Beaches and Cream Soda Shop
Set along side the pool at the Beach Club Resort, Beaches and Cream is a small bit of happiness. Perhaps best known as the home of the infamous Kitchen Sink Sundae, this really is a fun stop for some dinner or just a milkshake.
We’ve eaten here several times and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed each simple homespun meal. The Grilled Cheese and Tomato Bisque are perhaps my favorite, though we’ve also enjoyed the Angus Burger and Ruben Sandwich. Everything is freshly made to order right behind the soda fountain. The burgers start as fresh ground angus ball thrown onto the grill and flattened with a cast iron torture devise. I’m sure it has a real name but whatever it is, it’s fun to watch.
The milkshakes and floats are wonderful. I like vanilla ice cream with my root beer. The strawberry milkshake is so thick, it’s not much of a drink at all. No complaints here.
Yes there are Sundaes, including the Kitchen Sink, which is almost obscene in it’s proportions. We watched four adults fail at finishing this. The strawberry shortcake tastes like Mom would make. Probably the most decadent desert would be the Grilled Banana Bread and Peanut Butter. It’s rich and dense and amazing.
This is all encompassed in a small shop that has just a handful of tables set among the juke box and pastel tile work. The music is by Elvis and no one is counting calories. It’s like you’ve stepped into Pleasantville. There is an ice cream take out window and outside seating overlooking the pool. If you have more than two people in your party, definitely make a reservation.