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
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
917f Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29902
(843) 379-0798
Website
Improve this listing
Add hours for Southern Sweets Ice Cream Parlor and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 114 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
An ice cream parlor for all 3 of us (dog included)!

Designed as an old-fashioned soda shop, Southern Sweets is tucked in a pass-through mall just off Bay Street. The ice cream is flavorful, decadent, and locally made....most gluten free! The many choices will leave everyone in the family happy (don't forget the "Doggy Sundae").

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
HappyFeeToo
,
Hyde Park, New York
Add Photo Write a Review

114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Hyde Park, New York
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Designed as an old-fashioned soda shop, Southern Sweets is tucked in a pass-through mall just off Bay Street. The ice cream is flavorful, decadent, and locally made....most gluten free! The many choices will leave everyone in the family happy (don't forget the "Doggy Sundae").

Helpful?
Thank HappyFeeToo
Windermere, Florida
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Not many places feature authentic ice cream sodas today. And, for my money, Southern Sweets Ice Cream Parlor is the best. I sat down on one visit to a chocolate ice cream soda with chocolate ice cream and followed it up with a pineapple ice cream soda with vanilla ice cream. For a 'chaser,' I ordered a vanilla egg cream.... More 

Helpful?
Thank bob n
Savannah, Georgia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Need an UBER out of here. OMG best treats we've had in a long time. Old time charm. Ice Cream is full of flavor.

Helpful?
Thank k d
Hudson, Florida
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Hubby & I brought grandkids for Christmas Eve Day stroll, and we had 4 different flavors. All were outstanding.

Helpful?
Thank beachyfl69
Level Contributor
24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

The ice cream is incredible, and the service even better. The menu includes sundaes, floats, shakes, and much more. And if they don't have it on the menu, they'll figure it out. We've been there twice in two years and haven't been let down. Friendly and Fantastic! !

Helpful?
Thank WestVirginiaTravels
Bluffton, South Carolina
Level Contributor
119 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

During our visit to Beaufort we called in for some ice cream. It has to be the very best ice cream around. Plus there are many different types and varieties. Well worth a visit.

Helpful?
Thank John B
Jacksonville, Florida
Level Contributor
21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

We were not disappointed with our delicious chocolate milkshake and root beer float! The chocolate shake was made perfectly and the root beer float brought me back to my childhood. Southern Sweets had many options to choose from and the atmosphere reminded me of the old ice cream parlors. We will return for a sweet treat when we are in... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sarah S
Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States
Level Contributor
74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I had a hard time choosing but was able to taste test what I thought would be my favorites. Recommend the Salted Caramel Candy.

Helpful?
Thank Mary C
South Carolina
Level Contributor
41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Really love the ice cream.. I ordered chocolate and cherry, delicious! The service was good and the place is pretty nice and has a big seating area too.

Helpful?
Thank jimaj
Oneida, New York
Level Contributor
97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

While visiting historic Beaufort, SC, a quaint Southern town, we took an ice cream break mid-afternoon to escape the heat. What a delight! An old-fashioned ice cream parlor with good service, great selection of flavors, and very tasty locally made ice cream. Enjoyed our stop very much.

Helpful?
1 Thank joe c

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

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim 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: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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?