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Old 08-14-2011, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Back home in California
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My friends are posting on fb, some amazing pictures of ice cream sundaes from an ice cream parlor back home. Do we have any old fashioned ice cream parlors here? I really NEED a giant spectacular ice cream sundae on this dog day of August.

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Old 08-14-2011, 04:50 PM
 
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Amys ice cream south congress ave
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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I'll second Amy's, although it's not an Old Fashioned one. I thought there was an old style drugstore soda fountain still in Austin. The only one I know of that has an old time feel would be the Candy Shop in Galveston, but that's waaay too far just for an ice cream sundae.
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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My friends are posting on fb, some mazing pictures of ice cream sundaes from an ice cream parlor back home. Do we have any old fashioned ice cream parlors here? I really NEED a giant spectacular ice cream sundae on this dog day of August.
Sounds good to me! Another vote for Amy's, although I'd likely hit the Arboretum location. Of course, out here in the 'burbs, you are 'stuck' with the likely-soon-to-be-closed 'yogurt' franchise OR Robbins-Baskin(as our very young nephew used to say ). B-R will certainly do in a pinch(although their pralines & cream is a far cry from the old days).
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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Big Top Candy Shop
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Lake Forest Round Rock, Tx
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Big Top Candy Shop
This is the first place that came to my mind. Cute little store!
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:54 PM
 
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The ice cream stands just don't exist down here like they do back in the midwest... and that's the strangest thing, because the weather there is cold for 5 or 6 months straight, so the places close up shop. I'll make sure I get my fix next weekend when I high tail out of the heat and into some more tolerable summer temps! Perhaps I'll even take a photo for you to enjoy.
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Old 08-14-2011, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Amy's is the last place I'd want to go for an old fashioned ice cream sundae...
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Old 08-14-2011, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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What about Enfield drugstore/soda fountain near the Capital. Is that still open?
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:29 PM
 
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No parlors, but a couple cute soda fountains.

Nau's Enfield Drugs in Clarksville and the Buda Drug Store & Soda Fountain in Hays County.

Oh, and Sandy's on Barton Springs Road has the best frozen custard (and the cutest neon sign) I've ever had.

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