Full Tilt

Written by on February 3, 2018 in I Eat Seattle, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

(fulltilticecream.com) – Ballard neighborhood, Seattle, Washington

How I heard of this place: Nearly a decade ago, I was introduced to Full Tilt at – I believe – at one of it’s first locations in Columbia City. Blown away by its bright blue, signature flavor, we have enjoyed it on several occasions. Their Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Pajama Party this past weekend made for a perfect reason to indulge once again.

Type of cuisine:Full Tilt Ice Cream makes all natural ice cream and frozen desserts with as much creativity and local ingredients as possible.

Ambiance: “Live music. Pin ball. Arcade Games. Beer.” outside of ice cream, that about explains it all.

Our retail outlets feature new and vintage arcade and pinball machines, an eclectic mix of sodas, an amazing mix of music on our stereos, and some of the finest beers the Northwest has to offer. After extensive research and testing, we have scientifically created a fun environment for people of all ages.

We were founded in 2008 by Ann Magyar and Justin Cline in the lovely neighborhood of White Center. Ann and Justin started with the idea to open a shop where families could hang out, artists could display their art, and everyone could eat great ice cream. After we mentioned the idea to a few friends, one of them told us they wished there was a place in the neighborhood to play pinball. Ann had once lived above a pinball parlor, and the idea stuck.

White Center was already a wonderful neighborhood, but it’s bad rap was keeping too many families from enjoying the amazing blend of restaurants and markets. Our hope was that Full Tilt would help bring the neighborhood out. It worked, and now we have shops in White Center, Ballard, University District, and Columbia City, and a couple more on the way.”

What I ordered: We selected two waffles – yes, fluffy, round, Belgian breakfast waffles – one topped with Coffee & Donuts ice cream,

and the second with Fruity Pebbles and Raspberry Cheese Danish ice creams to enjoy between the three of us.

What I loved: The slightly sweet, fluffy, buttery waffle was one of the best I’ve had – outside of Belgium and home-made.

Why I loved it: A fun space, loud and perfect for children of all ages. Extra friendly staff – specifically a truly remarkable, happy, respectful and compassionate young man in Winnie the Pooh onesie – and deliciously extravagant, creative ice cream (vegan, too) flavors!

Cost: High ($17+ for the two waffles and three scoops of ice cream)

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