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The Union Dairy

126 E Douglas St, Freeport, IL 61032-4116
+1 815-232-7099
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Overview
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“ice cream” (92 reviews)
“sundae” (11 reviews)
“banana split” (5 reviews)
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126 E Douglas St, Freeport, IL 61032-4116
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Reviewed yesterday

Enjoyed this place when I was littte, 50 years ago, & still stop in when visiting. Nothing like homemade ice cream. This place has many memories. Always a favorite, in the summertime, always a line for service.

Thank Deb M
Reviewed 4 days ago

I love ice cream and this place did not disappoint. The range of flavours they had was enormous, great value for money and the servers were so friendly. If you love ice cream, you have to do youself a favour and go to the Union...More

Thank norma_gordon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What did some dairy farmers do together decades upon decades ago? Started the best ice cream store we have ever been in! What a treat!!! Do not miss the Coconut Explosion if you're a coconut lover! This place is an institution and deserves to be!

Thank Lacey C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want good ice cream at a reasonable price, this is the place. The place is easy to find, friendly staff and the ice cream is DELISH!!!!

Thank peeqn06
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really good! I only had one scoop (chocolate/peanut butter), but it was a very big scoop, and it was delicious. They also do shakes and sandwiches. The line was pretty long, but that was good because it took me some time to decide on a...More

Thank Kay_Ayim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in after lunch for a treat. I was surprised to see lots of different flavors. I was pleasantly surprised by the serving sizes.1 scoop was the size of 2 from other places. Very good flavors. I recommend this place.They also offer sandwichs.Enjoy.

Thank Jeff M
jodimiller, Manager at The Union Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Jeff!

Reviewed 23 May 2017

Had incredible ice cream here. Eat in the diner, or order at the counter and seat yourself... or take it to go! It can take some time so be assertive to get your treat(s)!

Thank 233BK233
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We both had a burger and shared fries. My husband had an old fashioned hand dipped chocolate shake, he said it was wonderful. I had two dips of ice cream on a waffle cone. It was delicious. The waitress was very efficient. We will definitely...More

Thank conda90
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We live in Freeport and love going to Union Dairy in the summer. Ice cream, malts, and floats are awesome. I recommend anyone with a sweet tooth to visit the Union Dairy.

Thank Jeff D
Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you're visiting Freeport, Union Dairy is a must visit place. It's vintage atmosphere and great food make it a win win for everyone! The burgers are fantastic- beef is local and fresh!! They have a crazy selection of ice cream. It can be really...More

Thank Katie R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 E Douglas St, Freeport, IL 61032-4116
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 815-232-7099
Description
Also know as Alber Ice Cream Parlor
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