When Sandwich was still a small town, the ice cream shop everyone went to was called Frannie & George's, or Fran & Georgie's, depending on who you ask. It was across the street from Sandwich Mini Golf, on Rte. 6A and everyone knew everyone, and it was always busy. It closed in the 70's, and we were left without our go-to ice cream shop. The closest would have been Four Seas in Hyannis or at Dick & Ellie's Mini Golf in New Seabury.
Twin Acres opened in the mid-70's, on Rte. 6A, close to the town line with Bourne. It seemed like such a looong drive from E. Sandwich where I lived, near the town line with Barnstable. It was such a treat on summer nights, to be playing w/ my cousins and hear the 'grown ups' announce that a Twin Acres run was in the offing, and did we want sundaes? And who wanted to go for a ride to get them? The 3 of us crowded into the car for the trip down there.
Everyone has gone to Twinnies since that time, not to mention the tons and tons of tourists in the summer. I would always go whenever I'd visit from the west coast, no matter how cold it still is in the spring. I had to have my usual vanilla/chocolate soft serve twist. They truly are the best. Their menu has branched out a lot since that time. It's been renovated and a larger parking lot (but still too small) was made. There are benches and picnic tables too, and it's beautifully landscaped. Sometimes you can't even get close to the place on summer nights.
Right now it's only open on weekends. Good Friday found us in Sandwich running errands, and we stopped at Twin Acres for a cone of soft serve. It wasn't terribly warm, but it was sunny and pleasant enough to sit on one of the benches to finish them before leaving for BBay. It's so great to be sharing this time honoured tradition with my honey, and I'm sure we'll be back several more times this season!