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“The Only Game in Town for DVDs”

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Island Video & Ice Cream
Ranked #2 of 3 Dessert in Edisto Island
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Reviewed September 17, 2011

If there's another place that rents DVDs on Edisto Beach, I don't know where it is. But the Island Video & Ice Cream delivers more than just your fairly recent top rentals. Your frustration at the dismal selection of titles will be melted away, so long as you try a scoop or two of their top-quality, hand-dipped ice cream.

While they don't boast 31 flavors, they do have a good selection of rich, creamy varieties that go beyond chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. The last time I checked, their ice cream was sourced by Wholly Cow, which is a true premium brand.

The biggest problem I've found with the place is figuring out when they are open for business. In the off-season, it's a real hit-or-miss proposition. The good news is that if you play your cards right, you can rent a bunch of DVDs on Thursday -- and keep them through the weekend.

There's enough seating for you to enjoy your ice cream right there. Or, you can go outside the beach's only "strip mall" and find a bench.

While you are there, be sure to check out the nearby souvenir/clothing stores. And just down the way, you'll find a fairly new addition to the center: a gourmet candy shoppe.

Finally, for those who are still trapped in the VHS vortex, you'll find plenty of titles at Island Video.

2  Thank Will S
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

Hole in the wall movie rental joint with the added novelty of an ice cream store. The selection of ice creams is not bad, and is more comprehensive than the selection of movies. Edisto being what it is you don't want the fancy rental chain showing up. So this is what you can expect. Just don't get hung up on being able to rent the latest release, and you'll have a decent go of it.

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2  Thank killdivas
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Reviewed September 8, 2009

We got ice cream here over the Labor Day weekend. Ice cream was good and service was good. The price is what you would expect at other ice cream places. Scoop were large. Not much atmosphere, just a small store with movie rentals and ice cream.

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Thank tleeEvans
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Reviewed June 15, 2008

Stopped in for ice cream. It was very good - don't recall name - mocha chocolate flavor. Video selection kind of dated - lots of vhs and a few dvd's. Service was just so-so.

Thank Geeker
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