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leethebard

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Old Fashioned Ice-Cream Parlors Thu, 01/10/08 3:58 PM (permalink)
Hi,
When I grew up here in New Jersey in the 50's,there were still lots of those art-decco ice cream parlors...the one's that smelled like vanilla and served the best ice cream in those metal stands and fake crystal plates. Are they long gone..or does anyone out there know where an old fashioned style ice cream parlor still exists??
leethebard
 
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    CajunKing

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    RE: Old Fashioned Ice-Cream Parlors Thu, 01/10/08 5:13 PM (permalink)
    Klavon's Authentic
    1920's Ice Cream Parlor
    2801 Penn Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA

    They used to have 2 locations both dating back

    Moxley's Ice Cream Parlor
    25 W. Allegheny Avenue
    Towson, MD 21204

     
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      phlmaestro2000

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      RE: Old Fashioned Ice-Cream Parlors Thu, 01/10/08 5:18 PM (permalink)
      The owners of Franklin Fountain near the historic district in Philadelphia go so far as to grow handlebar mustaches to go along with the old-fashioned decor and style:

      http://www.franklinfountain.com/
       
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        mayor al

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        RE: Old Fashioned Ice-Cream Parlors Thu, 01/10/08 5:29 PM (permalink)
        At the Mayfield Dairy in Athens, TN they have a very nice gift shop and ice cream parlor for the folks visiting the dairy. The ice cream is very good, and the ambience, both inside and in the outdoor courtyard is great. (and the prices are very low as well). The dairy is a short distance off I-75 between Knoxville and the GA Line.



         
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          long dog

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          RE: Old Fashioned Ice-Cream Parlors Thu, 01/10/08 9:06 PM (permalink)
          Tom's Ice Cream Bowl
          532 McIntire Ave.
          Zanesville, OH 43701

          http://www.tomsicecreambowl.com/
           
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            Davydd

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            RE: Old Fashioned Ice-Cream Parlors Thu, 01/10/08 9:21 PM (permalink)
            We have two excellent parlors in our small town of Excelsior on Lake Minnetonka. Licks Unlimited and Adele's Frozen Custard.
             
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              Jimeats

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              RE: Old Fashioned Ice-Cream Parlors Fri, 01/11/08 8:08 AM (permalink)
              I have one fairly close to me Putnam Pantry on Rt.#1 Danvers Ma.
              This place hasn't changed since they brought in electricty.
              Also in Newburyport there is Fowels soda fountain/ice cream parlor.
              Chow Jim
               
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                mayor al

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                RE: Old Fashioned Ice-Cream Parlors Fri, 01/11/08 12:44 PM (permalink)

                We used to stop at Putnam Pantry in Danvers quite often (mid 1960's) They had a "make your own sundae" item that would "FORCE" us to make some of the sloppiest Ice Cream Sundaes you have ever seen ! They were a real treat !

                There also used to be a stand in Georgetown MASS "Kinson's" Owned by the man that owned the commuter Bus Line that connected Haverhill and that area to Boston. He also ran the local school bus lines for several towns . How he got into the Ice Cream Business I don't know, but he sure made some great Frozen Pudding and GrapeNut ice cream!!
                 
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                  leethebard

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                  RE: Old Fashioned Ice-Cream Parlors Fri, 01/11/08 5:44 PM (permalink)
                  Hi,
                  Are these places you're all mentioning ice cream parlors...or soda fountains? An ice cream parlor I'm describing..the one's from the forties and fifties were art deco establishments...very fancy...not at all a soda fountain???
                  leethebard
                   
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                    Jimeats

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                    RE: Old Fashioned Ice-Cream Parlors Sat, 01/12/08 8:13 AM (permalink)
                    Well ice cream has been around a lot longer than art deco. There were some grand old Victorian ice cream parlors at the turn of the century.
                    I think Putnam Pantry may fit that category on the other hand Fowels may be of the art deco era.
                    As you may notice diners also are like this. Some pre art deco era {horse drawn} but the most you see today are on the art deco side.
                    Around here in the 50s we use to call them sweet shops and the ones I remember all had soda fountains. Chow Jim
                     
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                      Frankman

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                      RE: Old Fashioned Ice-Cream Parlors Sat, 01/12/08 8:37 AM (permalink)
                      Being an x-trucker I loved the Mayfield billboards.
                      You're cookies should be so lucky!
                       
