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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: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Used to go there a lot when our son was at JMU. It is a great place for frozen custard. It may sound boring but I love the vanilla. Other flavors looked great, too. Give it a try.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
scarletman1972
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Virginia
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Virginia
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208 reviews 208 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Used to go there a lot when our son was at JMU. It is a great place for frozen custard. It may sound boring but I love the vanilla. Other flavors looked great, too. Give it a try.

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Terrific custard in banana was better even than the chocolate, worth bending my diet just a bit. Menu was a bit distracting until we figured out there were only 3 custard and about 15 milkshake flavors.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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43 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We were spending the night in Harrisonburg, and when we travel we like to sample local ice cream establishments. We visited Klein's based on recommendations. The stand was busy which is always a good sign. We did find ordering to be a little confusing as we could not distinguish which flavors were for the cone/cups, and which flavors were for... More 

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you love ice cream, Kline's in Harrisonburg is the absolute best place to go! Kline's is a Harrisonburg institution since the 1950's. The ice cream machine is pretty close to vintage and the quality of the product is very smooth. On practically every Spring and Summer evening there are people lined up at both locations to buy and eat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were on vacation at Massanutten Resort and stopped by after dinner to enjoy some the locally popular ice cream shop. The ice cream was delightful. Be sure to give it a try!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Red raspberry was the flavor of the day on our trip to this town.If we lived near, I'm afraid I would be a regular & gain many pounds. Their soft-serve is extremely creamy & tasty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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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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
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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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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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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

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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