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121 Main Street, Oswego, IL
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Good Ice Cream

Good ice cream & good service. Has a real home town feel. Why don't they open earlier than noon? Come on, DQ opens at 10:30am, why not open at least by 11am???

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
Montgomery, Illinois
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Oswego, Illinois
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10 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I took my grandson there and he loved it. Keep in mind he was one at the time and at one, you will eat anything. As an adult however, this was not good ice cream. It was a "wanna be" at best.

Thank LauraLee36507
Montgomery, Illinois
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Good ice cream & good service. Has a real home town feel. Why don't they open earlier than noon? Come on, DQ opens at 10:30am, why not open at least by 11am???

Thank Rebann54
Oswego, Illinois
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I like that it sits in the down town area. Ice cream places are few and far between. The order area is pretty small, a better "flow" would help. Always good service. Nice shaded area with tables outside. Decent price and the only ice cream down town.

Thank JL B
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91 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Their menu has it all and their icecream treats are extensive. It's a bit disorganized and gets crowded in the small customer area. Mostly staffed by young teenagers.

Thank DebbieMF
Oswego, Illinois
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

Thank Suzanne S
Oswego, Illinois
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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. .

Thank NerualAit
Chicago, Illinois
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87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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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.

Thank Kathy S
Oswego, Illinois
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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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.

Thank redrosepinkheart
Oswego, Illinois
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9 restaurant reviews
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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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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 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

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

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  • Cuisine: American

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