Mom & Pop Ice Cream Project Discussion


There are some wonderful Mom & Pop ice cream stores
that are fantastic alternatives to the chains ... but I
do not (yet) see a POI. Is this a worthwhile project?

If so; here are my starters:

Ray's Ice Cream Co.
4233 Coolidge Hwy
Royal Oak, MI
42.525665, -83.184124

Guernsey Farms Dairy
21300 Novi Road
Northville, MI
42.443460, -83.473816

Cook's Dairy Farm
2950 East Seymour Lake
Ortonville, MI
42.808228 -83.394482

Alinosi Ice Cream
20737 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
42.444486, -82.906915

Erma's Frozen Custard
6451 Aurburn Road
Utica, MI
42.627516 -83.04585

Calder Brothers Dairy
Lincoln Park
42.248761 / Longitude: -83.171801

Chocolate Vault
110-116 West Chicago Blvd.
Tecumseh, MI
42.00392 -83.945518

Shatila Bakery & Cafe
14300 West Warren Avenue
Dearborn, MI
42.343966 -83.183054

Knapp's Dairy Bar
304 South Main Street
Rochester, MI
(248) 651-4545
42.679556 -83.133594

Bob Jo's Frozen Custard
4071 Fort Street
Wyandotte, MI
42.191987 -83.179632

Young's Dairy
6880 Springfield Xenia Rd
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
(937) 325-0629
39.827254 -83.871396

Gibson's Goodies
718 Ohio Ave
Wilmington, OH 45177
(937) 383-2373
39.455264 -83.830436

POI Files

I spend 80% of my money on airplanes & beer. The rest is wasted.
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Award Winner

Thanks nels325 - have added them...

Couple in Cleveland

Thanks NEOhioGuy, have added East Coast Custard locations...

another in Columbus, Ohio, area

Knight's Ice Cream
596 S Cleveland Ave
Westerville, OH 43081

MSU Dairy Store

Greatest Ice Cream In MI smile

Michigan State University Dairy Store

One of only a few reasons I miss school!

Knight's & MSU Dairy Store added

added both these to POI

If gelato counts...

and I hope it does....

40.65756,-73.64679,"International Delight Cafe (original location)","241 Sunrise Highway, Rockville Centre - (516) 766-7557"

40.67118,-73.52834,"International Delight Cafe","322 Bedford Avenue, Bellmore - (516) 409-5772"

The second location was on "Man V Food". Great stuff!

Striving to make the NYC Metro area project the best.

Gelato - Intl Delight


Another inclusion for your file

Great idea! Would you include our store? It's:

Gelato Gal
20200 Coastal Highway
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Thank you!

Serving the Best Gelato in Delaware!

Add to the list

Itgen's Walt Ice Cream Parlour
211 Rockaway Ave
Valley Stream, NY 11580
(516) 825-7444

84 Hillside Ave
Williston Park, NY 11596
(516) 741-0608

eastern ne

The two I hit the most (daily) are

Zestos in Wahoo NE

N41 12 21.86
W96 37 22.19

Express Lane in Weeping Water NE

N40 52 09.10
W96 08 23.32

There are no strangers... just people I haven't met yet!

How Did I

Wow. How did I miss this one??

Here's a couple more for MD-
39.289892, -77.205232
Jimmy Cone
26420 Ridge Road
Damascus, MD 20872
(301) 253-2003

39.366091, -77.167272
Jimmy Cone
1312 Main St
Mount Airy, MD 20872
(301) 829-6047

38.974650, -77.011997
Summer Delights
6939 Laurel Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
(301) 891-2880

39.007882, -77.040205
Tropical Ice Cream Cafe
9324 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD

38.962083, -77.085486
21 Wisconsin Circle
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(301) 652-7559

It's about the Line- If a line can be drawn between the powers granted and the rights retained, it would seem to be the same thing, whether the latter be secured by declaring that they shall not be abridged, or that the former shall not be extended.

Great Thread

Hoffman's Ice Cream
934 Washington Road,
Westminster, MD 21157


bummer, I was hoping to see

bummer, I was hoping to see if someone posted a place in Madison, WI as I'm going next week. =)

Everyone Likes Ice Cream

Thanks for all the good places to find.

No matter where you are "Life is Worth Living".

Here are two more

I don't have the coordinates.

