Definitely not a well-kept secret, The Royal Scoop ice cream shop serves the best homemade ice cream in the world. During “season” you can expect to wait in line for a taste of a superior ice cream. Our favorite flavors are pistachio (more real nuts than anything else) and rum raisin but, you cannot lose with any selection. This is, without a doubt, the best ice cream on the planet earth and possibly in the universe. Seriously.
More of a secret is that The Royal Scoop is open for lunch serving standard American sandwiches & cuisine for very affordable prices. No “touristy” stuff here – soup & sandwich, hot dogs, salads, grilled cheese sandwiches, tuna melts and BLTs are the standard fare. You can expect sandwiches to be generous and priced at about 6 bucks. No food names that you can’t pronounce at Ritz prices.
Lunch service is Monday through Friday from 11am to 3pm at the main location at the corner of Vanderbilt Drive and 8th Street just south of Bonita Beach Road.
Note: The Royal Scoop closes nightly @ 10pm so avoid the disappointment and the speeding ticket – get there before closing time.
Also, a satellite location recently opened up in the Pavilion Shopping Center on Vanderbilt Beach Road. Look for their sign just down from Naples Cyclery and the Fit & Fuel Cafe. You’ll also see their sign at other restaurants & cafes where those places are proud to advertise that they serve Royal Scoop Ice Cream (Royal Scoop sells wholesale to other restaurants). You can purchase hand packed containers to go, too.
The owners, David & Sarah Zimmerman, have long been contributing to the community with lots of children activities including a very popular Easter Egg Hunt in the field across the street from the ice cream shop. See the event calendar on this website for schedule details. Support local business that supports our local community – eat more ice cream!
The Royal Scoop
15 8th Street (corner of Vanderbilt Drive and 8th Street; north of Wiggins Pass Road and just south of Bonita Beach Road)
Bonita Springs, Florida 34134