WHY YOU SHOULD GO
The food is good and the nostalgia factor is off-the-charts.
WHY WE WILL GO (AGAIN)
For the reasons we recommend Sundae House to you, we’ll go back again and again. It’s hard to pass the iconic sign without craving a cone or a specialty dog. We rate Sundae House a 2 of 3 on our unique restaurant rating scale.
There’s a great deal of history associated with the Sundae House. Instead of recounting it, we’ll simply refer you to an article by Traci Bridges of SCNow.com. Here’s the link.
Believe it or not, the exterior tables and umbrellas actually looked inviting, even with ridiculous temperature that day, because of the shade they provided. Unfortunately, my schedule was too tight to dine “al fresco on Palmetto.” My recent dining experience, therefore, consisted of availing myself of the drive-thru and then enjoying my House Burger, fries and root beer back at the office.
The staff at the drive-thru windows, ordering and pick-up, were friendly and efficient. The menus are easy to read and have great variety given its overall simplicity of the offerings. Prices are reasonable, especially when the portions and quality are compared to the major chains.
When I opened my container the fresh, hot fries almost overflowed the sides. The burger itself was large and was topped with spicy mustard, house sauce, ketchup, lettuce, tomatoes and pickles. Don’t you just love good cold pickles on a burger? I sure do. The combination of liquids from the spicy mustard, house sauce, and ketchup made the bun a bit soggy, but that’s due also to the delay from prep to palate in my case. My office isn’t exactly next door so it was probably past peak by the time it hit my desk.
I enjoyed my burger, ate most of my fries and savored my root beer. I don’t normally order root beer, you know, but in this case (at Sundae House) it seemed appropriate.
Carolina Dog - mustard, chili and onions
Chicago Dog – mustard, onions, tomato, peppers and a pickle spear
Dog in a Blanket - hot dog with cheese, wrapped in bacon
House Burger - spicy mustard, house sauce, ketchup, lettuce, tomatoes and pickles
Grilled Chicken – lettuce, tomato and mayo
Grilled Chicken Gyro - tomato, onion, tzatziki sauce
Ice Cream, Soft Serve
Sundaes, Banana Splits, Apple Turnovers
Shakes, Root Beer Floats
OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT
Nothing comes to mind. For what it does, Sundae House does it pretty well.
PHOTOS AND VIDEO
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I hope this place has gotten better and cleaner since the new owner took over. I worked here from 2002-2004, and it was disgusting inside, the food was terrible and the management was terrible. I hated going to work here.
@AmaranthRosenrot It closed and re-opened prior to our visit (discussed above) and that included an update. I would imagine that things have improved since 2004, as I have enjoyed my visits and not (noticed) any concerns.