Thursday, June 4, 2009

Seibel's for Ice Cream in Burtonsville

The closest home-made ice cream to Howard County appears to be Seibel's in Burtonsville.

Seibel's is a family-style restaurant at Rte 198 and Rte 29 where they have been mixing up their own ice cream since 1939.  The ice cream was pretty good.  We visited after people mentioned Siebel's in comments on a post about ice cream joints for a summer night.  

Both the banana and the lemon ice creams were creamy and full of flavor.  The lemon violated the HowChow ice cream rules -- coming in a yellow tint that sure doesn't look like lemon juice.  But the flavors were real fruit, and they came in big waffle cones that we enjoyed in our car.

If you go to Burtonsville, you should also check out the two blocks of restaurants running along Rte 198.  That includes kabobs at a branch of Maiwand Kabob, Cuban at Cuba de Ayer, and both coffee and Ethiopian food at Coffee Oromia.

Seibel's Restaurant and Ice Cream
15540 Old Columbia Pike
Burtonsville, MD 20866
(301) 384-5661


NEAR: This is on Rte 198 just west of Rte 29. From Howard County, you take the first exit on Rte 29 south of the river. Go through the traffic circle at the end of the exit. That puts you on an old piece of Rte 29 that passes an Indian temple and a garden center. Turn right on Rte 198 at the traffic light. Seibel's is a block up on the right. There is a sign.

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2 comments:

Bets said...

I would stick with the ice cream or breakfast foods at Seibels. BUT if you do find yourself eating there, sit in the atrium area (all the way to the west) and watch the birds at the feeders and fountain.

When in Burtonsville, don't miss the 'authentic dishes' menu at Hunan Manor. The sushi they just added is very good too.

(I work in Burtonsville, and I find it unbelievably strange that so much interesting food and drink are gathered in what's barely a wide spot in the road.)

Daniel said...

My and girlfriend and I just came back from Seibels..run-down looking place.. we would have never gone there if not for the HowChow word of mouth, but boy was the ice cream good.

I'll also chime in and say soft stuff on route 40 is mediocre and popular only because it is traditional.