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Salem Ice Cream Parlor Incorporated

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404 W Main St, Salem, VA 24153-3610
(540) 389-2373
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Salem, SC
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever we drive up I-81 we stop in Salem for the Hershey's ice cream at the Salem Ice Cream Parlor. Many, many flavors, the best ice cream and the staff is always friendly. We sit outside and enjoy the evening.

Thank KK-Ron99
Salem, Virginia
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't go wrong with this delicious ice cream.so many options here........Try Coconut or my favorite is Raspberry, granddaughter had Birthday cake with Sprinkles she loved it......So fun to take your cone outdoors and sit in the rocking chairs.......We did this one evening after The Salem Fair and loved it......

Thank Salemtransplant1
Salem, Virginia
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

The Salem Post Office on West Main Street, Salem, Virg. They offer about 30 to 40 different flavors of ice cream at any one time. They have two low-fat offerings all the time, one of which is always chocolate (which tastes good!). They also offer one or two sherbets I believe, and maybe one or two frozen yogurts (not sure... More 

Thank Doug G
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261 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

This is an old time ice cream parlor that serves Hershey ice cream -- which is some of the best. We try to stop here every time we go through Salem and have never been disappointed. The sugar free chocolate is fabulous, as is their raspberry, and all of their flavors. We stopped there twice on this trip. We got... More 

Thank LoveTravelingOn
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went on our first date here, he proposed here, and we try to visit a few times a month. I love their Hershey's ice cream, the staff is great, and I can never pass by their rocking chairs without taking a rock!

Thank Grace C
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112 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

There was a huge variety of delicious Hershey's ice cream and ample seating indoors and some seating outdoors. The workers were friendly and helpful.The restaurant could be a bit cleaner, but it was a busy night. We like a local place like this rather than a Baskin Robbins or Cold Stone Creamery when traveling.

Thank KatrinaPa
Front Royal, Virginia
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Very clean and very friendly. Lots of flavors to select from. There was plenty of parking available. The only draw back , and how can there be a draw back with ice cream?? But it was not hand made as I had hoped . It was good -- Hershey's is but was expecting more.

Thank pecks1
Virginia Beach, VA
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by one evening when we were staying in town for a late dinner. The sandwiches were really good but the star is the ice cream. I had a shake and my husband had a cup of ice cream. There are so many flavors to choose from. Service was friendly and helpful.

Thank edriepfeiffer
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

OK so you love ice cream. Indulge!! Pick your treat. No limit selections. Old time atmospher. Take the kids or not

Thank picky4me
Salem, Virginia
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

This place is great for ice cream but you can't beat the soup and sandwich deals. They have homemade soups that are so good. This is where I go when I just want something small. They do have bigger subs for those that want more.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 404 W Main St, Salem, VA 24153-3610
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: (540) 389-2373

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