when I am in the mood for something from my past, be it a lime rickey, real sundae with homemade whipped cream or a true egg cream- here's where I go and I always try to bring friends to hare the experience and make converts..\r
though the decor could be brighter and staff could be more engaging, Eddie's is a throwback to the 40's in both malt shoppe ambience and flavorful delights. Everything is fresh and homemade- don't believe the snobby manhattanites who trek here and write a misguided review - their idea of a malt shop is cold stone creamery; let 'em stay in the city; this is a place for connoseurs; Ya want a malted? they make the best- and not a milk shake or a thick shake, I mean a MALTED, with just the right amount of malt, smoothly concocted in an old fashioned green hamilton beach blender. An ice cream soda? you got it! ( I recently went to a baskin-robbins and asked for a black and white ice cream soda - the "" soda jerk"" asked me what that was and told me to pick out my own soda from the beverage case. When I asked for an egg cream instead, he said ""we have no eggs here"" -no lie; even Maggie Moo 's,- no seltzer for an ice cream soda! They thought I was crazy and I told them if they are in the business of ice cream delights, either learn it or get the frig out of the business.\r
anyway, ignore the (lack of) ambience (though I find the old fashioned lighting and tin ceiling charming, while others may find it dreary) and the sometimes indifferent staff. Just go, have an egg cream or a real banana split with all the toppings, try a cherry rickey (if I have to explain, you don't belong in NY), but please - definitely have the malted - vanilal is my personal favorite - in an old fashioned malt shop glass- with just enough left over from the metal container to put in a small jelly glass as a side car! \r
some 40s or 50s music would help, most definitely- but hey it's really just about the ice cream and other delights - that's the charm and magic of Eddie's.
Pros: sundaes, real egg creams and soda shoppe fanasies
Cons: not many