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“Not like it used to be.”
Review of Show Place Ice Cream Parlour - CLOSED

Show Place Ice Cream Parlour
Description: Since 1976, New Jersey's original singing ice cream parlour featuring the "Waitri" who serve you theatrical themed sundaes all while singing jingles, songs, dances that correspond with each theme. You might even have to get up and sing for your ice cream! Very interactive, fun for the whole family!
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Description: Since 1976, New Jersey's original singing ice cream parlour featuring the "Waitri" who serve you theatrical themed sundaes all while singing jingles, songs, dances that correspond with each theme. You might even have to get up and sing for your ice cream! Very interactive, fun for the whole family!
Wayne, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
173 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Not like it used to be.”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

We have been going to the Show Place for many years. We skipped last year, but went again recently. The portion sizes have really decreased, but the prices have gone up. I know that it isn't really about the ice cream, but the show, so I was OK about that part. The show was entertaining, but certainly shorter than it has been and fewer entertainers/singers. If I had never been there before, it would seem to be good; but being there so many times in the past, I was a bit disappointed.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Jackie V
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English first
Cheyenne, WY
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“How fun!”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We were here in mid-June before the season started for a private party. My husband and I had never been to LBI before and we thought this place was adorable. The ice cream was delicious, as ice cream always is. However, the performances by these very talented individuals is what makes this place special. You get old fashioned ice cream treats and a show, it was so fun! This place is fun for children and adults alike.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Jacklyn H
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best place in LBI for ice cream”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

While the ice cream is standard and wont blow your socks off the atmosphere and performance part of the show place make it second to none. Both my kids and myself had to perform for our ice cream and loved every minute of it.

Too many times we see people reluctant to get up and do what the wait staff ask. I always want to ask them, "why did you come here then?".

Go here prepared to be silly and have fun and you will love it.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Rick H
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New Jersey
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fun place for an ice cream! Just clean up the restroom!!”
Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

This was a fun place to stop in for about 45 minutes for an ice cream. We got there right at 530 so we didn't have to wait until the next session. We got our ice cream quickly and watched the quick singing show. The ice cream was only a little more expensive than at a regular ice cream place to compensate for the singers, I'm sure. Only bad part was the bathroom was disgusting and the place just opened for the night! Really? Clean the bathroom! This is a food establishment!!!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank momof3boyfromNJ
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Bethesda, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
385 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Sing for Your Ice Cream”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Kids and their moms love this place where your ice cream, which is good, comes with a musical show including audience participation. Guys will be down the street at Buckalews.

Visited July 2014
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Thank laser20814
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