Queens >Dessert Shops > Eddies Sweet Shop
105-29 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, NY | Directions 1137540.709894 -73.847336
Tues-Fri 1-11:30 pm, Sat-Sun noon-11:30 pm
Neighborhoods: Forest Hills
High fat Ice cream for those who want the real thing – Eddie's Sweet shop. I read the reviews on Citysearch and put on my list of things to do if ever in Queens to get some Ice Cream at Eddies. It was a bit of a drizzly Sunday when I dropped by with my relatives. Found they have a variety of ice cream flavors, variety of syrups and a variety of toppings among other choices. I picked out the two scoop with vanilla chip and chocolate. My compadres had either coffee, vanilla or chocolate, nothing too daring. I asked for a combo of butterscotch and caramel toppings which the friendly waitress accomplished for me with finesse. So, this place gets an A+ for the ice cream, very fresh, high fat content and great whipped cream. The ambience, though overwhelmingly antique, like the tin cieling, the mosaic tile floor, and the wood and glass display case and counter, could use a little spruce up. The place had the feel of a business just hanging in there for the ride, rather than an actively managed business set to draw in new customers. They could really clean the surroundings like the area behind the display case which appears to be highly visible storage for unused items, and maybe make some more space for more customers. I also suggest sitting at the counter where you could observe the making of the sundaes.
As close to homemade as it gets – I have been going to Eddie's for over 30 years. I have eaten ice cream on many continents and YES I have been to Manhattan too. Eddie's is among the best ice cream around. And even the whipped cream is the real thing not from a can. I have celebrated victorious Little League games when my son was 10 and also consoled him on lost games over a banana splits. Every flavor is top shelf (try the PEACH in the summer) and if the person who wrote the previous review knew anything about ice cream they'd know that Haagen Dazs is junk at this point in time, due to the many different owners over the years after the Mattus family sold it!!! I remember Haagen Dazs when you had to dig down to the bottom of the ice cream case in certain deli's to find a pint of vanilla. And even then Eddie's was as good!
Not the best – I searched for a dessert place to take a friend to and saw this place was rated a 10!! I have never seen a 10 rating ever on this site soi decided to go try it when i got there i was about to walk out just because of the 20 kids running around....the ice cream was not good at all we ate the whip cream on top and left.....people that gave this site a 10 rating has probably never step foot in manhatten. I would have been happier if i bought some haagen daaz from the corner store instead. STAY AWAY!!
Best Old Fashion Ice Cream Parlor Anywhere – If you ever had an ice cream soda or a sundae at some ice cream parlor which you're sure is good, because it tastes as good as it can probably, YOU'RE WRONG! You obviously haven't been to Eddie's. It's about as old fashion New York as you can get as far as the atmosphere is concerned. The ice cream sodas are second to none. My personal recommendation is a vanilla soda with Mint-chip ice cream, as odd as that may sound. Sundaes and splits...just go down then list, because you can't go wrong with any of them. And the whipped cream...words can't describe after you've had the canned stuff everyone else switched over to. I just found out about Eddie's about a month ago, and it beats anywhere else like it that I've ever been to.
Wonderful homemade ice cream in a delightful old-fashioned ice cream parlor atmosphere. – For ice cream officionados and children of all ages, Eddies is worth a trip from anywhere. The ice cream is always fresh and creamy, with fruits tasting like they should--like themselves. The chocolate is rich and delicious. A great touch is the when the bowl of homemade whipped cream is pulled from a refrigerator to be used in topping a hot fudge sundae--nothing industrial or canned here. A basic sandwich/burger menu is also served for pre-ice cream nourishment--just always remember to leave room for dessert!!!
LOOK NO FURTHER - THIS IS THE BEST!! – I've been reading about this place for a long time, and I hear nothing but good things. So, finally, I decided to go there, and I'm so happy that I did. The best ice cream sundaes and banana splits, EVER!!! I even work out harder in the gym, just so I can come here as often as I can.
BEST ICE CREAM SHOP EVER!!! – Eddie's is the BEST experience you will ever have when it comes to ice cream. I have been going here since I was 2...now that I'm 22 I still wouldnt change my mind about this place. The ice cream is all fresh and homemade and they are the only place in New York who have a special license to make their own special whipcream and it's the fluffiest, creamiest, and lightest thing in the world!! the toppings are to die for, the ice cream is rich, flavorful, and delicious!! There's a reason it's been around forever and always will be..because it's the real thing....maybe SOME people are used to imitation and processed things, and thats why when they have the real & best thing they dont realise that's how it SHOULD taste...too bad for you because that means more for the rest of us! :)
The Sweetest Place in Forest Hills – Eddie's Sweet Shop has been around since I was a little girl and I am 42 years old. My brothers and I went to school with his kids. Everything is homemade inside. Not only the ice cream. My girl friends and I would go to the Cinemart Movie theater across the street and then go to Eddie's sweet shop for dessert. It should be a landmark!
Best Hot Fudge Sundaes in New York – Eddie's is a Forest Hills institution. Homemade ice cream and whipped cream are served in an ice cream parlor straight out of the '50s.
Old Time Good – It's great. Sit at the counter and watch as they make magic. I love the old refrigerator with the huge bowls of homemake whipped cream.
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