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Sep 26, 2007 09:16 AM

old fashioned ice cream parlors with old fashioned ice cream sodas, sundaes and banana splits

looking for them anywhere in the 13 state area covered by this board.

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  1. Caruso's in Dowagiac, MI--they even make candy in-house. Hand dipped ice cream, milkshakes in the silver canister...

    Dowagiac is very non touristy but has some nice lakes nearby.

    1. The Parlour in Jackson, MI. (used to be Loud's and then All Star Dairy, but still has kept old fashioned feel, recipes)

      1. Village Ice Cream Parlor, Lebanon, Ohio. Featured in a few Hollywood movies as a setting.

        1. Crown Candy Kitchen 1401 St. Louis Avenue, St. Louis, MO

          Homemade ice cream, hot fudge, butterscotch...malts served with a glass and the tin for refills. Banana splits with just vanilla ice cream- pineapple, strawberries and a split banana along with whipped cream and crushed nuts.

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          1. re: lrstl

            I'm not sure that Crown Candy's really "old-fashioned". It's really just genuine. Semantics, I know. If you can make it, this place is well worth a detour. (Also, get the BLT. Holy cow!)

            1. re: JohnnyKBar

              It opened in 1913. I'd call it "old fashioned." :) How do you consider it not? Really curious. It's handmade ice cream treats at a soda fountain. Juke boxes at the tables (not that they work.) Original tin roof restored after the fire.

              1. re: lrstl

                Sorry. Just trying to be cute. I was trying to differentiate between a parlor fashioned to look old and one that's really old and hasn't changed over the years.

          2. Aglamesis in Cincinnati - they actually have a few locations now but they are the BEST! !!!! especially their sodas as those are my favorite.

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            1. re: AMFM

              I completely agree with that one. I had a date take me there when I was going to school in Cincinnati. I love that they bring you a menu for sundaes. And they mix the flavors into the whipped cream to order. Mmmm.

              1. re: dematteosm

                mmmm... wish we had ANYPLACE like it here in Richmond.