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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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  • 4
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Don't bother

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

2 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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Concord, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We stopped by after walking Duck's boardwalk for ice cream and snow cones. I asked the old jerk what flavors of snow cones he had and his answer was " I have over 70 flavors and I'm not about to stand here and tell you what they are. You can push your way through the crowd or go outside and... More 

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Blue Ball, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I drove 3 hours for a Turkish Snow cone and they didn't have any. Disappointing. Oh well, had some plain sno ball instead.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

I only gave this place a one because zero wasn't an option, unfortunately. This old dude just gives off the vibe that he's completely annoyed with us and he would rather be laying in his bed watching reruns and eating oatmeal next to his pet cat. Seriously with all of these negative reviews with majority of them pointing to mr.... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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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Address: 1190 Duck Road, Osprey Landing Sound Front Shops, Duck, NC 27949
Phone Number: 252-261-1666
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Duck

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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

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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