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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good13%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (16 reviews)
“sundae” (2 reviews)
“picnic tables” (3 reviews)
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11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.All hours
5915 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131-1220
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Reviewed 12 November 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 2 October 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 8 August 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 25 July 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 24 May 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Ole D
Reviewed 7 May 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 14 February 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 21 September 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
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Cool retro ice cream stand, the kind with the walk-up window to order your treats and picnic tables to utilize. Nice place. Prices were definitely 2016! Good for the occasional splurge.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

It really hits the spot on a warm summer night. I always order the dipped cone and it's always yummy. My husband likes to order the blizzard-like concoction. The family-owned shop is always very nice and has quite a few tables to sit at outside.

Thank Jaime M
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Restaurant features
Takeout, 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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