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Sherman's Dairy Bar

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1601 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-7156
+1 269-637-8251
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Traverse City,
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic ice cream. Large portions. Kids love it. Order at the window or go inside. Look for the building with the blue cow on the roof!

Thank T5946KIjuliew
South Haven, Michigan
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're in South Haven or passing the Phoenix Rd exit off I-196, take a half hour to treat your family to the generous scoops of and a plethora of flavors of ice cream at Sherman's. You'll come back!!

Thank clgkf
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Mile high scoops of great ice cream! Great place to score after a day at the beach. Variety of flavors and speedy counter service.

Thank shapiro2015
Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Our friends took us to this place which is an institution in Michigan. This place did not disappoint! Huge line, but worth the wait. Portions are out of this world.

Thank Wesley Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I've been coming here with my family since I was a kid, and nothing says "Summer" like Sherman's Ice Cream. The Mackinac Island fudge is my favorite, though another family staple is Sherman tracks. In the summer people pack this place, and surprisingly the lines always go pretty fast....or you just forget the line as you are gorging yourself in... More 

Thank Smcmahon303
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Always searching for local ice cream, but this one snuck up on me. Noticed the guiding and blue cows on the roof while driving by. Asked hubby to stop all three nights that we were in town. Huge portions of great ice cream. Lots of history in pictures on the wall. Obviously a local favorite for good reason.

Thank Kathy L
South Haven, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Sherman's has great ice cream! Lots of flavor choices and options on how you want your icecream. This is full service icecream shop!

Thank X9806GNkimg
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I have driven 45 minutes out of the way to have Sherman's ice cream! Be warned. You will have a difficult time deciding which wonderful flavor to chose, but you must pick just one. We couldn't decide once so we got two scoops....and for the 1st time EVER I couldn't finish my ice cream. :)

Thank karen d
Sagamore Hills, Ohio
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98 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great ice cream. But watch the amounts they serve. One scoop is large and the cost is comparable. We ordered too much.

Thank SagamoreMan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My family (6 of us) enjoyed this place. Here's a bit of history! Sherman’s ice cream tastes terrific and is very affordable. History shows that Port Sherman found the niche by creating an ice cream richer and heavier than most standard ice creams, but not too much like the expensive heavy bodied super premiums. Sherman’s is made the old fashioned... More 

Thank Debra R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$8
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1601 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-7156
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  South Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 269-637-8251
A traditional counter service ice cream shop serving all the ice cream delights from cones to sundaes, shakes, and our famous Pig's Dinner. In the peak season we serve over 50 different flavors. Our shop is open March through October. If you are in the South Haven, MI area please stop by and try our delicious ice cream.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?