It's no secret that Del's Lemonade is one of the most refreshing and unofficial beverages of summer. However, if you're not located in Rhode Island, places to find Del's are scarce.

Sure, Dorothy Cox's in Fairhaven has Del's as does Macray's Seafood in Tiverton, but if I had it my way, Del's would be just as available as a Dunkin', Honey Dew, or even Starbucks, which are now making their rounds across the SouthCoast.

Here in New Bedford, what better way to compliment the waterfront than with Del's Lemonade? Yes, you can enjoy a delicious ice cream cone from Acushnet Creamery's Pier 3 location, but sometimes a sweet frozen beverage hits the spot differently.

There was once a time when Del's ruled Kempton Street, and I think it's about time we bring it back to the city.

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I tend to lean more towards the frozen watermelon Del's over the frozen lemonade, but you can't knock down the OG staple completely. It's more of a preference, but every once in a while, there's something about those chunks of real lemon that satisfies the soul.

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However, I have to give credit where credit is due.

After spotting a Facebook post from a New Bedford native, Matthew Stockbarger, in regards to wanting Del's Lemonade stands here in the city, I decided to dive deeper.

Where would be perfect for people to drive in and drive out with a refreshing watermelon or lemonade from Del's?

I decided to crowdsource from other locals who were on board with the research project.

While I'm aware that the Del's is very specific with its choices of location, building and product, keep in mind that this is simply a list of potential places where Del's would thrive around the city and not a serious proposition.

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