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2 Jay Dr, Route 141 (Basin Road), New Castle, DE 19720-1718
302-328-9740
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Ice Cream

Dairy Palace has the best tasting ice cream in the area. I will travel the 20 minutes just to get a cherry dipped vanilla cone. Each Spring I look forward to their opening and dread their closing in October. Definitely a place I keep coming back to.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Wilmington, DE
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Wilmington, DE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Dairy Palace has the best tasting ice cream in the area. I will travel the 20 minutes just to get a cherry dipped vanilla cone. Each Spring I look forward to their opening and dread their closing in October. Definitely a place I keep coming back to.

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Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This place is a must for us whenever we are in the area. Ice cream is good creamy soft serve. Love the sundae selections. My husband loves the milkshakes. Prices are not bad, but not cheap either. I just wish they had a small or kids shake because it is a bit much to spend over $4 on a shake... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The staff is extremely friendly and helpful! We stopped here after a long car ride from Chicago!! Our daughter was ecstatic over the awesome flavor selection! Awesome fun cones and sprinkles everywhere!! Our group had a great time here enjoying a sweet treat!! A great place to stop!

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Got lost looking for a stop for gas off the freeway on the way to New Jersey and found this Palace of Ice Cream goodness on accident. So many flavor choices, and this soft serve delight was superb. I never got more than five feet from the window and consumed it all. Definitely making this a stop on every trip... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Dairy Palace is an institution around here and hopefully will be in business forever. It is not a chain and retains the old fashioned quality which chains try to imitate. They only have soft serve ice cream but they make all kinds of sundaes, shakes, etc.and the ice cream is so rich I always feel happy when I go there.

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New Castle, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This may be a bad time to be writing this review, as they just closed for the season. We love their shakes and sundaes. (I prefer another ice cream shop's soft ice cream.) Like their chili dogs, too. They're a bit expensive, but the sundaes and shakes are always good, great ingredients and combinations. Good staff, too. 'bye 'til next... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Not many 5 star restaurants in New Castle but The Dairy Palace I think deserves 5 stars easy! So rich & creamy could eat a large vanilla cone every day the rest of my life {although I hear they are closed in the winter}? After a meal at one of New Castle's, "ho hum" restaurants it is nice to scarf... More 

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We stumbled upon this little ice cream place while looking for gas. The line was steady so we looked up the reviews. Thanks for the pineapple shake suggestion, we LOVED it. Prices are a little steep for what you get but worth stopping in!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I like Dairy Palace...I like their ice cream, as it is ice cream, not frozen tasteless garbage. It was thick , sweet and tasty. Totally enjoyable and worth a detour and a 30 minute wait.

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New Castle, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

Good solid ice cream, shakes and chili dogs! Only open from Spring through Autumn, worth the wait every year! Very popular especially during those warm evenings! Friendly atmosphere and good service!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Jay Dr, Route 141 (Basin Road), New Castle, DE 19720-1718
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  New Castle
  • Phone Number: 302-328-9740
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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