Remember Farrell's?

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2005/04/03 14:57:04 (permalink)

Remember Farrell's?

Farrell's used to be in the Mall in Louisville, Ky. It was fun to go (I went there as a child), and I remember their burgers and fries being good, not to mention their ice cream. They had an ice cream concoction called "The Trough" and you got some sort of prize if you ate it all. And, they had a HUGE selection of candy. It was kind of a circus atmosphere, and I wish it was still around.

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    mayor al
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    RE: Remember Farrell's? 2005/04/03 15:07:54 (permalink)
    Andrea,
    There's a thread on here somewhere that shows where the Farrells are still open... or have been reopened.
    We attended a birthday celebration for one of the grandkids a few years back at the Farrells on the North Side of San Diego (near Miramar Air Station). I know it's still in business.
    Yes, I wish we had one here in the Louisville area too !
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    RE: Remember Farrell's? 2005/04/03 15:54:30 (permalink)
    Ahhh, the Hot Fudge Nutty Nutty, how I loved that thing.
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    RE: Remember Farrell's? 2005/04/03 16:06:08 (permalink)
    The HFNN was my favorite also. Especially the two serving cups of hot fundge! Boy do I misse that.

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    RE: Remember Farrell's? 2005/04/03 16:34:02 (permalink)
    I remember the Trough being 2 complete banana splits and you were supposed to say " I made a pig of myself at Farrell's " if you finished it.
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    RE: Remember Farrell's? 2005/04/03 17:04:16 (permalink)
    I remember going to birthday parties at Farrell's when I was a kid where you would get these huge ice cream concoctions that could feed 20-30 kids. I think one was called the zoo and one was called the matterhorn and they would bring them in on a stretcher carried by two guys to the sound of horns and sirens. It was fun but I don't remember the ice cream being anything that unusual although I wasn't too picky as far as ice cream was concerned when I was seven.
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    RE: Remember Farrell's? 2005/04/03 17:27:01 (permalink)
    Ah, the Trough!

    It was "just enough for two, you and you!"

    Great memory!

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    RE: Remember Farrell's? 2005/04/03 17:37:34 (permalink)
    I have heard of Farrells, but have never been there. It did remind me of a similar place we had growing up in Jersey called Jahns (sp?) Similar the the "trough" theme, they had "The Kitchen Sink" - complete with sparklers blazing and everything! We'd order one for the whole table and dig in. Yum!!
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    RE: Remember Farrell's? 2005/04/03 17:50:32 (permalink)
    Rayme,
    They still do it...or they did at the party for the grandchild we went to! Two employees run all over the store with the punchbowl full of ice cream scoops etc. They have a hand crank siren and do war whoops etc to be sure everyone knows the customer is overindulging!
    Does everyone remember the scene in "Bill and Ted's Ex. Adventure" where Napoleon devours the "PIG" at the San Dimas Mall???
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    RE: Remember Farrell's? 2005/04/03 20:57:50 (permalink)
    I thought I had driven a wooden stake thru the heart of that monster Farrells about 20 years ago. True, children loved the place, but with the exception of my dear old mother-in-law, no adult i ever knew had any real desire to suffer thru their noise and antics. I'll never forget my Mother-in-law luring us to a Farrell's in St Pete many years ago. When we were seated she suddenly announced, untruthfully, that it was my birthday. One of those "troughs" was served and I was serenaded by the most discordant raucus
    band of unruly teenagers one could imagine.

    cheers, John
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    RE: Remember Farrell's? 2005/04/04 09:11:59 (permalink)
    AAAAAAAAAH yes i remember it well.. there used to be one in paramus park mall -- my friend and i went in there one july day and she told our 'server person' that it was my birthday (which- incidently is JANUARY 12 not JULY) and OH MY i was never so embarrassed in my life- i had no idea what they did for people on their birthdays.... afterward- we all had a good laugh and it was a lot of fun--but at that moment i could have killed her-- but i didn't and she's still my best friend-- i have also managed to get her back for that a few times over so i'm happy :)
    don't know of any around indiana way though.. i'm sure my kids would love that place...:)
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    RE: Remember Farrell's? 2005/04/04 11:06:04 (permalink)
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    AAAAAAAAAH yes i remember it well.. there used to be one in paramus park mall -- my friend and i went in there one july day and she told our 'server person' that it was my birthday (which- incidently is JANUARY 12 not JULY) and OH MY i was never so embarrassed in my life- i had no idea what they did for people on their birthdays.... afterward- we all had a good laugh and it was a lot of fun--but at that moment i could have killed her-- but i didn't and she's still my best friend-- i have also managed to get her back for that a few times over so i'm happy :)
    don't know of any around indiana way though.. i'm sure my kids would love that place...:)

    Hi Jerseygirl:

    I don't know of any in Indiana at this time. There was a Farrell's in Scottsdale Mall in South Bend, Indiana from when the mall open in the early 1970's until around 1986 or 1988. (if my memory is correct, You live near South Bend)

    Jersey, Did you know that when Scottsdale mall opened it was a roadfood junkie heaven? There's was a Farrell's, Dog's and suds, Bressler's Ice Cream and a MCL Cafetia.

