What's the deal with the ice-cream stand along Route 100 in Somers?
What is the history of this food stand in Somers?
King Kone, the iconic soft-serve ice-cream stand in Somers, located right near the intersection of Routes 35 and 100, has been around since 1955, and, happily for its regulars, not much has changed since. King Kone heralds the ice-cream eating season by opening the second week of April and stays open seven days a week until mid-October. Deb and Brian Hopkins have been the owners for nine years. Brian also drives the ice cream truck that services local neighborhoods. Although the bulk of the crowds commence in the late afternoon (they move it along quickly, but on a warm night, expect to wait in line), King Kone is a hot and happening place for lunch, too, as there’s lots more than ice cream—regular hard dipped and soft serve—on the menu. The most popular food choices are hamburgers, hot dogs, fries and lobster rolls. Yes, lobster rolls. Favorite ice-cream treats include sundaes, flurries, and the famous soft serve choco-vanilla twist. King Kone is a real scene for people watching as loyal customers come from far, far away via motorcycles, pick up trucks, even stretch limos. King Kone recently established its own Facebook page.