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2 Jay Dr, Route 141 Basin Road, New Castle, DE 19720-1718
302-328-9740
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Ice cream was delicious! We got sundaes and they were just like back home!! Love soft serve ice cream and glad to see that Delaware had some of the southern comforts we enjoy down South!

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Thank Yvette S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little place has been there for many, many years. The Ice cream is always the same and it is something our family looks forward to frequenting , they also have doggie ice cream and our pups love it too. Try it you will be a regular too!

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Thank tmh131
New Castle, Delaware
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Simply the best is the only way to describe Dairy Palace. My family anticipates opening day every year. If you haven't been yet do yourself a favor and get a treat tonight.

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Thank 461wrl
Wilmington, Delaware
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

After having a hearty meal and taking a relaxing walk in Old New Castle, DE, my husband and I decided to have dessert at Dairy Palace. I have not been to this location for a number of years. The young employees working behind the windows were very friendly and efficient. The site was very clean and there was ample parking.... More 

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1 Thank Sandra D
New Castle, Delaware
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Their soft ice cream is great and they offer a wide variety of toppings. The young staff is friendly. Going there feels a bit like stepping back in time - you can almost see the poodle skirts and bobby socks on girls snuggled up to their boyfriends on the bench seats of cars with fins. They open for the season... More 

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2 Thank Suzanne S
New Castle, Delaware
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

I love this place and look forward to when it opens every year. Be warned that the sizes are bigger than typical. I always get a small cone or cup and it is still a lot of ice cream. Parking can be an issue during the busy time and there is no place to sit and eat your ice cream.

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1 Thank Victor D
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Dairy Palace has been a community favorite for more than 30 years. Family owned, it has always supported area youth sporting events. Many teams have gone there after the games to reward the children. Always had very good soft ice cream products with warm and friendly service.

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1 Thank jkbreretongmailcom
New Castle, Delaware
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

It's been around since the early 60s. Originally a Dairy Queen that still has the iconic look of the early dairy queens with no inside service - just the 2 walk up windows. Quick friendly service. Our favorite is the black and white shake. Closes for the winter, generally closes early October and reopens in March.

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1 Thank Mike R
New Castle, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I just absolutely love their milk shakes, especially the banana with the real bananas. I love that you can purchase the soft serve cream in pints and quarts which makes it easy to make an ice cream cake using the soft serve. It should stay open until at least Thanksgiving, I think. Just a suggestion.

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Thank Debra M
New Castle, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I've been going to the Dairy Palace ever since it opened in 1956! Of course, I was only one year old, but my parents were customers as well!!!!! The staff has always been pleasant, helpful, nice, courteous, etc. You get the picture. The food is GREAT! They make the BEST milkshakes (especially black and white), sundaes (hot fudge my favorite),... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Fast Food
Restaurant features
Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Jay Dr, Route 141 Basin Road, New Castle, DE 19720-1718
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  New Castle
  • Phone Number: 302-328-9740

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?