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“Downtown Freeport, IL”
Review of The Union Dairy

The Union Dairy
Ranked #1 of 3 Dessert in Freeport
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Description: Also know as Alber Ice Cream Parlor
Restaurant details
Description: Also know as Alber Ice Cream Parlor
Freeport, IL
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Downtown Freeport, IL”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Union Dairy is a very nostalgic place with great service and great food. Their ice cream of course is the big thing. Serving Cedar Crest ice cream in many flavors, and their portions are more than you get most other places.

Visited September 2012
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English first
Illinois
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Old time Ice Cream Fountain”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

This place has been around forever. It is like stepping back into the 1950s when the soda fountain places were the center of social activity. The burgers are very good, but the real draw is the ice cream. The cones are huge, and the shakes are thick. It is often quite crowded at the ice cream counter, but there is usually room to sit at the stools or tables. The place closes during the winter months but is well worth a trip during the warmer times of the year.

Visited October 2012
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St. Louis, Missouri
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fabulous ice cream; great atmosphere”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Terrific, authentic ice cream parlor, with red counters & stainless steel fixtures. The ice cream is high quality--it doesn't hardly melt! I had a German Dog (hot dog with mustard and sauerkrat) and a mini turtle sundae. Both were good, but the sundae definitely stole the show. Great family place.

Visited October 2012
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Freeport, Illinois
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“family fun or romantic visit”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

brings back memories each time we go there - burgers are great and ice cream - has large selection of flavors - service and prices are very good - has the lincoln douglas debate square next door in a park setting if you wish to go outside and eat and enjoy some history

  • Visited October 2012
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Freeport, Illinois
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fantastic ice cream and malts.”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

This ice cream bar has been a part of Freeport's best for at least 70 years. Real ice cream make wonderful malts and shakesj. The Ice cream sunday's are to die for and their old fashon hamburgers are out of this world.It's a must see and it next to the historic "Debate SQ." where in 1858 Lincoln and Douglas conducted one of seven debates for the US Senate.

Visited July 2012
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