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“Best ice cream for miles around.”
Review of Rodeo Whip

Rodeo Whip
Ranked #2 of 8 Dessert in DeLand
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Deltona, Florida
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best ice cream for miles around.”
Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

A stable for central Florida. You won't find a better place for ice cream around. They do get pretty busy a night and the parking can be difficult at times. It's a small ice cream store, but they do the most with what they can and they do it well. They offer a wide variety of flavors. The prices are good, and the service is great. It is usually run by some of the students at Stetson University. If you find yourself near by I highly recommend it.

  • Visited April 2013
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DeLeon Springs, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Coming there for years!”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Rodeo Whip is the #1 ice cream shop to stop by for the best ice cream ever made. I've have been coming there since I was very little so the business has been in town for a very long time.

If you want soft-serve ice-cream, I'd say it was better than any chain restaurant's ice cream. Order it in vanilla, chocolate or a swirl of both (decorate it with sprinkles if you like) and you got yourself a deal.
Every time I come there, they always come up with newer recipes, by expanding their menu options. Personally, on the holidays, I get their eggnog ice cream. When they first started it was made as hard ice cream (the normal kind of ice cream), but a couple of years later, they decided to make it a soft-serve so it would easy for bites. It's so creamy and delicious and I wish it was a year-round recipe!

Invite your family for the best ice cream in your life!

  • Visited February 2013
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“HUGE Cones !”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Went there twice while in Florida.

Completely Old School in the atmosphere.

Stand in lime or drive thru.

Soft serve and hand dipped ice cream.

We had the chocolate soft serve cones.

I ordered a large and my Fiancee' ordered a medium.

Both were HUGE !

Great flavor, great cones, great server !!

We will be back.

  • Visited January 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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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Orlando, Florida
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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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