Rose's Homemade Ice Cream

5011 NE 42nd
(503) 256-3333
Winter hours: Mon-Sat: 11-9
Sunday: noon-9
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Rose's Homemade Ice Cream
So, we went to Rose's last night for burgers.

Rose's is an ice cream parlor that has been in the same family for the last 35 years or so. They used to have a shop on NE Fremont, right about where Fife is now. They make their own ice cream, and what's not to love about that? I knew they had burgers on the menu, and I knew they had applied for an OLCC license, so we headed on down.

They are in where Chan's Palace used to be, and I was surprised to see both neon and a banner for video crack. You walk in and order at the counter. Or in our case, we waited at the counter until an adult came up to operate the cash register.

The menu is simple. Burgers, sandwiches, baskets, with the vast majority comprising of at least one deepfried element. We ordered the bacon cheese burger basket ($6.25 on the menu, we were charged $7.50), a side of mini corn dogs (7 in the order, $2.25, or about 32 cents each), and a fish sandwich basket ($5.75), as well as a chocolate malt ($4.25) and a Mirror Pond (beer and wine prices not posted). The bill was $23.

Now, I think this is as far as I have to go. The food was on par with Dairy Queen, or maybe a little worse. The square fish in the fishwich reminded me of my high school cafeteria.

But ice cream is really what shines here. The malt was great -- not as good as Little Red Bicycle's malted, but really a very good malt, an excellent example of the style.

I won't be going back for dinner any time soon unless I'm really broke. But for ice cream, sure thing. They have about 2 dozen flavors, most made with 6% milkfat, but about a half dozen of them are extra rich, at 14% butterfat.

entree range: $3.50-8.05
median entree cost: $5.75
vegetarian options: grilled cheese basket ($4)

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