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Off The Beaten Path Ice Cream

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409 Fritz St, Damascus, VA 24236-3304
+1 276-475-5319
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here both days after biking the Creeper Trail as we took two days to do the whole trail. The whole family looked forward to stopping here to treat ourselves after a long day. Good price and great ice cream!

Thank Kathleen B
Conway, South Carolina
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100 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Was looking for coffee ice cream and sure enough they had it! Well worth the stop, price was right, ice cream was great!

Thank Rose H
Norfolk, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

After 4 hours of 'work' (riding downhill :^} ) treat yourself to some luscious ice-cream on your way back to deliver the bike, C'mon, you earned it! Great flavors, reasonable prices.

Thank PatCat88
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218 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

After a day of hiking, this was a refreshing spot. They serve Hershey's ice cream in a wide range of flavors. I enjoyed the dark chocolate raspberry truffle!

Thank DCLizzy
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Really surprised to get such a wonderful cone of butter pecan, my favorite! Too bad the milkshake machine was out of order.

Thank Jackie C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Very good selection of ice cream (not made there, it's a brand), and helpful staff. We used it as a reward for those who hiked or biked. the adults did both.

Thank Gottahavajava
Raleigh, North Carolina
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This place serves fresh Hershey's ice cream and ice cream concoctions bottom line....very good. The restaurant next door is an unexpected gem with excellent food and decent prices. I even enjoyed their black bean veggie burger w/ cheese and broccoli salad. Their Ruben sandwich is also very good. Currently speaking......you won't go wrong stopping here for ice cream, lunch, or... More 

Thank Conservative62
Elizabethton, United States
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Stopped by this ice cream shop after a day at back bone rock. Ice cream was very good had lots of flavors and some with no sugar added. The service was great very friendly and individual. It may take a little longer because of that but you get what you want. I thought the lady did very good.

Thank Russell H
Durham, North Carolina
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76 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

The family was happy to have ice cream after 4 hours on the Virginia Creeper Trail. The service was friendly. Nothing special... They had lots of hershey ice cream flavors.

Thank SereneBlue
High Point, North Carolina
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Well, after biking 17 miles downhill, ice cream sounds good! This shop is located at the bottom of the trail if you are stopping in Damascus. All ice cream, one smoothie and no sherbet were on the menu. Sodas and Gatoraide type drinks, but no water. Free WiFi. Worth a stop if you didn't stop at one of the places... More 

Thank ditzymudgirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 409 Fritz St, Damascus, VA 24236-3304
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Damascus
  • Phone Number: +1 276-475-5319

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?