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Dolly's Dairy Bar & Gift Shop

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Asheville Highway, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
(828) 862-6610
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Dolly's Dairy Bar multiple times. It is hard to find good ice cream places, and I prefer to drink milkshakes. I know that I'm being a pig, but I usually, since I come to Dolly's from out of town, try to quench my milkshake craving by ordering 3 milkshakes. Usually I will get a pistachio one,... More 

Thank wfdanieljr2011
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wait for this place to open in the spring and hate to see it close in the fall. You can't go wrong here. The worst part is deciding what you want.

Thank OxbowRiverSnorkeling
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They have great ice cream...Too bad the students taking orders are SUPER rude! After two nights of going there we won't be visiting again due to the bad service. They need to teach their employees how to have a more friendly attitude for 5 stars.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Birmingham, Alabama
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Dolly's is a local Brevard institution. Traditional ice cream flavors are served. But my advice is to try one of the "camp" flavors. They are wonderful concoctions of yummy delights named after local camps. Dolly's is definitely a hangout for local camps so the line can be long. But stick with it. Its well worth the wait. Enjoy your ice... More 

Thank Toby G
Topsail Island, North Carolina
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We started going to Dollys years ago after my daughters summer camp took her there. It has quickly become a family tradition after a day of hiking or playing at sliding rock. They have tons of different flavors and the summer camps get their own special flavors. If you get there at the wrong time you might have to wait... More 

Thank sarah w
Stamford, Connecticut
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177 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Excellent ice cream. This is a local favorite for the area camps with unique local flavors. They do an incredible business so expect to wait on a good weather evening in the summer. Had their moose tracks and it was tasty. Everyone liked their flavors as well. Even bought some t-shirts for the kids.

Thank FloridawithKids
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Dolly's has the best ice cream in the area! They have lots of fun specialty flavor a named after local camps. It has become a family tradition of ours that whenever we go to Pisgah Forest to hike, see waterfalls, or camp, we always stop at Dolly's after for ice cream and front porch rocking! It's a must for a... More 

Thank Mrsjj204
Palm Harbor, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

We love Dolly's ice cream! Such a sweet treat when you are done hiking! The staff is courteous and friendly. It's very nice and you feel like one of the locals. The Reedy's Palm Harbor

Thank DebRdy
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83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

We pulled off the road after a day of hiking and almost turned away when we saw the line. The line moved very quickly, service was friendly, and the ice cream was delish. Lots of flavors. Will definitely go back.

Thank Afletchf
Sarasota, Florida
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53 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This was the second year that Dolly's was a required stop after hiking in Pisgah National Forest (or anywhere near there!!) It's very popular, so there are often long lines, but they move quickly. All the "normal" flavors are done well and then there are a bunch of creative combinations that did not disappoint. Worth the calories!!

Thank deefla

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Asheville Highway, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Pisgah Forest
  • Phone Number: (828) 862-6610

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?