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Marion's Dairy Bar

111 E. Bay Street, East Tawas, MI
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Ranked #2 of 25 restaurants in East Tawas
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jul 23, 2014
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Idaho
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Hubby (65) and I (60) have been visiting this establishment for years. In fact, he'd been going there for the summer ritual of ice cream since he was a kid. He started taking me there 40 years ago and we continued with out daughter. We have moved out of state, so we haven't visited in about five years. This summer,... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Ice cream is always great. We look forward to a stop at Marion's. Cant go wrong. I would like to try the breakfast.

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Charleston sc
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

its been there for so long i remember hearing stories of it from my mom when she was a kid. good stuff gains a reputation that's hard to shake.

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East Tawas, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This adorable ice cream restaurant has the best ice cream in the state. Large delicious selection of flavors. Just had a peanut butter and chocolate malt today and it was unlike anything I've ever tasted! Love it! Their ice cream boy on top is adorable and every year the locals wait for the day he is put back in his... More

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Tawas City, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The first hot day of this summer and we wanted ice cream cones! But someone had forgotten to turn the freezer up and ice cream was too soft for cones! How can that happen at a long established ice cream shop? We did take the ice cream in a cup with cone on top and had to eat it with... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

What a wonderful place in Tawas! The folks at Marion's are super friendly and the service is personal and top notch. We had a treat on Thursday afternoon and came back for breakfast on Friday! Yes, you can get ice cream on your morning waffle, but the omelets were excellent and every price is reasonable! Service was personal and we... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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102 reviews 102 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Michiganians take their Ice Cream seriously in the summer. Marion's is the place many locals go. They dip all kinds of flavors, including the regional favorite "Superman" Scoops are BIG, prices reasonable, smiles are friendly. In the evening expect the place to be packed. Check out the breakfast, also. We had eggs (little over-done) and waffles (perfect) and a sassy... More

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Bath, Michigan
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62 reviews 62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Love the tip jar that says what they plan to do with the money. Our server is going to CMU and was very nice. Been eating orange pineapple ice cream here since 1963. Get a cone and "walk the dock". A long time family tradition.

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Naperville, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

This is a "must stop" during our frequent visits to Tawas. The cones are generous, and the ice cream is fantastic! Great location too, right in the heart of downtown. Excellent summer evening is to eat at G's, grab an ice cream cone next door at Marion's, then walk the State Dock.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

We look forward to going here every time we visit Tawas. They serve Michigan made ice cream, the best. Places to sit outside and people watch while eating your ice cream. Butter Pecan is to die for.

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