|This entry refers to a departed business that has closed or left town. All information here is for historical reference only.|
|2191 Cowell Blvd. #F (in Oakshade Town Center)|
|October 1983 in Houston, Texas|
|Ice Cream Just the way you like it.|
This ice cream shop closed around 2007-09-30 and was replaced by another one named Davis Creamery.
This ice cream parlor serves fresh, premium ice cream in plastic tumblers. Similar to Cold Stone Creamery, they offer "mixins", items that are mashed into the ice cream when you order. That similarity causes them to often be compared. They both make the ice cream and waffle products in the store, (unlike Baskin-Robbins and Ben & Jerry's where the ice cream is pre-made and delivered from elsewhere) and mix the ice cream on a frozen stone, but that's where the similarities end. Marble Slab opened five years earlier1, Cold Stone now has over 1200 stores, and the Marble Slab chain has 267 stores2.
The prices are comparable to Cold Stone. The smallest size costs 2.99 (no mixin included, but some servers let that rule slide) (Cold Stone is $3.29 including the mixin), 3.20 for original (no mixin), 3.79 with one mixin, 4.38 for 2 mixin, 4.50 for big dipper (includes 1.5 mixin though many servers give 2). Toppings are 60 cents extra if you want more than what is included. If you are interested in ordering a customizable ice-cream cake be prepared to order it at least 48 hours in advance to allow the staff to make the ice-cream.
Marble Slab doesn't take American express anymore, but they do accept Visa and Mastercard as well as debit card. The kids cup is like 2 scoops, 2.5-3 scoops for original cup, 6 scoops for a big dipper, 10 for a pint.
The Big Dipper and Quart size is the best value. For only a $1 extra you can double the pint size ($5.19) to a quart ($6.19).
The Davis store has "Wild Wednesdays": Wednesdays, 6PM-9PM, buy one original size w/ 1 mixin and get one free. Currently Marbleslab Creamery is not giving out gift certificates anymore as they are transitioning towards gift cards but they still accept gift certificates.
About the Staff: They recently had a change in management as of June/July 2006, the owner is Lucy who typically works during the weekdays when the store opens until 3-4pm. The store is basically student run and they try their best to offer great service.
Store Hours: Since the weather ultimately determines the business the management changes the operating hours depending on the season.
Fall/Winter Season: Sun-Fri 12:00pm - 9:00pm Sat 12:00pm - 10:00pm *Begins the first week of October
Spring Season: Sun-Fri 12:00pm - 9:30pm Sat 12:00pm - 10:30pm *Begins the first week of March
Summer Season: Sun-Fri 12:00pm - 10:00pm Sat 12:00pm - 11:00pm *Begins the first week of May
The Banana ice cream shake is awesome.
2005-07-07 09:57:35 When I've gone, the frozen yogurt machine has always been broken or no in service. good ice cream but HIGH prices. I'd rather go to rite aid and get ice cream for 1.00 per scoop! —SiennaGrass
2005-08-03 20:14:12 Strawberry ice cream with a banana mix-in is my favorite. —AlexPomeranz
2005-10-13 17:41:10 Something about the name makes me think of an autopsy. I hope they move the body aside before making the ice cream. This is pretty much heart attack in a cone: Crisco with flavoring. But one must be self destructive now and again, right? —MisterProfessor
2005-10-15 20:55:43 To be honest, I wasn't very impressed by Marble Slab. They have lots of toppings, but very few flavors. —MaggieBlank
2006-07-07 10:48:36 not the greatest ice cream shop to go to.
only accept cash. servers can be rude. portions are not as great as places such as coldstones. way too expensive. graham cracker mixin tastes stale. not a fan, at all. —OnnieLin
2006-11-10 21:39:27 Sweet cream with chocolate chip mixins...Delicious. The pumpkin flavor is pretty good too. —ErwinSena
2007-02-21 19:11:28 yea they take cards, and yea they also have wild wednedays —AndreaPasiliao