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Mullen's Dairy Bar

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212 W Main St, Watertown, WI
920-261-4278
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Lunch!

I had a Chicago Dog and fries for lunch-Excellent. Shakes and malts were really good and they were served in the stainless cup (which is enough for 2 people). This is a small, quaint ice cream shop with lots of ice cream choices, as well as a nice lunch menu. The people were nice and they offer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
jsutilla
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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  • Local cuisine
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English first
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I went here twice, the first was a month prior. I was the only one there and had to wait for the young girl to finish on her cell phone texting. Now one month later, got service, but for the serving it was a bit pricey. The first visit I got a lot more than I guess was supposed to... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I had a Chicago Dog and fries for lunch-Excellent. Shakes and malts were really good and they were served in the stainless cup (which is enough for 2 people). This is a small, quaint ice cream shop with lots of ice cream choices, as well as a nice lunch menu. The people were nice and they offer counter seating as... More 

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I love the charm of this ice cream store. If I'm in Watertown, I make it a point to stop in for some good old-fashioned ice cream treats!

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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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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