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690 W Saginaw St, Merrill, MI 48637-8735
+1 989-643-7095
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

This is the best ice cream joint in the area. Large portions fair prices. Have a good selection of soft serve and hard ice cream. As well as Sundaes

Thank jlickly
Merrill, Michigan
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Best Turtle sundaes around. The toppings are layered all the way down. You usually have to stand in line to get waited on because of it's popularity.

Thank RWolver672
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131 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

While staying at the Lake of Dreams Campground we have visited the Merrill Dairy Bar frequently. The service has always been good despite the fact that they are very very busy. Many flavors in hand dipped ice cream. A good stop!

Thank suebruno
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Open in Spring throughout the summer, you can't beat their soft serve ice cream. Occasionally they have other soft serve flavors as well. Also flurries, shakes, and a number of other treats to cool off with. Because they are so popular, be prepared to stand in line. But it is well worth the wait!!

Merrill, Michigan
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Great summer time ice cream stop. My only complaint is that they close for the winter. They also serve hot dogs. Picnic tables are available to sit and enjoy your treat.

Thank Sharon C
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177 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2015

Like robins returning in the spring. Our family eagerly waits the opening of the Merrill Dairy Bar. We have eaten here several times a summer for over 25 years and have never been disappointed. Great selection of ice cream and huge portions. I believe wife has only ordered the "turtle" all these years. She says its the best. I like... More 

Thank MichiganDiesel
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2013

I've been eating ice cream for several decades and this is some of the best I've ever eaten! I've visited twice and had the same great experience both times. This is going to become a regular stop when I am in the area.

Thank Cindy K
Tri Cities
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106 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2013

Excellent array of choices in soft & hard ice cream! Weekly flavour specials that rock! Many add on items possibilities for ice cream creations! CLEAN and well maintained food environment! Great prices too! A must visit when passing through! It may even become a destination! :)

1 Thank Angel_UberLiciousArt
Midland, Michigan
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 June 2013

We've been coming here for years and they never disappoint. I've never had any food, but the ice cream is great.

1 Thank ssmit15
Merrill, Michigan
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165 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2011

i stop here 2 a week the best watermellon slushies on the planet

Thank jlw11

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible
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Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 690 W Saginaw St, Merrill, MI 48637-8735
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Merrill
  • Phone Number: +1 989-643-7095

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