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Marion's Dairy Bar

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111 E. Bay Street, East Tawas, MI
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great ice cream since 1945

When we're in the area, we always go to Marion's for ice cream. You'll be waited on by a bunch of eager kids working their summer jobs and you'll have a choice of more kinds of ice cream than you can imagine. And the ice cream is good, too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Ken L
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

When we're in the area, we always go to Marion's for ice cream. You'll be waited on by a bunch of eager kids working their summer jobs and you'll have a choice of more kinds of ice cream than you can imagine. And the ice cream is good, too.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

One of the best malts ever, get the whip cream and cherry! Nice staff and fun interior decor. Going back today for a banana split. More to follow..

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We have been going to Marion's for as long as I can remember (at least 25 years). The owners care so much about their customers and more businesses should really follow their lead. They have the best ice cream choices and while prices have gone up, that is to be expected with the changes in our economy. If you are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Great staff with the charm of an era I was not yet born in. Homemade waffle cones are always a treat. Expect long lines when it's hot.

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

What a great place to enjoy an ice cream! The owner Marty adores his business and the servers appear to love their jobs! On this visit the servers were literally entertaining us by singing the joys of Marion's Dairy bar! The music, the nostalgic memorabilia, the ambiance and the delicious ice cream make this a must stop every time we... More 

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Breakfast is a great meal here. Everything is homemade from scratch so do not (thank god) expect fast food. Omelettes are wonderful and so is the corned beef hash. Belgian waffles are out of this world. You can get them with ice cream if you wish. It's not just an ice cream shop. Stop for breakfast and I doubt you'll... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Just can't get this good anywhere else. And breakfast now. Bonus! Small menu, basic stuff but sooooo good! Coffee from a frech press and coming soon, as I understand, gluten free waffle cones, YUMMY! !! Love it, can't go wrong. You will not be disappointed!

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Tawas City, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

They just repainted their mascot who has been on top their shop for about 20 years! Great ice cream by the scoop, and their waffle cones are made there, yum! Price is good too. They are down the street from another ice cream shop, who has fewer selections, and dairy queen...but they only have soft serve.

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Great decor with a juke box playing tunes while you enjoy some great tasting dairy delights. Lots of cool older items on display to view while you eat. Sign says they serve breakfast too local grown blueberry waffles- hmmmm

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Lapeer, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We loved everything about this place. The staff was helpful, the whole place was exceptionally clean & it's so authentic. Do yourself a favor and get a Sanders Cream Puff with soft serve, it's a winner! We enjoyed the hand dipped ice cream selection so much we visited twice on our vacation!

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Address: 111 E. Bay Street, East Tawas, MI
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  East Tawas
Cuisine: American

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  • Address: 111 E. Bay Street, East Tawas, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  East Tawas

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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