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121 Main Street, Oswego, IL
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
Best ice cream in town!

The Dairy Hut is a wonderful small town ice cream shop. The tornadoes are awesome and my kids love the soft serve with sprinkles. The variety of different dipped cones and slushies make it stand out from the chain ice cream places. The outdoor seating is nice, but it is popular in the summer so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Suzanne S
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Oswego, Illinois
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Oswego, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Dairy Hut is a wonderful small town ice cream shop. The tornadoes are awesome and my kids love the soft serve with sprinkles. The variety of different dipped cones and slushies make it stand out from the chain ice cream places. The outdoor seating is nice, but it is popular in the summer so expect to wait a little... More 

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Oswego, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

This place is the perfect summer evening destination. On warm summer evenings, be prepared to stand in line for a little while. Paired with a romantic walk by the river, it makes a lovely date! The "ice cream" treats are comparable to Dairy Queen, and inexpensive! They have food items, but I've only ever had the chicken tenders. .

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Chicago, Illinois
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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Been going to the Dairy Hut for many years. Good place to go after sporting events. Several trips after baseball games. Ice cream is very good.

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Oswego, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I've been here multiple times for ice cream when they're open. It's your basic small town ice cream place, but very tasty. The workers appear to all be school aged kids, but it's nice to see them working. There's only outdoor seating, so if you're not into that then you'll have to sit in your car.

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Oswego, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

You don't "Live" in Oswego if you don't have ice cream at the Dairy Hut. The Dairy Hut has always been a favorite, but over the past three summers they have improved the service greatly and added improved outdoor seating, making the Dairy Hut a great place to visit on a warm summer night.

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Chicago suburbs
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39 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

This place has been around for a long time, albeit under different ownership. They have outdoor seating which is nice during the summer. The only dislike is that all their ice cream if soft serve. So some of their items come out kind of melted and mushy because the soft serve starts out too soft to being with. Expect a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 121 Main Street, Oswego, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Oswego

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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