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“so much more than ice cream” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Strasburg Country Store

Strasburg Country Store
1 W Main St, Strasburg, PA 17579
(717) 687-0766
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Ranked #2 of 14 Restaurants in Strasburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Dessert
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Nowata OK
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“so much more than ice cream”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2009

We had lunch here and it was yummy! Hubby and I had a sandwich, son had hot dog and fries and daughter had salad. It wasn't very expensive like so many places in Lancaster area. They had all kinds of candy, ice cream, homemade peanut butter, pretzels etc. Be sure to go to the back and check out the bee hive. You can watch bees through the glass-very interesting! We found this place very charming and the food was ever so good!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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South Jersey
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2009

We stopped here on a Friday for lunch and ice cream. Even though the store was not crowded we waited 20 minutes for our sandwiches. For $15 hubby got a burger and lemonade and I got a Reuben. We each got a crispy dill pickle wedge and a handful of kettle chips with our sandwiches. My Rueben was the best I've ever had out(piping hot all the way through and the leanest corned beef ever)and I thought a good value at $6.50(lean corned beef is outrageously expensive at the deli).
For dessert I had a waffle bowl sundae with hot fudge. I chose sweet cream and nut as my ice cream flavor since they had just 1 unappealing sugar-free flavor(lemon, yuck) and no reduced fat flavors.
The creamery makes their own waffle cones and bowls fresh all day so I had to try one. I wasn't impressed. It was disappointingly bland. I've had much better cones at the Jersey Shore.
The ice cream itself was very sweet but didn't have that greasy texture some homemade ice creams tend to have.
The hot fudge was no more than thick chocolate sauce. McDonald's hot fudge is 10X better.
Hubby had a malted milkshake which we both agreed was not malty enough.
All together we spent $25 on food.
The atmosphere was nice. It had a nice vintage feel.
The fudge samples we were given were so yummy but the candy prices were absurd. I won't pay $14lb for fudge or $1.50 per piece of dipped chocolate. Even the store's boxed snacks, mixes, dried foods and sweets were obviously overpriced. Most of the same items can be had at the Bird-In-Hand Farmers market for $2-4 less per pound.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Nothing like a good ice cream cone and watching the buggies go by!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2009

Very relaxing and a great stop to enjoy the scenery.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Connecticut
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Quaint spot for ice cream in Strasburg”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2008

Stopped here in Aug 2008. Delicious ice cream, wonderful aroma, and a quaint country store in the rear. Not for those who are dieting.

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