Ask anyone that lives in the Riverside, Avondale, San Marco or even Historic Springfield where you should get ice cream and I’m willing to bet that 99 out of 100 say “you have to try the Dreamette”. Guess what….I did! And I’ll do it again and again and again damn it!
3646 Post St.
Jacksonville, FL. 32205
Food: What can I say about Dreamette? Well, it’s what I imagine Dairy Queen wishes it still was. It’s a place that has a huge local following, it doesn’t have some kind of fancy menu with a million crazy concoctions. Don’t get me wrong, you do have a bunch of options but they are based on …. well, the basics! I had never been here before so, with my 5yr old son (my new official taster when it comes to sweets) I decided to keep it old school and just went with a kids cup of soft serve with some sprinkles on it. Doesn’t it make for a pretty picture above? I didn’t get to taste it because while I was snapping pictures, he inhaled the whole thing. He knows that if he is out with me, the faster you eat, the faster you can ask for a taste of someone else’s food lol. He did say it was great and of course he asked for more. Silly kid! I wanted a milkshake but didn’t know what kind I wanted, so I asked the lady at the window and she suggested I try the “Honeymoon” which is a combination of vanilla ice cream with cherries, shredded coconut and pineapples in it. It was amazeballs (yeah, I went there). It was nice and chunky and not over the top. If you notice, you will see that they serve it in an old school wax paper cup. How cool is that? I will be going back again and I plan on trying an Oreo milkshake because everyone says they use actual Oreos and crush them, they don’t buy them pre-crushed. When they come pre-crushed, they tend to have less icing in them. That’s why it matters! It’s all in the details.
Extras: This place has been around for over 60yrs I believe and while it has gone through a few different owners, none of them have messed with the winning formula. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. By keeping it the same, they have become an institution that brings people from all sides of town. You know me, I’m all about supporting local businesses, so if you can, try this place out, it will be a trip down memory lane.
– Old school and damn good
– It will create memories for your kids and remind you of some old ones from your past
– Only a couple benches for seating (I wanted to sit in my car anyways, it was freaking hot outside)
– It’s not closer to my house…this makes my dentist and doctor sad too…sorry guys, you will see me soon enough.