Jaxson's Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant

128 S. Federal Highway
Dania Beach, FL 33004
Jaxson's Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant

Photo by Christina Mendenhall


  • Lunch, Dinner
  • No Alcohol
  • Free Wifi, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted

The landmark Jaxson's Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant, opened by Monroe Udell in 1956, still makes each of its more than 60 flavors of ice cream by hand. Today the old-fashioned ice-cream parlor boasts not only one of the largest — and best — ice-cream selections in the area, but also one of the nation's largest collections of American memorabilia. Expect supersize scoops, waffles and ice cream, frosted floats, giant shakes, parfaits, and banana splits. Of course, Jaxson's is perhaps most famous for its Kitchen Sink sundae, available for parties of four or more: The restaurant's professional soda jerks will unleash their imagination for a sundae that offers a bit of everything but, well, you know. If you're hungry for more than ice cream, Jaxson's menu offers dozens of dishes from its "country kitchen." From wings to clam rolls, they're all homemade and authentic despite drawing from all regions of the culinary map. The Buffalo wings are zesty, barbecue beef is lean and tangy, the Reuben boasts tender corned beef on marbled rye bread, and even the clam roll sports succulent, freshly battered shellfish. Insider tip: Vegans can order an Impossible burger, but meat-eaters will need all hands on deck for the mother of burgers. Jaxson's Titanic burger boasts three half-pound all-beef patties, each topped with a different kind of cheese.

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