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“Best service”

Carvel Ice Cream & Bakery
Ranked #1 of 7 Dessert in Canton
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Columbia, South Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Best service”
Reviewed 2 April 2012

when you eye those 30 flavors of ice cream, keep in mind, all are good! A family fits perfect there and the service is phenomenal!

Visited January 2012
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Ann Arbor
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89 reviews
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“Expatriate New Yorkers Rejoice! There's a Carvel in Michigan that's superb!”
Reviewed 31 July 2011

My husband is a native New Yorker and loves Carvel. Throughout the years we've been together, returning to New York for a family occasion often includes a Carvel ice cream cake. Carvel is part of the fabric of their family's history. Every birthday, my in-laws got Carvel cakes for the children, and a treat meant a visit for Carvel soft-serve.

A couple of years ago, my husband stumbled upon the Carvel shop in Canton. He has since become a raving fan of this Carvel shop - and, I agree. It's wonderful.

The soft-serve and the hard-pack ice cream are delicious. Creamy, perfectly flavored, soft texture - this franchise has got it right.

As other Yelp reviews mention, the owner - Gary - is on-site. We've spoken with Gary many times; he's very friendly and wildly enthusiastic about his business. He takes tremendous pride in his shop and it shows. The place is spotless, the counter staff friendly and knowledgeable, and the seating areas abundent. Gary landscaped the space around his shop and there are several benches and an umbrella-covered table available outside. So, you can comfortably sit and enjoy your Carvel either indoors with the air-conditioning or outside..

When Gary opened the shop six years ago, he went to the corporate headquarters for training and learned that Carvel had just introduced - for the first time in its decades-long history - a new model for their ice-cream machine. Gary thought about that for a minute and decided to go with the original machine. From his perspective, a machine that had been in successful use for decades meant the true "Carvel experience". Turns out to be a good decision on his part. His ice cream is divine.

You can also order all kinds of ice cream cakes from Gary. He's very supportive of local businesses, schools, sports teams, etc. Go on in and enjoy the ice cream - who knows? You might start your own wonderful family tradition of birthday ice cream cakes!

  • Visited July 2011
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Cosby, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Loved It”
Reviewed 27 July 2011

Wonderful place to get ice cream. Creamy, lots of flavor, many options. Staff was friendly. Place was clean. First time we've been here. A little expensive but it was worth it. Much better than the Cold Creamery that we think is overrated.

  • Visited July 2011
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cleanhand13
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“Good ice cream for a LOT of money”
Reviewed 1 November 2009

This place has great ice cream, however, it's VERY expensive. It's more than Cold Stone...I wouldn't visit this place often.

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