JAXSON’S ICE CREAM PARLOR AND RESTAURANT (DANIA BEACH, FLORIDA)
After stuffing our tummies with the cheeseburgers at Le Tub, none of us were particularly ready for a big dinner. We did know, however, that we could NOT leave Florida without a visit to Morris Udell’s famous Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor. We arrived to find a line of about 30 folks waiting outside to be seated. We took our place in the queue and had no complaints as we considered which of the tempting ice cream creations we would devour once inside. Jaxson’s has been a South Florida landmark for over 50 years and has been featured on the Food Network and Good Morning America.
The eclectic decor inside features license plates from all over the country, many sent from customers to help Morris Udell build his collection. As you can imagine, Jaxson’s is a noisy place with kids clamoring for their favorites but that’s part of the fun. It doesn’t appear that much has changed about the place since it first opened. Servers in the red and white uniforms are outgoing and ready to please. The only real problem with the place is deciding which of many ice cream favorites to choose.
After some serious deliberation I went with the Half and Half. This yummy concoction consisted of two humongous scoops of any of their 30 some flavors (boring me chose vanilla for BOTH. The ice cream is then topped on one half with hot fudge and on the other half with creamy butterscotch, thus the Half & Half. Added to this were some toasted almonds, mountains of fresh whipped cream, some jimmies and a cherry. I am proud to say that unlike several in our group of ice cream lovers, I finished the entire thing. Here are some pictures of what some of our friends enjoyed.
a simple Root Beer Float as only Jaxson’s can make it.
Joe B’s Hot Fudge Banana Split. Topped with all kinds of good stuff and packing extra helpings of gooey hot fudge.
I have to stop with the ice cream pictures cause I am just torturing myself. I want one of each NOW! Suffice to say if you ever find yourself within 50 miles of Jaxson’s you have got to save some after dinner stomach room and make it a point to try one of the many sinfully delicious creations being served each evening.
This guy was waiting outside of Jaxson’s to say “goodbye” to us. He actually stole a dollar out of my hand and quickly stuck it in his pocket. If he does that 10 times he will have enough for a Jaxson’s Hot Fudge Sundae!!