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“Great Place”
Review of Tropical Ice Cream Cafe - CLOSED

Tropical Ice Cream Cafe
Price range: $2 - $6
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Good for: Families with children
Description: Do yourself a flavor, yes, a unique exotic flavor! Just the finest homemade ice cream and unique tropical and exotic flavors you have EVER tasted, right in your own backyard!
Silver Spring, Maryland
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Great Place”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

I love this place because it's real, not commercial. The icecream is good, and so are the homemade baked goods and the Caribbean spicy vegetarian patties (they have beef and chicken patties as well) are so good!

Visited July 2012
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Thank Talia M
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9 reviews from our community

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English first
Meriden, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Makes your tongue smile!”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

I have driven by this place a couple of hundred times while on visits to Maryland. Finally, put on the signal light and pulled in. It won't be the last time. Dozens of tempting flavors - the usual ones, many exotics ( especially tropical fruits to support the name of the place), and unusual creative ones. The lemon sorbet was a true lemony flavor - no hint of artificial anything. The Guiness stout ice cream, made with real beer, was truly like knocking back a really cold and creamy pint. The flavor that blew me away was the passionfruit ice cream - close your eyes and get a taste of heaven. The most impressive part of the ice cream, besides the variety of flavors, was the consistency - creamy and light at the same time - a nice balance. It is also fresh and stored properly - nice, even texture without a hint of crystal formations. Another reviewer commented on the prices. I felt that the prices were consistent with the high quality product that they offer. They also have a nice selection of 'no sugar' added selections.

Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Linda L
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Silver Spring, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“creative exotic flavors”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

So many flavors, so little time. This place is a great way to try many different types of tropical fruits, as well as Afro-Caribbean influenced flavors like peanut. Everything is fresh and homemade.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Stacey W
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Silver Spring, MD
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“My go-to place for really good flavorful icecream”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

We go here all the time. The ice cream is a bit lighter than most, which makes it tastes brighter, I believe they use a little less cream in their base. My favorite mint chocolate chip ice cream hands down- the perfect balance of flavors.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank prontoeli
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silver spring, md
Level 6 Contributor
604 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Really Good Ice Cream, but Really High Prices”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

This place has terrific ice cream and very many unusual flavors. However, the prices are very high, and they charge you extra for everything. For example, I ordered a Sundae and the counter person charged me 50 cents extra for a cherry. I protested, but to no avail. If you give it a try, be very careful to make sure that you are not overcharged.

Visited August 2012
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Thank IAP65
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