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Ice Cream & Smoothies

Baskin-Robbins 31 Flavors Ice Cream & Yogurt
412-Merchants Dr. * 689-3131
4403 Chapman Hwy. * 579-9531
4419 Western Ave. * 673-0310
West Town Mall * 693-4541

Who else offers such delicacies as Worms 'n' Dirt ice cream? Winner of our '99 Readers' Poll for Best Ice Cream/Smoothie Shop.
Call for hours. Under $5. No alcohol.

The Big Dipper
127 W. Jackson Ave. * 523-0504
This old fashioned ice cream parlor/general store received rave reviews from Metro Pulse's own Bonnie Appetit who claims the fat-free Butter Pecan ice cream is "decadent" and "sweetly delicious." They also serve fat free smoothies and slushies as well as homemade salad sandwiches. Try this season's specialty, the galactic ice (a fat-free sorbet shake). Smoking outside.
Mon.-Thurs. 10pm-10pm, Fri. & Sat. 10pm-midnight, Sun. noon-6pm. No credit cards. Under $7. Beer.

Fountain City Creamery
114 Hotel Ave. * 688-4607
Fountain City's favorite treatery is not just for ice cream anymore. Satisfy your taste for a nostalgic old drugstore/ice cream parlor downstairs or an upscale atmosphere upstairs featuring local art and a view of Fountain City Park. Warm your tummy with homemade soups, salads, and sandwiches, grilled burgers, and coffee. Try the seven-layer salad and the parmesan club, plus nightly dinner specials.
Mon.-Thurs. 11am-9pm, Fri. & Sat. 11am-10pm, closed Sun. $12 and under. Cash and personal checks only, no credit cards at present. No alcohol. Nonsmoking/handicapped accessible.

Hilton Head Ice Cream & Coffee
11110 Kingston Pike, * 769-9867
Hilton Head is already famous for its gourmet ice cream, sherbet, sorbet, and Italian ices, which are all made fresh each week in the back room of its location. What you may not know is they now have fabulous desserts like their "Sorbet-Rita" (a combo of five sorbets and fresh fruit), "Caribbean Sunset" (cinnamon ice cream and mango sorbet with caramel topping, cinnamon-clove grapes, and a ginger molasses cookie), South Beach Key Lime Pie with blackberry sorbet, and Mom's Apple Pie with Meyer's rum raisin cinnamon ice cream. Also new is homemade potato soup and salad with homemade creamy raspberry dressing. Smoking section available/handicapped accessible.
Mon.-Thurs. 4pm-8:30pm; Fri. 4pm-9:30, Sat. 1pm-9:30pm, Sun. 1pm-8:30pm. Under $7. No credit cards. Personal checks accepted.

Planet Smoothie
2104 Cumberland Ave. * 524-3438
Celestial Concoctions and Orbital Boosters For the Moonwalker. Those are some of the categories of the vitamin- and nutrient-enriched drinks offered at this new campus establishment. They are good and good for you. Lots of fruity flavors plus endurance bars, diet supplements and vitamins.
Mon.-Sat. 10am-10pm, Sun. 12:30-9pm. Under $7. V/MC/AE/D. No alcohol.

Shaka Juice
236 Morrell Road * 769-9296
West Knoxville's newest addition to the smoothie/juice bar sensation. They will blend together your choice of their finest fruits and juices, or, if you prefer, you can try one of their own amazing creations—they offer 26 in all. Nonsmoking/handicapped accessible.
Mon.-Thur. 8am-10pm, Fri. 8am-11pm, Sat. 9am-11pm. Personal checks accepted. Under $7. No alcohol.