We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Southern Sweets Ice Cream Parlor

Certificate of Excellence
Ice Cream
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
917f Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29902
(843) 379-0798
Website
Add hours for Southern Sweets Ice Cream Parlor and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 66 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
If You Want Ice Cream...

we have been known to take the slow road north JUST to go through Beaufort so that we can stop at Southern Sweets. They have an amazing variety of ice cream flavors, and every one we have tried has been wonderful. And, should you be really in the mood for a treat- go for one of their specialty... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
ZGeeM
,
Annapolis, Maryland
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

66 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Annapolis, Maryland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

we have been known to take the slow road north JUST to go through Beaufort so that we can stop at Southern Sweets. They have an amazing variety of ice cream flavors, and every one we have tried has been wonderful. And, should you be really in the mood for a treat- go for one of their specialty sundaes. They... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Moorpark, California
Top Contributor
450 reviews 450 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Hot fudge chocolate brownie ice cream sundae with whipped cream. Need I say more? You can select which flavor of ice cream (chocolate for me, thank you) which is then placed onto a really delicious brownie, topped with rich hot fudge and whipped cream. Wow! The servers were all top notch too. Good thing I don't live close!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We love to stop at Southern Sweets each time we visit Beaufort. Their ice cream is outstanding with a very nice selection to choose from! The staff is very friendly and the shop is reminiscent of an old ice cream parlor. We love it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
St. Marys, Georgia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Great place for a quick sandwich at a low price. Clean, efficient and good food... don't miss the ice cream

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kingsland, Georgia
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

As always, our reviews are (solely) based on our personal tastes/experiences and are never meant to persuade/dissuade anyone from patronizing a business. While attending a recent festival in the charming city of Beaufort, SC, my old "sweet-tooth" kicked in.......just had to have some Ice Cream. Taking a referral from one of the locals', we headed off to Southern Sweets Ice... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Beaufort, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We love Southern Sweets. Great ice cream served in a way that takes you back to your childhood. Friends at first sight. You can tell they want you to enjoy yourself. They make sure that every one of you is taken care of every time. Have a handmade sundae served in a glass flute at the counter. It is a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Murphy, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Inside one of the little walkways you will find a wonderful old time ice cream parlors. My husband returned several times for their egg creams a delight not often found anymore. Plenty of seating and plenty of delicious flavors to choose from.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Winston Salem
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I wanted to stop in here since I'd read such good things about it on Tripadvisor. One hint, park on Port Republic. The shop is located in a breezeway that cuts from Bay Street to Port Republic. I was there on a busy Sunday afternoon and couldn't find any place to park on Bay but had plenty of options on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Salisbury, North Carolina
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My wife and I stopped in for a late lunch. We ended up splitting a sandwich and indulged in an ice cream afterwards. I highly recommend the Hunting Island Sea Turtle sundae. I also enjoyed the fountain drink. The ladies working the counter were very friendly and make a fantastic cherry coke!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mobile, AL
Top Contributor
251 reviews 251 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It is an ice cream parlor with an old fashioned style. The reason it gets a five star rating from me is the girl behind the counter. Friendly and accomodating. A refreshing change from the 'hurry up and order' style in so many places

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Southern Sweets Ice Cream Parlor also viewed

Beaufort, Coastal South Carolina
Beaufort, Coastal South Carolina
 
Beaufort, Coastal South Carolina
Beaufort, Coastal South Carolina
 

Been to Southern Sweets Ice Cream Parlor? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 917f Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29902
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Beaufort
  • Phone Number: (843) 379-0798

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Southern Sweets Ice Cream Parlor staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?