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Dolly's Dairy Bar & Gift Shop

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Asheville Highway, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
+1 828-862-6610
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Concord, North Carolina
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ice cream was ok. They advised it was locally sourced. When we arrived there was no lines and 3 people visible working. All 3 employees were on their cell phone and did not seem excited to have customers. By the way, if you have locally sourced ice cream, you should allow tastings. Even if it's just a few. No... More 

Thank Andrew D
Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great flavor combinations that you don;t see everyday...I had s'mores ice cream, nephew had peppermint and both delicious. Also have soft serve. Nice rocking chairs and picnic tables. Plan to stop on your way back from Looking Glass Falls!

Thank MollyHoo
White Lake, Michigan
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We stopped at Dolly's for an ice cream after traveling through the Pisgah forest. Lots of flavors to choose from and hit the hunger spot before moving on.

Thank Russ H
Cleveland, South Carolina
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

An icon in the NC mountains, this dairy bar is a 'Must see and eat'. The ice cream can't be beat! The neat thing is that they cater to the summer camp population as camps drop by frequently bringing Small groups returning fom mhiking and other outside adventures Each area camp has a flavor named in its honor

Thank margaretrollison
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Lots of ice cream flavors, along with sundaes, shakes, and floats. Generous servings and good prices.

Thank jalamon
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Dolly's is right at the entrance to Pisgah National Forest. Stop by for a cool treat after a hot adventurous day. Great flavor variety based on local camps. There are often fast-moving lines of happy customers. Great treat and a MUST if you're in the area.

Thank Amber M
Ronda, North Carolina
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

What a delightful way to spend time on a hot summer afternoon! The atmosphere is totally relaxed but exceptionally refreshing. The service was good but the ice cream was better. The servings were amazingly large but not as large as the smiles on our faces as we shared time at the shaded tables.

Thank Loyd E
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

After a day in the forest we stopped for treats. We purchased cones and sundaes. They were tasty and everyone was pleased. We were surprised by the generous portions! Other customers seemed to be as well. This little place seemed to stay busy. Glad we stopped.

Thank BeaverCrew
Asheville, NC
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263 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

The ice cream here is the best, both in quality and in flavors. In addition to a long list of more common flavors, Dolly's features some really unusual tastes as well. Look for the custom-made flavors named after local summer camps. Just one example: How about chocolate ice cream, salted pretzel chunks, and pretzel-flavored fudge? Unbelievably delicious!

Thank AVLwriter
Charlotte, North Carolina
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

I have been to Dolly's Dairy Bar multiple times. It is hard to find good ice cream places, and I prefer to drink milkshakes. I know that I'm being a pig, but I usually, since I come to Dolly's from out of town, try to quench my milkshake craving by ordering 3 milkshakes. Usually I will get a pistachio one,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Asheville Highway, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Pisgah Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 828-862-6610

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?