. . . had a taste of the past at Frozen Dairy Bar. With a six-foot neon ice cream cone that served as a beacon to cruising teenagers, this shop once attracted long lines to its '50s-era drive-up shop. Developers eventually flattened the place, and after an ill-fated move down the road, the Dairy Bar ended up in a strip mall at its old location. A little character was lost but none of the flavors: smooth frozen custard in chocolate, vanilla and -- only during the summer -- strawberry.
Frozen Dairy Bar
6649 Arlington Blvd. (at Annandale Road)
Through summer, open noon-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, noon-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
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