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Smithfield Ice Cream Parlor

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208 Main St, Smithfield, VA 23430-1325
+1 757-357-6166
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Suffolk, Virginia
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Have only gotten the ice cream, usually after eating at one of the local restaurants. They do have sandwiches/subs, and saw several people eating. Nothing fancy yet nice, with tables in the front when the weather is nice.

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Thank bowler6140
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

My family and I enjoyed a nice lunch after the hustle and bustle of shopping. I enjoyed a BLT on wheat with a sweet tea. The BLT was toasted perfectly. Our kids liked their hotdogs and my husband liked his club sandwich. Main St. in Smithfield provides a wonderful classic small town feel, and Smithfield Ice Cream Parlor is a... More 

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Thank Lindsey W
Smithfield, Virginia
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

The ice cream is Hersey's. The scoops are generous. The cones are fresh and the counter help is welcoming. The lunch counter has a large array of sandwiches. My favorite is the reuben. You can sit at the counter or in a booth or take it outside and sit at a table to watch the people walk by.

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Thank Snake P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Not just for ice cream. They have a great selection of wraps and sandwiches. Try the hamtown combination. ( now try to finish a whole one). Locals love this place and there is always a great conversation going on. Pull up a seat and join in, it's smithfield. We love visitors.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

A real old fashioned banana split!! A whole banana and all of the toppings -- a very generous serving. The hot dogs were good too, soft fresh buns. Next time we'll try a sub. Only negative -- place looked like they had just been through a busy spell and had not had time to clean up.

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Thank Claudia S
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This place had sandwiches, subs and salads as well as ice cream. It was opened in 1982, but is decorated more like a parlor in the 50s. With the black and white checkered flooring and red stools at the counter and red booth seats. I had the ham club which came with a pickle spear and chips for $7.50. Then... More 

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Virginia Beach
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180 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We had a shake, float and scoop. All were tasty, well made and quickly served. Service was great, and the booth was clean.

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Thank picturetakingone
Norfolk, Virginia
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100 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

always nice to stop here for ice-cream or lunch, we love this old diner, the friendly staff, and the places original atmosphere. well positioned on Smithfield's Main Street

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Thank Christina O
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This is in a nice little area for shopping and site seeing.. hand dipped ice cream is always good..as long as the have your favorite flavors. I would go back here but not too often cause it's just too expensive..but understandable considering the avenue it's on.

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Thank Michael T
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Love this place. Only reason why I didnt give it 5 stars is because its not homemade ice cream and is a little bit pricey. But the staff is always nice and the ice cream is great. Wonderful atmosphere!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 Main St, Smithfield, VA 23430-1325
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Smithfield
  • Phone Number: +1 757-357-6166

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?