We finally got in to Beaches and Cream on our last trip. Overall we really had a good time, largely due to our lovely server. The ambiance was fun and the main courses (burger and sandwich) were good, but not great. The burger was yummy but the amount of fries they served was paltry. The most surprising thing was that the ice cream wasn't that amazing. I had a strawberry milkshake and the strawberry flavour was very slight and it didn't taste real. For a place built around ice cream, the ice cream was really disappointing.
I never thought Beaches and Cream was all that great. A solid place, but nothing to go out of the way for. At one time is was sort of unknown and off the beaten path, so you could get in when other places were crowded, but those days are long gone.
It is not as if it is "artisinal" "handcrafted" :homemade" "small batch" "old fashioned" "bespoke" or any other buzz word of the day ice cream and food. It's factory ice cream, and food service food. Not horrible, but not any sort of grand experience.