Doumar's in Norfolk is home of the world's first ice cream cone rolling machine, which was first presented during the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis. After returning from the Fair, Abe Doumar set up a chain of ice cream shops along the East Coast. Following a storm that toppled their Ocean View Amusement Park location, the family moved their business to the current Granby Street location everyone knows today simply as "Doumar's." Ever since, adults and children alike have lined up to enjoy Doumar's shakes, sundaes, and cones crafted in exactly the same fashion the kids' parents and grandparents remember. Still a drive-in, carhop establishment, on sunny days you'll see the waffle machine parked outside the diner so families can see the cones being made from their cars. For the true ice cream aficionado, late mornings are prime time for catching Albert Doumar using the original waffle cone machine to make the day's cones. (Oh, and BBQ lovers are in for a treat here too!)
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