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“Love it!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen
1048 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
(239) 472-1170
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Cuisines: American
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florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Love it!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Very organized staff and they are very friendly....as far as the ice cream....it's always excellent..never had the food.

Visited June 2013
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Ripley, WV
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“It's a Dairy Queen.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

If you want a Blizzard or a quick ice cream treat, it's fine. The food is as pricey as any other restaurant on the Island. $9-$11 will get you a good burger and fries any nearly any restaurant around Sanibel. Given that fact, why would you eat here? I assure you it won't be much faster, nor as good. If you have a Dairy Queen back home, I recommend you eat there.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Ripped Off”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Not only were our blizzards short on ice cream (only 2/3 full), they were pricey. I will not go back to this DQ again.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Key West
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43 restaurant reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Blizzards are the best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

haven't been to very many DQs that serve hot food, but the burger was so so. But you can never go wrong with a blizzard! The service was great. Fast and friendly even though they were very busy. This is a good location

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lithia, Florida
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Ugh, terrible experience”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

So I've been to a million fast food restaurants in my day and more than a few DQs. This one though, was so poorly managed that I'm not sure why more people don't complain.

First, it's EXPENSIVE. I know you're on an island so things will cost more but it's not like they have to bring food in by boat or anything. For my family of five (three kids under 5 years old included), our bill was close to $40. FORTY DOLLARS at DQ!!

Second, it was the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. There were three guys working the front counter and it looked like two cooking in the back. They were buried. There were lines 20 people deep at any given time. The guys working the counter were nice kids but there was no way they could keep up. I had to come back up to the counter to get an additional hot dog for my daughter and between standing in line and getting the actual food, I was up there for over 30 minutes.

Third, and unbelievable, they have no high chairs at all. All seating is outside and they don't have one single high chair or booster seat. A family fast food restaurant with no high chairs or boosters? Really?

I normally don't review fast food chains but I was so taken aback by this one, I had to share.

Visited May 2013
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