The Kream ‘N Kone was established in 1953 as a small stand serving ice cream, hot dogs and hamburgers. Fried seafood was added to the menu shortly after, turning the Kream ‘N Kone into the place to go for great fried seafood. Our family bought the restaurant in 1990, bringing with us a simple philosophy: we buy and serve fresh and top quality seafood. Since 1990, we’ve been recognized in many surveys as the best “clam shack” on Cape Cod, and through the years we’ve accumulated a variety of awards such as Cape Cod Life’s Best Clams, Best Family Dining and Best Onion Rings; The only restaurant on Cape Cod to be included on the Phantom Gourmet’s “Great Ate” and more.
On March 6, 2003, the Kream ‘N Kone’s original building was destroyed by a terrible fire that devastated us all. Our Kream ‘N Kone family was forced to find a new location. On July 2, 2003, with the help of good friends and loyal customers, we reopened for business at our new home on the corner of Route 28 and Route 134 in West Dennis.
The new building has tripled our seating and parking capacity, and is also air conditioned; gone are the days of cramped booths and humid heat. Coupled with the pleasant atmosphere overlooking Swan River, our new home is comfortable, spacious and inviting. Please come in for “The Best Fried Seafood Anywhere”, as proclaimed by the infamous sign. As our wonderful customers say time after time, when they eat at Kream ‘N Kone, “It’s better than ever.”
Angelo and Angela Argyriadis
The original Kream ‘N Kone sign was constructed in front of the restaurant in the 1950s, and depicted a large hamburger, above text that read “The Finest Fried Seafood Anywhere”. Standing at nearly thirteen feet high, the dark blue sign was lit by neon arrows and the words ‘Drive In’ pointing to the small white building.
By 2003, the Town of Dennis considered the sign a landmark, and it remained reminiscent of a time long gone, when patrons could drive up to the window and order an ice cream cone or a basket of fried clams. The charming contradiction of a hamburger representing a seafood restaurant is part of the restaurant’s long history, something the Kream ‘N Kone views with pride.
When the devastating fire destroyed the building and the Kream ‘N Kone relocated up the road, the sign was taken down. Due to current-day bylaws, the Argyriadis family was unable to re-erect the sign in front of the restaurant’s new home, and the original blue frame was removed.
Although the sign no longer stands, the original insert, nearly six feet tall, remains intact and hangs inside the new home of the Kream ‘N Kone, proclaiming what people have known to be true for over five decades: the Kream ‘N Kone is the home of “The Finest Fried Seafood Anywhere”.
© 2013 Kream n Kone
Last Update: April 25, 2013
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