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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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10:30 am - 10:30 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: Dinner, Lunch, 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent banana splits and soft serve

A small (not very) banana split cost less than $6 - the same as Dairy Queen. There is no comparison between the two. Kline's is the best I've had.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Mahyai
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Gainesville, Virginia
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Gainesville, Virginia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A small (not very) banana split cost less than $6 - the same as Dairy Queen. There is no comparison between the two. Kline's is the best I've had.

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Cocoa Beach,Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Kline's is Harrisonburg's hometown locals ice cream stand that has stood the test of time. The ice cream and sundaes are just as good now as in the past. It is not in a easy place to find so you need to go look for it by downtown. You will be rewarded with good service, reasonable prices and good ice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The flavor of the day was chocolate peanut butter which was awesome. My husband had the caramel Sunday with wet nuts which he would get again in a minute. We will make this our regular stop when we travel through this area.

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Clifton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We stop here every time we are on our way back from vacationing in South Carolina or Florida. Centrally located not far from the town square. Harrisonburg is a lovely small college town with a variety of places to eat and drink. Kline's is the perfect place to top off the evening with a dish of their tasty ice cream... More 

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MCGAHEYSVILLE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A decode old staple in the Harrisonburg area. A must if visiting or if you live in the area, a regular stop for sure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is one of most favorite spots to get the quick ice cream fix. From banana splits to milk shakes and waffles cones. Going here you can never go wrong

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Klines has really great ice cream with a variety of flavor choices for milk shakes. Their flavor forecast keeps things interesting.

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Prince George, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Four of us stopped by Kline's after over indulging at a local German restaurant. However, the ice cream was so good at Kine's that none of us had trouble finishing our bowls/cones. I had the raspberry sundae, which was spectacular, but the ice cream served by itself, with no toppings is also wonderful. This is by far, the best soft... More 

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

There's no variety, the flavors aren't amazing, and why pay money for better ice cream that you could get at McDonald's. Try Another place and save your money

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Black Raspberry custard on the Forth of July never disappoints. Others in my party enjoyed the peach sundae.

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Location and Contact Information

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

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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