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“Good for after a burger at Jack Brown's”
Review of Kline's Dairy Bar

Kline's Dairy Bar
Ranked #4 of 8 Dessert in Harrisonburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $8
Description: Hand scooped custard style ice cream. Each location makes their own fresh ice cream each morning for the day's sales. Flavors are vanilla, chocolate and weekly special. The weekly special is subject to change on Wednesdays. Our menu includes a variety of milkshakes, sundaes and banana splits. Proudly serving Greenberry's coffee. John Kline began Kline's Frozen Custard with the help of his father, Grover Kline, in downtown Harrisonburg, Virginia. The ice cream stand was located in the first floor of the family's house and customers were served through a walk up window. While working at the ice cream shop, John began courting a young woman across the street at the dry cleaners. Bess went on to marry John. She became the well known and loved face of Kline's. She worked the front window for decades. In 1974, John Kline died and Bess sold the business. A gentleman named Sam Fletcher owned the store until 1979. Mike Arehart became the owner of Kline's in 1979. Sam Fletcher stayed on for an additional year to teach him the ropes. Bess Kline also stayed on and became a wonderful friend and teacher to Mike. Over the years, Mike has added some new flavors and products.He has stayed very loyal to the Kline's philosophy of quality. Now Mike's sons work in the business as well. Mike owns the Harrisonburg stores.
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Description: Hand scooped custard style ice cream. Each location makes their own fresh ice cream each morning for the day's sales. Flavors are vanilla, chocolate and weekly special. The weekly special is subject to change on Wednesdays. Our menu includes a variety of milkshakes, sundaes and banana splits. Proudly serving Greenberry's coffee. John Kline began Kline's Frozen Custard with the help of his father, Grover Kline, in downtown Harrisonburg, Virginia. The ice cream stand was located in the first floor of the family's house and customers were served through a walk up window. While working at the ice cream shop, John began courting a young woman across the street at the dry cleaners. Bess went on to marry John. She became the well known and loved face of Kline's. She worked the front window for decades. In 1974, John Kline died and Bess sold the business. A gentleman named Sam Fletcher owned the store until 1979. Mike Arehart became the owner of Kline's in 1979. Sam Fletcher stayed on for an additional year to teach him the ropes. Bess Kline also stayed on and became a wonderful friend and teacher to Mike. Over the years, Mike has added some new flavors and products.He has stayed very loyal to the Kline's philosophy of quality. Now Mike's sons work in the business as well. Mike owns the Harrisonburg stores.
Jonesborough
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Good for after a burger at Jack Brown's”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

We went by the iconic walk up ice cream joint after having a burger at Jack Brown's. I got a hot fudge sundae and my husband got a peanut butter sundae. Good amount of ice cream though it is a bit pricey but no more than a baskin robbins or those crazy frozen yogurt places. Lots of tables to sit and enjoy your choice. I was happy with my small sundae.

  • Visited July 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Yummo!!”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

If you want excellent custard ice cream served by friendly people in a clean and friendly enviornment, this is the place for you!

  • Visited July 2014
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Bridgewater, United States
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Yummy Ice Cream”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

Great homemade ice cream. A Harrisonburg, Virginia landmark. Great place to enjoy a cone in the summer.

Visited July 2014
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Galax, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Icecream/shakes”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

Loved the old time look. The ice cream was delicious. No indoor seating but its summer and who wants to be inside. Shakes is the way to go here.

Visited June 2014
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Fredericton, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“YUMMY!!”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

When I think of my months in Virginia, I remember this place. Always seems to have a line, but it goes fast and is sooo worth it. What great favors!

Visited April 2013
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