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Southern Sweets Ice Cream Parlor & Sandwich Shop

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917 Bay St Ste F, Beaufort, SC 29902-5593
18433790798
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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249 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A funky diner-like ice cream parlor where we stopped mid-afternoon for a break amidst a long gallery of shops. The ice cream certainly was good.

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Thank Mike K
Coshocton, Ohio
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141 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

You might want to put this one on your list. Very nice, clean, great service, diner style restaurant. Ya got to try their chicken salad!!! That's all there is to it! Made fresh each morning along with some fantastic soups. If you can do......top it all off with their many, many flavors of ice cream. Prices are reasonable.

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Thank RetiredOhioTravelers
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

there were 6 of us (2 were children)...we went there 2 different times (in 3 days) everyone thought it was great. Servers were exceptionally nice. Great selection of ice cream.

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Thank Scott S
Ashland, Virginia
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

My wife and I had our lunch at Southern Sweets. Only ice cream but delicious, my wife had one scoop of pistachio and one scoop of vanilla, I had one scoop of peppermint and one scoop of carmel turtle something. Delicious. Shop has sandwiches, pizza and many different kinds of ice cream and a soda fountain. Cool place.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

Lovely ice cream and soda parlour. Variety of flavours but butter pecan was magic. Friendly little place.

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Thank Patrick H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

I just returned to the Upstate from a fishing trip with my college student son. We stopped in one night after supper for ice cream. I have the Pumpkin Spice. It was delicious. The service was great, and the staff friendly.

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Thank Richard M
RACINE
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

This is a very nice little shop were ice cream cones and hot fudge sundaes rule. My favorite was the apple pie sundae. Warm pie and cold ice cream. Nice location on Bay street make it easy to find. We think it is the best ice cream in Beaufort. We will go there each time we are in town.

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Thank MICHAEL K
SweetBeaufort, Owner at Southern Sweets Ice Cream Parlor & Sandwich Shop, responded to this review

Thank you Michael! So glad you enjoyed your Apple Pie Sundae! They are fun to make and are oh so yummy! Come back and see us soon! More 

Thomaston, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

A friend and I were shopping on Bay Street in Beaufort and found this shop in the mall. I had shrimp and sausage gumbo, and it was very tasty. I also had pumpkin ice cream, and it was good. The pleasant staff here really added to the enjoyable experience.

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Thank gardener5082
SweetBeaufort, Owner at Southern Sweets Ice Cream Parlor & Sandwich Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review! Glad you enjoyed our Homemade Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo! And tis the season for Pumpkin Spice ice cream! Come back soon! More 

california
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Excellent creamy ice cream. Good prices too! Standout flavors like Salted Caramel Candy, Turtle Pecan, Chocolate Caramel Pecan, etc. served up in 1950s fluted bowls, waffle or sugar cones. Definitely the place to come to round out your dinner or for a special treat! The cafe is decorated in 1950s style with black and white checkerboard floor, red accents, and... More 

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Thank carolyn2003
SweetBeaufort, Owner at Southern Sweets Ice Cream Parlor & Sandwich Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review! We love to hear from our customers! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Cute little old fashioned ice cream shop down an alley way in the center of Beaufort. The ice cream was very good as were the people working there. Lots to choose from. good quality ice cream. Sundaes came in old fashioned glasses. Nice!

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Thank jconleyfamily
SweetBeaufort, Owner at Southern Sweets Ice Cream Parlor & Sandwich Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review! We offer new flavors every month! We just got our Pumpkin Spice for the season! Come back and see us soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $10
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 917 Bay St Ste F, Beaufort, SC 29902-5593
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Beaufort
  • Phone Number: 18433790798
Description
Southern Sweets Ice Cream Parlor & Sandwich Shop is a hidden treasure in the downtown Beaufort Historic area. Not a place you want to miss when visiting Beaufort. Located in the Old Bay Marketplace (behind Lulu Burgess). Step back into the 50's with all your ice cream favorites. The full sandwich menu offers some southern classics that are sure to please. The hot dog menu is so much fun with an Elvis dog, Cha Cha dog, and Reuben dog, just to name a few. Ice Cream comes from a family owned dairy (cannot be bought in a store). Everything about Southern Sweets is simply "Southern Sweets!"

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