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Kline's Dairy Bar

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58 East Wolfe Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22802
+1 540-434-6980
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Today
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Takeout
Description: What makes Kline's ice cream so smooth and creamy with an unbelievably...
What makes Kline's ice cream so smooth and creamy with an unbelievably delicious taste? It's all in the production method and ingredients. We take the quality of our ice cream very seriously. High quality ingredients and an old fashion ice cream making technique has made Kline's an institution since 1943. Unlike the more popular and profitable soft serve and batch methods of producing ice cream, Kline's employs an almost obsolete process of continuous freeze production. Other methods can yield several times more ice cream because of the air being pumped in during the whipping process. The continuous freeze method used by Kline's, however, does not add extra air to the product. It is a very slow and labor intensive process. Each location makes their own fresh ice cream each morning for the day's sales.
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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Ice cream Sundae with wet nuts was delicious! Would have loved to try their banana split but will have to save that for another time...oh yes...there will be another time!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Cindy T
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English first
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Ice cream Sundae with wet nuts was delicious! Would have loved to try their banana split but will have to save that for another time...oh yes...there will be another time!!!

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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is really really good custard. You can tell its homemade and fresh! I tried their chocolate peanut butter and fell in love. Definitely stopping again when I come back to JMU!

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is homemade ice cream, milkshakes, etc. Flavor of the week is different at each location. banana Milk shakes are awesome! Love the raspberry ice cream especially on a waffle cone. Not cheap but worth every penny. Been going to the one on Wolfe street for almost 40 years.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband and I have enjoyed Kline's Ice Cream since before we were married 47 years ago. We still like to stop in after the County Fair or the movies. We have so many favorite flavors, Banana (made with real bananas), Raspberry (made with real raspberries--you get the idea.) We have even been known to take the 4 wheel drive... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Simple, old fashioned, and fantastic. Klines is a local favorite and a must visit while in town. Vanilla, Chocolate, and the flaovr of the week, plus milkshakes, splits, etc...

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Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Kline's is an icon in downtown Harrisonburg. It's always great, no matter the flavor. They always have chocolate and vanilla frozen custard and a special flavor. Today's special flavor was Cake Batter...who doesn't like to lick the beaters when baking a cake? You are very welcome!!

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Mt Sidney
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

While I do love the rotating weekly flavors, the milkshakes are amazing! My personal favorite is brownie batter, you won't regret trying one!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is the place to go for good, local icecream. The chocolate could use revamping (not very chocolatey) but the vanilla is good and many of the flavors of the week are also good. If you happen to be there when they have raspberry, GET IT! YUM!

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Such a tradition in the 'Burg. Their ice cream is such a treat. Not much selection but the flavors of the week are always interesting.

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Bergen County, NJ
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Had not been to Kline's downtown spot. Just as good as Route 11, with great soft serve. Barbecue joint next store looked promising, so one could have a full meal with desert, if so inclined.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 58 East Wolfe Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22802
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Harrisonburg
  • Phone Number: +1 540-434-6980

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dessert

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

What makes Kline's ice cream so smooth and creamy with an unbelievably delicious taste? It's all in the production method and ingredients. We take the quality of our ice cream very seriously. High quality ingredients and an old fashion ice cream making technique has made Kline's an institution since 1943. Unlike the more popular and profitable soft serve and batch methods of producing ice cream, Kline's employs an almost obsolete process of continuous freeze production. Other methods can yield several times more ice cream because of the air being pumped in during the whipping process. The continuous freeze method used by Kline's, however, does not add extra air to the product. It is a very slow and labor intensive process. Each location makes their own fresh ice cream each morning for the day's sales.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm

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