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9785 Ferguson Rd, Dallas, TX 75228-3800
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Old School done right!

It's a drive-in and has seating available. Excellent hamburgers and cheeseburgers, prepared the old fashioned way. The BEST Tater Tots! And homemade root beer. The best. If you ask, they'll even make you a root beer shake!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jeff R
Mabank, Texas, United States
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Mabank, Texas, United States
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a drive-in and has seating available. Excellent hamburgers and cheeseburgers, prepared the old fashioned way. The BEST Tater Tots! And homemade root beer. The best. If you ask, they'll even make you a root beer shake!!

Thank Jeff R
Dallas, Texas
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dairy-Ette delivered a delicious hamburger quickly and cleanly. The staff was pleasant. The Restaurant was busy at 2 p.m. on a Saturday. The price was also good at about $11 for one hamburger, one cheeseburger and an order of onion rings. Dairy-Ette qualifies for inclusion on my road trip searches for a good hamburger.

Thank James T
Wylie, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

I have been going here since I was a child. They have the best home made root beer I've ever tasted and the French Fries are awesome along with everything else on the menu. They still gave car hops and it is my favorite place to go with my kids and will be taking the grand kids soon.

Thank Twana P
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31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I've been there twice and they got my order wrong both times. I do not stutter. If you get take-out from this place, check to make sure you have got what you ordered before you leave. At least their drink prices are competitive with Sonic.

Thank tv75075
Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

the food taste good. its not the best but you leave feeling happy because it was affordable. my only complaint is no free refills on soda. its a mom and pop owned place and has been a family stop for 40 years.

Thank nathan w
Sesser, Illinois
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

While searching for a local business we happened across the Dairy-Ette. Owning an ice cream shop myself, we had to try it. A step back in time, with car hops, red and white vinyl booths and stools.Home made root beer in frosted glass mugs. Sundeas in heavy glassware. Excellent. Great burgers and a good value. The place is dated, so... More 

Thank MRLappin
Dallas, Texas
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The Dairyette has been around since the 1950's and the place looks like VERY little has changed in those years. It is small and funky, but that is part of its charm. It still offers drive up food service to this day. Once you get seated and order, you will be glad you went. The burgers and fries are great!... More 

Thank Texasscout
Dallas, Texas
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My wife of 40 years grew up in East Dallas and went to Dairy-Ette when she was in high school. It's been around for a while and the best thing about it is, nothing much has changed. They don't serve a fancy burger like Twisted Root or Stack House, just a very old-fashioned blue-collar burger with just the right amount... More 

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Southlake, Texas
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111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Dairy-Ette has some great burgers.... double meat, fresh bun. We discussed why the meat is so tasty on this visit, and decided they use a hot grill which gives a good char to the patties. Very fresh vegetables like lettuce and tomato. Ice cream float with root beer is like what I had as kid. Very small, but very friendly... More 

Thank Geo H
Dallas Tx
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110 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

And it is so yummy! We have been coming her since I was a kid. It seems as if nothing has changed. Frosted mug root beer is my favorite! Their hamburgers are good and made to order. But remember to only park under the awning if you are going to need a car hop! Fun place to sit in your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9785 Ferguson Rd, Dallas, TX 75228-3800
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas
  • Phone Number: 214-327-9983

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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