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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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Good for:
Local cuisine

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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
Most recent review
Definitely a Watertown must-visit

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Nikki K
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Watertown, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We recently moved to Watertown, and were told my many of the locals that Mullen's Dairy Bar was a must. And I am thankful for that advise. We have been back several times and the ice cream is incredible. It's all homemade, great atmosphere and part of the heart of the community.

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Chicago
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133 reviews 133 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Stumbled upon this 82-year-old institution while driving the back roads from Wisconsin Dells to Chicago. Excellent shakes and sundaes, but also very good sandwiches and soups (e.g., cheddar baked potato). On Wis. Rte. 16, southeast of Columbus, Wis. Worth the detour. Friendly staff.

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Lake Mills, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We enjoy the years gone by atmosphere. It is always like stepping back in time whenever we visit. The ice cream options are excellent and their ice cream cakes rock! Their personalization of the cakes and attention to detail, along with the quaintness of this establishment, make it an absolute favorite of mine!

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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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