The Metropolist

Memories of Weile's Ice Cream Parlor in Maryland Are Many and Sweet

By The Metropolist
Friday, August 21, 2009

If you've been reading this column for the past two weeks, you've probably gotten the scoop on Weile's, but here's one last dip.


Weile's Ice Cream Parlor was one of my favorites when I studied at the University of Maryland. The Weiles were twin brothers who probably emigrated from Austria. Occasionally we were able to find a ride to this noisy, brightly lit, photo-decorated heaven for a richly creamy treat of homemade ice cream from a huge selection of flavors. The "United Nations," a bellybuster sundae with 48 scoops of ice cream with all the fixings, won the consumer (not me) a photo on the wall of fame.

-- Lee Bland, Bethesda

The Weile brothers gave a whole new meaning to ice cream creations and concoctions. Did anyone ever finish a "Washington Monument"?

-- Toby and Phil Berman, Potomac

As teenagers dating in the 1950s, many of our evenings ended with a delicious sundae at Weile's. Erik, Heinz and Helen always carried on fun conversations with us as we ate. Weile's had an ice cream creation for groups of any number. For $30, a group of 50 people could devour the "Lincoln Memorial."

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