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2nd Street Dari-Creme

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240 Second Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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Cheapest lunch in town

This local landmark is the by far they cheapest lunch you can find which is why most days you will have to stand in line for your food. Best pineapple milkshakes!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tammy F
Portsmouth, Ohio, United States
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  • Families with children
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Portsmouth, Ohio, United States
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This local landmark is the by far they cheapest lunch you can find which is why most days you will have to stand in line for your food. Best pineapple milkshakes!

Thank Tammy F
Portsmouth, Ohio
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This dairy bar is open year round and the footer is the best anywhere in town, order it your way, pair it with onion rings or fries and you are good to go.

Thank ddkrussell
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

This is the only place to go to get a footer and shake if you're in Portsmouth. I've never had better. Add an order of fried mushrooms, and take your dinner down to Alexandria Park and enjoy the view of the Ohio River while you eat. It is definitely one of life's simple pleasures.

Thank ThriftyBuckeye
Kailua Hawaii
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

If you like foot long hotdogs, or footers as their called in that region, with chili than this is the place for you. I don't see very many places like this anymore so visiting 2nd Street Dari-Crème is nostalgic to me. Every time we visit family in northeast Ky/south-central Ohio we stop by here at least once. Their ice cream... More 

Thank jayrbrewer
Mason, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

the food is always great . now the biy who was working there the day i got mine needs to learn some respect and manners he was rude to everyone i watched him be rude to eldely people and yo9unger people didnt matter who youi was but THERE FOOD IS ALWAYS GREAT !!!

Thank shopgirlmgr
Dayton, Ohio
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is like a road side ice cream stand. Walk up windows, no seating. Many of the customers ordered ice cream to eat in their cars. All we got were small dipped cones, but the prices are really reasonable, and the teenagers working were friendly!

Thank R_Hendo99
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63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

For a hot dog place it wasn't bad. Definitely a place to go for cheap food I paid less than $12.00 for three adults; four foot-long hot dogs and 3 slushies. The price was right, the dogs were covered with their sauce or whatever you chose to have put on them. The biggest problem was the service; confusing. People milled... More 

Thank Michael E
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90 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is a landmark in Portsmouth. Everyone who lived in Portsmouth has visited the Dari-Creme and they are known across the country for their generous portions of food. They are always busy so it may take a few minutes to get your food. If you like sauce, mustard and onion on your footer, the correct way to order would be... More 

Thank 451Billy
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great sandwiches and dairy products. But most of all..........the footers are the best anywhere. Get them with sauce and onions, they are great. Been going there for at least 40 years. Hope it never changes.

1 Thank William W
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I don't think the Dari-Creme has change since it's original opening. We stopped here for a "Footer" that my wife used to get when she was a child on her visits to Portsmouth with her family. The sauce is what makes this hot dog good. She got a footer with sauce, and I got one without. Mine without ,was pretty... More 

1 Thank Todd S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 240 Second Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Portsmouth

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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

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