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Pelican's SnoBalls

4.7

606 Fayetteville St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (984) 244-0174
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Photo of Joseph Foster Joseph Foster
Oct 29, 2021 4

Can't say I ate the snowball but my 5 year old says it was good! I can say the employee was really friendly and helpful.

Photo of Joshua Reynolds Joshua Reynolds
Apr 28, 2021 5

Got to love all the flavor options! Fireball, tiger's blood, wedding cake...

Photo of Q. G Q. G
Aug 13, 2021 5

Amazing!!! This NY'er is pleased #delicous

Photo of Robert Young Robert Young
Nov 20, 2020 5

Mom and pop shop with dozens and dozens of different flavors of shaved ice. Really good

Photo of Leah Evans Leah Evans
Oct 18, 2020 5

Delicious, fast. Will go again. Not exactly the same as sno cone. Mych better.

Photo of Audra _ Audra _
Oct 8, 2020 5

Grim Reaper...so sour yet so addictive. Thanks to the gentleman that walked me through my first Snoball experience. Excellent suggestion and my new weekly cheat treat!

Photo of Kristen Kristen
Aug 7, 2017 5

Great friendly service, amazing prices and crazy flavors of anything you could possibly imagine. AND DOG SNOBALLS! Which is HUGE for us as our older lab cannot eat ice cream. If you're in downtown, place to be!

Photo of Ashley Bates Ashley Bates
Sep 5, 2020 5

Friendly staff. Snowballs were GOOD

Photo of Stewart Evans Stewart Evans
Sep 5, 2020 5

Quick service great flavor selection.

Photo of Kristen Kristen
Aug 7, 2017 5

Great friendly service, amazing prices and crazy flavors of anything you could possibly imagine. AND DOG SNOBALLS! Which is HUGE for us as our older lab cannot eat ice cream. If you're in downtown, place to be!

Photo of Tommy Briley Tommy Briley
Sep 8, 2020 4

It is snow cones... of course it is good

Photo of Argyle Smallwood Argyle Smallwood
Aug 29, 2020 5

I absolutely love this place and the convenience it provides with the drive through option. I take my son here all the time as a reward for doing good in school.

Photo of Michael Johnston Michael Johnston
Jul 21, 2020 5

Beautiful experience at the shave ice shack. They really made me feel at home. like I was home on the lanai grubbin my icy.

Photo of January Capricorn January Capricorn
Jun 29, 2020 5

I'm new to the area. And every time I drive by this place is always packed. So today we stop by to buy a few SnoBalls. I'm happy that we did because the snoballs are good and not over priced.

Photo of Lindsey Comer Lindsey Comer
Jun 12, 2020 5

Great snowballs fast. Lots of flavors

Photo of Hip Hop Hip Hop
Jun 2, 2020 5

It has so many flavors and all of them are good and they are good at social distracting .

Photo of Brianna Green Brianna Green
May 31, 2020 5

I literally go there every single day and I get regular ice or either clear bubble gum coconut and j me happy and pug cotton candy and many more

Photo of sunshine love sunshine love
Oct 12, 2019 5

Who doesnt love snoballs?? I'm trying to taste them all.

Photo of Teah Quinn Teah Quinn
Feb 18, 2020 4

When you are looking for something sweet and cold but Icecream seems too heavy this is the place to go. Super refreshing affordable and over 70 flavors to choose from. I love cotton candy and POG! Advice: pay $20 get $30 in pelican cones currency, why not free money!!!

Photo of Grey La'Faye Grey La'Faye
Oct 3, 2019 5

Never had pelicans before and I now know it's something I never knew I needed😂 love it

Photo of Tenita Poole Tenita Poole
Sep 22, 2019 5

I love that the employees are always cheerful. I love to see young people working and looking like they enjoy it. The variety of flavors is also great.

Photo of Anthony Ramos Anthony Ramos
Aug 8, 2019 5

Low in price and delicious. If you like slushies/snow cones come here. If not, then don't?

Photo of Josh Harlos Josh Harlos
Jul 22, 2019 4

Delicious shaved ice place with a ton of flavors and different toppings. The ice was great and the service was good. Only complaint was that they're outside seating was swarming with bees, which was not very fun when trying to enjoy the ice!

Photo of Brett Fox Brett Fox
Jul 26, 2019 4

First time experience at this place was pretty great. My only reason for not giving 5 stars is that there is basically no shaded seating area and the big green grassy area isn't fenced in or anything. I am guessing this may be because they don't actually own it, but I think they are missing a big opportunity. Parents of young kids like us are always looking for places like this, but have places where our kids can run around safely and without worrying too much. The shaved ice was great and I can't wait to go back and try more flavors.

Photo of John Ahlers John Ahlers
Jul 2, 2019 5

Love Pelican snowballs! Lots of flavors and options for things like adding ice cream or gummy worms. Have had to deal with some panhandlers if that bothers you, but it's really not a big issue.

