We were driving home to the Los Angeles area from Portland, traveling the 99 Freeway as there are more food and hotel options and we saw the Ice Cream billboard. I checked tripadvisor.com and realized we had already passed one Creamery but we were approaching Lodi. According to tripadvisor the restaurant closed at 9:00 p.m. and it was 8:30 p.m. and we were 15 minutes away. Fortunately on Saturday night they close at 10:00 p.m.
The restaurant is a diner and they do serve take-out ice cream. I saw recommendations to make sure to get the homemade bread and ice cream. I ordered a snow crab sandwich on homemade bread. The sandwich came with cheese and the crab was piled high like a restaurant in Maine. I had them warm the sandwich as I like the cheese melted. The french fries were crispy. The price was incredible for the quality of the food, $10.99.
Of course I topped the meal off with one child's size scoop of ice cream. It was rich and smooth.
Service was helpful. We will make sure to stop at any of the Velvet Grills the next time we are traveling Hwy 99.
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