A throwback to the classic ice cream parlors, What’s the Scoop in downtown Crown Point, Indiana is a great place to stop in for a treat!
Just south of the courthouse square lives this “must stop” for the locals during the many community events that happen in downtown Crown Point, including the Thursday Car Cruise nights in the summer. The square is bustling with energy–and amazing classic cars.
What’s the Scoop in Crown Point, Indiana
Feel like you’ve gone back in time as you enter and see the black and white tile floor, colorful booths and vintage memorabilia lining the walls.
I love the tons of décor they have. You could spend an hour looking at all the fun, little details they have lining the walls. Antiques include an old stove and refrigerator along the wall and a baby carriage hanging at the back.
There’s also a jukebox and a pink Statue of Liberty dressed for a night on the town. It’s totally unexpected and simply delightful. Kids love to look at the walls–which gives grown-ups a chance to socialize uninterrupted.
And you certainly can’t miss the “ladybug” bulldog statue at the front of the store. It’s kind of an eye-catcher. This Lake County city had a campaign a few years back where different businesses bought and painted bulldog statues to display around town. The bulldog is the city’s high school mascot.
Crown Point, Indiana Lunch Menu
What’s the Scoop is the perfect stop for lunch. For your main dish, they have sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads and hot dogs.
Then comes the really good part of the meal at this Indiana ice cream parlor featuring Hershey’s ice cream in more than 25 flavors. I tried a coffee flavored ice cream and it was one of the best I’ve ever had!
I just picked a scoop in a cup, but they have your choice of cones, sundaes, banana splits and more concoctions to choose from. You can get creative if you want to.
To keep the kids busy after they wolf down their ice cream, they have a game room in the back. This gave my sister and me a little extra time to savor our treats! Savor them, we did.
Take a Break at What’s the Scoop
Enjoy a little shopping at the unique stores around Crown Point’s downtown square. There are shopping opportunities both around the square and even inside the courthouse. Look for the sign pointing the way to the Courthouse Shops. Then? You can finish off your visit with a stop at What’s the Scoop. It’s definitely a conversation started (and the site of many a first date too).
Just don’t forget to tell them that Little Indiana sent you!
What’s the Scoop
204 S Main Street
Crown Point, IN 46307
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