Delicious Ice Cream Shops Near Garden City

The summer months are in full swing, and they brought the heat. You’re probably planning your vacation with Garden City Realty right now, and getting ready to enjoy the beach. One thing you may want to know in advance is where all the best ice cream shops are in Surfside Beach. Don’t worry, Garden City Realty has got you covered. We tasted, I mean researched, ice cream parlors in town, and found these delicious locations. With plenty more options in the area, your family can enjoy sweet treats all over town!


There’s nothing quite like homemade ice cream. Painter’s Ice Cream offers a variety of enticing homemade flavors, from key-lime and toasted coconut to your standard chocolate and vanilla, that will make you want to scream for some ice cream. Once you grab a scoop you may want to stroll along the Garden City Pier—you may even see some dolphins. Plus, when you eat at Painter’s you support a local business. 

Location: 100 N. Waccamaw Dr., Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Hours: 11:45 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Seven Days a Week

Phone: (843) 357-6201


If you have been searching for a great soft serve ice cream look no further. Like Painter’s, Twister’s Soft Serve is a local business. Located among the restaurants at Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk, Twister’s Sot Serve offers floats, malts, and specialty sundaes. You may get a scoop from the shop, and take it for a stroll along the marshes. There is plenty of wildlife to observe, including some goats. 

Location: 3968 US-17 Bus, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Hours: 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 1 p.m. – 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Phone: (843) 651-6386


Another great soft serve place! Meyer’s Ice Cream Parlor offers a variety of cold treats, including Italian ice, sundaes, and fifty flavors of ice cream. With so many options to choose from, the entire family is sure to enjoy themselves at Meyer’s Ice Cream Parlor. If you are celebrating something, you may want to pick up a homemade ice cream cake, which can be decorated to your liking. 

Location: 1906 Highway 17 N., Surfside Beach, SC 29575

Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Phone: (843) 828-4616


Step back into a 1950’s style cafe at The Ole Fashion Ice Cream Parlor. They’ve got burgers, fries, and shakes. Maybe you and your sweetheart can split a malt shake with two straws, or indulge in a giant sundae with all of the fixings, including the cherry on top. The Ole Fashion Ice Cream Parlor features award-winning Bluebell ice cream, and you can get a variety of sizes. 

Location: 665 US-17 Bus, Surfside Beach, SC 29575

Hours: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday

Phone: (843) 258-5804


Who doesn’t love a reliably delicious cold stone ice cream? Cold Stone Creamery is located in Market Commons. They offer a variety of toppings for you to choose from, including favorites like brownie and cookie dough. Plus, you can watch them fold your toppings into your ice cream right in front of you on the cold stone countertop. Once you’re finished with your ice cream you may want to catch a movie, take a bike ride, or walk around the shops for a while. Market Commons offers plenty of family-friendly activities that will help work off that sugar rush. 

Location: 4000 Deville St., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Hours: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Sunday

Phone: (843) 238-2663

Other Frozen Treats:


New Orleans style shaved ice with a variety of tasty and fun colors- what a great way to cool down. Pelican’s Snoballs offers ever-changing colorful creations that are sure to dazzle you and your kid’s tastebuds. Plus, they have seasonally-themed flavor combinations to help you get in the festive spirit. We are thinking red, white, and blue Fourth of July cones, how about you? 

Location: 2813 US-17 Bus, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Hours: 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. Seven Days a Week

Phone: (843) 947-0535

By Katie Robison, blog contributor for Garden City Realty

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