Spring is coming!

So are we!  See you in April of 2020!

 Come see us at our NEW location 220 W. Prairie St.

Voted 2nd best waterfront restaurant in SW Michigan! - 2019 Mlive.com

Voted 3rd Best Dessert & 3rd Best Ice Cream Parlor in SW Michigan! - 2018 WWMT News Channel 3 


We are EXCITED ​to ANNOUNCE.....

We wrapped up our 9th season at 115 W. Prairie St on October 6, 2018.  And we are excited to announce that June 1, 2019, we will be kicking off our 10th season at a NEW LOCATION!!  We will be calling 220 W. Prairie St. our new home, right on the lake...just a stones throw WEST of our old location!  Follow us on all our social medias for the latest details!  



See What People Are Saying

"Apple Knockers? What is this, some kind of red neck Hooters?"

-Sweet little old lady 2009

What is an Apple Knocker anyway...

ap·ple knock·er (n), 1910-15

noun, slang

1. person who picks apples by knocking them off the trees allowing others to pick them up   2. rustic   3. country bumpkin   4. someone residing in the lower peninsula (U.P. definition)

Welcome to...

We are a seasonal restaurant & ice cream parlor in beautiful Vicksburg, MI.  Whether you’re looking for a full meal or just a sugar fix, Apple Knockers has great food options at amazing prices.  We’re open from spring through November every season.  If you’re looking for a great family treat in Vicksburg, visit Apple Knockers Ice Cream Parlor today!

About Us...

Paula and her two daughters, Angela and Rita, opened Apple Knockers' doors on September 11, 2009.  Located in the beautiful, historic village of Vicksburg, Michigan, Apple Knockers has become a local favorite. The menu reflects an array of homemade family recipes, like their Mean Jean Pasties and Mamma's Mac & Cheese, to good ole fashion comfort food, like 1/4lb all beef hot dogs and hamburgers. They feature over 50+ flavors of ice cream from Plainwell Ice Cream, which is made in Plainwell, Michigan, and Ashby's Sterling Ice Cream which is made in Shelby Township, Michigan. The staff supports the local community by graciously donating all of their tips to local charities and community organizations. In 2012, MLive.com conducted a statewide search for the 10 best ice cream parlors.  Apple Knockers is proud to have been voted the third best ice cream parlor in the entire state of Michigan!  

2019 marks the 10th season for Apple Knockers!  And with their 10th season, they are excited to announce that they will be moving to a NEW location just west of their current building!  220 W. Prairie Street will be their new home with the same service and food Vicksburg has come to love, but a whole lot of new fun surprises too!  Come see what exciting things are happening in the Village of Vicksburg!! 

In addition to Apple Knockers, Paula, Angela, and Rita have opened Windfall Coffeehouse in 2018, which is located just down the street at, 625 W. Prairie St. You can check them out at windfallcoffeehouse.com!

Windfall Coffeehouse

With Apple Knockers being located right down town Vicksburg, we offer limited indoor seating, garden patio deck seating on Sunset Lake, and our famous dog parking!  All within walking distance to other local favorites like parks, shops and more!

Voted 3rd best dessert destination in South West Michigan

    -WWMT News Channel 3, 2018

Ranked as one of the best places to get ice cream in Michigan

    -Detroit Free Press 2018

Awarded 8th best ice cream parlor in the state of Michigan

    -Best Things Michigan 2018

Voted th​e 3rd best ice cream parlor in the state of Michigan

   -MLive.com, 2012

Voted 3rd best ice cream parlor in South West Michigan

   -WWMT News Channel 3, 2013 & 2018

Won Business of the year 2010

   -Vicksburg Chamber of Commerce

Get in touch!


220 W. Prairie St
P.O. Box 149

Viksburg, MI 49097


(269) 649-1880
[email protected]


Closed for the season

Opening in spring of 2020