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Marion's Dairy Bar

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111 E Bay St, East Tawas, MI 48730-1349
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East Tawas, Michigan
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun atmosphere and great ice cream. Sam is a top notch server. If you are in the Tawas area this is a must stop.

Thank K1970RJjamesb
Saginaw, Michigan
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252 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Daughter dragged the rest of us here as we've not tried it before. It was our first time in Tawas in quite a while. The kids said their ice cream was great! (Moose tracks!!!) There was a long line but it went quickly. There was spots to sit outside and a restaurant inside. Will return!

Thank Sherry L
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

This business has been around for a long time. As a kid on vacation, I remember going there for ice cream, now as a grandpa I can still take the kids there for an ice cream cone.

Thank daniel f
Bullard, Texas
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Have made several stops at Marion's this summer. The ice cream is good quality, with the tasty, special Michigan flavors (fudge, maple, cherry...). Service by polite, motivated high schoolers is very special -- where do they find them?

Thank KathleenBR
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Great ice cream. Old time ice cream parlor with a convenient location to the Tawas resort and the town.

Thank gregoryf522
Midland, Michigan
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138 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

The waitstaff was young and easily distracted, but when we finally got our order it was good ice cream.

Thank 243DLP
Dearborn, MI
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91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

This place is impressive . The decorations and setup makes it look nostalgic and old school. Working 50's coke machines, very clean , and just cool. Ice cream servings were huge, with a good variety of Ashley brand ice cream

Thank Drapes33
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

This place had great service and good ice cream. We def would recommend to anyone visiting the tawas area

Thank Tammy S
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Delicious waffle cones and you get a lot of ice cream for your money! Their service is quick and effective. And with a line out the door we had gotten our ice cream and paid for it in less than 15 minutes! And the locations is awesome because it's right next to the pier

Thank Alexis N
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Cool ice cream shop, they make there own waffle cones on site, they're delicious. The second time we went there I received a waffle cone that was noticeably darker colored than the other ones, I ate some and it tasted burnt. I asked the young girl who helped me if I could get a cone that wasn't burnt. She gave... More 

Thank Ryan J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 E Bay St, East Tawas, MI 48730-1349
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  East Tawas
  • Phone Number: 9893622991

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