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Sherman's Dairy Bar

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1601 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-7156
+1 269-637-8251
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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South Haven, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Sherman's has great ice cream! Lots of flavor choices and options on how you want your icecream. This is full service icecream shop!

Thank X9806GNkimg
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I have driven 45 minutes out of the way to have Sherman's ice cream! Be warned. You will have a difficult time deciding which wonderful flavor to chose, but you must pick just one. We couldn't decide once so we got two scoops....and for the 1st time EVER I couldn't finish my ice cream. :)

Thank karen d
Sagamore Hills, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great ice cream. But watch the amounts they serve. One scoop is large and the cost is comparable. We ordered too much.

Thank SagamoreMan
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My family (6 of us) enjoyed this place. Here's a bit of history! Sherman’s ice cream tastes terrific and is very affordable. History shows that Port Sherman found the niche by creating an ice cream richer and heavier than most standard ice creams, but not too much like the expensive heavy bodied super premiums. Sherman’s is made the old fashioned... More 

Thank Debra R
Wheaton, Illinois
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Stopped by in South Haven on the way to Mackinac Island for quick bite to eat and take in quick sites. Heard we HAD to stop and have ice-cream at Sherman's Dairy Bar. So glad we did! Ice-cream was absolutely delicious! It is a must when in South Haven.

Thank Leslie T
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Right down the street from our hotel. Nice staff and very generous servings! I can't eat a whole lot of ice cream, and was glad they had a "baby size" but r was like a really full scoop, perfect!

Thank Phee D
Yorkville, Illinois
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

You know the place is great when there's a line a mile long and there are 2 blue cows on the roof. Adults and kids love this place. It's always a hit for our family!

Thank kekwinski
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

My mom always told me never to eat anything bigger than your head - but she didn't apply it to ice cream. Anything from here is the best. Prepare for the lines in the summer and take your number.

Thank BlueHenFlyer
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Noticed this place from our hotel window. Decided to stop after dinner. The ice cream was delicious and the portions are unbelievably big. Worth every penny!

Thank afayette0914
South Haven, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful staff and great ice cream. But busy but worth every minute at any price. Great staff that work hard to make it just for you. Big scoops no shirt changing on the ice cream here.

Thank Kulch2010

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$8
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1601 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-7156
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  South Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 269-637-8251
A traditional counter service ice cream shop serving all the ice cream delights from cones to sundaes, shakes, and our famous Pig's Dinner. In the peak season we serve over 50 different flavors. Our shop is open March through October. If you are in the South Haven, MI area please stop by and try our delicious ice cream.

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