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47237 State Highway 12, Buxton Back Road, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Best Little Ice Cream Place on Hatteras Island!

There is nothing to dislike! Great ice cream and awesome service! Great place to cool off after a day at the beach. Great family stop.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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Clifton, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great little ice cream shop off the main road but wonderful! The choices were many and you could create your own sunday or choose one from the menu. The staff were very friendly and accommodating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

There is nothing to dislike! Great ice cream and awesome service! Great place to cool off after a day at the beach. Great family stop.

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Buxton, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

But worth seeking out! Fabulous ice cream in LARGE portions served up by the most pleasant young ladies. And, the price will leave you thinking if they have made a mistake in their addition. Wonderful , relaxed atmosphere.

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Rising Sun, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We stopped here the day before leaving OBX. There was no line as it was a rainy day. Cute shop. Great seating out front and not bad on pricing. The ice cream was good too! Great spot for families!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Good ice cream at a cute stop with outdoor seating. Wonderfully friendly owner makes you feel right at home. Tripadvisor says Highway 12, but it is just off 12 on Buxton Back Rd. A must stop!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

If you find yourself in Buxton - and you like ice cream - you must stop at Cool Wave. The owner is wonderful and she makes a great malt! The selection is great. There is a nice outside seating area - where you can sit on the porch or swing out front. Delightful experience.

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  • Address: 47237 State Highway 12, Buxton Back Road, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Buxton

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  • Cuisine: American

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