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Shell's Ice Cream and Grill

805 E. Main St.
Vevay  Indiana  47043
United States
(812) 427-2022
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Midwest Living Review

You'll get some 1950s flair, ice cream and plenty of fried food at this new diner.

Shell's Ice Cream and Grill celebrated its first anniversary in August 2010, although the building has been around a lot longer than that. The father of current owner Dawn Shell ran the eatery as a Dairy Queen years ago, and the food will remind you of that popular chain. Shell's is now a retro diner and home of the only drive-through window in town. Decor is red and black with old vinyl 45s stapled on the walls, a classic-car wallpaper border, a textured chromelike wall treatment, and a jukebox that plays Elvis, Beach Boys and the like. The menu is full of the expected faves, cheeseburgers, patty melts and crinkle-cut fries.The soft-serve and hard-scoop ice cream comes in a variety of flavors and variations -- cups, cones, sundaes, malts, shakes and blended concoctions called hurricanes. There were only eight tubs of the scoopable flavors to choose from when we stopped by and no vanilla. (Unheard of!) A chocolate cone and a fountain Coke hit the spot on a hot day; the strawberry-lemonade cooler was a refreshing and pretty lemonade with some strawberry sundae topping. Shell's offers these coolers in several fruit flavors, a great idea. All told, our refreshments cost about $6.Service was not particularly friendly, but prices were reasonable, and the restaurant was spotlessly clean.

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