Family owned and operated, Martha’s Dandee Creme in Queensbury NY was built on the site of a former chicken farm. Can you tell?
It’s a sweet story that this landmark for over 50 years on route 9 just south of Lake George NY is once again being run by the Lafontaine family, who bought the original business from Martha in 1982, but sold it for a short bit to the Great Adventure folks up the street. Happily Dennis Lafontaine and his wife, Beth bought back the business from their big neighbors and re-opened Martha’s in 2009.
Currently they just serve ice cream, but oh, what ice cream! Soft serve in more flavors than your standard van/choc/twist, and I was thrilled to see that they had the hard to find butterscotch dip!
OK so it looks a bit orange in this photo, but that’s what you get when you’re trying to take a photo with one hand, of a melting ice cream cone in another! The ice cream was rich, smooth and sweet and I was sorely tempted to head back there for a second cone before we left our all too short stop in the Lake George area. I did make sure Retro Roadhusband and I swung back in the evening so we could see the landmark sign all lit up.
Become a fan of Martha’s on Facebook, or follow Martha’s on Twitter and by all means look for the giant roadside rooster the next time you’re in that neck of the woods, as it means delish ice cream awaits!
Martha’s Dandee Creme
1133 State Route 9
Queensbury, NY 12804-1376
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