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Marion's Dairy Bar

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111 E. Bay Street, East Tawas, MI
9893622991
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Needed good ice cream on a hot day

The area has a few parlors to stop at but this place is very good. We come up here a couple times a year and a stop here is a must. Very good service from a young group of scoopers who are saving for their future endeavors. The ice cream is great quality with an assortment of options. This time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Perrysburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

The area has a few parlors to stop at but this place is very good. We come up here a couple times a year and a stop here is a must. Very good service from a young group of scoopers who are saving for their future endeavors. The ice cream is great quality with an assortment of options. This time... More 

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Muncie, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Stopped in to try the ice cream while in the area. Nostalgic style ice cream parlor directly across the street from Lake Huron. Our party consisted of 2 adults and 1 child. The adults tried 1 scoop of the banana pudding ice cream and it was not only good, but the portion size was HUGE!!! Our little guest had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Stopped in and ate breakfast on our way north to Alpena. The shop is full of neat things and collectibles, the wait staff was helpful and friendly, and the food was great! I look forward to our next trip through the area to stop in for some ice cream this time!

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N. Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Food was fair, ice cream was typical. Owner was arrogant and did not want to hear what we had to say. He had all the right answers. Much rather deal with Dairy Queen.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Breakfast portions were good. What they call Hash Browns I would call home fries. Breakfast sandwich bread got pretty soggy but tasty. Omelette was good but no home run. My daughter loved getting a milk shake for breakfast.

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Rochester, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Yu-um. This was our first time here though we've been visiting the area for 10+ years. Had banana pudding ice-cream and it was really good. Strongly recommend!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

A cute old-fashioned diner style ice cream bar with a huge selection of ice cream flavors and options. They have a little jukebox in back but it's not loud enough to really hear the songs you select. Right in downtown Tawas, perfect for dessert after dinner. Very fun place.

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Rochester, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful ice cream, hand dipped. My favorite was the thick, delicious chocolate malt shake. My son loved the waffle cones and loved that he got 3 scoops for only $1 more than one scoop!

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Bath, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I've been eating their ice cream for over 50 years and they never disappoint. Love that the kids have a tip jar and they each put what they're saving for on it, then split the days take. Always VERY courteous staff and the scoops of ice cream are HUGE! Great cones (homemade). We never go to East Tawas without a... More 

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Saint Johns, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Marion's was very busy on the Saturday night we were there. We stayed around for a while just to hang out inside, and the line was consistently out the door, but moved fast. Hardly any wait. Just make sure you know what you want. The staff was great. They served Hudsonville ice cream. Sundaes were awesome. I saw others buy... 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
  • Phone Number: 9893622991

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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