This Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor In Washington Will Make You Feel Like A Kid Again

Note: as of September 10th, 2020, Shelby’s Bistro is permanently closed.

Washington has plenty of adult-oriented restaurants with menus fit for foodies, especially our bigger cities like Seattle. But sometimes it’s nice to forego the fine dining and enjoy a classic meal just like you did when you were younger—meaning it ends with dessert. A few months ago, Shelby’s Bistro and Ice Creamery opened in West Seattle… and between the sundae menu and the vibrant 1950s decor, a visit there feels like a step back in time.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Shelby’s definitely has the charm of a 1950s soda shop, but it’s also shiny and new. If you’d prefer to dine in one of our state’s oldest restaurants, here’s a great list to choose from.