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Southern Sweets Ice Cream Parlor

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917f Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29902
(843) 379-0798
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
A great find!

It's so nice to find an actual ice cream parlor, not just a place that serves scoops of ice cream. And a sit down place at that! I had a hot fudge sundae; my husband had the ice cream sandwich - both were delicious. They seemed short staffed when we went but we got the feeling it's not like that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Kerri T
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Durham, United States
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Iowa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is one of the more reasonably priced places to eat in Beaufort. The staff is friendly, but due to high traffic they are very stretched, and you will not always get the most attentive service, although the staff tries very hard. The food is ok. But for $9, the turkey sandwich I had was not exactly spectacular. It's not... More 

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Durham, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

It's so nice to find an actual ice cream parlor, not just a place that serves scoops of ice cream. And a sit down place at that! I had a hot fudge sundae; my husband had the ice cream sandwich - both were delicious. They seemed short staffed when we went but we got the feeling it's not like that... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Prices very reasonable and a very clean environment. Great assortment of flavors for those who love ice cream.

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Son, Norway
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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Amazing ice cream. Not too sweet and right size portions. This place is part of the Beaufort experience you shouldn't miss. Take a few minutes out from wandering the delightful Beaufort Streets and treat yourself to a taste of how things used to be. Great coffee and friendly service too.

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Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

You will do yourself a disservice if you like ice cream and do not stop here and try it. Truly a great ice cream experience!

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Scio, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Interesting 1950's type diner. Good sandwich menu - the chili cheese dogs are great and a bargain. About 30 flavors of Blue Bell ice cream in cones or sundaes. Clerks are so gracious.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 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 

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Moorpark, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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!

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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!

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St. Marys, Georgia
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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

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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

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