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    RE: Remember Farrell's? 2005/04/04 11:14:07 (permalink)
    garryd451-- trying to get in touch with you again-- can't seem to.. send me an offline or email me or something... just to chat with a neighbor..:)
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    RE: Remember Farrell's? 2005/04/04 11:57:29 (permalink)
    Jerseygirl,
    Farrells had at least one Indianapolis location at either Washington Sq or Castleton Mall in the mid 70s. It was out of business sometime in the early 80s. I ate at one in the San Gabriel Valley east of LA in the early 90s that was in a free standing building instead of inside a mall like the other ones I'd seen.
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    RE: Remember Farrell's? 2005/04/04 12:29:29 (permalink)
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    Andrea,
    There's a thread on here somewhere that shows where the Farrells are still open... or have been reopened.
    We attended a birthday celebration for one of the grandkids a few years back at the Farrells on the North Side of San Diego (near Miramar Air Station). I know it's still in business.
    Yes, I wish we had one here in the Louisville area too !


    Might be this thread you were thinking of...

    http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2109&whichpage=3&SearchTerms=farrell's
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    RE: Remember Farrell's? 2005/04/04 18:08:27 (permalink)
    I used to go to the one in Tacoma, but it has been closed for 20 years (give or take). I used to love their BBQ Roast Beef sandwiches and hot fudge sundaes. I never ordered The Pig, or any other dish that would call attention to me.
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    RE: Remember Farrell's? 2005/04/04 18:11:08 (permalink)
    http://www.farrellsusa.com/
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    RE: Remember Farrell's? 2005/04/04 18:18:17 (permalink)
    Thanks for the links guys / gals! It was always a fun prank to go to Farrells and announce it was someone's birthday! They put on quite a parade with singing and whistles and marching in a line to your table and then standing there singing at the unsuspecting and horrified victim while everyone in the restaurant laughed! For all of this ridiculous hype, I do remember their food being quite good, but then again that is my (then) 10 year old palate speaking!

    Andrea
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    RE: Remember Farrell's? 2005/04/04 23:38:29 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by jerseygirl127

    garryd451-- trying to get in touch with you again-- can't seem to.. send me an offline or email me or something... just to chat with a neighbor..:)



    Jerseygirl:

    I sent You 2 emails om 4-4-2005, I hope they get to You!

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    RE: Remember Farrell's? 2005/04/05 01:19:54 (permalink)
    Farrell's is a great memory. The family would drive into Portland and get sundaes and drink in the noise and the atmosphere.
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    RE: Remember Farrell's? 2005/04/16 18:07:30 (permalink)
    Alas, the location of the original Farrell's in Portland (near Lloyd's Center) is closed. For awhile, there was a generic" ice cream parlor in that original location, but that closed down over a year ago.

    The Farrell family is into other restaurant ventures now, including a small couple of locations restaurant called Stanford's

    http://www.stanfords.com/
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    RE: Remember Farrell's? 2005/04/17 19:04:23 (permalink)
    What better place to make my very first post.

    I LOVE ice cream and even though Farrell's didn't have the best ice cream it was fun.

    I shared a Trough in Canoga Park the night of my high school prom.

    Bet I could finish it myself these days.
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    RE: Remember Farrell's? 2005/04/17 23:29:24 (permalink)
    There was one up in the Tri-County Mall area, north of Cincinnati, when I was a kid. We celebrated several birthdays there over the course of a few years. I believe it's a Skyline Chili now.
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    RE: Remember Farrell's? 2006/08/11 17:36:45 (permalink)
    The last remaining Farrell's in San Diego held an auction this week.
    It's all gone. The ice cream dishes, glassware, silverware, decorations, player piano...
    Don't know if there are any left anywhere else.
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    RE: Remember Farrell's? 2006/08/11 17:48:39 (permalink)

    That is another piece of news I am saddened to read.
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    RE: Remember Farrell's? 2006/08/16 03:49:17 (permalink)
    Another bit of my childhood put to rest
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    RE: Remember Farrell's? 2006/10/30 00:43:15 (permalink)
    We used to go to the Farrell's in Golden Ring Mall in Essex, MD when I was a kid. Damnable shame they're all gone now.
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    RE: Remember Farrell's? 2006/10/30 08:29:46 (permalink)
    We had one in Westland Mall in Hialeah, I really like it, it was always a treat to go there.
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    RE: Remember Farrell's? 2007/08/18 11:02:36 (permalink)
    I believe there was one in Sunrise Mall in Massapequa, Long Island. I recall in the 70's one of my friends would always claim it was his birthday for which I think you got a free Sundae.
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    RE: Remember Farrell's? 2007/08/19 11:19:17 (permalink)
    If I recall, that was a Detroit Ice Cream Company. We were once one of the Ice Cream Capitols of the World (Sanders, Awrys, Ilunsois, Farrell's). Most of those companies no longer exist now. However, Morley Candy Company (headquartered here), brought the Sandres franchsise and they're now making a comback.

    Were stil the Snack Food Capitol though (luckily).

    EDIT: Whoops, just did the research. ALTHOUGH they weren't based or founded here, they had a very big presence here as many Detroiters liked the Ice Cream as well.
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