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Carisbrooke Ice, formerly Mento's Ice Cream & Water Ice

5304 Ventnor Ave, Ventnor City, NJ 08406-2307
609-487-7560
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Ranked #19 of 39 restaurants in Ventnor City
Price range: $1 - $7
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Dining options: Dessert
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Dining options: Dessert
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English first
San Francisco, California, USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Open til midnight, this spot O&O by the Carisbrooke Innkeepers is a great place to sample some classic ice cream flavors as well as mix and match ince cream and ices.

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wynnewood
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Mento's was notorious for good ice cream, bad attitude. Under new name, some of the old habits persist. It's still expensive, still cold (not just the ice cream).

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New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed the chocolate malt at this old fashioned ice and ice cream spot in Ventnor. Made with your choice of hard ice cream or soft serve.

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

They have all the usual stuff, including outstanding homemade black cherry water ice (not the usual bright red stuff - chunks of black cherry - fabulous).

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

This establishment still offers homemade water ices, which is great, but the ice cream is now from elsewhere. It's definitely a hangout, and very venerable (in its old form), but I was just a little disappointed that it seems to have become a regular ice cream joint with machine-manufactured ice cream and no sense of its own history (at least... More

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Carisbrooke-Manager, Owner at Carisbrooke Ice, formerly Mento's Ice Cream & Water Ice, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to visit us this past summer and for writing a review. I wanted to let you and others know that we did purchase the ice cream / water ice business from the Mento family in 2011, however we have not changed anything with regard to the operation of the store. We still make all the water... More

Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

Same owners of the Carisbrooke Inn now own this place. We had the best ices and ice cream there this Summer. The orange ice mixed with the vanilla ice cream was one of my favorites. Friendly service, great treats - it's at the top of list when we are there in season from now on.

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delaware
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2010

Too bad in this day and age of customer service, you come to a nice town like Ventnor and find an offputting sign at a water ice store stating there are no free samples. That would be fair enough, but they go on further to condescend to the customer and say Cherry tastes like Cherry, Chocolate tastes like Chocolate, etc.... More

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2009

The sweetness level, texture, real fruit bits.....its an wonderful product they serve there at Mento's. everything here feels like someone cares about what they put out. It is family owned which explains it all. I really love this place. I would recommend it to everyone!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2008

My absolutely favorite water ice joint in the world!

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