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.

Farrell’s – Mission Viejo, Ca

Walking into Ferrell’s is like walking into a party that never ends. From the decked out servers to the old-fashioned candy shop adjacent to the restaurant, this ice cream parlor has stayed true to it’s roots. For an extra good time (and a clown sundae) celebrate your favorite ice cream lover’s birthday . They'll remember it for years to come.

Insider’s Tip: Think you’re up for an ice cream challenge? Before you commit, it involves something called a Pig’s Trough Sundae.


Photo courtesy of Farrell’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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