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Superior Dairy

325 N. Douty Street, Hanford, CA 93230
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Ranked #1 of 106 restaurants in Hanford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Dessert, Ice Cream
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dessert
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102 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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Granite City, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Last night was our first trip to Superior Dairy but I certainly hope it is not our last. We are visiting our daughter and her family in California and this will be a request each time we come back. The prices are unbelievable for the size of the servings. We only had ice cream so I cannot comment on the... More

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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Ok, so this place is somewhat of an institution. It's apparently been a place to go get ice cream since like the 50's and when you go there, you'll see why. They serve ENORMOUS servings of ice cream, I mean seriously, one sundae will likely feed your whole family, and maybe some neighbors too. Seriously, the servings are giant, and... More

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97 reviews 97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Best ice cream by far. Take Amtrak and stop in Hanford.The shop is worth the stop alone. Seeing other reviews, I do agree. You need to take friends/family with you to help eat it all. A single scoop is (in my opinion) about 6 of other places'. Can't say enough about it. I LOVE IT! I have made trips especially... More

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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Huge Scoops....... Superior Dairy scoops it up right. With homemade Ice Cream and there HUGE scoops are outstanding but it is the shots of flavor that send it over the top. And by shots of flavor I mean you can get a shot glass full of hot fudge, caramel or marshmallow, oh and don't forget the nuts or just do... More

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Fresno, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Great place to take the family for ice cream. Only thing is you MUST get there early. Place gets packed. Afternoons over the weekend has sports teams from all over the county. Come hungry. One scoop at Superiors is like three scoops anywhere else. Enjoy

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Escondido, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

all sundaes should be sold for couples-HUGE! we had hot fudge with chocolate ice cream-real whipped cream! eat slow, tastes better as it melts. you can tell the regulars-they share. a great stop and as far as I can tell the only reason to go to Hanford. why can't anyone else do what they do? sit at the counter and... More

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Carlsbad, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A family operated institution for 85 years, Superior Dairy serves without a doubt the best Ice Cream this side of the Mississippi. As former residents, we eat there whenever we are in the area. Summer time special is fresh peace ice cream. You can tell it is fresh peaces by the pieces you can see in the serving. And occasionally,... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I wrote a review on this place before, but I visited recently, and I noticed a change. The service is still as terrible as always, the rudest employees known to mankind. The place is still slowly rotting away...the beautiful happy ice cream shop that once was is slowly crumbling down, and the dirt stuck in the corners continues to pile... More

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Porterville, California
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176 reviews 176 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Saturday afternoon and it was packed. First time here and I'm glad we waited it out. Two of us shared a banana split and it was really too much for us, even if it only cost $6.25. What they consider a "scoop", I'd say was more like 2 1/2 scoops. This place has been in business since 1929 and I... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

One single scoop is more than any one person can eat, in most cases. They are a hometown dairy. The summer flavor that everyone waits for is fresh peach. Yum. Often times a family of four will order an S.O.S. Everyone's eyes in the parlor get big seeing it. It is a must try item.

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