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“Ice Cream to die for”
Review of Kline's Dairy Bar

Kline's Dairy Bar
Ranked #1 of 8 Dessert in Harrisonburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $6
Description: What makes Kline's ice cream so smooth and creamy with an unbelievably delicious taste? It's all in the production method and ingredients. We take the quality of our ice cream very seriously. High quality ingredients and an old fashion ice cream making technique has made Kline's an institution since 1943. Unlike the more popular and profitable soft serve and batch methods of producing ice cream, Kline's employs an almost obsolete process of continuous freeze production. Other methods can yield several times more ice cream because of the air being pumped in during the whipping process. The continuous freeze method used by Kline's, however, does not add extra air to the product. It is a very slow and labor intensive process. Each location makes their own fresh ice cream each morning for the day's sales.
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Description: What makes Kline's ice cream so smooth and creamy with an unbelievably delicious taste? It's all in the production method and ingredients. We take the quality of our ice cream very seriously. High quality ingredients and an old fashion ice cream making technique has made Kline's an institution since 1943. Unlike the more popular and profitable soft serve and batch methods of producing ice cream, Kline's employs an almost obsolete process of continuous freeze production. Other methods can yield several times more ice cream because of the air being pumped in during the whipping process. The continuous freeze method used by Kline's, however, does not add extra air to the product. It is a very slow and labor intensive process. Each location makes their own fresh ice cream each morning for the day's sales.
Quicksburg, Virginia
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Ice Cream to die for”
Reviewed July 13, 2012

There are two Kline's Dairy Bar's in Harrisonburg. The downtown location is like returning to the 50's. Fun place with great ice cream. They always have an exotic, special homemade flavor to try while the Vanilla is always available and always great.

Visited July 2012
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English first
Elkton, Virginia, USA
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Yummmm”
Reviewed June 29, 2012

Delicious, creamy ice cream. There's always a line, but of course there is...it's the best ice cream in town!

Visited June 2012
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New Market, Va
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Soft ice cream”
Reviewed June 22, 2012

Long time local hangoout, good ice cream, with limited flavors, but good size helpings.

Visited May 2012
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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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126 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Wonderful ice cream”
Reviewed June 14, 2012

The ice cream, both vanilla and black raspberry, were terrific. It was very creamy.

Visited June 2012
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Richmond, VA
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Went to both Kline's in one night”
Reviewed June 12, 2012

There are two Kline's Dairy Bars in Harrisonburg. One is located downtown (next to a BBQ place) and the other several miles from the JMU campus (next to a Subway). We had chocolate icecream in a cup after dinner which was nice to fill us up after a mediocre dinner elsewhere. Later in the evening, we went to the other Kline's and split a banana split which was more than enough! One of our choices of ice cream was the blueberry cheescake, which normally wouldn't be my first choice, but was very good! They have a flovor of the week, posted in advance on their website. Also, whipped cream was a $0.44 extra charge, which was odd. We got the whipped cream on our banana split, but didn't see the extra charge on our bill. It was a hoppin' place on Saturday night. Both locations had ample outside seating. Certainly worth a visit!

Visited June 2012
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