Pros: Fun and family oriented
Carvel's was a staple in my life. Not only was it my job through high school but, it was also the major "hang out". Best known for their ice cream cakes (chocolate and vanilla layers with chocolate oreo-like cookie crunch between), carvel's is a staple for many under 13 birthday parties. Cakes can be customized for individual needs and the company hires many cake decorators to personalize each order. Orders can usually be filled in a few days.
Besides the cakes, it also provides a full service ice cream parlor. From sundaes to malts to old fashioned dipped ice cream, it catered to your every ice cream dream. Though the flavor selection may not be as extensive as it's well known competition (32 flavors), Carvel's can boast that many of their flavors are made in store and are fresher than other chains.
Family Friendly and Fun. A great night out for all ages.