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Pelican's SnoBalls

4.7

3217 N Roxboro St
Durham, NC 27704
Phone: (919) 908-8771
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Photo of Levi Jackola Levi Jackola
Oct 3, 2021 5

Good snowballs and good service and they were pretty fast

Photo of May Gurl Jerry Bumblevillington May Gurl Jerry Bumblevillington
Sep 10, 2021 5

So delicious! I got the cotton candy WITH THE CREAM! 👍👍👍

Photo of Tammy Oliver Tammy Oliver
Sep 21, 2021 5

We love Pelicans! Always clean and the people are so nice.

Photo of April Tetewoosh April Tetewoosh
Sep 10, 2021 5

I love pelican snowballs!! It’s my go to place when I want my favorite flavor (strawberry) ice.

Photo of Chicken Man (Chicken farmer01) Chicken Man (Chicken farmer01)
Jan 22, 2022 5

I love this place so much. I spent many hot summer days going to pelican snowballs. It is awesome to watch them make your snow cone. And they have a nice area where you can play corn hole. The prices are very reasonable and fair. I personally never get the same flavor. I always spin the wheel and let it pick my flavor. I highly recommend this place to anyone who likes pure greatness.

Photo of Diamond Royal Richez Diamond Royal Richez
Sep 6, 2020 5

I jus love this place

Photo of ramon Carr ramon Carr
Sep 5, 2020 5

Great day with the grand kids

Photo of Patra Diggs Patra Diggs
Sep 7, 2020 4

Fast service, lots of great flavors to choose from. Love the atmosphere.

Photo of angela Cherry angela Cherry
Sep 7, 2020 5

First time eating this. They have sugar free syrup so it made better. Wished they had more suger free flavors. But it was delicious 😋

Photo of Patricia Spencer-Ward Patricia Spencer-Ward
Sep 14, 2020 5

It was awwwwwwesome they such amazing flavors and u get your monies worth! Fast service.

Photo of Dave Clark Dave Clark
Aug 23, 2020 5

Love this place! Always friendly and fast service. And with 100 docent flavors (plus combinations) it'll take years to repeat any flavors.

Photo of Herobrine Herobrine
Jul 10, 2020 5

I love this place really good snocones!! Get more than 2 flavors if u want your snowcone with some great flavor

Photo of Colleen Risbeck Colleen Risbeck
Jun 28, 2020 5

Jus what ya need on a hot day! I got the birthday cake. Twas bomb wish I got a large lol

Photo of Shafiq Waller Shafiq Waller
Jun 28, 2020 5

Awesome snowballs. Finely shaved ice makes it much better than the others. Their flavors are also not think and syrupy which is great.

Photo of Larry Lockett Larry Lockett
Jun 26, 2020 5

Family favorites. Quick service! A ton of options to choose from when it comes to flavors. And best of all pretty decent. Quick summer treat for the family.

Photo of Robbin Williams Robbin Williams
Jun 8, 2020 5

It was sooo good. That was my first time going. Really delicious.

Photo of Khi Turner Khi Turner
Jun 6, 2020 5

A+ | This is a super popular water ice shop. It has so many flavours and a soft texture that could rival Slurpees

Photo of Ms. T. Ward Ms. T. Ward
May 31, 2020 5

It was a long line and a long wait but customer service was great, price was reasonable, and my son happy.

Photo of alyssa g.w alyssa g.w
May 22, 2020 5

Great place with greater flavors lol I especially recommend Margarita and birthday cake, or Tigers blood and birthday cake 😊

Photo of Dimira Coston Dimira Coston
May 23, 2020 5

Always a great experience. Lots of flavors, friendly staff and of course it yummy! Perfect treat for a hot day.

Photo of Luke Montgomery Luke Montgomery
Mar 20, 2020 5

3/20/20 Just opened today for the season! Great snowballs and excellent service. Staple of north Durham

Photo of Nakoa Sones Nakoa Sones
Apr 22, 2020 3

Great place I went here often when I attended the wright school across the street.pelicans snowballs has a wide variaty of flavors (my favorite being fireball).all I would reccomend is that they clean the tables more often and keep people from stealing the nerf guns

Photo of Sanscash The sans god Sanscash The sans god
Feb 18, 2020 5

dont rember being at this location but others have been great so take my 5 stars

Photo of Jason Addison Jason Addison
Feb 9, 2020 5

If you haven't come across Pelican SnoBall yet in Durham, drop in. Shaved Ice in a million flavors and a few more things to boot, you can tell how good it is by the constant stream of cars in and out of the parking lot. I've not seen it packed to the gills yet, just a constant stream of people. It's location reminds me of the ice cream stand at a small local ball park, everyone parks and goes up to the window to look at the immense menu. Trying everything would take some time, but I know I seldom get the same thing twice. Furthermore, if you're watching your sugars or you're diabetic they have some options that don't use the sugar syrups that taste wonderful as well. That's always a plus to have as an option. I'm sure many of my fellow citizens will note that Pelican SnoBall has also been active in our community, showing up at schools, events, and parks. That's always a plus to see and when I can use my meager budget to support a business like that I want to. That way I know its going to my neighbors and not somebody a million miles away.

