Family owned and operated, the Lil’ Caboose has been serving delicious old fashioned ice cream and hot dogs to families from all over during the vacation summer months since the 1960’s. The Lil’ Caboose was originally from the Grafton-Upton train line after it went out of service. The retired caboose was shipped to Cape Cod around 1964 and turned into a Cape Cod land mark serving ice cream from creameries all over New England.
Today, the Caboose is used not only as a historic land mark, but also as a kitchen to serve our delicious ice cream (hard and soft), hot dogs, pizza, and sandwiches all summer long! Come and enjoy a cone or some lunch while sitting on our large spacious deck overlooking the gorgeous flower gardens, or bring the kids to play in the choo-choo train playground. With plenty of parking and the friendliest staff around, you’ll be sure to enjoy your visit to the Lil’ Caboose.
The Lil' Caboose is happy to host your next birthday party, family get-together, or other special function. Please call for more information!
***The Lil' Caboose is CASH ONLY. We have an ATM located on the premises for your convenience!
Due to the nature of distribution and local business, our menu may vary from time to time. Please call ahead with any questions on flavors or other items that we may have available.***
We proudly serve super premium Garelick and Giffords Farm Hard & Soft Ice Cream, Yogurt, Sherbet, and Sorbet. With our wide variety of flavors, tempting topping assortment, and old fashioned preparations, you're sure to find something for the whole family to smile about. Can't decide? Go for the whole caboose and order one of our decadent sundaes!
You won't find any funny stuff in these hot dogs. 100% All Natural Kayem Kosher Dogs, piled high with all of your favorite topping combinations. Had hot dogs for lunch on the beach? Try our pizza, paninis, or other delicious items made to order. Whatever it is you decide on, don't skimp on the homemade chili topping!
The Lil' Caboose has been Lower Cape Cod's favorite ice cream destination since the 1960's. Owned by a small local family and powered by some of Cape Cod's finest residents, students, and summer wash-ashores, the age-old vacation traditions are kept alive. Of course, we added some updated twists like Razzles, and our Choo-Choo Train Playground, too!
notes and updates from inside the Caboose
Dear wonderful and valued customers, due to a sudden and drastic increase in dairy from one of our major distributors, we are forced to increase our prices between 3-5 cents effective July 24th. We apologize for the inconvenience and promise to continue to provide you quality, kind, and local service. Our sincere apologies.
From our family to yours: Happy July 4th weekend! We hope that everyone has a fun-filled, amazing, Cape Cod 4th!
We are OPEN! We have all of your favorites available. Complete with friendly faces and sprinkles! Check out our Facebook Page for hours.
Thank you for another wonderful year! From all of us here at the Lil' Caboose, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! We look forward to seeing you and the sun again in the Spring.
Our annual End of the Year Sale is going on through Columbus Day! That means half off all of our hand-packed pints and quarts! Come on down to get your last cone of the season and take some home to share.