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“Great soft serve and a free car show” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Swirlie's

Swirlie's
9901 Pennsylvania Ave., Manassas, VA
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Ranked #30 of 232 restaurants in Manassas
Cuisines: Ice Cream
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Bristow, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great soft serve and a free car show”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

I discovered this place through friends - never would have known about it otherwise. It's a walk-up, soft serve ice cream joint with endless possible topping combinations. It sits on the far end of a parking lot shared by Burger King. The lot fills up with classic cars on the weekends, giving you a reason to walk off some of that ice cream you're eating. Makes for a fun diversion on a summer evening.

  • Visited July 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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English first
Northern Virginia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Ice cream, cars, and a movie”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012 via mobile

This is a popular local soft serve. It has a lot of original flavors, including the fruit swirls that garner the name. Come on a summer Saturday and you can have your cone, walk around the parking lot and check out the hot rods and antique car show and then finish with a movie under the stars.

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“Favorite Ice Cream Around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

My family and I love Swirlies!! Great soft serve ice cream and friendly staff!

Visited April 2012
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Bristow, Virginia
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“Great place for ice cream”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

This is a "very local" operation to get great soft ice cream and italian ice. It is locally operated and frequented by the local fire department personnel (so you know it has to be good). It has the basic vanilla/chocolate/swirl flavors but they have so many different toppings you can have a different one each visit. Also offers shakes. They have several tables and even a two person swing that you can sit back and enjoy your ice cream. It is located behind the McDonalds and Burger King and often there is an old car show going on in the Burger King parking lot. If you are in the mood for soft serve ice cream than you must visit. They are open from mid Spring (I think April) until Veterans Day in November. Limited hours during the day when school is in session.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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