Summer is on the horizon in metro Detroit. With longer days ahead now, restaurants, specialty shops, and sweet treat windows are doling out cones twisted high with soft serve ice cream. Here, Eater highlights 15 spots offering a variety of soft serve this season with pints of pistachio gelato, vegan Dole Whip, cups of soft serve for the dog, and soft swirls between warm waffle patties and fresh-baked cookies.
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A number of metro Detroit restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the state of Michigan’s coronavirus tracker. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines. In March 2021, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a report that provided statistically significant evidence that dining on-premises at restaurants and bars was followed by a rise in COVID-19 infections and deaths. People who are fully vaccinated should consult the CDC’s interim guidance on restaurant dining and other forms of social gatherings.Read More