Whenever anyone mentions Upland, Indiana, it’s a sure thing that they will mention Ivanhoe’s Ice Cream and Sandwich Shoppe in the same breath. This Grant County establishment that’s part restaurant and part ice cream parlor is all amazing.
Ivanhoe’s Ice Cream and Sandwich Shoppe in Upland, Indiana
Just down the street from Taylor University, Ivanhoe’s certainly sees its fair share of traffic from students. Even so, this is the local hangout for students and residents alike. In business since 1965, locals might remember it under its former name as Wiley’s Drive-In. The building and parking lot are larger than those long ago days. But the ice cream menu has really bloomed in the years since the original change of hands. We’ll get back to that in a minute.
This small Indiana town restaurant was bustling on the day of my visit. It sounds like that’s pretty typical at Ivanhoe’s. There was a very steady stream of people in and out. Folks make it a point to stop at Ivanhoe’s for a couple of very good reasons: great food and the extensive ice cream sundae and milk shake selection.
Would you believe that there are 100 sundaes and 100 milkshakes on the Ivanhoe’s menu?
Upland, Indiana Restaurant
Choose from a Chocolate Covered Cherry, Creamsicle, Peppermint, Pineapple Whipped, S’mores, or Peanut Butter Milkshake. In the mood for a sundae? Dancing Bear, Raspberry Red, Strawberry Patch, and German Chocolate Cake are a few of the diverse flavors offered at this unique Indiana ice cream parlor.
Try all 100 shakes or 100 sundaes, get a punch on your card, and become a part of Ivanhoe’s Ice Cream and Sandwich Shoppe 100 club, snagging a free Ivanhoe’s 100 Club t-shirt and your name added to the plaque on the wall.
For my time at Ivanhoe’s, I went with the Peaches and Cream milkshake in a mini size–it’s the perfect size to go with a meal. I also ordered the pork tenderloin sandwich. You know me, I can’t resist a good pork tenderloin sandwich. I get one wherever I roam. And, yes, this one was fantastic.
Other members of my group ordered the chicken salad. They were huge fans. It looked very pretty with the slices of fruit involved.
100 Shakes or 100 Sundaes?
When you step inside, you will place your order at the counter. You may order food and ice cream at one counter or choose the ice cream only counter. Pay in advance and then have a seat. They will call your name when it is ready.
Ivanhoe’s Ice Cream and Sandwich Shoppe in Upland, Indiana has been in business since 1965 for a reason. No visit to this part of Grant County can be considered complete until you stop in, sit down, and order up.
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Ivanhoe’s Ice Cream and Sandwich Shoppe
979 S Main Street
Upland, IN 46989
Monday – Thursday: 10 AM – 10 PM
Friday – Saturday: 10 AM – 11 PM
Sunday: 2 PM – 10 PM
As always, please call ahead to verify hours before making a special trip.
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