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Dog Days Ice Cream Parlor

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119 S Calumet Rd, Chesterton, IN 46304
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beyond yummy - so many flavors, so little time

Ice cream, gelato, sorbet - in dozens of flavors and a myriad of combinations. There is never a lack of temptations and possibilities at a reasonable cost and in a delightful setting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Chesterton, Indiana
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Chesterton, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Ice cream, gelato, sorbet - in dozens of flavors and a myriad of combinations. There is never a lack of temptations and possibilities at a reasonable cost and in a delightful setting.

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Northwest Indiana/Chicago
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Dogs Days has been our family favorite since it first opened. They serve delicious, authentic gelato, as well as ice cream and sorbetto, milkshakes, and even floats. the inside decor boasts nostalgic ice cream shoppe seating. Marty is the friendliest ice cream bar tender (and owner) ever. Dogs Days is our go-to spot for soccer celebrations and any time we... More 

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Chesterton, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Dog Days offers ice cream, gelato & sorbet with multiple selections for each. Feels like small town Americana there with counter seats, tables and old bowling alley seats. They even have an old ice cream cart. Guy that owns it is a nice guy and is I like to support the small businesses rather than the chain places. They were... More 

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Nashville, Indiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Fun place to get gelato and ice cream after dinner. Loved the atmosphere and seats recycled from a bowling alley. Just what a small downtown ice cream parlor should be. Avoid the chains and eat local here.

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Chesterton, Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Great atmosphere, great ice cream and great location in downtown Chesterton!! Nice place to visit with family and friends!!!

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

They have great ice cream and the atmosphere is very cool. The ice cream is not cheap, but you will enjoy it. Local in the downtown area.

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Champaign, Illinois
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119 reviews 119 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I am not sure why this is #1? It is as good as other tourist town ice cream spots, but did not stand out as excellent. the ice cream flavors were your usual standard fare. There were four favors of gelato, I had the truffle flavor and it was good. The atmosphere is nice, server was not too friendly and... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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100 reviews 100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Me and my hubby had a date night in Chesterton and decided we wanted to go for ice cream. I must admit, I always thought this was a doggie parlor. I was wrong. The ice cream was delicious, the staff was friendly and decor was fun.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My friend and I went to eat ice cream here after dinner, and it was the perfect way to finish the meal! The girl who served us was very warm and friendly, and the inside of the store is adorable. Above all the ice cream is great!

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Chesterton, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Dog Days Ice Cream Parlor is a great addition to Chesterton's downtown. Friendly atmosphere and great ice cream and Italian Ice. Great place on a hot summer evening--or any evening.

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Additional Information about Dog Days Ice Cream Parlor

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

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?