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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
Many flavors, and an updated mascot

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Bruce S
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Tawas City, Michigan
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Tawas City, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Cute place with a Hometown feel and great ice cream at reasonable prices. Would love to go back and try breakfast another time.

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

They had a variety of breakfasts at the Dairy Bar. It was sort of unexpected but was good! It reminded us of the 1960's with the decor and music! Worth a look!

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Mi.
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Along with the best homemade ice cream, they serve breakfast; who knew???? We had breakfast; made to order hash & eggs and french toast with cheesy hash-browns. We sat outside and watched the city come to life in the morning with our little dog "Joey" Later that same day we headed back for real old fashion Malt's; Yummy!!!!

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Idaho
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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