Monday, October 15, 2012

Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor 1971

A themed environment that was once close to many people, Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor was Main Street brought to life. A fantastic array of ice cream treats and sundaes were available. The site of many a kid's birthday party, the parlor offered a free sundae to any child celebrating his or her birthday. After being purchased by Marriot and rebranded into a family restaurant, the parlors all closed. However in 2009, a new investment group with the idea of restoring Farrell's back to the fun 1890s ice cream restaurant has opened several sites in Southern California.

7 comments:

Shelly Valladolid said...

There are also two or three in Hawaii.

K. Martinez said...

I haven't seen a Farrell's in ages. Now I know why. Nice pics!

Major Pepperidge said...

Amazing pix, these bring back memories for sure!

Davelandweb said...

The one in OC is fantastic - just like stepping back into time.

Anonymous said...

My cousins took me to one for my birthday. One said I turned red as a beet when everyone sang Happy Birthday. lol

210Frwy said...

We went to Farrell’s many times after movies in the early 70s. The place was always packed. I always ordered a Tin Roof.

Rich T. said...

I grew up with a Farrell's near my house -- loved the place! I'm trying to remember the name of the huge sundae they'd rush out on a stretcher with the siren blaring...was it "The Zoo"?

@210Frwy: I also went for the Tin Roof!