff would rather play on their computers than serve customers,it is much improved in the evening. hey happy people how about some consistency in your service. Hot dogs are not jumbo as they say but they're good. Sandwich's will get soggy on you, mine did. Rye bread did not have rye flavor.
January 4, 2007 @ 7:09 PM
3  out of 5 stars
a diner from Detroit, Michigan
The food is fine, you can tell the cakes are store cakes. The lighting needs to be brighter. They need to speed up the time it takes to wait on
customers. The person who claims to be the owner tends to crowd you with conversations of his worldly exploits and spiced up with profanity, just let us eat please and keep the dogs out of the restaurant too, the only restaurant in Detroit that serves dogs durring business hours,hmm is that legal Detroit Health Department?
September 25, 2006 @ 11:03 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Detroit, MI
Happy Cream is a wonderful place due to a winning combination of food, service, pricing and the fantastic attitudes of the staff! My friends and family visit their often and we've never had a less than excellent experience. It's also a great place for a small birthday party.
September 5, 2006 @ 10:33 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Detroit, MI
This place has incredible sandwiches and excellent service. Also, please try the banana pudding ice cream, it's seriously addictive.
April 4, 2006 @ 1:14 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Ann Arbor, MI
Had the most wonderful dining experience and salads in a long time. If you're looking for people who serve food with care, flavor and a smile, you need to go to Happy Cream for a Black Bottom Salad and ice cream. I send everyone I know.
March 26, 2006 @ 7:41 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Detroit, MI
Happy Cream has the best atmosphere. The staff is so inviting and hospitable. The food is delicious and they are eager to give you a sample. The ice cream is great, too.
January 25, 2006 @ 9:10 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Detroit, MI
The food was excellent! I went with my 2 children and they ate everything to the last drop. My 2 year old is a picky eater but, she wasted no time diving into the Chicken & Rice Gumbo. They had no problem giving out samples. Everything I sampled, I bought.The sauce they use on their turkey sandwich was absolutely delicious. Their definitely not your average diner. The Banane pudding ice cream along side the homemade red velvet cake was the perfect end to already perfect meal. They get 2 thumbs up!
P.S
The chicken & rice gumbo is to die for.
January 20, 2006 @ 7:50 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Detroit, Michigan
I really liked their uniqueness of cooking and hospitality. My children liked the food and felt at home there.
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Recent Happy Cream Ice Cream & Deli Reviews

January 13, 2013 @ 10:33 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from undisclosed location
Where Ray and Mrs Betty now? I forget their last names, but we sure miss them and Happy Cream and Deli.
April 9, 2010 @ 10:01 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Knoxville, TN
Had a great time and the food was awsome. They have unusual deserts, like banana pudding ice cream and a new sweet potatoes cheesecake which were both delicious. The deli sandwiches are big so bring your appetite.