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“Simple, yet satisfying”

Pop's Ice Cream & Soda Bar
Ranked #1 of 14 Dessert in Roanoke
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout
Roanoke, Virginia
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115 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Simple, yet satisfying”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

Great find in Roanoke. Love all the different grilled cheese selections and the tomato bisque soup was outstanding! I got the 3 cheese grilled cheese and my husband got the pizza grilled cheese, both were delicious. To top that all off, we had the moo tracks ice cream for dessert. Can't wait to go back.

Visited February 2014
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English first
Roanoke, Virginia
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“OK diner for food. Excellent ice cream”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

This is a veggie-only place, so if you are looking for a juicy burger, go elsewhere. Toasted cheese is about it. But my kids like it, so......... it does take me back to my childhood days of Grunnings in South Orange, NJ. We never ate food there - just went for the ice cream.

Homestead ice cream which is always excellent. Service is super - very nice people own and run it. At the fringe of Grandin Village on Memorial so some interesting people walk by.

  • Visited August 2013
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Roanoke, Virginia
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Big fan”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

Pop's is a locally-owned treasure that dishes up locally produced Homestead Creamery ice cream in a kitschy '50s style diner setting. Great cones, sundaes, etc., but you can also find retro offerings like egg creams on the menu. I think the only entrees that they serve are variations on grilled cheese sandwiches, but I could be wrong about that.
They are closed on Mondays, and sometimes because they take the day off or go on vacation; check their Facebook page for up-to-the-minute info: https://www.facebook.com/popsicecream

  • Visited May 2013
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Moneta, VA
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65 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“It's summer ice-cream time!”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

Wanted to get an ice-cream and wasn't sure where to go in Roanoke. Found the name of Pop's Ice Cream & Soda Bar and am so glad I did! I had a hot fudge ( it was really hot!) sundae and they offer salted nuts for a topping. having never had that before I decided to try it. Delicious! Can't wait to go again!

  • Visited May 2013
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Michigan
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80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Nostalgia and great ice cream”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

My friends and I went here after dinner to have ice cream. My sundae was delicious, and everyone's ice cream looked so yummy. The place has the feel of a 1950s dinner; the service is swift, and it's a fun place to hang out and chat.

  • Visited March 2013
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