Roaming Roanoke: Salem Ice Cream Parlor
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! It’s a cliche cheer but oh so true this time of the year! For this edition of Roaming Roanoke, we visited the Salem Ice Cream Parlor!
I love ice cream 365 days a year. It doesn’t matter what season or outdoor temperature, I will always eat ice cream. My kids seemed to have picked up this too! However, these summer days when it is SO HOT outside, makes ice cream more enjoyable!
We have so many great ice cream shops in the Roanoke area! We have visited about some previously and all have been great! Recently, we visited the Salem Ice Cream Parlor with a group of friends and all enjoyed it!
The Salem Ice Cream Parlor is near downtown on West Main St. when you walk in the door, you are greeted with what my kids called an “old-timey feel.” One wall is full of fading photographs of people and past good times in Salem and the ice cream shop. The booths and tables and chairs also emit nostalgia for days gone by but still have a modern appeal. There is also outdoor seating which is great for eating an ice cream cone!
There are SO MANY ice cream flavors to choose from and many other sundae options and other treats. The menu also has sandwiches and other items. We recently went with several other families, all with children from toddlers to preschool to elementary age. Every child got their favorite flavor and ate all of it quickly! We adults enjoyed ours too! I always get a chocolate flavor and I loved it. My kids wanted more, so that’s a good indication of how good the ice cream tastes!
We were able to fit about eight people per booth which made for a good time! Our large group also enjoyed hanging out in the outdoor seating too. I think everyone of all ages enjoyed their summer treats and time at the Salem Ice Cream Parlor!
You can visit the Salem Ice Cream Parlor to see the extensive menu! There’s something for everyone! The flavors might change throughout the week or each visit. You can’t really go wrong with any ice cream flavor! The Salem Ice Cream Parlor Facebook page will also tease you with pictures of sundaes and ice cream! Yummy! You can also find the current operating hours for the restaurant.
The Salem Ice Cream Parlor is great for one person, families, or a large group! There is plenty of seating and parking. If the line is long, the wait is worth it! You can have lunch or dinner with dessert or just ice cream treats!
Our large group went to the Salem Ice Cream Parlor after the playground. All of us were tired and hot from playing and more than ready for ice cream. This was the best spot! We all had fun, loved the ice cream, and I’m sure all of us will be back at some point!
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