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“The best homemade ice cream in the area” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Joe's Eats and Sweets

Joe's Eats and Sweets
219 Gulf Dr. S, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217
+1 941-778-0007
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Cuisines: Ice Cream
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
Description: Making homemade ice cream since 1990. You will find the largest selection of flavors as will as the largest variety of items. Gluten free, sugar free, fat free, lactose free, homemade fudge, Jelly Bellys, chocolate bananas and cakes.
Raleigh, NC
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“The best homemade ice cream in the area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Excellent homemade ice cream with quite a few flavors including key lime pie with graham cracker in the ice cream and carrot cake ice cream with carrot cake throughout. Also the usual ice cream flavors. As mentioned in other reviews, the inside is not well kept and I would suggest you take your ice cream outside - even across the street to the beach. Service can be slow when busy. We showed up at 9:15pm and we waited 35 minutes to get ice cream as the line had ~20 ahead of us. But the ice cream is delicious.

They do provide lactose free and sugar free options but one of our party (who is diabetic) had sugar free ice cream and the next day his sugar levels were quite high so be careful if you are sensitive. We discussed this with management but they didn't seem particularly concerned as they maintain the ice cream is fully sugar free. Just be careful if you are sensitive.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Finally...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Finally found a lactose free ice cream in AMI! The girls at the counter were knowledgeable and helpful with knowing which items were lactose free and even making sure that none of the scoops, spoons etc. touched anything with lactose. The place was kind of run down and dirty, but the ice cream hit the spot.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Orlando, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Would visit again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Able to tell you everything they make it on site. So great for allergies. Lots of choices and options

Visited July 2014
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Bartlett, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Stopped with girls, paid with arm”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The girls enjoyed what they ordered, which was a two scoop on a waffle cone and that came up to about $14. Just hard to believe they charge so much. Not sure if I would go back.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Dirty”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The ice cream was good, I'll admit, but the place is a dump. Bathrooms were disgusting. Old equipment sitting around with duct tape and blankets strew across and the patio could have used a serious wash and coat of paint. As I ate my sorbet I could only focus on telling myself that surely the kitchen was cleaner.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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