Mr. Lemon

Providence's Mr. Lemon Serves up Summer

For more than forty years, people have cooled off from the heat with icy cold lemonades at Mr. Lemon. The family-owned business at 32 Hawkins Street in Providence is still run by the woman affectionately known as Mama Lemon and her kids. They use a family recipe capable of producing a rotating array of flavors (while supplies last): Banana, Banana Creme, Banana Swirl, Blueberry, Blue-Ice, Cherry, Cherry-Vanilla, Grape, Grape-Root Beer, Grape-Watermelon, Lemon, Lemon Meringue, Lime, Lime Rickey, Mango, Mama Mango, Mango-Watermelon, Orange Creamsicle, Passion Fruit, Peach, Peaches and Cream, Pina Colada, Pina Colada-Watermelon, Pineapple, Pineapple Creme, Pineapple Crush, Pineapple Delight, Purple Cow, Raspberry, Raspberry Rumble, Rocket, Strawberry, Strawberry Creme, Strawberry Tart, Sweet Tart, Tequila Sunrise, Vanilla, Watermelon, Watermelon-Vanilla, and always, Tutti Frutti! Once warm weather arrives, fans know to expect chill “flavor updates” like this one on Mr. Lemon’s Facebook page: “Just a heads up. Root Beer and Root Beer Float tomorrow. Y’all.”