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Joe's Italian Ice - Anaheim

RSMBob | | May 6, 2007 06:06 PM

Italian Ice is a popular treat in Chicago but is not so common out here in SoCal. I saw the current AAA Auto Club Westways magazine page which highlighted 3 great place for summer treats in OC and Joe's was one of the three places featured. After a mishap with my daughter and a lengthy drive home ahead of us after dinner, we needed a treat!

I remembered it being on Harbor Blvd in GG so south we went on Harbor from Disneyland...I told my wife and son to look for a sign that says "Joe's"...and sure sunough, there it was a half-mile up....Joe's Crab Shack. ARGH! Luckily another few blocks up was a lit up white, red and green awining and I said that's got to be the place...and it was (just south of Chapman on the E side of Harbor).

Joe's is the best that, what's this Philadelphia stuff? Ok, so it's Philly based, and they call it "water ice". Nothing more than an oversized shack on a busy street with no indoor seating and very limited outdoor seating, I wan't sure if this was a good, it is! Italian ice in multiple flavors, some of the best soft-serve I have ever had, hard ice cream and sherbert as well including the "Joelatti" (soft serve and italian ice)...and pretty reasonably priced as well, especially in Disney country. We got 4 good-sized treats for $10.

Hey Philly, I'll take a Chicago Italian Beef over a Chessesteak any day, but I gotta say, Joe's makes the cut for dessert! Well worth the stop!