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Whippy Dip

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121 College Dr, Decorah, IA 52101-1659
10:00 - 22:00
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96 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This, with Mabe's Pizza, make up my family's "must stop at" eateries in Decorah anytime we go through. Every Luther College grad has memories of both! Their take on a Blizzard, called the Tornado, is the best! We ordered a cheesecake tornado, and to our surprise not only were there little bits of cheesecake, but the entire cup was topped... More 

1 Thank Christian F
Decorah, Iowa
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57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Considered like a cult. Good ice cream but servings seem to be getting smaller. May be factor of the server versus new standard. Now closed for the season.

Thank Jeff6666
Decorah, Iowa
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great place for ice cream treats which is there main service.However, they do serve food. Whippy Dip is a walk up serve one through the window's & can enjoy outside at the tables. They have no inside dinning.

Thank Ty H
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This business has changed owners a few times through the years, yet has always attracted local families and college students - especially when returning to Decorah for a visit. Closed during winter months.

Thank Christopher B
Eau Claire, WI
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This Mom and Pop seasonal ice cream shop is a hit with the locals and the college students in the community. Has a huge menu of ice cream desserts and some quick grill hot items. I never had a bad experience here and the ice cream is delicious and the serving sizes generous. The tornados (blizzard like concoctions) had extra... More 

Thank suzb75
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The ice cream is so good here not sure what they put in it to taste so good but keep it up. Tons of different options probably over 100 items on the menu to choose from!

Thank Aaron S
Concord, North Carolina
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Stopped by and got two foot long chili dogs, Mine was good, my husbands dog was a little cold in the center, chili was good, but simple. Great for a quick stop and eat, wish I had time to have some ice cream.

Thank Sheri196748
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

From May to October you can always find a line at the Whippy Dip. Locals gather to visit. Bicyclists and walkers from the trail reward themselves for their exercise. And visitors passing by stop to see why everyone else is there. Don't leave Decorah without something from the Whippy Dip! It's the first place and the last place our grandkids... More 

Thank Richard L
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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90 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Gotta have at least one whippy dip. Oh go for a couple. It's a great treat after a great sunny day. Hungry for one right now.

Thank janet201413
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91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Really not a lot different from Dairy Queen. The locals and Luther Alumni believe there is nothing better available. I personally prefer the Sugar Bowl on Water Street. Better quality ice cream and much better atmosphere.

Thank mknwtr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 College Dr, Decorah, IA 52101-1659
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Decorah
Decades old institution.

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