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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
What a Great Place and sooo many memories!!!!

When I was a kid, my parents loved to take car trips. We drove from Ohio to California a couple of times on route 66. The things I remember on those trips are the little shops and tourist traps along the way. My favorites were the little dairy shops. This place so much reminds me of those... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Route52
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I was a kid, my parents loved to take car trips. We drove from Ohio to California a couple of times on route 66. The things I remember on those trips are the little shops and tourist traps along the way. My favorites were the little dairy shops. This place so much reminds me of those places! It's a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

I grew up in Portsmouth and traveled right by 2nd street Dari-bar on my way to Branch Ricky park and surrounding softball fields. Known for their foot-long hot-dogs, the fries and onion rings were also just as good. I remember the deserts too. Banana Splits were my favorite with the milk shakes a close second. I moved away 35 years... More 

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Thank Jack L
Ohio
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

So I read the reviews and people keep stating that these are the best Footlongs. Well, I'll be the judge of that. . . . . So, yes, they are pretty darn good. One thing that makes you really interested in this place is the sheer number of people waiting. That must be good. And they are fast for a... More 

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Thank 88FFG93OSU
Portsmouth, Ohio, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 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!

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Thank Tammy F
Portsmouth, Ohio
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

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.

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Thank ddkrussell
Ohio
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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.

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Thank ThriftyBuckeye
Kailua Hawaii
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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 

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Thank jayrbrewer
Mason, Ohio
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 !!!

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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!

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Thank R_Hendo99
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86 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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 

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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
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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