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“a neat place to eat” 4 of 5 stars
Review of American Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor

American Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor
102 North Main Street, Galena, IL 61036
815-777-3121
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Ranked #32 of 57 Restaurants in Galena
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Iowa City, Iowa
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“a neat place to eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Friendly servers, lots of choices, it was cute, and fun to eat here. Lots of different flavors of ice cream!

Visited August 2013
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“Try the mint chocolate chip and coconut joy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

One a hot day while you are walking along Main Street in Galena, Illinois, with hundreds of other tourists who are browsing and shopping at the many antique and jewelry and pottery and art stores, it is always refreshing to stop at an ice cream parlor. And Galena has an outstanding one in the American Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor. It reminds me of Hart Drugs, the old-time soda fountain that I favored while growing up in Blue Island. Built in 1846, the store retains its original cabinetry. It is everything you would expect in an old fashioned soda fountain...sundaes, sodas, malts, shakes, floats, waffle cones and banana splits. The 1927 fountain produces soda floats. There are 40 flavors of ice cream. Locals recommend the mint chocolate chip and the coconut joy. I never can pass up a chocolate soda with vanilla or chocolate ice cream. My wife prefers a couple of scoops of vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate sauce and nuts. There also is popcorn, candy, snacks and Coca-Cola merchandise. But ice cream is the big attraction, especially on a hot day when mom and dad are towing kids along. Name the flavor and they've got it. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited May 2014
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