Trowbridge's Ice Cream & Sandwich Shop
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Trowbridge's Ice Cream & Sandwich Shop

Talk about love at first sight! In 1917, Paul Trowbridge stopped in Florence on his way to a dairy convention in North Carolina. He liked the area so much that he returned to Texas, packed his possessions and moved his family to Florence. He opened the Trowbridge Creamery in 1918 and developed the recipe for orange pineapple ice cream. Later, hot dogs and homemade chili were added to the menu. Today, customers can still enjoy ice cream and sandwiches offered by the third generation of Trowbridges.

316 N. Court St. Florence, AL 35630
(256) 764-1503
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  • 316 N. Court St.
  • Florence, AL 35630
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One of the 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama

Orange-Pineapple Ice Cream

Trowbridge’s is the oldest business still operating in its original location in Florence. It opened in 1918 and is still owned by the Trowbridge family. The family is known for dishing out classic soda fountain fare and churning up some of the area’s best ice cream. They pride themselves on getting people in and out in a timely manner while delivering hospitality and great food.

The menu is full of classic soda fountain snacks such as hot dogs and sandwiches, but the signature orange pineapple ice cream is unforgettable. The recipe, created by Trowbridge’s, has won the hearts of customers since the restaurant opened. The popularity of this frozen treat has grown so much that the shop has had to enlist extra help to make enough ice cream to keep up with demand. Though no longer made in-store, the beloved recipe and taste remain the same and is a must-try for any visitor.

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