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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Community Staple

Dairy Palace has been a community favorite for more than 30 years. Family owned, it has always supported area youth sporting events. Many teams have gone there after the games to reward the children. Always had very good soft ice cream products with warm and friendly service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Dairy Palace has been a community favorite for more than 30 years. Family owned, it has always supported area youth sporting events. Many teams have gone there after the games to reward the children. Always had very good soft ice cream products with warm and friendly service.

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New Castle, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

It's been around since the early 60s. Originally a Dairy Queen that still has the iconic look of the early dairy queens with no inside service - just the 2 walk up windows. Quick friendly service. Our favorite is the black and white shake. Closes for the winter, generally closes early October and reopens in March.

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Thank Mike R
New Castle, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I just absolutely love their milk shakes, especially the banana with the real bananas. I love that you can purchase the soft serve cream in pints and quarts which makes it easy to make an ice cream cake using the soft serve. It should stay open until at least Thanksgiving, I think. Just a suggestion.

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Thank Debra M
New Castle, Delaware
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I've been going to the Dairy Palace ever since it opened in 1956! Of course, I was only one year old, but my parents were customers as well!!!!! The staff has always been pleasant, helpful, nice, courteous, etc. You get the picture. The food is GREAT! They make the BEST milkshakes (especially black and white), sundaes (hot fudge my favorite),... More 

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Thank DWHeiser
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

I think everyone will agree, this is by far the best place for everything ice cream. The variety of flavors is outstanding & the option of how you'd like your ice cream served is limitless. A shame their season is so short. They're #1 for us.

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Thank Margaret D
New Castle, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Large variety of icecream, with many different toppings to choose from. Staff is always very helpful and nice. Hours of operation are very good. This certain location stays open till well into september which is really nice for all. Always plenty of people to help you. Never much of a line.

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Thank homey052665
Wilmington, DE
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175 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

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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Thank SEK65
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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Thank daisyferret1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Tarah H
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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?