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“See you soon - and often!”
Review of The Split Banana

The Split Banana
Ranked #1 of 5 Dessert in Staunton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
Fairfax, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
206 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“See you soon - and often!”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

This was our last stop heading out of town. Next time it might be our first stop. And we'll need a few stops in the middle. The young lady at the counter is just the perfect ambassador for gelato. Generous with samples, full of info, enthusiastic and sunny. You are bound to find flavors you love. Everything is fresh, the flavors crisp and true, the portions generous, the atmosphere comfortable and contemporary while evoking nostalgia for simpler days. One a par with great gelato found in great towns like Bar Harbor and Charleston.

  • Visited April 2013
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Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“The Old Ice Cream Shop”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

You should visit downtown Staunton. Its a real gem of Victorian architecture. There are now many shops and restaurants. After a good meal, go to the Split Banana for some good ice cream and ices.

Visited February 2013
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Thank righteousdaddio
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St. Albans
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Wow!”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

This was my first experience with gelato and I was amazed! It is hard to decide among all the flavors offered. We love this place and will return again whenever in the area! All I can say is, it is good we don't live here, it would be difficult to just say no. :)
This is something you need to try when visiting Staunton! You wont be disappointed!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Debbie K
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Annapolis, Maryland
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Delicious gelato”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

A menagerie of flavors. I tried several over a couple visits and each one was more perfectly executed than the last. Extremely full and rich. Have a double scoop--it's more than worth the cringing after you step on the scale the next day.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Fish S
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Scott Depot, West Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Heavenly”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

Wow, what wonderful flavors! The maker of the homeade Gelato certainly must have great taste buds. It was super. Expensive but super. A very nice special treat. I will treat myself there again on my next visit to Staunton. Next time it must be a banana split...

Visited April 2013
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Thank Sandra M
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