Queens >Dessert Shops > Eddies Sweet Shop
105-29 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, NY | Directions 1137540.709894 -73.847336
Tues-Fri 1-11:30 pm, Sat-Sun noon-11:30 pm
Neighborhoods: Forest Hills
Fantastic – Probably the best shop in the area for anything sticky and sweet !
A positive experience – I'd like to start off by saying i read all the reviews of this shop before i visited and they were very helpful. Unlike some other reviewers i definietly enjoyed the experience.
The icecream was very good, right out of the freezer it was not too hard which some other establishments suffer from and it's flavorful but not too sweet. The toppings were the best i've ever had though and really make the icecream something special. Sprinkles are flavorful, not just wax like and the whip cream doesnt just melt away and they give alot on a bannana split. The fact that they use the same syrups to top the icecream and make the malts seemed weird at first but both tasted great. (A friend of mine had a malt and i had a split)
Now the only downside i would say is the price, a two scoop split with the works was seven dollars so if you are tight on cash or just want a quick scoop this may not be the place to go. The lighting also seemed very dim and this didnt bother me in the least but you might feel differently. The waiter I had was very conversational and friendly but i cannot speak for the rest of the staff so you must see them for yourself. I myself was only there for about 15 minutes and I sat in the front so i wont comment much on the decore, but what I saw, I liked. I wont call Eddies sweet shop THE ice cream experience but it's definetly worth checking out.
best malts in the city – when I am in the mood for something from my past, be it a lime rickey, real sundae with homemade whipped cream or a true egg cream- here's where I go and I always try to bring friends to hare the experience and make converts..
though the decor could be brighter and staff could be more engaging, Eddie's is a throwback to the 40's in both malt shoppe ambience and flavorful delights. Everything is fresh and homemade- don't believe the snobby manhattanites who trek here and write a misguided review - their idea of a malt shop is cold stone creamery; let 'em stay in the city; this is a place for connoseurs; Ya want a malted? they make the best- and not a milk shake or a thick shake, I mean a MALTED, with just the right amount of malt, smoothly concocted in an old fashioned green hamilton beach blender. An ice cream soda? you got it! ( I recently went to a baskin-robbins and asked for a black and white ice cream soda - the " soda jerk" asked me what that was and told me to pick out my own soda from the beverage case. When I asked for an egg cream instead, he said "we have no eggs here" -no lie; even Maggie Moo 's,- no seltzer for an ice cream soda! They thought I was crazy and I told them if they are in the business of ice cream delights, either learn it or get the frig out of the business.
anyway, ignore the (lack of) ambience (though I find the old fashioned lighting and tin ceiling charming, while others may find it dreary) and the sometimes indifferent staff. Just go, have an egg cream or a real banana split with all the toppings, try a cherry rickey (if I have to explain, you don't belong in NY), but please - definitely have the malted - vanilal is my personal favorite - in an old fashioned malt shop glass- with just enough left over from the metal container to put in a small jelly glass as a side car!
some 40s or 50s music would help, most definitely- but hey it's really just about the ice cream and other delights - that's the charm and magic of Eddie's.
reat personality – This is the place to go to re-live the past. Good fountain drinks.
I Loved the decor.
Took my mom there for Mother's day. We live in Rockland County. It was worth the ride. She enjoyed it.
Just a typical candy sweet shop. Not a lot of extras but then again what do you want if everyone else is closing down.
Good prices also.
Homeade Ice Cream – What a major disappointment! Decor is a blast from the past. The owner simply never sunk a dime into the place and now it's considered retro. Turkey Hill Ice Cream in the supermarket beats this "homeade " ice cream.Definitely not worth the price. The whipped cream tasted like it was made with sawdust. I really wanted this to be a great place, but do yourself a favor and save your time and money.
Fabulous Homemade Ice Cream and All the Trimmings!! – Yes, the ice cream toppings and whipped cream are home made. The place transports you back to a more innocent and sane time in our history and the nostalgic kitsch collectibles are for sale. The only complaint I have is no matter when I have visited Eddie's - and I am going back years (since I don't live far away from it), the counter staff leaves much to be desired. They are slow in noticing you - often appear overwhelmed, and sometimes sullen. I have yet to get a "thank you" or "have a nice day" from anyone working here. But the ice cream sundaes and banana splits are heavenly and the malteds are real malts, made with malt powder. A Black and White Ice Cream Soda hits the spot too! They also make Lime Rickeys and real Cherry Cokes. This is one of the last of a dying breed in NYC - go and enjoy and ignore the rude kids behind the counter!
Old School – This place is fun, it's like a theme ice cream shop. I love the marble counter and the old fashioned metal ice cream saucers. Forest Hills really needs more charm, and more non-chain establishment like this, the dining scene on Queens Blvd on Austin is pretty boring. That being said, the young and somewhat incompetent staff unfortunately is where the charm ends. The ice cream sundaes are just sloppy with the content overflowing out of the cup and making a mess in the saucer. The staff also needs to be a bit more polished with their manners, (or just say thank you?) The staff also isn't very efficient and seems overwhelmed even by the smallest crowd, so expect to wait and be ignore for a while if you don't go during senior hours. All in all, I want Eddie's to continue its existence, but Forest Hills desperately needs something real like this.
Awesome Ice Cream Sundaes--a step back in time – Eddie's Sweet Shop is the "Creme de la Creme" of old-fashioned sweet shops. I am a total ice cream snob/fanatic and this place is absolutely on my top 5 list. I travel all the way from Connecticut for an Eddie's sundae! All homemade ice cream and that big bowl of homemade whipped cream?!? It is just nirvana!!! As for the decor--I think the fact that it isn't updated gives it an authentic nostalgic, kitschy charm. When I go there--I feel like I am transported back in time, wearing my new poodle skirt waiting to meet my boyfriend Chachie for a malted. Eddie's is totally worth the trip in my book!!!!
Historically Charming Icecream Shop – I visited this place with my girlfriend on a Sunday afternoon around 4 pm. It wasn't too busy and street parking was pretty easy to find, although I can see how on other days of the week this may not be the case.
The shop itself is a little grungy, but has it's historic appeal. It doesn't look like they've ever really put any money into maintenance or upkeep. There is an old fashioned serving bar with bar stools and old fashioned table seating. The scoops of icecream are served in cute, antique pedistal dishes. The dingy appearance of the place however leaves you wondering about cleanliness in general. The icecream was very good in my opinion and reminds you of homemade, full flavor icecream people made years ago and doesn't taste like the stuff from the grocery store. The store was being run on this day by two, twentysomethings who were playing loud, alternative rock music on an iPod. I thought it seemed a bit inappropriate for the clientele and the historic nature of the place.
Eddie's old-fashioned ice cream parlor is a banana-split paradise. – The Scene
Everything charming and naive about small-town America condenses into this early 1900s-era ice cream joint in Forest Hills. Piglets of all ages congregate here for a scoop or two (or three) of homemade ice cream, topped with house syrups or blended into shakes.
The atmosphere is a psychedelic time warp, but it's really the sundaes that make the trip worth it. The rum raisin, banana, butter pecan and walnut are some of the finest ice creams on earth, and are lavishly accentuated with freshly made whipped cream and thick, gooey syrups of all flavors, including pineapple, butterscotch and hot fudge. The egg creams are average, but the malts and milkshakes put all others to shame. And, if you can stomach it, the triple-scoop banana sundae will bring you back to a time in your life when chocolate ice cream was your main raison d'etre.
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