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“Meh...I wasn't impressed.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Annie's Banannies - CLOSED

Annie's Banannies
#9 1st Street South, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
302-260-9875
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Washington, DC
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Meh...I wasn't impressed.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

I love the idea of this, and it does feel good to eat a healthy 'treat' after a weekend of over-indulgence, but I wanted this to be better than it actually was. The consistency really does feel like soft servce ice cream, but there's just no getting around that distinct bananna flavor. Which, I guess if you REALLY like banannas, you'll like this too. And perhaps if I had gotten more toppings than just the little chocolate chips, the strong bananna flavor would have been masked or at least minimized, but with a ton of toppings, the 'healthy' benefit would also have been lost at that point. They also only offer one size, which is huge. So not only are you stuck with a dessert that just tastes like bannana, you are stuck with a giant cup of it to get thru. So, again, not bad, and the place itself was very cute, very clean, and the staff was very friendly (although one younger employee was using the cooler as his own personal hand drum set which got incredibly annoying after about 5 seconds). I just wasn't impressed with anything but the texture and definitely would have been happier with a cup about a third of the size of what I got.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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75 reviews 75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Delicious, unusual healthy treat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

Fantastic treat - really made only of frozen bananas, but they taste just like ice cream. Adding any of the add ons makes them incredibly delicious. Shocked that other reviewers wouldn't run back - I drive 3 hours to get these!!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newark, DE
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Outstanding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

Good place to get healthy gluten free treat!!! I highly recommend this place!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Waterford, Ireland
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Healthy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

Felt I needed something healthy after all the overindulging on our holiday. Yes they are healthy. Not sure if I would be running back. They were refreshing but not unmissible.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Lewes, Delaware
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65 reviews 65 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Dessert For The Health Conscious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

Annie's Banannies is a unique approach to dessert. They take frozen bananas and run them through a grinder/juicer type machine. The result is a soft ice cream type product that tastes more like ice cream than a banana and yet is non-dairy. You then choose from a wide selection of healthy toppings such as strawberries, peanut butter, blueberries, and other mostly fruits for a delicious sundae. The location is a small store with no inside seating. You can buy your sundae and sit on a bench outside or eat it while walking through town. In reality, the taste is no better than a sundae you might buy at Royal Treat, Dairy Queen or any other ice cream parlor. However, you will not be getting as many calories and this is a non-dairy product for those adverse to dairy products. It tastes almost as good as ice cream and you will know you are eating healthier.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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