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Dairy Palace

2 Jay Dr, Route 141 (Basin Road), New Castle, DE 19720-1718
302-328-9740
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Ranked #5 of 124 restaurants in New Castle
Cuisines: Ice Cream
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Wilmington, Delaware
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161 reviews 161 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

A traditional roadside stand will take you back in time to the 1950s. It's great to see a family business like this doing well.

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New Castle, Delaware
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15 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

their hot fudge and peanutbutter sauce sundaes are great! I even order just their hot fudge sundaes i think the whipped cream is extra, but their icecream is really good

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Delaware
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574 reviews 574 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
1,082 helpful votes 1,082 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

My husband and I stopped here again this summer for ice cream. Dairy Palace did NOT disappoint. Large portions of good ice cream at decent prices. I love the large selection of ice cream creations and toppings. You can get just about anything you want! We have been coming here for years & will continue to visit when in the... More

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New Castle, Delaware
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

A boiled hot dog on a white bread bun eaten standing in the parking lot, followed by a classic ice cream confection. I have no idea why we keep going back to a place with window-only service and eat standing in a parking lot with no seating next to a noisy busy road, but we do. I honestly don't know... More

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