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) and hot dogs, chili dogs, sweet sausages with peppers and onions, and soft pretzels 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!
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 Creative Creamery and Giffords Farm Hard & Soft Ice Cream, Yogurt, Sherbet, and Sorbet. Our in season, delicious homemade waffle cones are made daily and are sure to please! With our wide variety of ice cream 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!
All beef Kayem hot dogs, the same as served at Fenway Park, piled high with all of your favorite toppings! Also, try our delicious sweet Italian sausage with peppers and onions or a super soft pretzel.
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
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.