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“so disappointed”

A C Petersen At Hallmark
Ranked #2 of 2 Dessert in Old Lyme
Price range: US$5 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Description: Drive-In restaurant featuring hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, seafood and ice cream. Outdoor picnic tables with views of the Old Saybrook Lighthouse and Long Island Sound.
Restaurant details
Description: Drive-In restaurant featuring hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, seafood and ice cream. Outdoor picnic tables with views of the Old Saybrook Lighthouse and Long Island Sound.
Franklin, Connecticut
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“so disappointed”
Reviewed 28 August 2014

I am reviewing ice cream only-I saw homemade creamsicle ice cream on the menu and just HAD to have it. The flavor was good, however the texture was awful. Full of air and ice crystals. What's up with that? I gave it one star on flavor alone.

  • Visited August 2014
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English first
South Dennis, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good burgers”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

We went twice, once for ice cream which was good but not as good as the scoop shop up the street. We also had a burger and fries one night and that was very good. The young staff likes to chat with each other too much so service is slow. Not bad for a beach area burger joint.

  • Visited July 2014
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Old Lyme, Connecticut
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Hallmark Old Lyme, CT”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

Ice cream not as good as it was with previous owner. Surroundings much improved. Adequate parking. All in all a pleasant time.

Visited September 2013
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Thank karlfriedmann
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Oakdale, Connecticut
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great ice cream”
Reviewed 16 August 2013

We had to go back for more. The ice cream is so delicious! It is difficult to choose which flavor to order!

Visited August 2013
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Thank lauracheaptraveller
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TriviaFanatics
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Always go here at least once when on vacation in CT.”
Reviewed 11 August 2013

Wow, I haven't actually been to Hallmark since the last time I vacationed at the beach in Old Lyme but our family has been vacationing there off and on for many many years. My grandparents used to go there, and we went in 2011. It wouldn't be a vacation in Old Lyme if we didn't go there for ice cream at least once.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank TriviaFanatics
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