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Nathan's Dairy Bar

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8948 Mathis Ave, Manassas, VA 20110-5258
703-335-9051
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Manassas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nathan's is not a restaurant....it's an outdoor dairy bar so decent weather is a must. There are umbrella tables that suit the bill, especially if it's warm. Nathan's has a plethora of soft ice cream choices and the serving size is ample. We were never disappointed. Nathan's share the parking lot with a double miniature golf course that has been... More 

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Thank Anna May D
Manassas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best ice cream in the area. Purple cow and cookies and creme. The best by far. Staff is always friendly and helpful.

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Thank Scott S
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Place always crowded. Love their ice cream, sundaes and floats. You will not be disappointed. Taste and value great for local ice cream place. You can even go moisture golfing next door!

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Thank Chinadoll500
Manassas, Virginia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up making frozen custard. My dad had a business in Falls Church where we made the real stuff. Nathan's does the same. Real frozen custard made the old fashioned way. The only thing I miss is the 10% butterfat content that we made (later reduced to 4%) but that would probably be a recipe for a heart attack... More 

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Thank Rick R
Manassas, Virginia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

My preference is the soft ice cream (vanilla) in a cookie cone, it is the best. They also have strawberry and chocolate but my favorite is vanilla, service is fast even though there is always a line, a plus is that they open all year round. There is ample parking and they have tables and chairs for those who like... More 

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Thank Orquidea3542
Manassas VA
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Best place in Manassas, friendly staff, clean out side eating area, lots of things to pick from, putt putt rite next door

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Thank DMKManassasVA
Manassas
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

A very busy place, really good soft serve ice cream. Each week they have special flavors. Some of my favorites are pumpkin pie, cake batter and salted Carmel . Bring your dog in for a special dog friendly ice cream. Friendly crew all around a nice place!

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Thank SFK09
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74 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

I love this place despite the longggg..line in the afternoon its worth it, very polite, smilely faces, and fast service. Plenty of sitting, dogs welcome I mean its a nice little place to gather on a warm summer afternoon. A must!

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Thank Marilyn T
Manassas, VA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is our go-to place for ice cream and shaved ice! The service is excellent and fast, the prices are very reasonable, and everything is extremely delicious - it's become our family tradition!

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Thank hicksjc
Manassas, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This family friendly dairy bar is the place to be! Great ice cream, shaved ice, sundaes, milkshakes, and more, and very friendly service. Dogs are also allowed, and they have special "Pup Cups" that you can buy for your dog! Don't be discouraged by the long line in the summer. Usually it moves pretty quick, and it is worth the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Fast Food
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8948 Mathis Ave, Manassas, VA 20110-5258
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Prince William County  >  Manassas
  • Phone Number: 703-335-9051

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