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“great atmosphere, good ice cream”
Review of S & T Soda Shoppe

S & T Soda Shoppe
Ranked #1 of 2 Dessert in Pittsboro
Certificate of Excellence
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Apex, NC
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“great atmosphere, good ice cream”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went there on a Tuesday after the lunch hour rush with 8 people. We only ate ice cream but there were lots of people around us ordering food. The place was very busy, but they were able to seat us rather quickly. We all ordered individually as it was a "special treat" day, but you could get by with 2 adults splitting the banana split or 2 kids splitting a 2 scoop sundae, etc... as the portions are a nice size. The 2 scoop sundae is only a few cents more than the one scoop sundae, so by getting the 2 scoops you get more than you can eat and also a variety of ice cream. One of our party got a soda float which they said they very much enjoyed. One thing I liked was that even though it was pricey, the portions were overflowing and at least made you feel like you were getting a great deal, unlike a place like baskin robbins where everything looks so stingy. Anyway our waitress was really sweet and patient (so many flavors to choose through) and even let us look at the upstairs even though it wasn't open. If you like old timey relics and antique items, you'll love just going here for that purpose alone. But be prepared for the bill... our party of 8 cost about 50$ with the tip.

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
177 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Another great meal and ice cream”
Reviewed May 26, 2014

Can't go wrong with S&T! Great local eatery plus best ice cream in town. We were in Durham and decided to take a little side trip to Pittsboro and come to our favorite soda shoppe before heading home. We had the grilled pimento cheese and the foot long hotdog with added cheese. The shredded cheese is loaded on top of the dog and then steamed. Yum.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank honeygene
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Pittsboro, North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Casual dining at its best”
Reviewed May 1, 2014

We went for a "quick" bite to eat, but the casual atmosphere made us stay longer. Great service and even better food. Like all the others, it's a must go to eat place.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank BobcatPointer
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Pittsboro, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“I scream for ice cream!”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

The ice cream sundaes are great! This was a casual, quick get together with a friend who was craving ice cream. This is a local eatery and hand dipped ice cream parlor. Please take the time to drop into this friendly nostalgic atmosphere when you can.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Libby T
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Pittsboro, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“The Ice Cream's the Thing”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Inside a historic, small-town space, very cool, on the main street. The non-dessert fare is OK, typical diner-style food. The ice cream desserts are awesome! Every town should have a little locally owned soda shop like this.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Carl-n-Summer
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