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Hawaiian Island Snow-Balls

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1190 Duck Road, Osprey Landing Sound Front Shops, Duck, NC 27949
252-261-1666
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Description: The best of the Outer Banks. Full service ice cream, floats, malts...
The best of the Outer Banks. Full service ice cream, floats, malts, homemade fudge and more. Located on the Currituck Sound... free sunsets!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Average

Ordered 2 scoops of Edy's ice cream in a waffle cone. It cost almost $7 but scoops were decent sized. Servers were 2 young women and they were pleasant. The place could use a bit of updating and perhaps a good cleaning.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2014
Jennifer A
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Slow service, no idea how to make basic coffee drinks on the menu. Ice cream is overpriced Edy's. Don't plan to return.

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New Haven, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We've had soft serve here a dozen times or so over the course of several June vacations. We've had the grumpy guy once and I don't doubt the other reviews but he held it together for us (and we were there right at closing). Other servers have been nice as you would expect. What keeps us coming back is the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We went here one night for a treat...wish we didn't. There was a bit of a line and when we got to the front and placed our order (there was 7 ppl with us) the girl seemed agitated , rolled her eyes and complained that it has been a really long day. We elected to order snow cones and one... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Poor service and attitude of staff reflective of no interest in service, expect eyeing to be sure she gets tips. Asked for soft serve and got melting soup. Ice cream is just supermarket brand and at much lower cost and without the townee attitude.

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Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

No gripes with the actual products (Hawaiian Ice Snowballs and Edy's ice cream), just that it is such a small shop that isn't set up to handle the flow of traffic.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Ordered 2 scoops of Edy's ice cream in a waffle cone. It cost almost $7 but scoops were decent sized. Servers were 2 young women and they were pleasant. The place could use a bit of updating and perhaps a good cleaning.

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Ramsey, New Jersey
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138 reviews 138 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This place is "okay" - definitely not that great. Apparently the owner is rude (based on other reviews) - we didn't have to deal with him. We dealt with a girl who was very nice. We had a hawaiian snowball and it was good, not great. I will probably avoid this place in the future. No ice cream samples and... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I've never been treated so poorly by any restaurant as I was here. I believe it was the owner, was completely rude and shouldn't be in the service or restaurant industry at all. I will never visit this place again and will tell everyone I know visiting Duck of this poor experience.

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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128 reviews 128 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Huge scoops. Edy's ice cream. Have a sundae or cone or cup. Nice ending to meal after Wave Pizza. No place to sit down inside, but a friendly atmosphere and staff.

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Virginia
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139 reviews 139 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My title is for certain ice cream lovers like myself that needs to sample 1-2 flavors to know what mood I am in and it is just not the same experience for me without my sugar cone... Small place serving snow balls and Edy's ice cream, and we asked for samples and the woman taking our orders told us they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1190 Duck Road, Osprey Landing Sound Front Shops, Duck, NC 27949
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Duck
  • Phone Number: 252-261-1666

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

The best of the Outer Banks. Full service ice cream, floats, malts, homemade fudge and more. Located on the Currituck Sound... free sunsets!

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