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“The wait is worth it” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Superior Dairy

Superior Dairy
325 N. Douty Street, Hanford, CA 93230
559.582.0481
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Ranked #1 of 106 Restaurants in Hanford
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Dessert, Ice Cream
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dessert
Porterville, California
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“The wait is worth it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Saturday afternoon and it was packed. First time here and I'm glad we waited it out. Two of us shared a banana split and it was really too much for us, even if it only cost $6.25. What they consider a "scoop", I'd say was more like 2 1/2 scoops. This place has been in business since 1929 and I can see why. Other's have complained about the other types of food, but hey, this IS an ice cream parlor...if you want a sandwich, go elsewhere.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Hanford
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“This ice cream parlor was built in the mid forties”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

One single scoop is more than any one person can eat, in most cases. They are a hometown dairy. The summer flavor that everyone waits for is fresh peach. Yum. Often times a family of four will order an S.O.S. Everyone's eyes in the parlor get big seeing it. It is a must try item.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Fabulous icecream! Okay "actual" food. :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Loved this place. We had a day to burn in Hanford and we ended up walking past this place. The vintage atmosphere is really cool! Sit at the counter and enjoy the show. One Superior Dairy scoop = at least 4 mortal scoops. :) // the other food they had there was pretty good! But it's obvious they are firstly a dairy. :)

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Ice Cream, poor service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I have been here too many times to count. I think I probably received satisfactory service 3 or 4 times. The ice cream is legendary, but maybe one day the manager will get it together and have higher expectations for his establishment and staff.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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California
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“Stay away on Saturdays”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I've been here twice. One Saturday it was so crowded, which such long lines, that we barely made it to our departing train even though the server kindly changed our order to "take out." During the week it was almost like a different place: Fast, pleasant service. The ice cream concoctions both times were very, very good. There are indeed better joints in downtown Hanford for restaurant food, but of course you will be going to Superior Dairy just to say you have been there.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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