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Oct 24, 2007 02:36 PM

Real, Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor in NJ

Hi, Looking for a real, sit down ice cream parlor in middlesex or monmouth county NJ.
A place that uses real glassware and silverware to get sundaes at. Sort of like Friendlys but nicer.
And if not a ice cream parlor then a diner or other restaurant that makes a great hot fudge sundae.


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  1. Nagles, in Ocean Grove, is an old-fashioned ice cream parlor located in what was formerly an apothecary shop, so, in addition to ice cream treats, there's very charming decor.

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    1. re: RGR

      Sounds great. It's not too far from Sandy Hook, good for lunch after a morning of birding. Any thoughts on what lunch dishes are good?

      Some pictures at

      1. re: RGR

        Do you know if Nagles is open year round? It sounds like a great place to visit.

        1. re: val ann c

          Nagles is open all year, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, in addition to ice cream. I think the breakfast items are available all day....

        2. re: RGR

          Sorry but Nagles use to have great home made ice cream - not any longer, I thing it is Bryers or some other mass production ice cream.

        3. RGR gave you a great place.

          1. the corner confectionary in highland park. its website doesn't have good pics, though, or much info about ice cream:


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            1. re: piney

              Great to hear that this place still exists. I moved from the area several years ago so I think I need to plan a return visit!

              Here's a picture of the inside of the confectionary:


              1. re: piney

                If the corner confectionary still sells Sedutto's ice cream as they use to (10) years ago when I lived in the area and went often - you can't go wrong. This is one of the best ice creams available bar none.

              2. If you go into ocean co. Hurricane House!!!!! And GREAT food!

                1. Probally the best is in Ocean Grove at the Day's Inn (Starving Artist) but sorry it is seasonal May - September. They sell Double Rainbow which is shipped in from San Francisco, CA. This is the one of the best in the country but hard to find hear on the east coast. Hint, if you ever go to Trader Vics look for it in the freezer. Take home the
                  ultra chocolate and it will blow you away if you like chocolate. Simply nothing like it anywhere.