Del’s Freez and Good Old Time

Going back to the place where you had good time always brings back the old happy feelings. The place does not need to be anything extraordinary.  It could just be a plain, simple local store down the street, any place at all. The relationship you had with the place is all that matter.

Dal's Freez sign

Del’s Freez is one of those places for me. I used to go to Del’s Freez for a scoop of cold ice cream on Saturday night during summer time. It is not a fancy ice cream place. It is rather old fashion than most common ice cream places in town. They just have a serving booth.  There are tables and benches in the open next to the booth just for those who want to sit there.

Del's Freez people lined up

The place is just right on the US 1 highway. People can pulled in their cars from the highway and park next to the place. Some folks order the ice creme and go back to enjoy their ice creme in their cars.

Del's Freez parking lot

I visited Del’s Freez again a few years back on Saturday night in summer again. Del’s Freez is just the same; plain, simple and still very affordable. The new paint job seems to be the only thing that keeps the place going along. I was there at the right time and was able to enjoy the fantastic Florida’s summer sky.

Del's Freez menu

The items on the menu look about the same. They are just common items; nothing fancy. I like the slogan “Del’s, The Ice Cream Man. The Sweetest Man in Town”.

Peaking inside Del's Freez serving booth.

I think I agree with the slogan.

Del The Ice Creme Man

It was like the old days. I enjoyed a small ice creme cone, relaxed and watched families with cheerful children hanging around…the good old time.

Do you have such a place?


40 thoughts on “Del’s Freez and Good Old Time

  1. LadyPinkRose October 12, 2014 / 8:22 am

    I have a few of those places, YellowCable. Your post was nostalgic and brought my own memories of “sweet” places. Thank you. Love, Amy

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  2. anotherday2paradise October 12, 2014 / 9:54 am

    Looks like the perfect place to indulge a little. I’d like to try one of their ‘floats’; Creme Soda with a scoop of vanilla.
    Do they really have a ‘smoking window’? I wonder how people can smoke and eat ice cream at the same time. 😕 Have a great Sunday.


    • YellowCable October 12, 2014 / 11:24 am

      Yes, it is. Your order sounds good… Hmm, that gets me thinking of getting one around here now.

      A good observation about ‘smoking window’, for some reason I have not used the other side to order. I have been using the right side than the other. It is convenient where it is close to the parking lot.

      A good question people can smoke and eat ice cream at the same time ????

      Please have a great Sunday too. Thank you.

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  3. Ralph October 12, 2014 / 8:39 pm

    Wow ! Must be good to have such a queue 😀


  4. Gallivanta October 14, 2014 / 1:22 am

    I don’t have such a place right now but it’s wonderful when you do. Plain and simple is sometimes all we need and all we want.


  5. Kamila Pala October 14, 2014 / 3:35 am

    Nice and original place with special atmosphere :)! K.


  6. SuzyHazelwood October 14, 2014 / 10:31 am

    Ice-cream in Florida seems to be very popular! Well, of course it would, you have nice weather! 🙂 It’s quite popular in England too in the summer months, especially at seaside venues – the line of people can be very looooong! 😉 I’ve never seen a place like this though. We have roadside cafés, that will always sell ice-cream and a few drive-in McDonald’s, but not purely for ice-cream. A place like this would probably have been my dream eating place as a child, I could have quite easily lived off ice-cream! 😀 It seems they love eating ice-cream during winter in Russia. That must be a chilly experience!!

    I can’t think of anywhere I have that has such memories that I’d want to revisit, not from a long time ago anyway. I do have a favourite teashop at a beach area that I mentioned in a post last year, I love going back to that. I must have forgotten all those other places from a long time ago.

    The ‘In Loving Memory’ is that for the man who started the business many years ago?


    • YellowCable October 15, 2014 / 11:47 pm

      I think it is hard to find any one who does not like ice cream (especially in summer time). Wow, Russian people like it even more.

      You could live of ice cream! 🙂 I would think the same when I was young too. I probably would not think of a place like this if I was not there already 🙂 I think I know the post you mentioned about the tea shop.

      Yes, I think it is in memory of the man who started the place.


  7. Otto von Münchow October 16, 2014 / 4:06 am

    You are so right about those places that once have made you feel good. Fun to see your little photo essay about one of these special places for you. Great photos.


    • YellowCable October 16, 2014 / 6:47 pm

      Thank you Otto. I am glad you had a little fun with it.


  8. nutsfortreasure October 16, 2014 / 7:28 am

    You honored his place beautifully and I bet it was tasty 🙂 I only go to places such as this for mine too!


  9. Leyla October 17, 2014 / 5:58 pm

    Yummy…. ❤ nice pictures 🙂 and happy weekend YellowCable


  10. Vidhyaa October 20, 2014 / 3:21 am

    Interesting Yellow cable 🙂


  11. ventisqueras October 21, 2014 / 11:27 am

    sono favolose queste immagini, sembra di stare in un mondo alieno! i colori poi sono molto affascinanti a sfumarsi nella notte
    felice sera amico!


  12. Charlotte Hoather October 24, 2014 / 10:39 am

    We used to go to an Outlet Village and there were outside vendors, sometimes we would just have a cookie, sometimes a hot paper thin crepe pancake with nutella and cream or a big hotdog. I’d have liked an ice cream hut like this too 🙂


    • YellowCable November 1, 2014 / 5:34 am

      That would be my favorite place too 🙂 Thank you 🙂


  13. cindy knoke November 5, 2014 / 12:43 am

    Oh my gosh! I want to go here! I love good soft serve ice cream from the olden days. You my friend, just did such a sensitive and wonderful post. But then, that is you. ❤ ❤ ❤


  14. inesephoto November 6, 2014 / 5:05 pm

    There is a great ice cream place in Palmyra, NY – Chill&Grill. A very simple place, but their ice cream is outstanding! 🙂 Good memories, happy days 🙂


  15. smilingtoad November 11, 2014 / 7:40 pm

    How nostalgic this was for me. I’ve always loved Del’s. I love its cute, quaint simplicity. And yes, a perfect place to view the dramatic Florida sunsets! Fabulous tribute and photos. Cheers,

    Autumn Jade


  16. Dalo 2013 November 24, 2014 / 12:26 am

    Great shots, nothing like a bit of nostalgia ~


    • YellowCable November 28, 2014 / 5:15 pm

      Thank you for the link. That is a great place. I can imagine that it would be the place to visit from time to time. Thank you.


  17. littledogslaughed May 11, 2015 / 5:44 pm

    Love that neon sign photograph-great color and image! We had Zesto’s growing up which happily is still going strong that last time I visited Omaha-

    Liked by 1 person

    • YellowCable May 11, 2015 / 8:26 pm

      That is good to hear Zesto’s is still going strong. I like to see those old stores around. Thank you!


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