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47237 State Highway 12, Buxton Back Road, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Great ice cream but was more fun to go to in original location. Used to be home made, not sure if that's still the case but still really good

Thank kousy
Orillia, Canada
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We went there on a recommendation of our hotel staff. We chose to walk there in 30C+ weather. It took about 15 minutes. To our disappointment we got there only to find a closed sign. I had no idea what time it was (on vacation).the sign said it opened at 2pm. So not really looking forward to walking all the... More 

1 Thank K B
Newport News, Virginia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Love to stop here - my son's favorite ice cream parlor - lots of variety including sundaes and malts, root beer floats, smoothies, you name it! Small family style ice cream parlor - but they only accept cash! Love to sit on their porch enjoying the ice cream, after a hot day on the beach.

1 Thank jeff625
Clifton, Virginia, United States
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Great little ice cream shop off the main road but wonderful! The choices were many and you could create your own sunday or choose one from the menu. The staff were very friendly and accommodating.

Thank Amy C
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2015

There is nothing to dislike! Great ice cream and awesome service! Great place to cool off after a day at the beach. Great family stop.

1 Thank T.j. R
Buxton, North Carolina
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172 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

But worth seeking out! Fabulous ice cream in LARGE portions served up by the most pleasant young ladies. And, the price will leave you thinking if they have made a mistake in their addition. Wonderful , relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Bsuttie
Rising Sun, Maryland
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2014

We stopped here the day before leaving OBX. There was no line as it was a rainy day. Cute shop. Great seating out front and not bad on pricing. The ice cream was good too! Great spot for families!

Thank StaceyB3675
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Good ice cream at a cute stop with outdoor seating. Wonderfully friendly owner makes you feel right at home. Tripadvisor says Highway 12, but it is just off 12 on Buxton Back Rd. A must stop!

1 Thank MissusB4
east coast
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2013

If you find yourself in Buxton - and you like ice cream - you must stop at Cool Wave. The owner is wonderful and she makes a great malt! The selection is great. There is a nice outside seating area - where you can sit on the porch or swing out front. Delightful experience.

1 Thank coasttravel

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  • Address: 47237 State Highway 12, Buxton Back Road, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Buxton

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