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“Nix Besser (None Better) because that's just what it is!!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nelson's Ice Cream Store

Nelson's Ice Cream Store
Ranked #1 of 3 Dessert in Royersford
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Nelson's Ice Cream Store is currently open under the management of the Nelson Family. Patrick and Amanda Nelson are doing the daily operations of the store. We have updated the interior of the building and have been busy since Memorial day! Currently you can choose your favorite cone and then pick from over 30 flavors of 16% butter fat ice cream made at our factory across the street. We also make Banana splits, a variety of sundae's with baked goods made on the property by Amanda Nelson. If you want to take home your favorite flavor you can purchase many of the flavors in half gallons, pints, and novelties. The Nelson's have also installed an old fashioned original soda fountain and will make your favorite soda with one or more of the many flavors they offer on the flavor board. We are so proud and thank our faithful customers who voted for us in the 2013 PHL17 Hot Lists contest winning us 2nd place out of over 40 other shops ! Credit cards accepted
Royersford, PA
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15 reviews
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“Nix Besser (None Better) because that's just what it is!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2014

Though we ate at a restaurant, we had our dessert at Nelson's. Nelson's is an absolute treasure.
The ice cream is simply heaven on earth. This ice cream parlor is run by the fourth generation of owners and is cute, clean and comfortable. The service was fast and friendly. We each had our favorite: my mom had Death by Chocolate, I had Chocolate Raspberry and my dad had Strawberry. Their cappuccino crunch is fantastic too. If you love ice cream - try Nelson's. You won't be disappointed!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Nancy S
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English first
Collegeville, PA
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Nice drop in spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014

Nice place to grab an ice cream. Homey sitting area. Offers takeout purchase of ice cream squares great for homemade sundaes or birthday parties

Visited May 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Nelson's Ice Cream a Homemade Wonderland”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014

Some of us may remember the local candy store from our youth, a place of wonderment and excitement and the source of ice cream. If we were lucky, that place was Nelson's Ice Cream Store in Royersford. Homemade ice cream is an art and the folks at Nelson's should be given a gold medal for their achievements. The choices are sometime overwhelming, but the tastes, those incredible tastes, wow. Make Nelson's a family tradition, you will be back many times.

Visited January 2014
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Thank WebmanPoconos
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Pottstown
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88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Got to stop here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

This is operated by a fourth generation Nelson. The ice cream is so creamy and tasty. The place is bright and Patrick Nelson is a delight. Try the "sin pie". His wife makes it. It takes you back to the way things were at their best . DON'T wait until summer to visit this place. They have soufflé cups for parties. I had a cup if hot chocolate and the pie. And then took a piece of the pie home with a half gallon of ice cream. They don't skimp there .

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Thank Arlene M
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Best ice cream in the area!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

We love to go out for frosty treats on the weekend. I can't believe we've lived in the area for 13 years and have never tried Nelson's. By far, it is *the best* ice cream we have had in this area. Husband had Chocolate Moose Tracks. I had Chocolate Raspberry. Kids had Chocolate Marshmallow, Birthday Cake, and Almond Joy. All five of us were raving.

It's a cute little shop - clean and neat with tables to sit, and a counter facing out the window. Staff was friendly. I love that it's a family owned and local establishment.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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