(many thanks to my friend Christopher for letting me borrow his picture of the restaurant sign. I need to start remembering to take pictures of those!)
The key word from the previous sentence is LITTLE. There is a bit of counter seating.
There are three booths and maybe half dozen little tables.
And there are no reservations. To guarantee a seat with no wait, I suggest you arrive when it opens at 11am. And that is exactly what the girls and I did when we visited last month. We were actually the first customers of the day - and got a welcome standing ovation from all the Cast members working there! We were off to a great start.
First order of business was to get drink orders. Katie was most excited to find that they could make her a vanilla coke - her most favorite beverage.
Then we perused the menu.
The girls naturally started planning dessert. And we have an issue. My youngest does not like peanut butter. She's not allergic. She just doesn't like it. (Tangent alert! My favorite ice cream is Blue Bell's Tin Roof Sundae. And for the longest time you couldn't get it in the Atlanta area, but they had it in grocery stores when we went to the beach. It was the only ice cream I'd buy. It's vanilla with chocolate ripples and chocolate covered peanuts. So, Madalyn would have "MY" ice cream. And I'd notice little piles of "pellets" wherever she was eating. She was sucking on the chocolate covered peanuts, and then leaving the uneaten peanuts in a pile!)
So, our first choice of dessert was out - the No Way Jose (A Peanut Butter and Hot Fudge Delight with Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Morsels, Whipped Cream and a Cherry). And I knew that there was absolutely no way (Jose) that we could even attempt the infamous Kitchen Sink (Eight Scoops of Ice Cream served with all the Toppings in the house and a whole can of Whipped Cream).
We finally decided (we'll keep you in a bit of anticipation!) and placed our orders. The girls went to check out the juke box. And about that time, a very large party came in. They probably had 10 or more people. The CMs pushed together quite a few tables (and little round tables don't push together well) and got them all seated and settled. As they started to take their order, the family mentioned that they were on the dining plan. Friends, take note: to eat at Beaches and Cream - it will cost you one Table service!
Don't do it!! Really - you should come to eat here. It's fun. Kitschy. Delicious. But not worth a table service. Come. But pay out of pocket for the experience. (Our large family quickly realized they did not have table services to spare, and they all left!)
So...this is what we did order:
Madalyn and I split a cheeseburger (they even cut it in half for us!) - and we substituted onion rings for the fries. But they brought out fries for Madalyn anyway when she complained that she didn't want onion rings. And the onion rings were fabulous. I think they are the best on property!
Katie had a grilled cheese sandwich (and this is a grown up grilled cheese with a million different kinds. Well. Maybe not quite a million. But a lot.) with tomato bisque soup. She said the were fabulous. I believe her because she quickly had an empty plate and bowl.
And finally, we got our dessert. We decided to have a two scoop sundae of chocolate and mint chocolate chip.
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So...what about you? Have you ever eaten at Beaches and Cream? Do you think you could/would tackle the kitchen sink?