Classic Scoops: The Best Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Parlors

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The 1950’s were all about good, old-fashioned American fun. It was poodle skirts, lettered jackets and meeting up at the neighborhood ice cream parlors. Half a century later, these chill meet-up spots are thankfully still aplenty and open to make your sweet tooth’s whipped cream dreams come true. Get ready for a spoonful of nostalgia as your flip through the coolest spots for serving up retro root beer floats and vintage vanilla sundaes in America.

Doumar’s – Norfolk, Va

Home to the world’s first cone machine (built in 1904), Doumar’s is where the magic happens. Mini ice cream connoisseurs get a front row seat to the action as they witness their favorite waffle cones being rolled out right in front of their eyes. This legendary shop has been in business for more than 100 years and is still blowing customers away with it’s down-home charm and mouthwatering flavor. Be sure to go in hungry because you can’t leave without trying the BBQ or the ice cream.

Insider’s Scoop. Doumar’s was featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives in 2008, and is still winning awards for its customer’s favorite sundae, the Ringo.


Photo courtesy of Doumar’s

Do you have a favorite old-fashioned style ice cream spot? Share with us in a Comment below!

— Aimee Della Bitta

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