If the cruel temptations of the Play-Doh Fun Factory taught the world anything, it's that mouthwatering creations are more gratifying when they're actually edible. Swoop spoon-first into a scoop of icy eats with today's deal: for $5, you get $10 worth of ice cream, sandwiches, and more at Ye Ole Fashioned. Choose from their eight locations in Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville, Mount Pleasant, Goose Creek, and Moncks Corner. Ye Ole Fashioned stirs up specialty ice creams in more than 30 flavors—as well as a hefty platter of large, filling sandwiches—in a family-friendly atmosphere. Try a sweet and creamy concoction from the ice cream menu, such as their peanut butter milkshake ($3.69-$5.69) or the boastful four-scoop super sundae ($5.99-$7.49). Poorly disguised schnauzers, meanwhile, can sate their savory tooth with a lunch menu option, such as a BLT ($4.29-$4.99) stuffed with ten pieces of bacon, just like your favorite protein breakfast shake.
Ye Ole Fashioned Ice Cream & Sandwich Cafe
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 café’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 café’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.