Photo of Teah Quinn Teah Quinn
Feb 18, 2020 5

Simple, affordable great for hot days. The location is not fancy but it is what you would expect from a place to get shaved ice. They have a bunch of games for kids to entertain themselves or adults: corn hole/bean bag toss, large connect 4, hula hoops 😊. Tip: for $20 get $30 in pelican dollars. Well worth the price. You would almost get 7 regular treats for $20 now you get 10! Great deal!

Photo of MC D MC D
Nov 14, 2019 5

Our kids’ and dog’s favorite summer location.

Photo of Jessica Gray Jessica Gray
Sep 11, 2019 4

This place is pretty cool, it was our first time going. It is very close to the life and science museum which is where we came from. It was a great pick-me-up after a long day with kids. They have ice cream flavored shaved ice 😋 I'm not a fruity snowcone person so this was great.

Photo of Momma Mel Momma Mel
Sep 12, 2019 5

In the heat of the night there is nothing like a nice cool treat... Pelican's SnoBalls 🍧 answer the call. I always get the clear syrup with a scoop of ice-cream in the middle of mine... simply delish! You can seat and unwind, eat with a piece of mind while children play and delight in theirs eat too.

Photo of American_bacon 10 American_bacon 10
Jul 11, 2019 4

Really good shaved ice with a big choicr of flavors and staff seems to be nice. I like the idea of there games and stuff but I personally think some of it can be sketchy to touch because it stinks or is dirty. I would recommend this place though.

Photo of Florian Emmerich Florian Emmerich
Jul 25, 2019 4

Taste is great, price is good. Place is decent and staff is nice. Location straight at Roxboro street is not really good. However, if you are close, e.g. visiting Life and Science Museum, check out the snoballs. Taste is worth it.

Photo of Sybil Richardson Sybil Richardson
Jul 4, 2019 5

Love this place . Affordable prices , always good customer services , parking is o.k . They offer pelican bucks so if you plan on buying throughout the summer it's a good idea to get them.

Photo of Pamela McCullers Pamela McCullers
Jun 28, 2019 5

I really like this location in Durham because of the extra different flavors they offered. They also had plenty of space for seating and games for the kids.

Photo of Ken Ray Ken Ray
Mar 25, 2019 5

Pelican snowball is the perfect place for families with a wide range of ages included. Of course, everyone (at every age) loves a delicious pelican snowball. The deal, though, is that there are all kinds of games in the little play area ...including bag toss and ring toss. There's also a giant connect 4 machine for the adults if they want to be entertained. Everyone comes here! Youu will see every race, Creed, color and age when you visit. And that's another thing that's so great about it...the kind of folks who don't want to be in a crowd of people who aren't just like them don't attend pelican snowball. Amen.

Photo of Jeremy Edgell Jeremy Edgell
Jun 15, 2019 4

Try something sour with sweetened condensed milk. You won't be disappointed. Promise. Personal favorite: sour tsunami w/sweetened condensed milk.

Photo of Lorraine Remington Lorraine Remington
Jun 18, 2019 5

Great place to go have a cool treat. Play area for the kids. Great prices. Menu options are great. They even have an option for a doggie treat snoball.

Photo of Terri Ward Terri Ward
Jun 9, 2019 5

Great place to cool off and hang out. There is ring toss, corn hole, big jenga style blocks, huge connect 4 game, hoola hoops, dart board. Over 100 flavors to choose from and you can mix flavors or add extras if you want!

Photo of The Fields Family The Fields Family
May 31, 2019 5

Pelicans is a favorite for the whole family. The product is great and also the environment that they have set up is very inviting and child friendly...makes me feel like a big kid...the employees are amazing they are always smiling and love what they do..and if they dont they are great actors...they have new menu items I had the cake smash is was delicious and I plan to going at least 3 times a week...

Photo of Laura Laura
May 24, 2022 5

A great place to stop for a treat and cool off. There are so many flavors/combinations to choose from, it's insane. The line usually moves pretty fast and the shaved ice is absolutely delicious, none of that chunky stuff. There is ample seating, from several picnic tables to benches all around. There are stations set up to get paper towels and use a spray bottle to keep the tables clean. There are also several games there to entertain young and old alike. Parking is to the right of the building. We have always loved coming here and will continue to do so.

Photo of Team 7 Channel Team 7 Channel
May 16, 2022 5

Such a great place for Sno Cones in Durham. Tons of flavors and options to choose from and it’s all in all a really great place to go. And they’re affordable. Biggest size is huge and only like $8 and it’s so good. I get Gone Fishin and it’s good. Usually get the $5 or $6 one and it’s very good. Great people and awesome establishment