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Peterson's Ice Cream Depot


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner


Dinner, Lunch
Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
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Ice cream flavors: vanilla and chocolate are always on the menu in addition weekly “flavors of the week”.
Toppings: we carry a large selection of candy and syrup toppings, as well as fresh fruit and nuts to add to any of your selections for an additional.75 cents.
Cones and Cups
Try our delicious soft-serve ice cream (we make it right here) in cups or cones of various sizes. We offer traditional cake and sugar cones
“Sleb's” Shakes
Our‎ thick, creamy milkshakes come in over 30 flavors. We’ve named them after “sleb” as he’stried and loved every single flavor!
Magic Malts
Add our magic malt mix to any of our shakes for a surprising treat!
Frog Hill Floats
Vanilla‎ or chocolate ice cream drenched in your choice of root beer, cola, or orange soda
The Clifton Creek
Peterson’s version of a “blizzard”. Your choice of ice cream thoroughly mixed with a heaping portion of your favorite candy topping.
Squishes Sandwiches
Chocolate or vanilla ice cream between 2 gourmet chocolate chip cookies. It’s enormous and we make them right here!
Silva's Smoothies
A dairy free, low-fat free option! Ask about our variety of fruity flavors.
Caboose Coolers
Thirst quenching! Jean’s tea, luann’s lemonade, and iced coffee. Many flavors or see if our girls can customize it your way
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

Peterson's is the place to be on a warm sultry summer night. Sit on the patio and enjoy a cone, dish, specialty ice cream or a cold drink. There are so many flavors to choose and this is also a terrific place to take a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank CliftonVA
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

And yet I went with the vanilla bean, which was quite good. Had a turkey BLT as well, and I was very happy with it. Nice outdoor seating area.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 904justink
Reviewed July 3, 2018

Came highly recommended by a local resident. It is a window service only ice cream and hot dog stand. I got the "Boyer's Better Way" which is a mega-chocolate concoction. It was good but not something that I MUST have again. The outdoor seating is...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank John K
Reviewed November 14, 2017

Don't have to travel all the way to the Vienna Inn. I just go down the street to Peterson's for a chili dog and fries. And if I am feeling really bad, an ice cream Sunday. Lots of great choices for ice cream lovers. Seating...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank mmchaplin
Reviewed November 9, 2017

What would Clifton be without Peterson's coffee?! If you have a larger family it can be a little pricey but it is a special treat. Have fun and go! Take the dog - take the kids - and enjoy a creamy yummy treat!!! Have been...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Desiree007
Reviewed September 24, 2017

The opening of Peterson's marks the begining of the summer season. Do not miss their specials and with the adition of hotdogs and fries - you can make a full meal out of the entire trip1

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank NSole
Reviewed August 16, 2017

Peterson's is a happy little place with great ice cream choices. Peterson's is also an amazing supporter of our local non-profits!

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank StefanieR612
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Peterson's is in my small town of Clifton, VA. It is a great place to go for ice cream, floats, sundaes, etc. they also make awesome fries...regular and sweet potato...with great toppings.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank lizdowning
Reviewed July 20, 2017

The lines can get long but the ice cream is worth it!! A fun place to visit for a casual, family (or couples) outing to enjoy a treat in the heat. The ice cream isn't cheap but if you're warned, it's well worth it! Take...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Howard D
Reviewed July 5, 2017

Indulge yourself! All kinds of sweet frozen options, ice creams, sorbets, gelatos, soft serve. Hot dogs and fries. We just had ice cream, and enjoyed the shaded and comfortable patio area but boy was it good! Yes a line, but it didn't take long. And...More

Date of visit: July 2017
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