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“Great Ice Cream, Mediocre Service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ben & Jerry's

Ben & Jerry's
Ranked #8 of 32 Dessert in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Seating, Takeout
Alexandria, Virginia
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Ice Cream, Mediocre Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Most of the readers of this a article will likely have visited a Ben & Jerry's before, so on taste I will be brief. The ice cream here is, like every other member of this franchise, fantastic. The location on near the Torpedo Factory and Old Town's Wharf allows for a pleasant walk along the river with some delicious ice cream. The only thing that I found issue with was the service. The workers there were a little rude, and I found myself wishing that I could get through the cue faster, so that I could spend less time interacting with the staff. Frankly, though, Ben & Jerry's is not a sit down restaurant, and the taste of the ice cream should be valued far more than the interactions with the staff. Other than these two things, the price is large, but not outrageous, and the decor is clean and fun. For a tasty stroll, the Ben & Jerry's in Old Town is a great choice.

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Daphne, Alabama
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131 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“What's not to like?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

It's Ben and Jerry's. What more needs to be said? This location has a "cowch" (a cow shaped into a couch), which was fun. The portions are very generous.

Visited September 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Child Friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Best of all, B & J is child friendly with a bench designed as a cow for children (he needs a good cleaning, however), chalk board tables, dry erase board, and blow up balls to toss around. There are 2 other ice cream shops around the corner but we made the switch to B & J. Kids love it.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Center Moriches, New York
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82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Simply the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

How can you go wrong with Ben and Jerry's? I don't even mind paying $6.00 for a small cup of deliciousness. Ice cream heaven.

Visited August 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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“Best ice cream ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

I am from an area which recently had a local business voted best ice cream in the world, so my standards are high! I love ben and jerrys from a pint, but it's even better in store. I ordered Chocolate Therapy on a simple sugar cone. Boy was it amazing! I left satisfied with the portion that they gave me. It was the perfect size and the taste was just delicious. There was ice cream down to the bottom of my cone. I was impressed to smell waffle cones from a block away and it really hit the spot after a long day of touring downtown D.C.. This place is a must!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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