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Van Dee's Ice Cream Shoppe

5915 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131-1220
+1 515-276-1040
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good16%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“sundae” (3 reviews)
“ice cream” (16 reviews)
“dipped cones” (2 reviews)
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5915 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131-1220
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

We have gone to Van Dee's for years. Love supporting a local place and their ice cream is top notch. Unfortunately the last two times we have gone our service has been a bit of a struggle. This latest trip, the finished product was not...More

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

We live near VanDee’s and can easily walk or bike to enjoy the ice cream shop! The flavor of the week is always fun and fresh soft serve... I have had the green apple, cheesecake, strawberry! The green apple was delicious in a cup with...More

Thank JerriAL1
Reviewed November 12, 2017

Van Dee's is a local business that has a variety of cold selections that we have found delightful. The often have a special flavor of ice cream that you can try, are quick to serve, and have very good ice cream. Try a sugar cone....More

Thank Don B
Reviewed October 2, 2017

My husband loves butterscotch shakes and very few places have them. Van Dee's does - and it's delicious! The choices you have is fantastic - and they always have a special!

Thank Lorna_DDP
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Lemon is our favorite but really any flavor of the week will work for us. I love the "eyes" on each cone! Worth the wait in line.

Thank Iowastar
Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

Our family attended a state baseball game down in Des Moines and went to the Jordan creek mall and out to eat to Granite city. On our way home we looked up trip advisor to find and ice cream spot that was not named Dairy...More

Thank X8827SVmiket
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

Excellent find of an excellent ice cream shop. The chocolate malt was outstanding. Our group of 4 was very satisfied.

Thank OleD670
Reviewed May 7, 2017

We stopped to have a treat after the I cubs game. Not too bad of a line as there usually is a long line. We had a small chocolate dipped cone, small twist cone and a big chipper. They are known for the chipper as...More

Thank davidjensen399
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Our granddaughters enjoyed the bright colors and swivel stools. The ice cream is celebrated locally; but I find it nothing special.

Thank IgorIowa
Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

The best ice cream and price. Such good flavors and great little spot to stop. Quick service and places to sit

Thank Megan M
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5915 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131-1220
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Johnston
  • Phone Number: +1 515-276-1040
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