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$5 for $10 Worth of American Food and Treats
Although each café location has its own menu, they all share certain core items, such as a signature BLT piled with 10 slices of bacon ($4.29) and all-beef chili dogs ($2.99 for a regular; $3.99 for a footlong). Ice cream—with more than 30 flavors—settles into cones ($3.29+), milk shakes ($3.49+), or classic banana splits ($5.99). Pricing varies by location. See the menus for Moncks Corner, West Ashley’s Savannah Highway, North Charleston, Summerville’s Trolley Road, Summerville’s North Main Street, Mount Pleasant, and Goose Creek.
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.