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“If it's summer time, time for Summer House”
Review of Summer House

Summer House
Ranked #1 of 3 Dessert in Southwick
Price range: $7 - $12
Description: The Summer House is a casual, family friendly, year round ice cream and sandwich shop with inside seating and outside picnic tables. Burgers, hot dogs, soups, salads, sandwiches and a variety of fried food items are available. Ice cream, soft serve, frozen yogurt and several sundae options make great desert choices or just a treat by themselves. Seasonal and daily specials add extra choices to our menu. Call ahead to place pick up orders or just to check out our daily soup and specials selection. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
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Description: The Summer House is a casual, family friendly, year round ice cream and sandwich shop with inside seating and outside picnic tables. Burgers, hot dogs, soups, salads, sandwiches and a variety of fried food items are available. Ice cream, soft serve, frozen yogurt and several sundae options make great desert choices or just a treat by themselves. Seasonal and daily specials add extra choices to our menu. Call ahead to place pick up orders or just to check out our daily soup and specials selection. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
Key Largo, Florida
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79 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“If it's summer time, time for Summer House”
Reviewed September 1, 2014

I guess they have more than ice cream, but who cares... The ice cream is amazing, as evidenced by the long lines and the overflowing parking lot, even the big one out back. Try the rocky road, peanut butter cut. Better yet, try all of them. They are awesome!

Visited August 2014
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Agawam, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Lunch”
Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

After a morning of running errands we stopped for lunch. Prices are inexpensive and the atmosphere is family and pet friendly. A great selection of ice cream flavors. Would recommend to anyone for lunch or a trip for ice cream

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Thank Leon S
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Windsor, Connecticut
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74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Refreshing”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

The first time I came here I was reminded of a more country-type Friendlys. My opinion was quickly changed. They have an absolutely refreshing wildberry sorbet (gluten and dairy free) and they offer Udi's gluten free products; which was pleasantly surprising. Their prices are fair and they have an abundance of outdoor seating.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank CntryHrt
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent, reasonably priced food including Gluten-Free!”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

The Summer House is an icon in Southwick. Originally a Friendly's Ice Cream seasonal restaurant in the 70's, it was sold and became The Summer House sometime in the 1980's. The food at the Summer House started out seasonally but after the remodel in the 1990's, it's became an all-year round tradition. They offer the usually food, burgers, dogs, and ice cream, but they also offer delicious clam strip rolls and daily specials - all very reasonably priced and great tasting. The Summer House reminds me of the way Friendly's use to be - inexpensive great tasting food. AND NOW THEY OFF GLUTEN-FREE ITEMS on their menu. I just had a burger with a gluten-free bun and it was delicious. I believe they use Udi's products. I've eaten a lot of gluten-free buns and most are dry, hard, and little taste. Their buns are soft and tasty. They have lots of ice cream choices and sundae options. You must stop and try them out. A good place to go after a day at the Granville Fair in October, but great any day all-year long! They are also family friendly. There is a train with cars attached for the kids to play on and there's even an area for you other family members - your dogs! There is a fire hydrant and an elimination area. See it
great for the ENTIRE family!!

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank K O
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Granby, Connecticut, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good place for summer food and softserve”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Good burgers, grilled cheese and soft serve ice creme the kind of fare you would eat at a summer food stand. it has indoor seating and outdoor seating. You have to go up to the counter to be served and then you seat yourself.

  • Visited May 2014
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