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Dolly's Dairy Bar & Gift Shop

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Asheville Highway, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
(828) 862-6610
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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Great ice cream

Great ice cream in tons of flavors and mixes. Right at the entrance to the forest. Great staff and a lot of fun. Close to several other attractions like Pisgah Forest Gem Mine and eateries like Hawg Wild

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
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Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great ice cream in tons of flavors and mixes. Right at the entrance to the forest. Great staff and a lot of fun. Close to several other attractions like Pisgah Forest Gem Mine and eateries like Hawg Wild

Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Stopped by twice over a weekend. The location was right near the start of Pisgah Forest, very easy to find. Good ice cream -- note the portions are HUGE. Reasonably priced, too.

Thank srodday
Homosassa Springs, Florida
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

It's always busy during season, so don't be surprised. There's about 6 picnic tables out front and some rocking chairs to sit and enjoy a big ol' dipped ice cream cone. 2 single dip waffle cones are $9.00, but after a long hike, it's sooo worth it! This time of year (end of season) not all flavors are available...so get... More 

Thank NO2Diver
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is an excellent place to stop and enjoy some ice cream whenever you are near Pisgah Forest. Not only are their regular flavors good but the "camp" mixtures are well worth a try! Don't limit yourself, try the mixtures!

Thank fairytoes
Louisville, KY
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

The Dolly's at the entrance to Pisgah National Forest had a long line. On the advice of a local we went straight through the light on Highway 64 and there is another Dolly's about 1/2 mile on the right. It had no line and we quickly got our ice cream fix. There is pleasant outside seating.

Thank LouSlowalker
Brevard, North Carolina
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I have had ice cream here several times. The variety of flavors and options is incomparable. It's pretty pricey, though that isn't a factor, judging from the long lines I see waiting their turn when I drive by (especiall summer weekends).

Thank Elaine M
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Hey, you're on vacation. Why not have sundaes for lunch? Three flavors of ice cream with hot fudge and nuts for only $4.50. The names of the flavors were almost as much fun as eating them. So good we debated whether stopping there again on our way out of town at 9 am was too decadent.

Thank Barb_from_PA
Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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1,273 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4,143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Always busy and super large portions. The ice creams are hit and miss, I had a couple of the camp flavours, the Rockbrook was a lot better than the other one I tried. The staff are polite but not overly friendly. Overall a fine ice cream, solid, not spectacular. Prices a little high but as stated the portions are large.

Thank chammp
West Palm Beach, Florida
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

All the ice creams are named for the camps in the area. The ice cream is fresh and very tasty so which ever flavor you try you just can't go wrong. They do have the standard soft serve, icies, and milk shakes. The line is usually long and worth the wait.

1 Thank SandiE147
York, United Kingdom
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357 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We stopped here for ice cream on a recommendation and wow, it was good. The variety of flavours of ice cream, sodas and other things was unbelievable and the rocking chairs there to sit on and enjoy your purchases were great.

1 Thank Ann H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Asheville Highway, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Pisgah Forest
  • Phone Number: (828) 862-6610

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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