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Jolly Cone Drive-In

203 James T., Van Buren, MO 63965
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (16 reviews)
“sloppy joe” (6 reviews)
“burger” (15 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Fast food
203 James T., Van Buren, MO 63965
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

I've lived in Van Buren most of my life. Every spring we anxiously awaited the opening of the Jolly Cone. Couldn't wait for the famous Jolly Burger or the yummy milk shake. I am sad to say that through the year the quality has gone...More

3  Thank Sherry S
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This is a favorite local food stop for tourists and locals. The food us just okay and is slightly over priced. We stop every time we are in town visiting for ice cream treats! The ice cream is the best!

Thank tlongino07
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We ordered the banana split and the Godfather (a chocolate/peanut butter/brownie/ice cream dish. Jolly Cone is a local and travelers favorite. As we ate, you could hear other diners talk about how many years they had been coming to the Jolly Cone and tell about...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Did not expect much when I pulled up but, I received way more than I expected. Burgers & fries were simple but good. Ice cream was by far the best. From what I was told, folks come from 30 miles away just to get the...More

Thank montgomery627
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Really a treat! It's just what you want and expect. Good burgers, fries and ice cream! They have a lot more too. Just can't go through without stopping!

Thank LoveKYlivn
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is a tradition! We cannot drive on Hwy. 60 without stopping at Jolly Cone in Van Buren, Missouri!! Everything is good, prepared to order, fresh, and hot. The place is clean and they prepare your food right in front of you. You can eat...More

Thank seasideljs
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I've been stopping here since I was a little girl and not much has changed with the classics. It's great for ice cream and you can't miss the opportunity for a "jolly burger" which is a homemade sloppy joe.

Thank runnertravel2016
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Been going since I can remember (35 years). My grandpa Jesse Sconce introduced me to the place and I've been going ever since. Great Softserve ice cream and you have to try a jolly burger (not a hamburger). It is a local institution!

Thank jason w
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

If you are in the Van Buren area, please take the time to stop at this local favorite. Be prepared with a wait as it is very popular stop, but the minutes spent are well worth it. The food was amazing and the variety of...More

Thank Rob A
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Awesome just awesome love getting a hot dog and going to the river :) great prices lots of choices of food and ice cream Lots of seating. Parking not the greatest but every thing else makes up for it.

1  Thank John W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 James T., Van Buren, MO 63965
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Van Buren
  • Phone Number: 573-300-1747
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