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Review of Rodeo Whip

Rodeo Whip
Ranked #3 of 8 Dessert in DeLand
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2013

rodeo whip is a great ice cream place. Although, the service is two paces SLOW and SLOWER. Ice cream makes people happy,but here the workers barely talk to the customer. I asked if the turtle ice cream was vanilla based, neither one of the workers could answer the question? hmm one would think that the employees would know what their flavors are.I am rating their ice cream as excellent. I just think that the workers could smile and be happy, and move faster!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Tami A
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Orlando, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Forget BR, Carvel and DQ; this is the place you want to be!”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

There was a time back in the day when you could walk into any town and get REAL homemade ice cream made fresh in the backroom of the ice cream parlor you frequented. While Rodeo Whip doesn't make their own ice cream, they have made sure not to skimp on quality--- regardless of whether it's soft, or hard ice cream, slushies or any of the countless toppings and preparations offered!

We finally gave into our family's collective sweet tooth a few weeks back and gave them a try. The overall experience was so good, we came back for seconds this week! While the place does get packed-in like a sardine can most nights, no one seems to mind. The servers are always kind, considerate, and professional, the entire property is kept clean, and it seems all the patrons appreciate it too! They have LATE hours 7 days a week, so if you are seeking a way to end a night at the movies on a sweet-experience, you won't be disappointed.

The ONLY regret is the amount of time it takes to move through the line. Since most people don't order just for themselves, things can get backed-up when "custom" orders are always being placed. This is the only weakness I can see in the entire experience at Rodeo Whip. So as long as you don't mind waiting for a truly delicious, rich ice cream desert (served with a cherry on top as long as you ask) there isn't an ice cream competitor anywhere around that can compare!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank norf4
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
291 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
“Good Indy Soft Ice Cream Operation”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

As with a lot of eating places, Deland, which is a very underrated town for good restaurants, this small independent ice cream operator is very good. Lots of toppings, creative sundaes if that's your thing, and some very, very good soft serve ice cream. They also have hard ice cream. They give oyu your money's worth, too. Give it a try, you will like it.

  • Visited November 2012
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Orange City, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very good ice cream”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

this is very good ice cream and the favors are a real treat. Seasonal tastes are great here. I like the mixture called garbage pail to get a tast of a variety of ice cream. Many great choices here

Visited October 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Better than it looks.”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

The south end of Deland is pretty dumpy. Rodeo Whip doesn't look like much but they had a wider selection than I thought. I think you would have to try a variety of items to get a better impression overall. I had a milkshake which was decent and my girlfriend had a red velvet ice cream in a waffle cone. The cone wasn't good at all and the ice cream tasted more like chocolate and coffee. I think you just have to try some different ones. I should have asked for a sample, which they do offer.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank ggg212121
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