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                        jman

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                        RE: Old Fashioned Ice-Cream Parlors Sat, 01/12/08 8:46 AM (permalink)
                        There's a little ice cream parlor named Blondies in Berea, KY, just about a quarter mile off exit 76 on I-75. My wife won't let me go within a mile of the place. Thankfully, she's not with me all of the time.
                         
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                          ayersian

                          RE: Old Fashioned Ice-Cream Parlors Sat, 01/12/08 9:11 AM (permalink)
                          Hey Lee, thanks for your comments on my trip report! I haven't gotten to my report on the Sugar Bowl in Old Scottsdale, AZ yet, but I did post my findings as a logbook entry last week. It's totally art deco as you described, and I doubt anything has changed there since they opened in 1958. Here's a pic of the 23 Skiddoo parfait we enjoyed:
                           
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                            leethebard

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                            RE: Old Fashioned Ice-Cream Parlors Sat, 01/12/08 6:26 PM (permalink)
                            thanks for the kind words ayersian...wow looks good!!!!!
                            leethebard
                             
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                              NascarDad

                              RE: Old Fashioned Ice-Cream Parlors Thu, 01/24/08 12:56 PM (permalink)
                              When I was a little kid, I remember going someplace like that in Florida. It had to be relatively close to Ft Lauderdale area, for some reason I thought it was out near the airport.. I want to say in Jackson Florida but that is not right cause that is no where near Ft Lauderdale..

                              I was like 4 or 5 years old but I still remember the red and white stripes and old fashioned music... I thought my dad was the BEST that day
                               
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                                NascarDad

                                RE: Old Fashioned Ice-Cream Parlors Thu, 01/24/08 1:00 PM (permalink)
                                quote:
                                Originally posted by NascarDad

                                When I was a little kid, I remember going someplace like that in Florida. It had to be relatively close to Ft Lauderdale area, for some reason I thought it was out near the airport.. I want to say in Jackson Florida but that is not right cause that is no where near Ft Lauderdale..

                                I was like 4 or 5 years old but I still remember the red and white stripes and old fashioned music... I thought my dad was the BEST that day


                                Holy Capoli... I found it online! I can't vouch for the quality of the ice cream cause it has been like 35 years since I went there.. but I remember being thrilled as a kid.

                                the name is Jaxson's in Dania Beach Florida and it is indeed not too far from the Ft Lauderdale airport.

                                http://www.jaxsonsicecream.com/
                                 
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                                  icecreamfan

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                                  RE: Old Fashioned Ice-Cream Parlors Mon, 02/18/08 2:32 PM (permalink)
                                  quote:
                                  Originally posted by leethebard

                                  Hi,
                                  When I grew up here in New Jersey in the 50's,there were still lots of those art-decco ice cream parlors...the one's that smelled like vanilla and served the best ice cream in those metal stands and fake crystal plates. Are they long gone..or does anyone out there know where an old fashioned style ice cream parlor still exists??
                                  leethebard


                                  The Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor in Forest Park, IL fits the bill. Though more along the lines of a 20's parlor, it has the richest, creamiest ice cream I've ever had. They make thier own root beer and chocolate syrup. The sundaes and ice cream sodas are all served in the old fashioned glassware. Follow the wofting smell of homemade waffle cones and chocolate down the street to this mom and pop parlor. Totally charming. Check them out next time you're around Chicagoland. www.browncowicecream.com
                                   
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                                    JeannieG

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                                    RE: Old Fashioned Ice-Cream Parlors Thu, 05/8/08 7:41 PM (permalink)
                                    What about Jahn's Ice Cream Parlor in Brooklyn and Richmond Hill that served "The Kitchen Sink"!!!!
                                     
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