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Jul 7, 2010 02:27 PM

TC: Ice Cream Parlor?

I am looking for an ice cream parlor...on par with an experience like Friendly' sundae dishes, hot fudge, vanilla ice cream, but not saffron infused or sea salt...not an ice cream shack, not an ice cream place with an order window. Do these exist anywhere in the twin cities? It can be a malt-shop type place, but where many patrons would come in for sundaes alone and not a whole meal. Thanks in advance.

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  1. Bridgemans is the Minneapolis equivalent of a Friendly's. I believe there is one on Hiawatha Ave near 48th St

    1. What comes to my mind is Snuffy's Malt Shop, though they do serve food (but so does Friendly's).

      1. It's not even a restaurant, but St. Paul Corner Drug (240 Snelling Ave. S., St. Paul) has a full-blown ice cream fountain.

        If Chowhound insists on representing SPCD with a link to the Snelling Cafe (I've edited it out three times), please ignore the link....

        Snelling Cafe
        638 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104

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        1. re: steve_in_stpaul

          steve - how is their hot fudge? Runny and thin? Thick? Sweet? Not as sweet?

          (I like the kind that kind of coalesces when it hits the cold ice cream and is not overly sweet but more fudgy.)

        2. Also, The Malt Shop in southh Minneapolis, if it wasn't damaged by the fire that damaged nearby establishments...

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          1. re: Brad Ballinger

            It was not damaged, and it is an ideal place to skip the meal and go straight for dessert.

          2. Convention Grille falls under the malt shop type experience. But I've gone there for milkshakes alone and the Ice Cream Sundae is divine.