Dessert refuses to be an afterthought at Ye Ole Fashioned Ice Cream & Sandwich Cafe. More than 30 ice-cream flavors?repeatedly lauded by the Charleston City Paper and Moultrie News?pile atop cones or blend into milk shakes, and classic banana splits make mouths water with their pecans and cherries. The caf??s scoops of amaretto cherry or java chunk are generous, living up to the vision of Rod Lapin, who opened the first Ye Ole Fashioned in 1972 with the idea of making customers? jaws drop at the size of his portions.
Today, at more than half a dozen locations, including one helmed by his daughter Becki and her husband and Summerville locations owned by Todd Lapin, that hasn?t changed. Ten strips of bacon layer the caf??s signature BLTs; chili-laden, all-beef hot dogs weigh down their buns; and the plates are required to start lifting weights regularly before they?re allowed to carry double-decker sandwiches or burgers.
Famulari's Pizzeria doesn’t play favorites when it comes to tossing dough and slathering on sauce. The eatery instead lets diners choose between New York–style and Chicago-style crusts, both of which are made by hand and can be topped with the same gourmet ingredients. Crowned one of
Charleston City Paper's staff picks, Famulari's deep-dish measures about three inches high and “ooz[es] with meat and cheese.” To enhance pizzas, diners can choose from a library of meats and veggies, eight different cheeses, and eleven sauces, including Thai peanut, hot sauce, and secret-recipe red. Guests can also nosh on
pasta and sandwiches.
The gourmet treats at Häagen-Dazs delight discerning palates with a variety of frozen goodies in indulgent flavors. Made from top-quality ingredients, Haagen-Dazs ice creams and sorbets confidently fill cups and top cones ($4.20-$6.00) or blend into shakes ($6.25) and smoothies ($6.50) in an attempt to lose taste-bud tails. Each Dazzler's three scoops of ice cream settle under whipped-cream peaks, with flavors including Dulce Split, Mint Chip, and Rocky Road ($6.95). Patrons select toppings, sauces, and ice-cream flavors to form customizable sundaes ($5.50-$6.95), or deploy straws to taste a Sorbet Sipper ($5.95), which is made of sorbet and then sipped.
The Marble Slab Creamery sensory experience begins by just walking past the storefront, where the buttery scent of fresh-baked waffle cones drifts out into the air. Once inside, buckets of gourmet ice cream, crafted on site from Marble Slab’s original French recipe or flown in directly from ice-cream mines high in the northern Himalayas, entice the eyes with a rainbow of colors. Once clients have made a flavor selection, they choose from a smorgasbord of mix-ins, from fresh fruit to nuts to candy and crumbled cookies, which an ice cream chef then hand-folds in atop a frosty marble slab before packing the finished custom-designed flavor masterpiece into a house-made waffle cone.
In addition to procuring hand-held treats, Marble Slab Creamery can send creations home in a variety of other formats, such as ice cream cakes, cupcakes, and hand-packed quarts, or in the capable hands of a catering team that arrives at events with portable marble slabs or sundae bars in tow.
At Single Smile Cafe, the beans are fresh and the roasts are bold.
Dieters beware — Single Smile Cafe does not offer low-fat cuisine.
Not to be overlooked is Single Smile Cafe's no-charge wifi.
Weather permitting, come enjoy a wonderful meal outside at Single Smile Cafe.
The large dining space at Single Smile Cafe provides quick and easy seating options for large groups.
No need to put on airs for a trip to Single Smile Cafe — the dress code and ambience at this coffee shop are totally laid-back.
If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
Single Smile Cafe is conveniently close to a parking lot.
Chow down at Single Smile Cafe without blowing your budget — meals here usually cost less than $15.
All major credit cards are accepted.
Whether you need help waking up in the morning or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, the coffee at Starbucks will do the trick.
If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat great at Starbucks, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices.
Wireless Internet access is available for no charge at Starbucks.
Starbucks' outdoor seating is available during the warmer months.
Starbucks is located near endless free parking options.
Starbucks is home to many cyclists who appreciate the parking racks outside.
Prices don't get much better than this, either, with typical meals running under the $15 mark.