West Virginia July 30, 2019
The 9-Pound Sundae At This West Virginia Diner Is An Ice Cream Lover’s Dream
Fairmont is a small city in Marion County that’s home to some local landmarks like Pricketts Fort State Park and Sagebrush Roundup Music Park. It also happens to have the beloved Poky Dot, a charming diner the locals love. And if you love ice cream, visiting this spot is a must — they serve a humungous sundae that weighs a whopping nine pounds.
The Poky Dot is located on Fairmont Avenue, where it has remained since the early 1950s.
The kitschy American diner has received several makeovers since then, but it still maintains its nostalgic charms.
Inside you'll find a warm, welcoming space ready to serve you a tasty meal and an unforgettable dessert.
It's pretty much impossible not to be instantly smitten with this place.
The Poky Dot serves a full menu of appetizers, burgers, and fries...
.... but what this place is really known for is the amazing desserts.
From standard shakes to outlandish sundaes, they serve everything you need to satisfy your sweet tooth.
The legendary nine-pound banana split is what really put this place on the map.
Topped with plenty of cherries, sprinkles, whipped cream and flavored syrups, it's truly a sight to behold.
The specialty sundae has been featured in many food publications, and it's easy to see why.
While very few groups manage to finish the dessert (each scoop of ice cream weighs a pound!), it's definitely fun to try.
The Poky Dot is open seven days a week until at least 10 p.m. (11 on weekends).
If you've never tried one of these lavish desserts, you owe it to yourself to go.
Address: 1111 Fairmont Avenue, Fairmont, WV, 26554
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