Walt Itgen's Ice Cream Parlour
211 Rockaway Avenue
Valley Stream, NY 11580-5825
(516) 825-7444

84 Hillside Avenue
Williston Park, NY 11596-2321
516) 741-0608‎

Old Time Charm

Here's one in Prescott Arizona.

Kendall's Famous Burgers & Ice Cream
113 S. Cortez St
Prescott, AZ 86303


Larry - Nuvi 680, Nuvi 1690, Nuvi 2797LMT

Additions to File

Add NE, NY and MD locations posted so far this year...

Good ice cream is back

24 flavors seasonal
Shivers & Shakes
309 6th Avenue West, Andalusia, IL
(309) 798-2021
-90.7225 41.4401

Seasonal & separate from the diner
Milkhouse Diner
1003 13th Street
Viola, IL 61486-9437
-90.58686 41.21085

1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

Locally made

Whitey's Ice Cream
Factory & Store
2601 41st Street
Moline, IL
-90.48005 41.48666

Whitey's Ice Cream
1601 Avenue of the Cities
Moline, IL
-90.5132 41.4899

In South Park Mall
Whitey's Ice Cream
4500 16th Street
Moline, Illinois 61265
-90.50403 41.46908

1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

It's there, but

ericruby wrote:

Hoffman's Ice Cream
934 Washington Road,
Westminster, MD 21157


Hoffman's is already in the list, but since I'm typing here's one I forgot:

39.110699, -76.933904
Seibel's Restaurant & Ice Cream‎
15540 Old Columbia Pike
Burtonsville, MD 20866-1634
(301) 384-5661

It's about the Line- If a line can be drawn between the powers granted and the rights retained, it would seem to be the same thing, whether the latter be secured by declaring that they shall not be abridged, or that the former shall not be extended.

More to add from Arizona

Pink Spot Coffee & Ice Cream
49 W. Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013
lat 33.48133 long -112.076276

Pine Creek Fudge & Ice Cream
3617 N Highway 87 #C, Pine, AZ
928 -476-3308
lat 34.386329 long -111.454788

Mom & Pops Ice Cream
840 N Grand Ave, Nogales, AZ 85621
lat 31.347779 long -110.930083

Lulus Deli & Ice Cream
21408 E. Ellsworth Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85242
lat 33.253658 long -111.634901

Kool Treats
1850 McCulloch Blvd N, #36, Lake Havasu City, AZ
86403 928-453-8229
lat 34.477485 long -114.336494

Udderly Delicious
3410 Buckskin Canyon Rd #3, Heber, AZ 85928
lat 34.430883 long -110.598214

Vanilla Bean
3601 W Camelback Rd #4, Phoenix, AZ 85019
lat 33.508706 long -112.136813

Paredes Ice Cream
6216 W Georgia Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301
lat 33.514833 long -112.193484

Marble Slab Creamery
4905 E Ray Rd #6, Phoenix, AZ 85044
lat 33.319379 long -111.977875

Scoops Ice Cream Shop
9040 E Valencia Rd, Tucson, Az 85747
lat 32.118765 long -110.799107

Ice Cream Sonic
5607 W Cambridge Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85035
lat 33.477157 long -112.180984

Maggie Moos
1385 E Warner Rd #103, Gilbert, AZ 85296
lat 33.33524 long -111.789935

Streamers Ice Cream Parlor
1166 S Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85296
lat 33.32921 long -111.789935

Carvel Ice Cream and Bakery
1085 W Queen Creek Rd #7, Chandler, AZ 85248
lat 33.261131 long -111.860457

Big Dipper Ice Cream and Yogurt
660 Elm St, Page, AZ 86040
lat 36.916594 long -111.458856

850 S Ironwood Drive, Ste 12, Apache Junction, AZ
85220 480-474-2160
lat 33.407359 long -111.56399

Carvelice Cream
1155 S Power Rd, Mesa, AZ 85206
lat 33.395003 long -111.684592

Mary Coyle Ol' Ice Cream
5521 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ
lat 33.517429 long -112.082316

Larry - Nuvi 680, Nuvi 1690, Nuvi 2797LMT

Ice cream

Bells Delites
111 S Church St
Parkesburg, PA 19365
(610) 857-3920

Snowbirds Ice Cream and Grill
3532 S Virginia Dare Trl
Nags Head, NC 27959
35.968438, -75.630490
(252) 480-0000

Snowbirds is great. They have about 60 flavors of soft serve! I can't want to get down there again.


