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1950s & 60s Miami Herald File Photo

1950's & 60's - a typical Carvel in Miami

Dade County, Florida

Courtesy of George W. Young

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Herb Greenbud 09-Nov-2017 21:36
Vito's Carvel on West Dixie and 130th in North Miami was the best. Great family owned place. We used to talk about how other franchises would cut the hot fudge with Hershey's syrup! Then the neighborhood changed- ice cream was out, and mullet, tilapia was in.. The shop became a Haitian Fish market..

Good times!
Rob "Eski" Esquivel 06-Mar-2015 03:47
Saturday night in the 60's: after dinner and the movies in the Gables, ice-cream sundaes or the large chocolate shakes at the Carvel on Coral Way. The ice cream log was also worth taking home!
Don Boyd23-Aug-2014 05:35
LNValdes, you are correct about 3090 NW 36th Street being the first Burger King. Thank you for catching that error. I'm sorry that I missed that comment being posted and I would have corrected it to keep others from believing it as fact. BK built a new larger restaurant to the east in the northeast corner of NW 36th Street and 27th Avenue to replace the original one and it carries BK #1 on their receipts.

LNValdes 22-Aug-2014 19:45
McLamore and Edgerton opened their first Burger King franchise location on 4 December 1954 at 3090 NW 36th Street in Miami.
LNValdes 22-Aug-2014 19:41
Sorry but the Burger King #1 was on 36 street in Miami, not on Coral Way...
R.B. Lewis 25-May-2013 05:39
Rob MacMahon - I worked at that Coral Way Carvel in the early 1970's and Nixon would stop by while in Miami. Was next to the first Burger King ever.
Guest 10-Apr-2013 02:32
I worked there after school in 1970
Guest 01-Sep-2012 19:54
So many fond memories of waiting in line at "my" Carvel on Coral Way & 31st Ave in Miami. They always had a distinctive smell too. I brought my daughter to a Carvel in Silver Spring today in hopes of sharing those memories with her, but no cigar. The shop was inside a Jerry's Subs - no ice cream shop smell (instead the smell of greasy fries) and no unique, cool building :( The soft serve chocolate is still the best I've ever had, though :) Thanks for the memories McMahon Family! We also have "sweet" memories of the Carvel on S.W. 122nd Ave just south of the Tamiami Trail where we used to take our kids when they were little. I think that one is still there.
Mary Anne C 11-Mar-2011 05:34
Our neighborhood Carvel was located on E. 25th Street and 9th Ave. in Hialeah. We thought heaven had opened up and dropped it right there just for us!
Ray 27-Oct-2010 18:45
Ohh My God, I grew up in the Coral Way and 32 Ave area. I am 31 years old but I remember when I was like 8 or 9 back in 1987 or so...I would ride my Bike by there. The burger king was right next to it but it was on the east side of the was later demolished and re-built on the west side of the parcel closer to the free-standing bldg that was Carvel. The Carvel later closed and moved accross the street next a Subway now. The bldg is still there but is some medical clinic or supply place. WOW!!
Art 25-Feb-2009 22:10
I lived in N. Miami an Carvel was a half a block from the house on W. Dixie Hwy and 131st street. Spent a lota money there when I was in JR an SR high school!
Rob MacMahon 11-Jan-2008 14:26
My parents owned the Carvel on Coral Way just east of 32nd Ave in the late 60's. Does anyone remember the Bob & Gladys MacMahon? Richard Nixon used to come there everytime he was in Miami.
Guest 29-Aug-2007 04:02
The Carvel I was always at is still located on West 49th/103 Street and East 4th Avenue in Hialeah, FL.
Jeff 13-Jul-2007 03:41
The first Carvel in Dade County was located on Coral Way...
Jeanne 29-Jun-2007 16:59
I lived on Flagler St. and NW 64th Court and about 1 block away was a Carvel Ice Cream place. Oh, how I loved those ice cream sandwiches....