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OPEN Tuesday thru Sunday

Where it all began...

Popey's has been a family favorite for generations beginning in the 1970's.  Suzanne "Tinka" Skilton and husband, Richard, opened Popey's in the mid 70's in what was once an old family garage.  Not living in town at the time and raising two young boys they would make the ride to Morris to work on what would come to be a destination for so many.  Their two sons would be so excited to be going to their grandfather's - "Popey", so when it came time to name the business it was just meant to be.  And so  "Popey's" it was!  As the years went on, the menu grew, the staff grew and even the building grew.  Popey's became a landmark in the small town of Morris, CT. 

After 40 years, the Skilton's retired and long time employee, Kristen Worden, picked up right where the Skilton's left off.  Kristen, who grew up in Lakeside, began working for Tinka in 1999 as a summer job while attending Wamogo Regional High school and going on to attended Naugatuck Valley Community College for Restaurant and Hotel Management.

Kristen's great-grandfather was the owner of Worden's Dairy and Worden's Delicious Ice Cream.  The Dairy was located on Cherry Street in Waterbury CT in the 1940's. So you could say the ice cream business is in her blood!

The amazing staff along with Kristen, continues to serve the same great experience that has been provided for many generations.

Have you seen our giant cone!

Our giant ice cream cone was designed and created by Corey Worden of Beneath the Bark - Chainsaw Carvings.  Corey, who resides in Alabama with his family, grew up here in Lakeside Connecticut.  Our giant cone is approximately 10' tall carved of white pine. It was carved here at Popey's and took about 1 week to create.  Corey is an incredibly talented artist and you can check out his work on his facebook page, Beneath The Bark - Chainsaw Carvings. 

Gift Cards are available!

Gift Cards are available in any denomination of $5.00 or more.  To purchase personalized gift certificates for favors give us a call.

Take Out

During this very difficult time, Popey's continues to offer our full menu fo dining with us or all packaged to go.  Our indoor and outdoor dining areas are now open with limited seating.  Call in orders welcome, just give us a call!


Safety & Sanitation is our main priority!

We have always taken the safety of our guests very seriously.  During the current time, our dining room is closed in accordance to the State of CT.  Our staff is monitored for any signs and symptoms of illness, masks are worn by all employees.  Proper hand washing is being practiced and gloves are worn for all food prepartion and serving which are changed regularly.  We have installed plexiglass barriers at our counters and  all surfaces are disinfected regularly. We have hand sanitizer available for our guests at each counter.  Our staff has completed the ServeSafe Covid19 training and we've recieved our CT Reopen badge.  Your health and safety is our number one concern!

Variety of Flavor

Proudly serving a wide variety of Gifford's Ice Cream. Gifford's is located in Skowhegan, Maine.  We offer a full variety of ice creams, a frozen yogurt flavor, a non dairy option and a no-sugar added option.  We also serve Hood Soft Serve Vanilla, Chocolate or Twist.

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