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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed August 19, 2021

So many flavors, cones, what a sweet treat! I loved relaxing on the front porch watching the passerby's as I relaxed and enjoyed my ice cream!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed August 10, 2021

Dolly's is right at the entrance to Pisgah Forest. There's always a line to get their ice cream. It's a house with a little walk up window to order from. There are a lot of picnic tables with umbrellas, plus a covered porch with rocking...chairs and benches. Nothing better than to end a day of hiking by grabbing a rocking chair and a tall ice cream cone. What makes the ice cream special is that they have about 15 homemade combos to order from. They are generally named for the local sights and are absolutely wonderful. There are flavors with swirls of peanut butter, chocolate, caramel and so on. One of my favorites has white chocolate chips and raspberry swirls. Considering that there are a lot of little kids here, I'm sure the picky eaters can have a plain vanilla scoop.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 25, 2021 via mobile

Extraordinary ice cream, fast service, plentiful seating - stopping at Dolly’s is a family tradition because it’s consistently amazing!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 1, 2021

Went with family and friends, great selection and the best quality ice cream you can get! Fast friendly service.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 12, 2021

We love the creative flavors at Dolly's. Named after local attractions and experiences, the ice cream is creamy, has excellent flavor, and has good outdoor seating.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 5, 2021 via mobile

Stopped by on our way to see some water falls. The ice cream was very good. They were generous portions. Also have a gift shop. Have a variety of soft serve and regular ice cream treats

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 3, 2021

Great ice cream selection. We enjoyed sitting in the rockers on the porch while enjoying our ice cream.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 19, 2021

You cannot go wrong when getting your ice cream fix here. They have the best flavors and combos anywhere.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed August 4, 2020 via mobile

We’ve been coming to the N.C. mountains for years, and we always hike in the Pisgah Forest and finish our day devouring delicious ice cream at Dolly’s. Don’t be fooled by the little shack, the ice cream is great and the creative flavors are named...for area camps.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 19, 2020

Our family of four stumbled upon Dolly's when we were leaving the Pisgah National Forest afternoon an afternoon of hiking and we are so glad we did! It is a cool, funky little place and the ice cream was great! Our family really enjoyed our...stop.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 28, 2020 via mobile

Yummy ice cream stop. I got a strawberry sundae and it was a perfect treat for after dinner. This was my second time going here. I would go back on my next trip to Brevard.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 14, 2020 via mobile

Went there 3 nights in-a-row. Best ice cream in Brevard! People who work there are super friendly too.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 3, 2020 via mobile

Great place to visit after a long hike or tubing down the river. Ice cream is fresh and fair priced. Quantities are great too. We had the green river plunge and the ice cream blackberries in it. I love the mom and pop places like...this. Real hometown feeling. Nice folks tooMore

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed October 6, 2019

This is simply some of the best ice cream around! We went after a most disappointing dinner and since I had sent my meal back, I was hungry. It was mid-September, so almost all of the specialty ice cream they make was already "out" for...the year. But I strongly suggest that if you can get by there in the summer, you must go several times to try several different kinds. If you can eat more than one scoop at a time, I would recommend that, too. The ice cream came highly recommended and did not disappoint!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 14, 2019 via mobile

After multiple not-so-subtle recommendations that we should go to Dolly’s, we relented. Are you ready? High Rocks Arctic Slide with hot fudge added. Did you write that down? Take a screen shot? Have it tattooed on your arm? Good. Now get to it. Just outstanding.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Yes, Dolly's Dairy Bar & Gift Shop offers takeout services.

Dolly's Dairy Bar & Gift Shop is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5