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Sophia's Ice Cream

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14 S Ocean Blvd, Surfside Beach, SC
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good selection of ice cream on a hot day

It nice to have an ice cream shop across street from the hotel. There were some very hot days while we were at the beach and it was nice to walk across the street and have an ice cream sundae. The hamburgers were good but the chili was not that good. Tasted like can chili. Hot dogs were okay.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2014
Beachbound123243
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Went for shakes & a cone. They were out of about 30% of the flavors but it was Oct so I'm sure they don't wamt stuff sitting around in off-season going bad. Thought it was expensive but then again it is the beach & convenient. Small shake was very small.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Loved the selection of hand-dipped and soft serve ice cream. Friendly. Clean. Good burgers and food. Made to order fresh. A welcome change from chain restaurants. Reasonable price. Convenient location.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

While my husband and I were staying at the Surfside Beach Resort, we walked over to Sophia's for ice cream each night. The owners were so nice! They were pleasant and friendly from the time we entered their business. We had sundaes both nights and the second night, one of the owners even made me a special sundae that she... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

It nice to have an ice cream shop across street from the hotel. There were some very hot days while we were at the beach and it was nice to walk across the street and have an ice cream sundae. The hamburgers were good but the chili was not that good. Tasted like can chili. Hot dogs were okay.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Quaint and cute. A real surprise. Food is good, hot dogs, burgers and breakfast. And dont forget the ice cream. A real charmer.

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Medina, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We were there on the first night of our stay, May 28, 2014. At 9:45pm we went in for dinner. The staff members were extremely friendly and although they were closing at 10pm they did not make us feel rushed. The burgers were good and they made sure we had drink refills.

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New Market, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

A little pricy but no more than places like Baskin Robbins. Across the street from our hotel so that was nice.

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Martins Ferry, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We were staying nearby, so it was very nice to have a little ice cream shop close by. The ice cream was good, the staff was friendly , and the atmosphere was good!

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Delicious ice cream and shakes. Lots of selections though no dairy free/fat free. Also a little disappointed there was chocolate syrup for sundaes but not hot fudge.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This is typical ice cream shop. You are paying for overpriced beach icecream but it is fun and walking distance from hotel. We really enjoyed the service here. You can get great sundaes.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 S Ocean Blvd, Surfside Beach, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Surfside Beach

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

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