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!
PAINTER’S HOMEMADE ICE CREAM
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
TWISTER’S SOFT SERVE
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
MEYER’S ICE CREAM PARLOR
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
THE OLE FASHION ICE CREAM PARLOR
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
COLD STONE CREAMERY
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