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Mullen's Dairy Bar

American, Ice Cream
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212 W Main St, Watertown, WI
920-261-4278
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great ice cream place

Mullens is a nice, locally owned ice cream and burger place that has been around for years. Good food, friendly service and good atmosphere. Nice place to go instead of a chain fast food place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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Madison
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  • Local cuisine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This place needs to be updated in the worst way. Staff was not friendly at all and prices are high. Restrooms were absolutely filthy. The food was ok but of average quality.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Overall feel: Mullen's has the feel of a 50's malt shop, but sometimes to a fault. The restaurant could be updated a bit or at least better-maintained. Staff is typically high school students who are friendly, hard-working, and reasonably efficient. Food Quality: The food is typical burger joint/ice cream parlour faire. The burgers and hot dogs are about average. Malts... More 

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Madison
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Mullens is a nice, locally owned ice cream and burger place that has been around for years. Good food, friendly service and good atmosphere. Nice place to go instead of a chain fast food place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It's been around for so long and still retains a lot of 40's/50's soda fountain atmosphere. A place we love to take the kids for a treat or meet with friends for a casual dinner.

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Watertown, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Ice cream is amazing! The service was slower than I would have liked, but the charm of the place was wonderful.

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Mullens is an iconic place in Watertown WI. It is full of nostalgic items of this historic landmark complete with a old fashioned counter service for those delicious homemade ice cream treats. Booths are available too with friendly servers. Mullen's malts are really thick . Hot fudge / specialty sundaes are served in huge proportions that they are known for... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My family visited Watertown for the first time. We had lunch then stopped at Mullen's for dessert. We each had a different sundae. Excellent. It was quite busy, and one member in my party inquired about her sundae, as the rest of the party had been served. Worth the wait.

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Watertown, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I always like Mullen's ice cream and they have a decent, albeit very simple, food menu. It is always good to go here during the summer and have some ice cream and I would recommend it to anyone in the area.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Completely worth a stop. Despite the fact the structure and inside could use a little TLC, the whole experience was a trip back in time. I'm not old enough to remember soda shops, but I imagine this place looks just like it did 50 years ago. That's what makes it a treasure. It's not a new place that is trying... More 

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Watertown, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I really don't know of a better way to explain them. The food is simple, classic, diner food. The fish fries are really good. But the real reason you go to a dairy bar is the cream. Whether you choose a shake, malt, sundae or just a plain ice cream cone, the ice cream is delicious. The service is a... More 

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Address: 212 W Main St, Watertown, WI
Phone Number: 920-261-4278
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Watertown
Cuisine: American, Ice Cream

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 212 W Main St, Watertown, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: 920-261-4278

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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