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Red Fox Creamery

146 N Loudoun St

Winchester, VA


(540) 545-8630

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Red Fox has the best ice cream in Northern Virginia and you can't beat their soups and sandwiches for lunch. The staff and owner are warm and welcoming, making Red Fox a staple in our community. — scoutfinch

Friday, September 5, 2014

On Thursday, September 4, 2014, I had lunch in downtown Winchester at the Red Fox Creamery, 146 North Loudoun Street, on the Old Town Mall. Signs out front proclaimed "Homemade Bakery Items, Homemade Ice Cream, Soups and Salads, Fresh Baked Goods, Soup and Sandwiches, Homemade to Go".

The Creamery is open every day; the posted hours are Sunday, 12:00 PM-5:00 PM; Monday and Tuesday, 10:30 AM-7:00 PM; Wednesday and Thursday, 10:30 AM-8:00 PM; Friday, 10:30 AM-10:00 PM; Saturday, 11:00 AM-9:00 PM. There's dining and takeout service, and the phone number is (540) 545-8630.

Unlike most eateries on the Old Town Mall, it has no sidewalk tables. There are two doors; the Creamery occupies space on the ground floor of two adjoining buildings constructed in 1900, each with its own recessed entrance between a pair of bay windows. Patrons are asked to use only the left door.

As you enter, you notice that each window has a table seating four for diners who wish to see and be seen. This entry room's floor has small, white hexagonal tiles, and may be that building's original floor.

The embossed metal ceiling, painted white, may also be original. On your right is a display of Red Fox Creamery tee shirts. A small recess here holds a Bundt Coffee maker.

Partway back on your right is the opening into the main seating area in the adjoining building. Beyond that is the counter with the receptionist/cashier's station at the front end; you place your orders here.

Behind her is an opening showing part of the kitchen in the next building. Further along on the right is the refrigerated display with tubs of ice cream.

Flavors are Mocha Coffee Crunch, Anise Mint Chip, Coffee, Lemon Cream Pie, Butter Pecan, Vanilla Chocolate Chip, Pistachio, Cookies and Cream, Coconut Cream, and, of course, Chocolate, and Vanilla. The top of the display case offers a variety of toppings.

Here are a few: Sprinkles, MandMs (cut), Orange Crunch, Crushed Oreos, Waffle Cone Pieces, and Gummies. Toppings are for cups only, not for cones. Three types of cones are offered; also, they can make milkshakes.

An air conditioning unit against the back wall made the entry room downright chilly. To its left was the dispenser for fountain drinks.

Against the left wall was a rack with four-packs of soft drinks to go, topped with a display of bagged potato chips. Further back on this wall were two refrigerated displays holding bottled beverages.

There is no printed menu; items are handwritten on a blackboard on the wall behind the counter. A heading advises that All Sandwiches Come With Chips. The sandwiches listed include Chicken or Tuna Salad, Egg Salad, BLT, Ham and Cheese, Turkey and Cheese, Pulled Pork; there are also Soup, Chili, and Salads.

A small sign shows that Today's Special was Pulled Pork BBQ with Chips and a Small Fountain Soda. Also, Soups today were Red Fox Chili and Chicken Noodle. I asked about a Reuben sandwich, my criterion for judging a lunch operation, and learned that it wasn't available.

I settled for a BLT, and was offered a choice of white or wheat bread. I asked about rye, but that wasn't available either; I took wheat. I had a small Mr. PiBB from the soft drink fountain.

Instead of sitting in the main dining room in the next building, I sat at a small round table up against the left wall that had three wire-backed chairs. This was across from the cashier, and I noted a fair amount of carry-out business. The BLT sandwich was adequate, but not exceptional.

I checked out the main dining area later. It has a more modern treatment than the entry room. It has a new-looking hardwood floor, raised a little above the tiled floor next door, and the ceiling is flat. There is a table for three along the back wall, and a table for four in each window, as in the entry room.

A long table seating ten is in the middle of this room. The walls have an assortment of pictures and other decorations. The locked public restroom for patrons only is in the rear, with the key available on request from the cashier in the entry room.

— Perry Crabill

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Really disappointed! I found out they use a bag mix of 15% butterfat with corn syrup from Shenandoah's Pride. This mix is simply poured into a freezer and flavor added. I could make this at home myself! NOT Homemade and corn syrup instead of sugar. Not what I see advertised! — Anonymous Reviewer

Thursday, December 12, 2013

My hubby and I have been to the Red Fox Creamery multiple multiple times. I love it. The owners are fantastic. It's a hometown, mom and pop shop and feel great to be there. I know they are known for their ice cream, but I go for their chili. Brian, the owner, makes chili every single day using his own secret recipe. The chili is the absolute best I've ever had anywhere. He has been given offers for his chili recipe through the years, but he has never taken it. So, whatever he does, is still a guarded secret. It's awesome and it is wonderful to see them doing so well downtown Winchester. — Anonymous Reviewer

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Go there and try the ice cream called The Kitchen Sink. You can thank me later. Yum. — Anonymous Reviewer

Monday, January 28, 2013

Nothing special, very sterile looking atmosphere, ice cream was ok at best and way overpriced for the small scoop I got. I left there feeling like I had been taken — Anonymous Reviewer

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I love that they are on the downtown mall. They have some of the best ice cream in town and their lunch specials are usually pretty good as well. Great to try on a hot day — Anonymous Reviewer

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

This is by far the best icecream I've had in quite some time, my favorite being the chocolate chip! They are very friendly and always offer you to try their different flavor options before placing your order. Prices compare to other similar establishments in town. — Anonymous Reviewer

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I love love LOVE everything about the Red Fox Creamery. From the best chicken salad in town to the very best ice cream!!! The staff there are always friendly and love the new location — Anonymous Reviewer

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Best tasting ice cream I have tasted in a long time. I live in northern Virginia an love taking the ride to Winchester to have some homemade ice cream. Staff was friendly and courteous. — Anonymous Reviewer

Friday, June 8, 2012

I went to Red Fox today with my husband and children and am thrilled to finally give a review! The ice cream was to die for!!! My husband had the mocha, my son had the cherry, my daughter had fresh strawberry and I got the cookies 'n' cream. It was absolutely spectacular! The two girls who work there were very chipper which made the experience even more enjoyable! I highly recommend this place to anyone who wants some great ice cream! — Anonymous Reviewer