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Southern Sweets Ice Cream Parlor

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917f Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29902
(843) 379-0798
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Savannah, Georgia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Monday (7/18) we went for a day trip to Beaufort, SC and had a great day. While we were exploring, we found this adorable ice cream shop kind of hidden in a little corridor off Bay Street. We decided to get an ice cream cone, but once inside we discovered they had a lunch menu also. My daughter ordered an... More 

Thank debbie A
Atlanta, Georgia
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found in a corridor as we walked through downtown. Sat at the counter -- several canes, sundaes and a shake. All excellent. Their ice cream is good, the fudge rich and creamy. One person had the raspberry sorbet which was delicious. Great service from the ladies. Highly recommend stopping in.

Thank beetlebaileyCool
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220 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here once before while in Beaufort. Love the Lemon Custard ice cream__really smooth and delightful! Cute old fashioned parlor inside or tables outside as well.

Thank kkr67
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped here in the middle of the day for ice cream (97 degrees outside!). I had the apple pie sundae, which was absolutely delicious! As I sit here writing this I want another one! My husband had the brownie Sundae. Not only were our desserts delicious, the service was amazing. We will definitely stop by if... More 

Thank hartsville21
South Bend, Indiana
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272 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

The shop is out of the way in Old Bay Marketplace. It has an old soda fountain feel to it. It is a pretty small store, but has a good selection of ice cream. There is also water and soft drinks in a refrigerator to take with you. Nice little place and my chocolate/coconut shake was really good.

Thank Frank D
Brookville, Indiana
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61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The ice cream is so good the people are so friendly makes you feel like they are glad you came in. Sure would go again

Thank napsack
South Carolina
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150 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

It was super hot and I had time to kill while our cleaning person was at our home. I had been to the Point reading but it was just to hot. On my way through town I decided to stop and get something cold to drink in some AC. I went to the Parlor and the girls whipped me up... More 

Thank CarolinaParatrooper
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Best ice cream in Beaufort! Very friendly staff and an excellent selections for humans. Black Cherry is to die for, but the puppy sundae was a great treat for our dog the wonderful Bodi!

Thank cgregory613
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a quick lunch and had a very light but good sandwich. Will definitely go back for the ice cream. Right in downtown this is a great stopping place.

Thank Craig W
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

The servers in the ice cream parlor acted as if I were interrupting their conversation when I asked to be waited on. They were not warm and welcoming. Also, the ice cream was not nearly as good as that in other ice cream parlors.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 917f Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29902
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Beaufort
  • Phone Number: (843) 379-0798

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?