Carol's Dairy Bar
Good news – Carol’s is open for the season, both the food and the ice cream components! I thought I saw the lights on over the weekend but was definitely surprised when I called tonight (Tuesday, it’s about 32 degrees outside) and discovered they were open until 9:00. Needless to say, I had no trouble figuring out what to do for dinner. For those of you not familiar with Carol’s Dairy Bar, it’s located at 310 Summer Street in Fitchburg (at the intersection of Summer Street and John Fitch Highway). They offer soft and hard serve ice cream with lots of sundae, frappe, and “blizzard”-style options. My favorite is a sundae they make with hot fudge, peanut butter sauce, and the most amazing crumbled peanut butter cup chunks, though a simple dipped cone is great as well.
I happen to come from a family where it was perfectly acceptable to have a giant ice cream sundae for dinner, but for those who feel that ice cream’s intended only for dessert, Carol’s also has a full menu of traditional fried foods, hot dogs, hamburgers, etc.. Personally though, I feel that the best frialator treat at Carol’s is the fried dough…why wait until the autumn fairs come around?
Because it’s early in the season, I’d suggest calling to confirm hours before heading out specifically to go to Carol’s. The number is 978-342-9675. What a great way to celebrate the official start of spring!