Ralph’s Famous Italian Ices - Port Jefferson, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
N 40° 56.767 W 073° 04.128
18T E 662553 N 4534571
Quick Description: This Ralph's is located on Main St. in Port Jefferson, New York.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 12/30/2014 1:37:45 PM
Waymark Code: WMN5MH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69
Views: 1

Long Description:

The dining area here is small, but the same high quality of Italian ice, frozen yogurt and ice cream can be found. It is one of 79 locations for this chain that has been in business for 85 years -- located on Main St., just a few minutes walk from the ferry terminal in Port Jefferson.

From the company web site: Ralph’s Famous Italian Ices have been famous for 85 years. How they became famous is a story that’s been passed down through our family…

Our grandfather, Ralph Silvestro, came to the United States from Italy when he was a young man. In 1928, he began making what would turn out to be his famous Italian Ices and sold them throughout Staten Island. His treats became a summertime favorite and he opened his first retail location in 1949 on Port Richmond Ave.

By 1966, Ralph was ready to retire and his two daughters, Lucile and Elise, continued the family business. This next generation started to create new flavors, always using the finest ingredients available in order to maintain Grandpa’s high standards.

Eventually, Ralph’s grandsons – that’s us! – began working in the store. People traveled from all over to try our ices and to take a pint home. In the late 1980’s we started delivering our Italian Ices to locations outside Staten Island so people could enjoy a real Italian Ice. In 2001, locations in all five boroughs, Long Island and New Jersey joined the Ralph’s Franchise program and became Ralph’s Famous Italian Ice stores. With over 100 flavors, you can still get the quality ices that Grandpa started making almost a century ago – including the original Orange and Lemon flavors that have remained unchanged since the beginning.

Weekday Hours: From: 12:00 AM To: 12:00 AM

Weekend Hours: From: 12:00 AM To: 12:00 AM

Physical Address:
112 Main St.
Port Jefferson, NY United States

Web Site: [Web Link]

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