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Review of Summer House

Summer House
Ranked #1 of 3 Dessert in Southwick
Price range: US$7 - US$12
Description: The Summer House is a casual, family friendly, year round ice cream and sandwich shop with inside seating and outside picnic tables. Burgers, hot dogs, soups, salads, sandwiches and a variety of fried food items are available. Ice cream, soft serve, frozen yogurt and several sundae options make great desert choices or just a treat by themselves. Seasonal and daily specials add extra choices to our menu. Call ahead to place pick up orders or just to check out our daily soup and specials selection. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
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Description: The Summer House is a casual, family friendly, year round ice cream and sandwich shop with inside seating and outside picnic tables. Burgers, hot dogs, soups, salads, sandwiches and a variety of fried food items are available. Ice cream, soft serve, frozen yogurt and several sundae options make great desert choices or just a treat by themselves. Seasonal and daily specials add extra choices to our menu. Call ahead to place pick up orders or just to check out our daily soup and specials selection. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
Reviewed 22 July 2014

The first time I came here I was reminded of a more country-type Friendlys. My opinion was quickly changed. They have an absolutely refreshing wildberry sorbet (gluten and dairy free) and they offer Udi's gluten free products; which was pleasantly surprising. Their prices are fair and they have an abundance of outdoor seating.

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Thank CntryHrt
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

The Summer House is an icon in Southwick. Originally a Friendly's Ice Cream seasonal restaurant in the 70's, it was sold and became The Summer House sometime in the 1980's. The food at the Summer House started out seasonally but after the remodel in the 1990's, it's became an all-year round tradition. They offer the usually food, burgers, dogs, and ice cream, but they also offer delicious clam strip rolls and daily specials - all very reasonably priced and great tasting. The Summer House reminds me of the way Friendly's use to be - inexpensive great tasting food. AND NOW THEY OFF GLUTEN-FREE ITEMS on their menu. I just had a burger with a gluten-free bun and it was delicious. I believe they use Udi's products. I've eaten a lot of gluten-free buns and most are dry, hard, and little taste. Their buns are soft and tasty. They have lots of ice cream choices and sundae options. You must stop and try them out. A good place to go after a day at the Granville Fair in October, but great any day all-year long! They are also family friendly. There is a train with cars attached for the kids to play on and there's even an area for you other family members - your dogs! There is a fire hydrant and an elimination area. See it
great for the ENTIRE family!!

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2  Thank K O
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Good burgers, grilled cheese and soft serve ice creme the kind of fare you would eat at a summer food stand. it has indoor seating and outdoor seating. You have to go up to the counter to be served and then you seat yourself.

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2  Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

The menu says they are a family restaurant with ice cream and more. They also advertise a taste of summer year round. Both are really true and all we can add is that everything we had from sandwiches to onion rings was delicious and very reasonably priced. Next time we will save room for ice cream.

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1  Thank gailmath
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Great eating place for families with fast food, ice cream, soft serve and an outdoor play area that meets everyones needs. A Southwick tradition and expect long lines in the Summer.

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Thank PioneerValleyRT
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