Photo of Tersha Cox Tersha Cox
May 19, 2019 5

Always refreshing after a long hot day. Great variety.

Photo of Kathleen Koechling Kathleen Koechling
Apr 4, 2019 5

Always a joy. Today I had lemonade grape from 102 basic choices and nearly infinite combinations. Perfect treat on a hot day, plus a panoramic view of Durham!

Photo of Marquettat Matthews. Marquettat Matthews.
May 19, 2019 5

Great place to bring the kids and relax. There's a nice spacious lawn area with corn hole and other games. Of course the snoballs are delicious!

Photo of Brie Dorsey Brie Dorsey
Apr 27, 2019 3

I love Pelicans. And I want to love this location because it is so close to my job. However, they never have enough staff. I try coming on my lunch breaks but it takes like 30 mins with just a few people in line. The staff that’s works here has great customer service and they are always so apologetic. Can y’all please hire some more staff. The weather is great and i would love to continue to come but this wait is ridiculous. And it does not matter to seem what time of day. People love this place! There is always a line.

Photo of Jackie Jackie
Apr 11, 2019 5

Omg yum! Ice cream INSIDE a water ice?! Genius! The flavor combinations are endless and I haven’t had one that I haven’t liked. The staff are super nice too. They are fun to talk to and get orders out quickly. The outdoor seating area is pleasant, but unfortunately right next to a busy road. Maybe they should look into some more hedges or a privacy fence? Over all though, great product great people.

Photo of Todd Erbel Todd Erbel
Apr 23, 2022 5

I never knew snocones could be so good! Definitely a place I enjoy. Judging from how many people I see that come, I'm not the only one that enjoys it! A large assortment of options. Definitely a place I highly recommend if you're looking for a cool treat!

Photo of Divine Empath1111 Divine Empath1111
Apr 26, 2022 3

The young lady with the red hair that took my order was so wonderful and sweet! And she made our snow cones so perfect! But wat I didn’t like was, while we were sitting in the car eating my snow cone for a while, this is a little after 9 I noticed it was just her working! I saw through the window she was sweeping and mopping and cleaning! While the guy that work there was just outside playing around with his buddy! The whole time I was there I didn’t see anyone helping her! She was just working so hard I felt so bad, she just a kid and they are probably only paying her minimum wages! She was just working so hard all alone, while he was outside playing around! N we were here for a while after they closed and It didn’t look like he was going to help her at all!! It was going on almost 10 when we were about to leave on a school night, and she was still there just doing everything by herself! There should be child labor laws! If she does our order again, I will bless her with a better tip next time, because she deserves it! She made us feel so welcome, like never before and I come here a lot with my kids! This my first time seeing her.

Photo of Lorgia Harry-Valerio Lorgia Harry-Valerio
Apr 24, 2022 5

Love spending time at pelicans snowballs 🍧, I tried a new flavor omg. Mango with chili powder really good definitely recommend.

Photo of Kimberly Evans Kimberly Evans
May 28, 2022 5

Great service, snow ball was amazing! Love the option for drive thru

Photo of Tashina Foust Tashina Foust
Jun 13, 2022 5

Pelican snow is a small blue building just off the main road. They offer over one hundred flavors. There are two drive troughs and one walk up window. In the summer you can expect to wait 10-15 minutes as you make the order at the window not before you reach the window. You can expect to shave off about 5 minutes by parking and walking up to the window. That being said they are well worth the wait. It is one of the smoothest most flavorful iced treats. You can get two flavors in any one cup. They have 4 sizes, ranging from 3$ to 6.50$ for the avalanche. You can even get a stuffed snowball which is basically a float made out of shaved ice, in any flavor you want. The staff is friendly and seem to enjoy working together. The young lady who was manager the day we came through was exceptional at motivating yet maintaining a pleasant atmosphere. I highly recommend them.

Photo of ColtsFan4Life 35 ColtsFan4Life 35
Jul 1, 2022 5

A huge variety of flavors. Prices were reasonable too. The staff was friendly and quick to take out orders. We'll definitely visit again

Photo of Yaminah B. Yaminah B.
Jul 20, 2022 3

At this location, I had adequate time to place my order, yet my snowcone didn't have a lot of syrup. The flavor combination I ordered was good. If you like lots of flavor just ask for extra syrup.

Photo of Miss Jay Miss Jay
Aug 2, 2022 5

Yum, I always ask for light syrup. None will pool in bottom. Makes it not so super sweet. Even no syrup, Just enjoy the ice

Photo of Han VanderHart Han VanderHart
Aug 26, 2022 5

We love us a Pelican SnoBall! Staff are so kind, and my kids love to get the snowballs with the gummies inside (Shark Attack! Butterfly Kiss!). A great after-school stop on a hot day in Durham.