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Soft Stuff

Ice Cream
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10039 Baltimore National Pike, Suite G, Ellicott City, MD 21042-3611
(410) 750-7561
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Not What it Used to Be

I recently visited for the first time since the old location had been torn down. Its just not the same. They don't take credit cards which is unfortunate since I never carry cash. They expanded their menu as well. In the old days it was vanilla, chocolate, and flavor of the week. Well, I went... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Alison C
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Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I recently visited for the first time since the old location had been torn down. Its just not the same. They don't take credit cards which is unfortunate since I never carry cash. They expanded their menu as well. In the old days it was vanilla, chocolate, and flavor of the week. Well, I went crazy and tried cool mint.... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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94 reviews 94 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I popped in as I waited for my Papa Murphy's pizza to be made. It was over 80 degrees and gorgeous outside. I open the door and on the door, of course, is the sign "Cash Only" (heaven forbid they make it convenient for their customers.) I expected a line. None. Not one person was in the place. I still... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

While waiting in line to get a cone today, it was disconcerting to listen to the owner berate and humiliate an employee. While it seemed he was trying to teach this young man how to use the register, he took the opportunity to yell, " Don't you know anything?!". His yelled so loudly that everyone ( about 15 customers) stopped... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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137 reviews 137 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We went there on Sunday afternoon. Not crowded at all. Now that they are open again we will probably drop in from time to time. I think that the ice cream is richer than before. They also have a more flavors. I had butter pecan, one of my favorite flavors. What they do is infuse strands of flavor into the... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Was so happy to see them open in a new spot. Some thought they were gone for good due to the new construction. Have been eating their soft ice cream for years. They now have many different flavors. I think their vanilla is the best. Very generous servings.

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Columbia, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My 1st visit there ok. The lines were long & they don't take credit. The place is still unfinished & was very congested just trying to order & move about. I ordered the vanilla & caramel mixed & it was good. I decided to take my grandkids for a treat. Still congested & ord system needs to chg. The kid... More 

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Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Best soft ice cream around. Went here on a Sunday evening and there must have been 50 people waiting, but everyone seemed happy that they have re-opened. Lots of places to sit, both outside and inside, which had been lacking in their old location.

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Columbia, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Soft Stuff is open again!! Same location but in a strip mall next to the Diner. Now has indoor seating in addition to outdoor seating. I went with a classic instead of trying anything new - small vanilla cone dipped. It was always my favorite and tastes exactly as I remembered it. So yummy. I've heard mixed reviews for their... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Delicious ice cream is back!!! Soft Stuff opened back up on August 1st 2014!!!!! Yeah!!! Our favorite ice cream stand is open once again!!!!

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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94 reviews 94 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

They just opened so we went to visit. Since they were moving into an actual space rather than a dive shack (of which some found endearing...?) I was happy that they were actually going to have restrooms. Simple pleasures. Walked in and there is a small sitting area along a curved wall. Then a roped line that takes you back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10039 Baltimore National Pike, Suite G, Ellicott City, MD 21042-3611
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: (410) 750-7561

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

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