Damascus: Jimmie Cone Opens Today for its 60th Season

by Patrick Herron

Jimmie Cone, which has been serving soft serve ice cream and frozen yogurt in Damascus since 1962, opens today for its 60th season! One of the reasons Jimmie Cone’s soft serve ice cream is loved by many could be because it is made with 10 percent butterfat, which is approximately twice as much as in McDonald’s and Dairy Queen soft serve. Cars usually pack the Damascus location on warmer days with long lines that move relatively quick.

The restaurant posted the following update/flavor report this morning:

Owners Dan and Bonnie Leiter bought Jimmie Cone in 1990 from Bill and Dorothy Harris,  who are the son and daughter-in-law of the original owner. In 1997, Jimmie Cone opened its second location in nearby Mount Airy. The Mount Airy location is a bit larger than the original Jimmie Cone

The two locations, 26420 Ridge Road in Damascus and 1312 S Main Street in Mt Airy, both offer chocolate, vanilla, and twist every day. Strawberry, Black Raspberry and Orange flavors rotate weekly, and are also available twisted with vanilla. Frozen yogurt is also offered—one fat free and one fat and sugar free—changing weekly.

The menu can be seen below:


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