Hoffman's Redux

So I won't feel like a total loser due to my failed search and double posting of Hoffman's in Westminster, I can add Hoffman's new sister location in Finksburg, MD

J J Hoffman's Creamery
2970 Dede Rd,
Finksburg, MD 21048
39.492469, -76.883921

Nice, thanks

Nice, thanks


File updated with all new additions - thanks everyone!

Syl's graet ice cream

There is a place in Carman, MB where we stop after visiting the Morden Corn & Apple Festival. It has great ice cream. It also serves hamburgers and hot dogs but after Morden we need no more of that.

Carman, MB
Hours: 8:00 - 10:30 seven days a week
No address found
49.50221 97.99492
Co-ords taken in parking lot

There are a couple of small ice cream places in Winnipeg, MB that I will send shortly as I need to get co-ords for them. H.


Miss Lisa's 307 Oak

Miss Lisa's
307 Oak St
Ferrysburg, MI 49409
43.080204, -86.215324

New Ice Cream Locations

Added new spots. Thanks dhamish & g719

Sicamous, BC

I found this one in BC Magazine. They are quoted to have the best Ice Cream in BC province.

The are just south of the Trans-Canada on a sort of in-out road so you do not need to U-turn to leave. That is if you do not drive by first.

The co-ords I got from Google Earth.

Next time through there I will definitely stop.


D Dutchman Dairy
1321 Maier Road
Sicamous, BC
V0E 2V1
Summer Mon-Sun 8:00AM - 7:00PM
Winter Mon-Sat 8:00AM - 6:00PM (Sunday 8:00AM - 5:00PM)
50.839792 -118.960748


Not sure if you have these

84 Hillside Avenue
Williston Park, NY 11596
(516) 741-0608

211 Rockaway Avenue
Valley Stream, NY 11580
(516) 825-7444

Outer Banks, North Carolina

Snowbird (a few posts above--now owned by the folks at Mulligan's Bar and Grill, BTW) in Nags Head, NC, is good and still worth including in this list, agreed, though I don't think they do 60 flavors of soft serve any more under the new ownership--they still have a good selection of soft serve custard and scooped ice cream.

But IMO and those being polled on TripAdvisor and Outer Banks Voice Best of the Beach, the best mom 'n' pop homemade ice cream on the Outer Banks is at Big Buck's, a chain of three ice cream shops, any well worth a visit:

Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream
Timbuck II Shopping Village
794F Sunset Blvd
Corolla, NC 27927
36.325594, -75.818880

Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream
Buccaneer's Walk Village Shops
3810 Croatan Hwy
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
36.062728, -75.692014

Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream
Waterfront Shops
207 Queen Elizabeth Av
Manteo, NC 27954
35.909324, -75.669134

Another excellent choice for soft-serve frozen custard only and not ice cream (along with recommended French fries), though closed like Snowbird in the late fall, all winter, and early spring is:

Kill Devil's Frozen Custard and Beach Fries
1002 Croatan Hwy
Kill Devil Hills, NC
36.006082, -75.656851

Happy eating!

JMoo On

Great idea

Is anyone working on this.

i certainly

bsp131 wrote:

Is anyone working on this.

Hope not! I'm round enough as it is and I'm trying to become more oval

Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

Round ....

BarneyBadass wrote:
bsp131 wrote:

Is anyone working on this.

Hope not! I'm round enough as it is and I'm trying to become more oval

I'm in shape. Round is a shape. grin

Nancy's Ice Cream Shop

Nancy's Ice Cream Shop
301 Washington Ave
Colonial Beach, VA 22443
38.252786, -76.963277

><> Glenn <>< Garmin nüvi 2598

Working On It

Yep - I'm handling. Suggestions were a little sparse for a while and I missed them. Just uploaded new file with the recent additions.

A few good ones

A few good ones from my neck of the woods:

Mary Jane's Dairy Bar
5334 Rt. 9W
Newburgh, NY 12550

Del's Dairy Creme
6780 Route 9
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Clancy’s Cafe and Creamery
815 Violet Ave
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Holy Cow
7270 S Broadway #1
Red Hook, NY 12571

Clancys makes a VERY good pistachio!


Carl's Ice Cream

Carl's Ice Cream
2200 Princess Anne St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
38.313751, -77.469065

><> Glenn <>< Garmin nüvi 2598


File updated 8/3/15 with additions from Help137 and gdfaini.


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