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Dog Days Ice Cream Parlor

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119 S Calumet Rd, Chesterton, IN 46304
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2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Takeout

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  • 29
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  • 5
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
I wish I had the time to go back for more.

First of all, the address is 123 Calumet, not 119. 119 is a hot dog place and we were a little confused at first. I had a milk shake and it was great, very smooth and creamy. My sister had a cone with salted caramel and loved it. Everything was nice and clean. I would have liked to try their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
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Chesterton, Indiana
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Ahhhh, the evening's I've spent strolling through Thomas Centennial park sharing one of the ever changing flavors of gelato offered up by Dog day's. If only it were summer now... Great stop for an after dinner treat.

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Thank Richard B
Valparaiso, IN
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Dog Days has awesome premium ice cream, gelato, and sorbets in a nice variety of flavors. It has an old fashioned, laid back, friendly atmosphere where you can relax while enjoying your treat, or you could walk across the street and enjoy it in Chesterton's beautiful downtown park, where there is a lovely fountain, gazebo and ample seating.

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Thank JKJ13
chicago
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

First of all, the address is 123 Calumet, not 119. 119 is a hot dog place and we were a little confused at first. I had a milk shake and it was great, very smooth and creamy. My sister had a cone with salted caramel and loved it. Everything was nice and clean. I would have liked to try their... More 

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Thank irishiz5
Perry, MI
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64 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We had a couple of ice cream cones after dinner down the street. They were ok but we have a local dairy back home whose ice cream is much better. However this is a small local place that has other ice cream treats and is worth the stop. Surprising that it is the #1 restaurant according to TA.

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Thank hasletthoney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

We love this place. I never had a product here that didn't make me want more. Marty is the greatest! This is one of the best values in town.

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Thank Paul N
Porter, Indiana
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This was a great place to have some ice cream on a hot day. I took my nephew who enjoyed a double scoop of ice cream. Nice selection for a small place.

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Thank Rebecca A
Papillion, Nebraska
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I love ice cream, mass produced, homemade, I love it all. My family read the tripadvisor reviews and tried this place as we were passing through the town. Best Ice Cream Ever, the flavors were great, but the texture and flavor of the ice cream itself was wonderful. The staff was great.

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Thank 3adam84
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

There was something for everyone and the service was great Lots of seating when crowded right in the heart of Chesterton.

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Thank Molly W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful!!! Friendly people and quality gelato and sorbet in delicious flavors! So nice to be at a "non chain" establishment with hometown charm!

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Thank Nancy W
Chesterton, Indiana
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

They carry a nice selection of ice cream flavors here, but the reason we go is for the homemade gelato.

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Thank KellyH37006

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 119 S Calumet Rd, Chesterton, IN 46304
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Chesterton

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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